Nine Years of Blogging

Yep, that’s me now, nine years after I first started this blog.

Back then, I was a sophomore in high school, watching films almost every day after school. With all the films I’ve been watching, I found it necessary to look online for other cinephiles as I was not contented with writing on my own journals about the films I’ve watched.

In this search, some of the first blogs I discovered were The Film Experience (whose comprehensive discussion of the Oscar race that time really interested me), Nick’s Flick Picks (whose coverage of film and actresses is something to aspire), and Alex in Movieland (whose discussion of different Best Actress years tapped into my love for acting and actresses).

Also, something happened around that time: Meryl Streep delivered her two-punch performances that forever changed things. Her work in Doubt and Julie & Julia made me realize that wow, I think this actress is fantastic. Playing characters distinctively different from each other – one a guarded depiction of traditionalist paradigm, one a joyous celebration of life and love – Queen Meryl has opened a wide array of possibilities of what film and film acting can do. She has set the standards of excellence for me, and she still continues to do so.

Feeling the need to join the discussion, I decided to put up my own blog. With no clear vision on what to do, I just started writing random posts (reviews, predictions, etc). And with the sea of bloggers discussing Best Actress around that time period (there were a lot), I felt I wasn’t alone in my love for film.

I hosted two Smackdowns (with the idea originating from Stinkylulu), pitting Best Picture nominees per year and having different bloggers vote, and then coming up with a consensus on what was the eventual winner. I did two of those: 2008 and 1995. I was so happy being able to host two, but school caught up, and I had to do less hassle things for my blog.

Then came the Best Picture Project: a seemingly deranged attempt to watch the Best Picture nominees per year and then ranking them, in the style of Alex in Movieland‘s discussion of Best Actress. I admit originality was not by strongest suit, and since I didn’t know how to do things, I just emulated what other bloggers were doing. But while almost all did Best Actress, I was doing Best Picture. It lasted for a long time: I was able to do twelve Best Picture years (you can find the link at the sidebar).

While this is all happening in my blog, I’ve started making short films in high school, and then perhaps the biggest step in my love for film happened: I applied (and eventually got in) to a film school. I got to meet so many people, became a part of a student film organization, and was able to make ‘serious’ short films, including my thesis film that I’m still very proud of.

As the rest of this are all happening, the Best Picture project waned. I’ve become more interested in doing the TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for a specific year. This one was the most interesting for me since it forced me to watch films that I wouldn’t have normally seen. Driven by my strong opinions of shoulda been nominated, I challenged myself saying go ahead, watch more films and then you make your own awards. I’ve been doing this now for seven years, with the recently concluded 7th TFO Awards honoring 2015 in film.

Imagine that: awarding 2015 films in 2018.

The backlog was insane. Truthfully, it’s an insane task to even try watch all the best of a specific year. There is not enough time to even watch the best of a year, let alone all the best films of all time. And look at what I said:

This one was the most interesting for me since
it forced me to watch films that I wouldn’t have normally seen.

Yes, there were moments when I do feel I’m just forced to watch films since it’s for the blog. And there aren’t even a lot of readers here. But I was doing it as personal closure for years in film. Now, I’m on to hopefully finishing 2016 in film by December. But just imagine the daunting task.

Truth be told, it’s taxing to do it anymore. I mean I love film and I always will, but I miss those younger years when I was watching films because I want to and not because I have to. And no one’s even forcing me: it’s all self-inflicted responsibilities for this blog.

Add to that the fact that I’ve fallen out of my love for filmmaking and film in general due to burnout after making my thesis film. Basically, the latter half of 2016 was confusing times for my relationship with film.

Something happened in January 2017 that reignited my love for film(making): watching La La Land on the big screen.

So for the big part of 2017, I felt recharged. I got a full-time job for the first time, and it has afforded me to watch films on the big screen when I want to. I started writing scripts again, I’ve met with my friends from film school semi-regularly. Basically, just to bring the spark back to my dream while keeping it all grounded in reality.

My thesis film got minimal film festival exposure, which was nice (and it still does). But at that point, filmmaking wasn’t the biggest dream anymore. How ironic for someone who cannot dream of anything to do except making films when I was still in high school.

However, after more than a year, something happened again. In February of 2018, I:

  • watched I, Tonya on the big screen and discovered this thing called figure skating and it just thrilled me;
  • watched the 2018 Canadian Nationals free skate of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to the soundtrack of Moulin Rouge!, and;
  • watched the 2018 US Nationals short program of Adam Rippon. You know, just owning the ice and being out and proud.

You do get to watch a lot of things when you are unemployed. I discovered something that I really love now: figure skating.

I even enrolled in figure skating lessons, and I intend to pursue doing the higher levels. It’s taking most of my time now, and I’d rather do off-ice exercises than watch a film.

I’ve even done this just for fun.

And we go back to the 7th TFO Awards: just like its previous edition, it was supposed to have video presentations, just like the Academy Awards. However, I grew tired of it. Was my love of film starting to dissipate?

