Much of this is opinion. I did try to break down performances by how impressed I was personally. Some of it is how the film made me feel, was it effective in breaking down its subject? Did it make me care about the characters?
Some may disagree with my choices and that’s okay. If you think someone else should have won. Be civil and share with me your thoughts.
A good action movie for me has nice visuals, great choreographed fights, and action sequences. It helps if the acting is good, but doesn’t always need to be the case with action. It’s a film it gets me pumped up. One of the first things I want to do after watching a good one is see it again.
Gold– Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Silver-Mad Max: Fury Road
Bronze– Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Adventure is a unique genre because everything can be classfied as an adventure in some way. For this, I tend to lead to a physical journey, traveling from one place to another distance place to stop, create, or destroy something. Good acting, great visuals, and some action all help it.
Gold-Mad Max: Fury Road
Silver-Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Acting Performance by a Male
There were so many great acting performances this year. Sometimes I hate awards for this reason. A great acting performance doesn’t need an award to be good. Still, people like to place a winner. (I’ll admit it, at times I do as well.)
For people who transformed themselves for a role. Make me believe they are a completely different person than what I know them from.
Gold: Michael Fassbender- Macbeth and Steve Jobs
Silver: Jake Gyllenhaal- Southpaw and Everest
Bronze: Will Smith- Concussion
Some Honorable Mentions
Shameik Moore – Dope
Johnny Depp- Black Mass
Tom Hanks- Bridge of Spies
Joel Edgerton- The Gift
Benicio Del Toro- Sicario