Friday, February 26, 2016

Ex Machina Wins Red Apple for Best Film; Cranston, Ronan Capture Best Actor, Actress

Bryan Cranston wins Best Actor for Trumbo

It's Oscar weekend... the culmination of a busy (and refreshingly competitive) award season. Outside of Leonardo DiCaprio's surefire first Oscar, practically every other award appears to be "up for grabs." What better time to present the sixth annual Teacher's Pet awards? Odds are, most pundits won't agree with our selections... but who cares? We have 11 Red Apples to give away, and nobody's gonna stop us.

Here's a rundown of this year's nominees and winners. Winners are in bold italics.

Lifetime of Achievement:

Shirley MacLaine

Best Supporting Actor:

Steve Carell, The Big Short
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Supporting Actress:

Virginia Madsen, Brooklyn
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Best Documentary:

Best of Enemies
Racing Extinction

Best Action Sequence*:

Kingman: The Secret Service (Church brawl)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Pursuit of Furiosa)
The Revenant (Leo vs. Momma Bear)
Sicario (Juárez extradition)

Best Cinematography:

Ex Machina

Best Visual Effects:

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Walk

Best Director:

Ramin Bahrani, 99 Homes
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Denis Villeneuve, Sicario

Best Actor:

Michael Caine, Youth
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress:

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Film:

Ex Machina

* We tried (and tried) but couldn't narrow it down to just three nominees.