I don’t think so, but now I’m starting to prioritize more.

Obviously, I think I’m over the phase of doing the Best Picture Project. Watching the pantheon of Best Picture nominees at the Oscars doesn’t interest me that much anymore (even if I memorized all the nominees just for fun).

Do I still want to watch films per year to determine my personal choices, hence the TFO Awards? Yes, although I won’t be as crazy as watching 200+ films, I hope.

I found myself asking this question: what’s something in film that still has my passion and interest?

There are two categories at the Academy Awards that has interested me the most: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

The former because there is so much cinema has to offer rather than just sticking yourself to Hollywood. Representation matters, and in this world we live in right now where there is so much divisiveness and othering, it’s important to know and discover how multi-faceted the human experience is.

Human experience is not just the white American experience.

There is the European experience, the Latino experience, the Asian experience, the African experience, the Australian experience, the indigenous peoples’ experience. And cinema has the capability to do that. And while the Best Foreign Language Film category is not without its flaws, it’s a great starting point to explore what is going on around the world in relation to world cinema. Special mention also to the Best Documentary Feature category.

Now, the latter. Best Actress.

Again, representation matters. With the colossal shift caused by the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, we are having conversations about women now more than ever. Lack of (leading) roles for women, gender pay gap, sexual harassment allegations – issues of women, LGBTQ+, and minorities have been put to the center of spotlight for the first time in Hollywood, and let’s do our best to keep the conversation going and the change coming.

That leads me to what I’m about to do in this blog.

I’m tracking the Best Actress contenders per year, starting back from 2009 (the first year I blogged) all the way to 1927/28, the first year of the Academy Awards. Yes, from the supposed snubs, runners-up, long shots, up to the longer shots with eligible films.

And no, I’m not attempting to watch them all. Of course, I cannot. However, I want to take a look at how the roles of women in film have evolved. And I’m talking about the quality, quantity, and diversity of roles eligible for the Academy Awards.

From the years called the strongest (1950, 1962, 1969, 1974, 1987, 1995, 2006) to the weakest (1953, 1970, 1975, 1984, 1994, 2003, 2005), I would like to see how far we have come in terms of representation of women in film vis-à-vis the Academy Awards.

And I would want to see: are those “weak years” a result of lack of good performances of women in film? Or perhaps good roles for women? Or perhaps it’s the laziness of the Academy to look for outside-the-box choices to fill the final five? Or perhaps the laziness of Hollywood to even make films with women at the center? Or maybe the critical reception at time affected it (remember: majority of film critics are white male)?

Part of me thinks there is a smidge of sexism in these claims, but we’ll see. With that, I’ll try doing something

I’m calling this non-committal project (of sorts):

Best Actress nominees as well as contenders will be reviewed and given performance profiles. I’m still thinking whether it would be a written blog post (normal, easier) or a video essay (time and effort consuming; I haven’t tried it).

Performances will then be rated, with increments of 0.5 (if only necessary), but here’s the general grading system (with some random rambling about the rating):

5
FOR THE AGES/FANTASTIC
achieves high level of excellence in film acting
with skill and over-all emotional impact

4
GREAT
my enthusiasm isn’t as sky high as the ones above,
but distinctive and remarkable in its own right

3
VERY GOOD
there is so much to respect and even like with
the work despite noticeable flaws and/or limitations

2
OKAY
major problems exist, but okay to good OR
lacking but with shining moments

1
BAD
either squandered potential with objectionable acting choices
or not even trying to elevate awful material; despicable

I’m not really hard to please, so you may notice if I would get too generous, but I’ll do my best to keep things in perspective. (Objectivity in film criticism is almost a myth).

I’d want to watch films because I want to, not because I need to. And that is how I would roll with this endeavor. I’ve seen myself getting exhausted of the rigid per year thing (and I’ve seen other blogs struggle with that as well), and I’d just want to do something that I would like to do.

Props to the wonderful blog Oscargasms who does diligent Oscar coverage, starting from the 1920s as he works his way to the present years. I have come across his blog during my blogging drought and has truly inspired me to write again (I hope).

So I’m hoping to revive this blog. Yikes, I wouldn’t even be able to regularly post here (I’ve tried to do that several times since this blog went dormant).

And just to quote the legendary film critic Roger Ebert, another inspiring figure of film criticism:

I’ll see you at the movies.

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Juan Carlos Ojano

The Final Oscar

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7th TFO Awards: Live Online Awards Marathon

Here are the list of winners for the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015.

The winners per category are listed in bold.

