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2015 In Numbers

It’s 2016, everyone!

Has it been a fantastic year for movies? I don’t know about that one.

So let’s put some numbers out there:


I watched a total of 576¬†movies.¬†Intentionally less than the previous year, as there’s more to life than watching movies!

And finally, here’s how:

  • 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die – (1177 movies in the full list) – 677 (58%)
  • Every Film Ever Nominated For An Academy Award In Any Category – (4644 movies in the list) – 1093 (24%)
  • The Oxford History Of World Cinema¬†– (5035 movies in the list) – 673 (13%)

New Movie Challenge 2015

So I’ve stumbled upon this challenge and I think it’s meant to be completed within the space of a year. In addition to the 1001 movies challenge I’ve set myself. I’m unsure how I’ll do this but for now, here’s the list:

A movie that’s 3 hours or longer.
A classic romantic comedy.
A remake.
A movie released this year.
A movie with a number in the title.
A movie made by a director under the age of 30.
A movie with non-human characters.
A comedy.
A movie directed by a woman.
A thriller.
A one word title movie.
A movie composed of short stories.
A movie set in another country.
A documentary.
The first movie by a well known director.
A movie starring a favourite actor or actress that you haven’t seen yet.
A movie recommended by a friend.
A best picture Oscar winner.
A movie based on true events.
A movie from your watchlist.
A movie your mum loves.
A movie that scares you.
A silent movie.
A movie with a horrible poster.
A movie you say you’ve seen but haven’t.
A movies based on a diary or journal.
A movie under 80 minutes.
A movie with antonyms in the title.
A movie set somewhere you want to visit.
A movie set in the town or area you were born.
A critically panned movie.
A trilogy.
A movie released the year you were born.
A movie with a love triangle.
A movie set in the future.
A high school movie.
A movie with a colour in its title.
A movie that made you cry.
A musical.
A movie based on a graphic novel.
A movie by a director whose work you haven’t seen before.
A movie you own but haven’t seen yet.
A movie you saw at the cinema as a child.
A movie in a language you don’t speak.
A Christmas movie.
A movie with a character with your name.
A movie set in one room or space.
A movie that’s censored in your country.
A movie based on a TV series.
A movie you started and never finished.

Golden Globes Nominations

As we’re all aware, the Golden Globes shape up what the awards season will look like. Here are the nominations, film categories only:

Best motion picture – drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best motion picture – musical or comedy
Into the Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St Vincent

Best director
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best actor – drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best actor – musical or comedy
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best actress – drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best actress – musical or comedy
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie

Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best screenplay
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best original score
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best original song
‘Big Eyes’, Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey
‘Glory’, Selma – John Legend, Common
‘Mercy Is’, Noah – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
‘Opportunity’, Annie – Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Lorde

Best foreign language film
Force Majeure – Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – Israel
Ida – Poland
Leviathan – Russia
Tangerines – Estonia

Best animated feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie