Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Nominees for Sixth Annual Teacher's Pet Awards

Emily Blunt & Daniel Kaluuya (r) star in Sicario

Can you believe, it's been a year already? (Almost) a year since we announced the nominees for our annual Teacher's Pet Awards. The Oscars are still a ways off (February 28th.) The BAFTA Awards too (February 14th) but now it's our turn to grab the spotlight. This year, we're introducing a new award... Best Documentary. That makes 11 Red Apples up for grabs; so without further adieu, the nominees are...

Lifetime of Achievement:


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.