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Emory Cohen – Brooklyn
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Michael Keaton – Spotlight
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

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Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella – Sandy Powell
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Janet Patterson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Joanna Johnston

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Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary

  • Chi-Raq – Ruth E. Carter
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Arianne Phillips
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Louise Stjernsward
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Amanda Neale
  • Youth – Carlo Poggioli

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Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • The Danish Girl – Jan Sewell
  • In the Heart of the Sea – Fae Hammond
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Damian Martin, Lesley Vanderwalt, and Elka Wardega
  • Holmes – Dave Elsey
  • The Revenant – Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman, and Robert Pandini

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Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White
  • The Revenant – Martin Hernández and Lon Bender
  • Sicario – Alan Robert Murray
  • Son of Saul – Tamás Székely and Tamás Zányi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood and David Acord

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Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • Ex Machina – Mitch Low, Ian Tapp, and Niv Adiri
  • Love & Mercy – Edward Tide, Chris Jenkins, and Eugene Gearty
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
  • The Revenant – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, and Chris Duesterdiek
  • Son of Saul – Tamás Dévényi and András Kálmán

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Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, and Tom Wood
  • The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, and Neal Scanlan
  • The Walk – Kevin Baillie, Jim Gibbs, Viktor Muller, and Sébastien Moreau

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jessica Chastain – Crimson Peak
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Cynthia Nixon – James White
  • Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Rachel Weisz – Youth

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Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary

  • Beasts of No Nation
    Production Design by Inbal Weinberg; Set Decoration by Katie Hickman
  • Ex Machina
    Production Design by Mark Digby; Set Decoration by Michelle Day
  • The Martian
    Production Design by Arthur Max; Set Decoration by Celia Bobak and Zoltán Horváth
  • Spotlight
    Production Design by Stephen H. Carter; Set Decoration by Shane Vieau
  • Youth
    Production Design by Ludovica Ferrario; Set Decoration by Noel Godfrey

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Best Achievement in Production Design – Period

  • The Assassin
    Production Design by Huang Wen-Ying
  • Carol
    Production Design by Judy Becker; Set Decoration by Heather Loeffler
  • Cinderella
    Production Design by Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration by Francesca Loschiavo-Ferretti
  • Crimson Peak
    Production Design by Tom Sanders; Set Decoration by Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shave Vieau
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Production Design by Colin Gibson; Set Decoration by Lisa Thomspon

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Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination

  • Creed – Clayton J. Barber
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Brad Allan and Adam Kirley
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Guy Norris
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Wade Eastwood
  • The Revenant – Scott Ateah, Doug Coleman, Brian Machleit, and Mark Vanselow

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Best Animated Feature

  • Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson
  • The Boy and the Beast – Mamoru Hosoda
  • Boy and the World – Alê Abreu
  • Inside Out – Pete Docter
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

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Best Achievement in Casting

  • Beasts of No Nation – Harrison Nesbit
  • Brooklyn – Fiona Weir
  • Carol – Laura Rosenthal
  • Spotlight – Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
  • Straight Outta Compton – Cindy Tolan and Victoria Thomas

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Best Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • “Fighting Stronger” – Creed
    Music and Lyric by Ludwig Göransson and Ryan Coogler
  • “I’ll See You in My Dreams” – I’ll See You in My Dreams
    Music and Lyric by Keegan DeWitt
  • “Pray 4 the City” – Chi-Raq
    Music and Lyric by Rico Cox, Robert Amparan, Leroy Griffin, Jr., and Nick Cannon
  • “Simple Song # 3” – Youth
    Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
    Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren

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Best Performance by an Acting Ensemble

  • The Big Short – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Ryan Gosling, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Billy Magnussen, Byron Mann, Adepero Oduye, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock
  • The Club – Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Alejandro Goic, Francisco Reyes, Alejandro Sieveking, José Soza, Jaime Vadell, Antonia Zegers
  • The Farewell Party – Josef Carmon, Ilan Dar, Levana Finkelshtein, Ze’ev Revach, Aliza Rosen, Hilla Surjon, Rafi Tabor
  • Spotlight – Len Cariou, Michael Countryman, Billy Crudup, Michael Cyril Greighton, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, James LeBlanc, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment – Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Matt Bennett, Nicholas Braun, Jesse Carere, Gaius Charles, Billy Crudup, Brett Davern, Nelsan Ellis, James Frecheville, Keir Gilchrist, Miles Heizer, Jack Kilmer, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Callan McAuliffe, Ezra Miller, Logan Miller, Benedict Samuel, Chris Sheffield, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Harrison Thomas, James Wolk

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Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score

  • Dope – Mimi Valdes and Germaine Franco
  • Joy – Susan Jacobs, David Campbell, and West Dylan Thordson
  • The Last Five Years – Lawrence Manchester and Jason Robert Brown
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Randall Poster, Brian Eno, and Nico Muhly
  • Youth – David Lang

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Best Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Danish Girl – Alexandre Desplat
  • Inside Out – Michael Giacchino
  • Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Spotlight – Howard Shore

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Best Documentary Feature

  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets – Marc Silver
  • The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer
  • An Open Secret – Amy Berg
  • The Russian Woodpecker – Chad Gracia
  • Winter of Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky

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Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins
  • Son of Saul – Mátyás Erdély

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Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Carol – Affonso Gonçalves
  • Creed – Claudia S. Castello and Michael P. Shawver
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • Sicario – Joe Walker
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle

