Gurus o’ Gold: What Underdogs Are Still Barking?

Rank Last Chart Best Picture AdamsEllwoodFeinbergHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
1 1 Spotlight
1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 142
2 2 The Martian
3 2 4 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 3 3 12 126
3 4 Carol
2 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 6 4 5 4 12 108
4 5 The Revenant
4 4 5 4 4 6 3 5 4 6 2 2 12 107
5 8 Mad Max: Fury Road
9 3 7 6 3 8 6 2 3 6 10 11 80
6 7 Bridge of Spies
10 6 7 8 8 8 4 9 7 7 7 5 12 70
7 3 Brooklyn
6 5 8 6 7 7 5 7 9 8 6 11 69
8 6 Room
5 8 9 5 9 5 6 8 4 8 10 63
9 The BIg Short
11 3 6 9 5 9 12 8 5 10 9 7 12 47
10 9 Inside Out
7 11 10 9 11 11 8 11 9 9 30
10 Steve Jobs
11 12 5 12 11 5 14
Straight Outta Compton
12 9 10 12 10 5 12
Creed
10 10 2 6
Trumbo
11 11 12 3 5
Joy
11 10 8 3 5
The H8ful Eight
8 12 11 3 2
Beasts of No Nation
9 12 2 1
The Danish Girl
12 12 12 10 4 -2
One Vote Wonders
Star Wars
10 1 3
Sicario
10 1 1
Rank Last Chart Most Viable Underdog Nominees AdamsEllwoodFeinbergHowellKargerOlsenPolandPondNathanielRStoneThompsonWloszczynaWhipp Votes Total
Laszlo Nemes
Son of Saul
* * 2 2
Geza Rohris
Son of Saul
* * 2 2
Ian McKellen
Mr Holmes
* * 2 2
Straight Outta Compton
* * 2 2
Michael B. Jordan
* * 2 2
Alicia Vikander
Ex Machina
* * 2 2
Kristen Stewart
Clouds of Sils Maria
* * 2 2
One Vote Wonders
Joan Allen
Room
* 1 1
Creed
* 1 1
Lenny Abrahamson
Room
* 1 1
Room
* 1 1
Lily Tomlin
Grandma
* 1 1
Michael Caine
Youth
* 1 1
Michael Keaton
Spotlight
* 1 1
Sylvester Stallone
Creed
* 1 1
Michael Shannon
99 Homes
* 1 1
Charlotte Rampling
45 Years
* 1 1
Paul Dano
Love & Mercy
* 1 1
Son of Saul
* 1 1
Idris Elba
Beasts of No Nation
* 1 1
Beasts of No Nation
* 1 1
Christian Bale
The BIg Short
* 1 1
Helen Mirren
Woman in Gold
* 1 1

3 Responses to “Gurus o’ Gold: What Underdogs Are Still Barking?”

  1. Daniella Isaacs says:

    Glad to see MAD MAX is actually rising to the top tier.

  2. Miles Ridding says:

    I’m very disappointed with the usually discerning Chicago film critics, plus the many other groups it would seem. I feel like Kathy Bates in ‘Misery’ wanting to scream out ‘What is wrong with you people. Have you all got amnesia. It’s just a mediocre chase movie for heaven’s sake!’ SAG who are usually like sheep, this year don’t even seem to be paying attention to consensus and are desperately all over the place. As usual it looks as if optimism about rewarding (what I consider) the best is fast turning into a resigned and predictable disappointment in which mediocrity, yet again, reigns.

  3. movielocke says:

    Does Hollywood have sexist hiring practices? 112 qualifying Oscar scores, and only one, a documentary, solo credited to a woman.

    That’s right, Hollywood didn’t hire any solo female composers for any narrative feature film in all of 2015.

    That’s worse than the sexist hiring practices with DPs! And worth remembering on awards season that cinematography is the only category (out if 20 non gendered categories) to have only nominated men. No woman has ever been nominated for best cinematography.

    (Post prompted by press release about qualifying scores at the top of the main page at the moment)