2015 in Movies: 16 Performances That Deserve an Oscar Nomination

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With 2015 almost behind us, it is once again time for us to talk about the Oscars.

Awards Season is nearly here, and every publication. Similarly, below, you will find some of our picks for best performances of the year in categories ranging from Best Actor and Actress to Best Thirst Trap and beyond. We hope to see all of the following people nominated accordingly. They deserve it, and so do we.

Best Actress – Cate Blanchett in Carol

Best Actress – Brie Larson in Room

Best Actor – Matt Damon in The Martian

Best Actor – Michael B. Jordan in Creed


Best Supporting Actress – Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight

Best Supporting Actor – Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Best “Yeah, That’s Right, I’m Working With David O. Russell Again, Bitches!” – Jennifer Lawrence in Joy


Best Thirst Trap – Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

Best Platonic Relationship Between a Kick-Ass Leading Lady and a Handsome Though Kind of Useless Supporting Character – Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Animated Reason Why People Should Stop Seeing Movies – Minions from Minions

Best Live-Action Reason Why People Should Stop Seeing Movies – Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending


Best “I’m Trying to Make You Forget I Was in Jupiter Ascending” – Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

Best Arm Musculature – Zac Efron in We Are Your Friends


Best Jesus Christ Give Him a Statuette Already – Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Congrats to every person — and minion — who made our list! We hope to see you up on that Oscars stage in 2016.