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Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Beasts of No Nation – Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala
  • Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
    Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy
    Based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • Room – Emma Donaghue
    Based on her novel Room
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
    Based on their short film What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires

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Best Original Screenplay

  • 10,000 KM – Carlos Marques-Marcet and Clara Roquet
  • Appropriate Behavior – Desiree Akhavan
  • Ex Machina – Alex Garland
  • Inside Out – Story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
    Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley
  • Spotlight – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

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Best Achievement in Directing

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • László Nemes – Son of Saul
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy – The Tribe

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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Tom Hardy – Legend
  • Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
  • Michael B. Jordan – Creed
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Cate Blanchett – Truth
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

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Best Motion Picture

  • Carol – Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, and Stephen Woolley
  • Creed – Robert Chartoff, William Chartoff, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler
  • Inside Out – Jonas Rivera
  • The Look of Silence – Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Doug Mitchell, and PJ Voeten
  • An Open Secret – Amy Berg and Katelyn Howes
  • Sicario – Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward L. McDonnell, and Molly Smith
  • Son of Saul – Gábor Rajna and Gábor Sipos
  • Spotlight – Byle Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar
  • The Tribe – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Valentyn Vasyanovych

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Thanks for reading. See you at the next TFO Awards!

7th TFO Awards: Official List of Nominees

Here are the nominees for the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015.

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Best Motion Picture

  • Carol – Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, and Stephen Woolley
  • Creed – Robert Chartoff, William Chartoff, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler
  • Inside Out – Jonas Rivera
  • The Look of Silence – Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Doug Mitchell, and PJ Voeten
  • An Open Secret – Amy Berg and Katelyn Howes
  • Sicario – Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward L. McDonnell, and Molly Smith
  • Son of Saul – Gábor Rajna and Gábor Sipos
  • Spotlight – Byle Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar
  • The Tribe – Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and Valentyn Vasyanovych

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • László Nemes – Son of Saul
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy – The Tribe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Cate Blanchett – Truth
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Tom Hardy – Legend
  • Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
  • Michael B. Jordan – Creed
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jessica Chastain – Crimson Peak
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Cynthia Nixon – James White
  • Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Rachel Weisz – Youth

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Emory Cohen – Brooklyn
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Michael Keaton – Spotlight
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Performance by an Acting Ensemble

  • The Big Short – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Ryan Gosling, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Tracy Letts, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Billy Magnussen, Byron Mann, Adepero Oduye, Brad Pitt, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock
  • The Club – Marcelo Alonso, Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Alejandro Goic, Francisco Reyes, Alejandro Sieveking, José Soza, Jaime Vadell, Antonia Zegers
  • The Farewell Party – Josef Carmon, Ilan Dar, Levana Finkelshtein, Ze’ev Revach, Aliza Rosen, Hilla Surjon, Rafi Tabor
  • Spotlight – Len Cariou, Michael Countryman, Billy Crudup, Michael Cyril Greighton, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, James LeBlanc, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment – Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Matt Bennett, Nicholas Braun, Jesse Carere, Gaius Charles, Billy Crudup, Brett Davern, Nelsan Ellis, James Frecheville, Keir Gilchrist, Miles Heizer, Jack Kilmer, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Mann, Callan McAuliffe, Ezra Miller, Logan Miller, Benedict Samuel, Chris Sheffield, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Harrison Thomas, James Wolk

Best Original Screenplay

  • 10,000 KM – Carlos Marques-Marcet and Clara Roquet
  • Appropriate Behavior – Desiree Akhavan
  • Ex Machina – Alex Garland
  • Inside Out – Story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen
    Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley
  • Spotlight – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Beasts of No Nation – Cary Joji Fukunaga
    Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala
  • Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
    Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy
    Based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • Room – Emma Donaghue
    Based on her novel Room
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
    Based on their short film What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires

Best Animated Feature

  • Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson
  • The Boy and the Beast – Mamoru Hosoda
  • Boy and the World – Alê Abreu
  • Inside Out – Pete Docter
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

Best Documentary Feature

  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets – Marc Silver
  • The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer
  • An Open Secret – Amy Berg
  • The Russian Woodpecker – Chad Gracia
  • Winter of Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins
  • Son of Saul – Mátyás Erdély

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Carol – Affonso Gonçalves
  • Creed – Claudia S. Castello and Michael P. Shawver
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • Sicario – Joe Walker
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • Ex Machina – Mitch Low, Ian Tapp, and Niv Adiri
  • Love & Mercy – Edward Tide, Chris Jenkins, and Eugene Gearty
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
  • The Revenant – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, and Chris Duesterdiek
  • Son of Saul – Tamás Dévényi and András Kálmán

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White
  • The Revenant – Martin Hernández and Lon Bender
  • Sicario – Alan Robert Murray
  • Son of Saul – Tamás Székely and Tamás Zányi
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood and David Acord

