Bobby James Awards 2015 | The Nominees for Best of Film are … “Good Dinosaur” leads with 13 Nods.

2015 has passed and just hours before you find out who scores at the Golden Globes, I release the nominees for my personal celebration of 2015’s films. My official selections will be announced in the coming weeks. Until then, browse through the nominees lists and take a look back at some of the Bobby James Awards previous winners, since 2005 (here).

Check back this week for my Best of Television and Best of Music posts!

Achievement in Cinematography

The Good Dinosaur – Sharon Calahan
Carol – Edward Lachman
The Danish Girl – Danny Cohen
Jurassic World – John Schwartzman
Henri Henri – Mathieu Laverdiere

Achievement in Art Direction

Brooklyn – Irene O’Brien, Robert Parle
Inside Out – Albert Lozano
Carol – Jesse Rosenthal
The Danish Girl – Grant Armstrong, Tom Weaving
The Good Dinosaur – Matt Nolte

Achievement in Costume Design

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Joanna Johnston
Carol – Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
Jurassic World – April Ferry, Daniel Orlandi
Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Achievement in Special/Visual Effects

Ex Machina – Richard Conway, Sara Bennett
Jurassic World – Tim Alexander
The Martian – Neil Corbould, Steven Warner
The Good Dinosaur – Sharon Calahan, Jon Reisch, Harley Jessup
Mad Max: Fury Road – Dan Oliver, Andy Williams

Achievement in Editing

Everest – Mick Audsley
Southpaw – John Refoua
Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
The Martian – Pietro Scalia
Ex Machina – Mark Day

Best Original Score for a Motion Picture

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Carol – Carter Burwell
Jurassic World – Michael Giacchino
The Good Dinosaur – Jeff Danna, Michael Danna
Mad Max: Fury Road – Junkie XL
Inside Out – Michael Giacchino

Best Original Song for a Motion Picture

Furious 7 – “See You Again” – performed by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens To You” – peformed by Lady GaGa
Youth – “Simple Song #3” – performed by David Lang and Sumi Jo
Southpaw – “Phenomenal” – performed by Eminem
Spectre – “Writing’s on the Wall” – performed by Sam Smith

The following 5 awards are the fan-voted “Blockbuster Awards.” Voting took place from November 30-December 15, 2015:

Blockbuster Feature of the Year (fan-voted)

Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Good Dinosaur
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Inside Out

Blockbuster Character of the Year (fan-voted)

“Katniss Everdeen” – Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
“Arlo” – Raymond Ochoa (voice) – The Good Dinosaur
“Claire Dearing” – Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
“Furiosa” – Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
“Sadness” – Phyllis Smith (voice) – Inside Out

Blockbuster Villain of the Year (fan-voted)

“Indominus Rex” – Jurassic World
“Scarlett Overkill” – Sandra Bullock (voice) – Minions
“President Alma Coin” – Julianne Moore – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
“Gazelle” – Sofia Boutella – Kingsman: The Secret Service
“Valentine” – Samuel L. Jackson – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Most Lovable Animated Character (fan-voted)

“Arlo” – Raymond Ochoa (voice) – The Good Dinosaur
“Spot” – Jack Bright (voice) – The Good Dinosaur
“Joy” – Amy Poehler (voice) – Inside Out
“Sadness” – Phyllis Smith (voice) – Inside Out
“Snoopy” – Bill Melendez (voice) – The Peanuts Movie

Best On-Screen Duo (fan-voted)

Furious 7 – “Dom Toretto and Brian O’Connor” – Vin Diesel and Paul Walker
The Good Dinosaur – “Arlo and Spot” – Raymond Ochoa (voice) and Jack Bright (voice)
Jurassic World – “Claire and Owen” – Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – “Katniss and Peeta” – Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson
Inside Out – “Joy and Sadness” – Amy Poehler (voice) and Phyllis Smith (voice)

Actor in a Supporting Voice-Over Role

Richard Kind – “Bing Bong” – Inside Out
Trombone Shorty – “Miss Othmar/Little Red Haired Girl” – The Peanuts Movie
Jack Bright – “Spot” – The Good Dinosaur
Sam Elliot – “Butch” – The Good Dinosaur
James Spader – “Ultron” – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Actress in a Supporting Voice-Over Role

