Did They Get it Right? – Best Picture – Oscars 2015



Here are the eight nominees: (Winner in Bold)

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Biggest Snub:

My Overall Thoughts:

This was an interesting year for nominees.  I truly believe that 5 of the 8 nominees were really strong contenders for the top spot and as we all probably recall, it was one of the closest Oscar races in years because so many films were in the mix.
This year had no clear frontrunner the whole time and there were wins by so many of the nominees for many of the other award shows BP’s that year.

My Rankings:


  • 8. – The Big Short – Found this one actually quite confusing and it tried too hard to dumb things down for the audience
  • 7. – Brooklyn – Great acting, but the story just isn’t the kind that really classifies it as BP winner material
  • 6. – Mad Max: Fury Road – Great action flick and it deserved all the technical awards, but BP???  I dont think so
  • 5. – Room – Amazing acting by both leads and it truly had the potential to win despite not feeling epic
  • 4. – Bridge of Spies – Hanks and Spielberg together again?  Perfect combo for a thrilling real life story with a true mark on history
  • 3. – The Revenant – Epic tale of one man’s journey fueled by revenge. DiCaprio is really spectacular here and I could see this one winning, but it was too focused on one character instead of giving a feeling of more of a collaborative story.
  • 2. – The Martian – Great mix of sci-fi, humor and drama. Damon is superb and I loved the teamwork of the ensemble working together to bring him home. This could have taken it all had it been classified as a drama instead of musical/comedy by most awards ceremonies
  • 1. – Spotlight – IMHO, the best of the great lot here.  Truly tells an amazing story with a complete ensemble cast keeping things real for us.  The story is the best character here and the rest of the cast do a great job supporting that feeling.


Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Most Definitely!  Of the nominees, I think Spotlight is the one that looking back everyone will agree was the right choice.  It’s a film that is universal and has a clear strong message with an amazing ensemble cast.

Let me know what you think about these films and my rankings!


3 thoughts on “Did They Get it Right? – Best Picture – Oscars 2015

  1. We did a show looking back at this years Oscars and we came up with Spotlight and Room as the best picture, i personally loved Room the most and i feel the main reason is because i have seen girl held kidnap in horror where the criminal is made out as a big character while this story only ever dealt with the victim after what had happened.

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  2. This was a great year for movies. A tough Oscar race for sure. My snub is Ex Machina – the best picture of the year, with Star Wars in 2nd. For me, the best Oscar flick was The Revenant, followed closely by Room, Spotlight, and Brooklyn. I really like character studies, and this year had a few amazing ones.


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