Best Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Danish Girl – Alexandre Desplat
  • Inside Out – Michael Giacchino
  • Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Spotlight – Howard Shore

Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score

  • Dope – Mimi Valdes and Germaine Franco
  • Joy – Susan Jacobs, David Campbell, and West Dylan Thordson
  • The Last Five Years – Lawrence Manchester and Jason Robert Brown
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Randall Poster, Brian Eno, and Nico Muhly
  • Youth – David Lang

Best Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • “Fighting Stronger” – Creed
    Music and Lyric by Ludwig Göransson and Ryan Coogler
  • “I’ll See You in My Dreams” – I’ll See You in My Dreams
    Music and Lyric by Keegan DeWitt
  • “Pray 4 the City” – Chi-Raq
    Music and Lyric by Rico Cox, Robert Amparan, Leroy Griffin, Jr., and Nick Cannon
  • “Simple Song # 3” – Youth
    Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
    Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, and Tom Wood
  • The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, and Cameron Waldbauer
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, and Neal Scanlan
  • The Walk – Kevin Baillie, Jim Gibbs, Viktor Muller, and Sébastien Moreau

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • The Danish Girl – Jan Sewell
  • In the Heart of the Sea – Fae Hammond
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Damian Martin, Lesley Vanderwalt, and Elka Wardega
  • Holmes – Dave Elsey
  • The Revenant – Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman, and Robert Pandini

Best Achievement in Casting

  • Beasts of No Nation – Harrison Nesbit
  • Brooklyn – Fiona Weir
  • Carol – Laura Rosenthal
  • Spotlight – Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
  • Straight Outta Compton – Cindy Tolan and Victoria Thomas

Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination

  • Creed – Clayton J. Barber
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Brad Allan and Adam Kirley
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Guy Norris
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Wade Eastwood
  • The Revenant – Scott Ateah, Doug Coleman, Brian Machleit, and Mark Vanselow

Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary

  • Beasts of No Nation
    Production Design by Inbal Weinberg; Set Decoration by Katie Hickman
  • Ex Machina
    Production Design by Mark Digby; Set Decoration by Michelle Day
  • The Martian
    Production Design by Arthur Max; Set Decoration by Celia Bobak and Zoltán Horváth
  • Spotlight
    Production Design by Stephen H. Carter; Set Decoration by Shane Vieau
  • Youth
    Production Design by Ludovica Ferrario; Set Decoration by Noel Godfrey

Best Achievement in Production Design – Period

  • The Assassin
    Production Design by Huang Wen-Ying
  • Carol
    Production Design by Judy Becker; Set Decoration by Heather Loeffler
  • Cinderella
    Production Design by Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration by Francesca Loschiavo-Ferretti
  • Crimson Peak
    Production Design by Tom Sanders; Set Decoration by Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shave Vieau
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Production Design by Colin Gibson; Set Decoration by Lisa Thomspon

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary

  • Chi-Raq – Ruth E. Carter
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Arianne Phillips
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Louise Stjernsward
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Amanda Neale
  • Youth – Carlo Poggioli

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella – Sandy Powell
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Janet Patterson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Joanna Johnston

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The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

7th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Eligible Productions

For the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015, two hundred thirty-four (234) films have been screened and are eligible for consideration in the major categories.

Here are the films eligible for this year’s awards:

