Monday, 29 February 2016

A.G.E. 2016: And The Winner Is...(Movies)

Excellency In Film Of 2015

  • The Revenent - Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, David Kanter, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole & Keith Redmon
  • Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell, George Miller & P. J. Voeten
  • The Big Short - Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan & Brad Pitt
  • Spotlight - Blye Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin & Michael Sugar
  • Inside Out - Jonas Rivera

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Mad Max: Fury Road

Not only Mad Max has risen from the ashes of the 1970s in a glorious fashion, it has, without a doubt, set the bar for action genre for many years to come. It's scale was massive, setting was beautifully filmed and the stunts are almost unlike anything we've seen before. The casting whilst not as powerful as, let's say, Spotlight, the dramatic moments they been put through were raw and splendid thanks to the might of Tom Hardy and the phenomenal Charlize Theron. George Miller behind camera is the force to recon with every shot he's put in, from a stunning, pull-no-punch intro to an raging road war to the finish line. Trust me, when you name your top 5 action film, Fury Road should be on top of your list! Thank you George Miller, Welcome back, Max!

Excellency In Film-Making
  • Ridley Scott - The Martian
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu - The Revenent
  • George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Adam McKay - The Big Short
  • Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Excellency In Original Screen Writing In Film

  • Bridge of SpiesWritten by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • SpotlightWritten by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • Straight Outta ComptonWritten by Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, and Alan Wenkus
  • The Hateful EightWritten by Quentin Tarantino
  • Inside Out, Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy - Spotlight

Excellency In Adapted Screen Writing In Film

  • The Martian, Screenplay by Drew Goddard; Based on the Novel by Andy Weir
  • Steve Jobs, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin; Based on the Book by Walter Isaacson
  • Carol, Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy; Based on the Novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis
  • Room, Written by Emma Donoghue; Based on the Novel Room by Emma Donoghue

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay - The Big Short; Based on the Book by Michael Lewis

Excellency Of An Actor In A Leading Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

With talent like Leo's doesn't come along way, sometimes we envy him for having it, sometimes we love him for it, sometimes we can't appreciate him enough for it. But If one things for sure...if this proud, brave performance DiCaprio had made wasn't enough to convince you the he deserved that Academy Award early on...I don't know what will because it is one of the best I've seen out of him since Baz Luhrmann's version of Romeo & Juliet. You know what kind of talent in Acting that only the greats like Peter O Toole, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando and Now Leonardo DiCaprio has? Raw Talent.

Excellency Of An Actress In A Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Brie Larson – Room

No one would even dare to call Brie Larson "underdog". Not after seeing her rock your world in Room. Her abilities to act is striking and powerful and she made every scene along with, a young but spectacular Jacob Tremblay, an unforgetable experience. I had no doubt her hard work would award her an Oscar moments ago as it is with her A.G.E Award as of now. Brave has a new word...Brie!

Excellency Of Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Benicio del Toro – Sicario

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best count your chickens before they hatch. I believe Mr Stallone has got himself a "golden egg" of a performance. Along with Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone has created a persona he created to make Creed a powerful and emotional return of the beloved sports movie franchise, a broken legend. And boy, it payed off big time.

Excellency Of Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman
  • Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina as Ava
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

In case you didn't know: there are a number of women in Quentin Tarantino's life, Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill) and Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) to name a few. Now we have a new heroine in the fray: Jennifer Jason Leigh. And i'm happy to say that, just as these lovely ladies before us, she received the Tarantino-blessing; Amazing performances that rocketed careers sky high. Every scene, Mrs Leigh was on top of her game with her display of dark humor, form of insanity and cruel malice. I'am proud to give her this award and thank you for ensuring us that The Hateful Eight is a pioneer of great film making. Talk That Sass!

Excellency Of Ensemble Casting

  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The Big Short

And The A.G.E. Goes To...


Excellency In Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins – Sicario
  • Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant
  • Robert Richardson – The Hateful Eight
  • John Seale – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Dariusz Wolski – The Martian

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant

Excellency In Visual Effects

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ant-Man
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ex Machina

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Excellency In Composing Film Score

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – The Revenant
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – Sicario
  • Junkie XL - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • John Williams - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Carter Burwell – Carol

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – The Revenant

Excellency In Foreign Filming

  • The Assassin - China
  • Goodnight Mommy - Austria
  • The Second Mother - Brazil
  • Love Live! School Idol Project Movie - Japan
  • Son Of Saul - Hungary

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Son Of Saul - Hungary

Excellency In Animated Feature
  • Inside Out
  • Anomalisa
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • The Good Dinosaur

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Inside Out

Excellency In Comedy

  • Trainwreck
  • Spy
  • Joy
  • The Big Short
  • Sisters

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

The Big Short

Excellency In Action/Thriller

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Ant-Man
  • Furious 7
  • Bridge of Spies

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Mad Max: Fury Road

Excellency In Horror

  • It Follows
  • The Gift
  • The Visit
  • Poltergeist
  • Maggie

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

It Follows

Excellency In Drama

  • Spotlight
  • Brooklyn
  • Room
  • Carol
  • The Revenant

And The A.G.E. Goes To...


Excellency In Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Jurassic World
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  • Ex Machina

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Excellency In Editing in Film-Making

  • Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Stephen Mirrione – The Revenant
  • Michael Kahn - Bridge Of Spies
  • Tom McArdle - Spotlight
  • Mary Jo Markey & Maryann Brandon - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

And The A.G.E. Goes To...

Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road

Excellency Of Original Songs for Film

  • "See You Again"– Furious 7
  • "Writing's on the Wall"– Spectre
  • "One Kind of Love"– Love & Mercy
  • "Love Me like You Do" – Fifty Shades of Grey
  • "Simple Song #3"– Youth

And The A.G.E. Goes To... A TIE!!


"See You Again"– Furious 7                        "Writing's on the Wall"– Spectre

Life Time Excellence: Leonard Nimoy

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