Hadley Belle Miller – “Lucy” – The Peanuts Movie
Kristen Chenoweth – “FiFi” – The Peanuts Movie
Anna Paquin – “Ramsey” – The Good Dinosaur
Phyllis Smith – “Sadness” – Inside Out
Frances McDormand – “Momma” – The Good Dinosaur

Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hardy – “John Fitzgerald” – The Revenant
Samuel L. Jackson – “Valentine” – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Walton Goggins – “Sheriff Chris Mannix” – The Hateful Eight
Tom Hardy – “Max Rockantansky” – Mad Max: Fury Road
Jake Gyllenhaal – “Scott Fischer” – Everest

Actress in a Supporting Role

Rooney Mara – “Therese Belivett” – Carol
Elizabeth Banks – “Effie Trinket” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Alicia Vikander – “Ava” – Ex Machina
Sarah Paulson – “Abby Gerhard” – Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh – “Daisy Domergue” – The Hateful Eight

Best Original Screenplay

The Good Dinosaur – Meg LeFauve
The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
Everest – William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy

Best Adapted Screenplay

Carol – Phyllis Nagy
Brooklyn – Nick Hornby
Room – Emma Donoghue
The Danish Girl – Lucinda Coxon
The Martian – Drew Goddard

Actor in a Leading Voice-Over Role

Bill Melendez – “Snoopy/Woodstock” – The Peanuts Movie
Raymond Ochoa – “Arlo” – The Good Dinosaur
Noah Schnapp – “Charlie Brown” – The Peanuts Movie
Pierre Coffin – “The Minions” – Minions
Jim Parsons – “Oh” – Home

Actress in a Leading Voice-Over Role

Amy Poehler – “Joy” – Inside Out
Sandra Bullock – “Scarlett Overkill” – Minions
Rihanna – “Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci” – Home 
Kaitlyn Dias – “Riley” – Inside Out 
Mariel Sheets – “Sally” – The Peanuts Movie

Actor in a Leading Role

Jake Gyllenhaal – “Billy Hope” – Southpaw
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Hugh Glass” – The Revenant
Matt Damon – “Mark Watney” – The Martian
Eddie Redmayne – “Einar Wegener/Lily Elbe” – The Danish Girl
Samuel L. Jackson – “Major Marquis Warren” – The Hateful Eight

Actress in a Leading Role

Bryce Dallas Howard – “Claire Dearing” – Jurassic World
Brie Larson – “Joy ‘Ma’ Newsome” – Room
Saorise Ronan – “Eilis” – Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett – “Carol Aird” – Carol
Alicia Vikander – “Gerda Wegener” – The Danish Girl

Animated Short Film

Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay Patel
Minions: The Competition – Ken Balda & Julien Soret
LAVA – James Ford Murphy
World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt

Independent/Foreign Feature

Labyrinth of Lies – Germany
Henri Henri – Canada
Brooklyn – Ireland, UK, Canada
The Danish Girl – UK, Germany, USA
Carol – UK, USA

Documentary Feature Film

Red Army – Gabe Polsky
Amy – Asif Kapadia
He Named Me Malala – Davis Guggenheim
Meru – Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Listen to Me Marlon – Stevan Riley

Animated Feature Film

Inside Out – Pete Docter (Disney-Pixar)
The Good Dinosaur – Peter Sohn (Disney-Pixar)
Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton, Richard Starzak (Lionsgate)
Minions – Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin (Universal)
The Peanuts Movie – Steve Martino (Fox)

The Lumiére Award for Directing

Carol – Todd Haynes
Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller
The Good Dinosaur – Peter Sohn
Brooklyn – John Crowley
The Danish Girl – Tom Hooper
Ex Machina – Alex Garland

Feature Film of the Year

Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

Jurassic World
Ex Machina
The Danish Girl
The Good Dinosaur
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
The Hateful Eight

If you’re keeping score:

The Good Dinosaur leads this year’s nominee list with 13 nominations (I don’t count Blockbuster/fan-voted nominations in the total). This breaks Frozen‘s record-setting 11-nods in 2013!

Just behind, to tie the old record, is Carol with 11 nods, followed by Inside Out (10 nominations) and The Danish Girl, which has 9. Brooklyn and The Peanuts Movie are tied with 7 and Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina and The Hateful Eight all wind up with 6.