  • ’71 – Dir. Yann Demange
  • (T)error – Dirs. Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets – Dir. Marc Silver
  • 5 Flights Up – Dir. Richard Loncraine
  • 6 Years – Dir. Hannah Fidell
  • 11 Minutes – Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
  • The 33 – Dir. Patricia Riggen
  • 45 Years – Dir. Andrew Haigh
  • 99 Homes – Dir. Ramin Bahrani
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Dir. Felix Herngren
  • 100 Yen Love – Dir. Masaharu Take
  • 600 Miles – Dir. Gabriel Ripstein
  • 1971 – Dir. Johanna Hamilton
  • 10,000 KM – Dir. Carlos Marqués-Marcet
  • Aferim! – Dir. Radu Jude
  • Alex of Venice – Dir. Chris Messina
  • Amy – Dir. Asif Kapadia
  • Anomalisa – Dirs. Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson
  • Ant-Man – Dir. Peyton Reed
  • Appropriate Behavior – Dir. Desiree Akhavan
  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2 – The Desolate One – Dir. Miguel Gomes
  • The Assassin – Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Baba Joon – Dir. Yuval Delshad
  • A Ballerina’s Tale – Dir. Nelson George
  • Ballet 422 – Dir. Jody Lee Pipes
  • Beasts of No Nation – Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Best of Enemies – Dir. Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
  • The Big Short – Dir. Adam McKay
  • Black Mass – Dir. Scott Cooper
  • Bolshoi Babylon – Dir. Nick Read
  • A Borrowed Identity – Dir. Eran Riklis
  • Boulevard – Dir. Dito Montiel
  • The Boy and the Beast – Dir. Mamoru Hosoda
  • Boy and the World – Dir. Alê Abreu
  • Boy Meets Girl – Dir. Eric Schaeffer
  • The Brand New Testament – Dir. Jaco Van Dormael
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – Dir. Sara Hirsh Bordo
  • Bridge of Spies – Dir. Steven Spielberg
  • Brooklyn – Dir. John Crowley
  • Burnt – Dir. John Wells
  • By the Sea – Dir. Angelina Jolie Pitt
  • Carol – Dir. Todd Haynes
  • Cartel Land – Dir. Matthew Heineman
  • Censored Voices – Dir. Mor Loushy
  • Chi-Raq – Dir. Spike Lee
  • Cinderella – Dir. Kenneth Branagh
  • The Clan – Dir. Pablo Trapero
  • Clouds of Sils Maria – Dir. Olivier Assayas
  • The Club – Dir. Pablo Larraín
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck – Dir. Brett Morgen
  • Coming Home – Dir. Zhang Yimou
  • Concussion – Dir. Peter Landesman
  • Creed – Dir. Ryan Coogler
  • Crimson Peak – Dir. Guillermo del Toro
  • The Cut – Dir. Fatih Akin
  • The Danish Girl – Dir. Tom Hooper
  • Danny Collins – Dir. Dan Fogelman
  • Deep Web – Dir. Alex Winter
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl – Dir. Marielle Heller
  • Do I Sound Gay – Dir. David Thorpe
  • Don’t Be Bad – Dir. Claudio Caligari
  • Dope – Dir. Rick Famuyiwa
  • The Duke of Burgundy – Dir. Peter Strickland
  • Dukhtar – Dir. Afia Serena Nathaniel
  • Eastern Boys – Dir. Robin Campillo
  • Eden – Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Embrace of the Serpent – Dir. Ciro Guerra
  • Enclave – Dir. Goran Radovanović
  • The End of the Tour – Dir. James Ponsoldt
  • Everest – Dir. Baltasar Kormákur
  • Ex Machina – Dir. Alex Garland
  • Experimenter – Dir. Michael Almereyda
  • Far from the Madding Crowd – Dir. Thomas Vinterberg
  • The Farewell Party – Dirs. Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon
  • Felix and Meira – Dir. Maxime Giroux
  • The Fencer – Dir. Klaus Härö
  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Finders Keepers – Dirs. Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel
  • Freeheld – Dir. Peter Sollett
  • Fresh Dressed – Dir. Sacha Jenkins
  • Futuro Beach – Dir. Karim Aïnouz
  • Girlhood – Dir. Celine Sciamma
  • Go Away, Mr. Tumor – Dir. Han Yan
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – Dir. Alex Gibney
  • The Good Dinosaur – Dir. Peter Sohn
  • Goodnight Mommy – Dirs. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
  • Grandma – Dir. Paul Weitz
  • The Hateful Eight – Dir. Quentin Tarantino
  • He Named Me Malala – Dir. Davis Guggenheim
  • Heart of a Dog – Dir. Laurie Anderson
  • Heaven Knows What – Dirs. Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie
  • The High Sun – Dir. Dalibor Matanić
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Dir. Kent Jones
  • Hot Girls Wanted – Dirs. Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus
  • Hot Pursuit – Dir. Anne Fletcher
  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) – Dir. Josh Kim
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – Dir. Francis Lawrence
  • The Hunting Ground – Dir. Kirby Dick
  • I Smile Back – Dir. Adam Salky
  • I’ll See You in My Dreams – Dir. Brett Haley
  • In the Grayscale – Dir. Claudio Marcone
  • In the Heart of the Sea – Dir. Ron Howard
  • India’s Daughter – Dir. Leslee Udwin
  • The Intern – Dir. Nancy Meyers
  • Infinitely Polar Bear – Dir. Maya Forbes
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words – Dir. Stig Björkman
  • Inside Out – Dir. Pete Docter
  • Iris – Dir. Albert Maysles
  • Irrational Man – Dir. Woody Allen
  • It Follows – Dir. David Robert Mitchell
  • Ixcanul – Dir. Jayro Bustamante
  • Jafar Panahi’s Taxi – Dir. Jafar Panahi
  • James White – Dir. Josh Mond
  • Joy – Dir. David O. Russell
  • Jurassic World – Dir. Colin Trevorrow
  • Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – Dir. Roger Allers
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service – Dir. Matthew Vaughn
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – Dir. David Zellner
  • La Sapienza – Dir. Eugène Green
  • Labyrinth of Lies – Dir. Giulio Ricciarelli
  • The Lady in the Van – Dir. Nicholas Hytner
  • Lamb – Dir. Yared Zeleke
  • The Last Five Years – Dir. Richard LaGravenese
  • Learning to Drive – Dir. Isabel Coixet
  • Legend – Dir. Brian Helgeland
  • Listen to Me Marlon – Dir. Stevan Riley
  • The Look of Silence – Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Loreak – Dirs. Jon Garaño & José María Goenaga
  • Love & Mercy – Dir. Bill Pohlad
  • Love at First Sight – Dir. Thomas Cailley
  • Macbeth – Dir. Justin Kurzel
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Dir. George Miller
  • Magic Mike XXL – Dir. Gregory Jacobs
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Dir. Guy Ritchie
  • The Martian – Dir. Ridley Scott
  • The Mask You Live In – Dir. Jennifer Siebel Newsom
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Meadowland – Dir. Reed Morano
  • Mediterranea – Dir. Jonas Carpagnino
  • Memories on Stone – Dir. Shawkat Amin Korki
  • Meru – Dirs. Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Minions – Dirs. Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
  • Miss You Already – Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Dir. Christopher McQuarrie
  • Mississippi Grind – Dirs. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck
  • Mistress America – Dir. Noah Baumbach
  • Holmes – Dir. Bill Condon
  • Mustang – Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes – Dir. Oren Jacoby
  • Nasty Baby – Dir. Sebastián Silva
  • An Open Secret – Dir. Amy Berg
  • Our Brand is Crisis – Dir. David Gordon Green
  • The Overnight – Dir. Patrick Brice
  • The Paradise Suite – Dir. Joost van Ginkel
  • Peace Officer – Dirs. Scott Cristopherson & Brad Barber
  • The Peanuts Movie – Dir. Steve Martino
  • The Pearl Button – Dir. Patricio Guzmán
  • Phoenix – Dir, Christian Petzold
  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Dir. Roy Andersson
  • Pitch Perfect 2 – Dir. Elizabeth Banks
  • Prophet’s Prey – Dir. Amy Berg
  • Queen & Country – Dir. John Boorman
  • Racing Extinction – Dir. Louie Psihoyos
  • Rams – Dir. Grímur Hákonarson
  • Remember – Dir. Atom Egoyan
  • The Revenant – Dir. Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • Ricki and the Flash – Dir. Jonathan Demme
  • Room – Dir. Lenny Abrahamson
  • The Russian Woodpecker – Dir. Chad Gracia
  • Salvation Army – Dir. Abdellah Taïa
  • Samba – Dirs. Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano
  • Sand Dollars – Dirs. Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Dir. John Madden
  • The Second Mother – Dir. Anna Muylaert
  • Secret in Their Eyes – Dir. Billy Ray
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Dirs. Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
  • Sicario – Dir. Denis Villeneuve
  • A Sinner in Mecca – Dir. Parvez Sharma
  • Sisters – Dir. Jason Moore
  • Son of Saul – Dir. László Nemes
  • Song of Lahore – Dirs. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Andy Schocken
  • Song One – Dir. Kate Barker-Froyland
  • Southpaw – Dir. Antoine Fuqua
  • Spectre – Dir. Sam Mendes
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – Dir. Paul Tibbitt
  • Spotlight – Dir. Tom McCarthy
  • Spy – Dir. Paul Feig
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment – Dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Dir. J.J. Abrams
  • Steve Jobs – Dir. Danny Boyle
  • Straight Outta Compton – Dir. F. Gary Gray
  • Strangerland – Dir. Kim Farrant
  • Suffragette – Dir. Sarah Gavron
  • Sugar Coated – Dir. Michèle Hozer
  • The Summer of Sangailė – Dir. Alanté Kavaïté
  • Sunshine Superman – Dir. Marah Strauch
  • Tab Hunter Confidential – Dir. Jeffrey Schwarz
  • Tangerine – Dir. Sean Baker
  • Testament of Youth – Dir. James Kent
  • Theeb – Dir. Naji Abu Nowar
  • Thought Crimes – Dir. Erin Lee Carr
  • The Throne – Dir. Lee Joon-ik
  • Time Out of Mind – Dir. Oren Moverman
  • To the Fore – Dir. Dante Lam
  • Tom at the Farm – Dir. Xavier Dolan
  • Trainwreck – Dir. Judd Apatow
  • The Tribe – Dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
  • Trumbo – Dir. Jay Roach
  • Truth – Dir. James Vanderbilt
  • Twinsters – Dirs. Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto
  • Unfriended – Dir. Leo Gabriadze
  • Victoria – Dir. Sebastian Schipper
  • The Visit – Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
  • Viva – Dir. Paddy Breathnach
  • The Walk – Dir. Robert Zemeckis
  • A Walk in the Woods – Dir. Ken Kwapis
  • A War – Dir. Tobias Lindholm
  • The Wave – Dir. Roar Uthang
  • We Come as Friends – Dir. Hubert Sauper
  • Welcome to Leith – Dirs. Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker
  • Welcome to Me – Dir. Shira Piven
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? – Dir. Liz Garbus
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy – Dir. David Evans
  • What We Do in the Shadows – Dirs. Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi
  • When Marnie Was There – Dir. Hirosama Yonebayashi
  • Where to Invade Next – Dir. Michael Moore
  • While We’re Young – Dir. Noah Baumbach
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Dir. Evgeny Afineevsky
  • The Wolfpack – Dir. Crystal Moselle
  • Woman in Gold – Dir. Simon Curtis
  • Xenia – Dir. Panos H. Koutros
  • You Carry Me – Dir. Ivona Juka
  • Youth – Dir. Paolo Sorrentino
  • Z for Zachariah – Dir. Craig Zobel

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The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

7th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Eligible Contenders – Original Song, Animated Feature, and Documentary Feature

For the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015, here are the reminder list of eligible contenders for the following categories:

  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Song
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature

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Here are the forty-three (43) contenders for Best Achievement in Music – Original Song:

  • “Better When I’m Dancin'” – The Peanuts Movie
  • “A Call to Arms” – An Open Secret
  • “Cold One” – Ricki and the Flash
  • “The Crazy Ones” – Miss You Already
  • “Don’t Look Down” – Danny Collins
  • “Dreamsong” – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • “Earned It” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Feels Like Summer” – Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • “Fighting Stronger” – Creed
  • “Fine on the Outside” – When Marnie was There
  • “Flashlight” – Pitch Perfect 2
  • “Grip” – Creed
  • “Hands of Love” – Freeheld
  • “Hey Baby Doll” – Danny Collins
  • “Hypnosis” – Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
  • “I’ll See You in My Dreams” – I’ll See You in My Dreams
  • “I Run” – Chi-Raq
  • “It’s My Turn Now” – Dope
  • “The Light that Never Fails” – Meru
  • “Love Me Like You Do” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Manta Ray” – Racing Extinction
  • “The Movie About Us” – Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • “None of Them is You” – Anomalisa
  • “One Candle” – Racing Extinction
  • “One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy
  • “Phenomenal” – Southpaw
  • “Pray 4 the City” – Chi-Raq
  • “Salted Wound” – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “Simple Song # 3” – Youth
  • “Sit Down for This” – Chi-Raq
  • “So Long” – Concussion
  • “Squeeze Me” – The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • “Starting Over” – The Boy and the Beast
  • “Stronger” – Cinderella
  • “Teamwork” – The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • “There’s a Place” – Miss You Already
  • “‘Til It Happens to You” – The Hunting Ground
  • “Two of a Crime” – Hot Pursuit
  • “Waiting for My Moment” – Creed
  • “Wanted to be Loved” – Hot Girls Wanted
  • “Who Can You Trust” – Spy
  • “Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre
  • “Ya Rahem, Maula Maula” – Dukhtar

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Here are the eleven (11) contenders for Best Animated Feature:

  • Anomalisa
  • The Boy and the Beast
  • Boy and the World
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
  • Minions
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • When Marnie was There

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Here are the fifty-one (51) contenders for Best Documentary Feature:

  • (T)error
  • 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets
  • 1971
  • Amy
  • A Ballerina’s Tale
  • Ballet 422
  • Best of Enemies
  • Bolshoi Babylon
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
  • Cartel Land
  • Censored Voices
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Deep Web
  • Do I Sound Gay?
  • Finders Keepers
  • Fresh Dressed
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • Heart of a Dog
  • He Named Me Malala
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • Hot Girls Wanted
  • The Hunting Ground
  • India’s Daughter
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • Iris
  • Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
  • Listen to Me Marlon
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Mask You Live In
  • Meru
  • My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes
  • An Open Secret
  • Peace Officer
  • The Pearl Button
  • Prophet’s Prey
  • Racing Extinction
  • The Russian Woodpecker
  • A Sinner in Mecca
  • Song of Lahore
  • Sugar Coated
  • Sunshine Superman
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Thought Crimes
  • Twinsters
  • We Come as Friends
  • Welcome to Leith
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
  • Where to Invade Next
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  • The Wolfpack

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

7th TFO Awards: Official List of Awards in Contention

This year, the TFO Awards adds a new category to honor the excellence of stunt coordinators in creating some of the most thrilling moments in film for 2015 in film.

The category shall be named Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination.

In total, there are now twenty-six (26) categories up for contention for this year’s TFO Awards.

Here are the categories for the 7th TFO Awards:

  • Best Motion Picture
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Acting Ensemble
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Song
  • Best Achievement in Casting
  • Best Achievement in Stunt Coordination
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Period
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.

 

 

 

 

7th TFO Awards: Rules of Eligibility

Here are the rules for eligibility to the 7th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2015.

For a film to quality for this year’s awards, it must be either one of the following:

  • included in the Reminder List of Eligible Productions released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • included in the Eligible Productions for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature released by the Academy for the 88th Academy Awards;
  • submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards, whether accepted or not, unless included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • released in Los Angeles and/or New York City in 2015 that was not included in that year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • exhibited in a film festival in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for non-American films, released in its country of origin in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for internet releases, officially premiered online in 2015, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for films that do not fall on any of the said categories, their eligibility will be studied on a case-to-case basis.

The announcement of winners will be at the Live Online Awards Marathon on June 18, 8 PM PHT.