1st High on Films Awards: Results
After promising to come up with the 1st High on Films Awards Result in early March, we didn’t show up for a long time, yes we ditched big time. But there are several reasons for that, first, there weren’t too many votes by then [which was later followed by a huge wave of votes] and second, we wanted to make it happen on one of the most special days relevant to us, HOFmen. Today is that special, auspicious, holy day. On this day, last year, we launched this wonderful website you all love and so as HOF turns 1 today, we couldn’t think of anything better than finally announcing the results for the best films and best performances of 2015. We have had two sets of polling, one for the juries and one on the website for everybody else. To come up with the most fair results, we combined the two and calculated the weighted average of the two polls. At the end of the post, we have mentioned every jury who took time to associate with this Online Award. Without any further delay, Here are the results for The 1st High on Films Awards.
1. Best Picture:
Mad Max Fury Road
The End of the Tour
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max Fury Road received 32 percent of the total votes. Spotlight came really close with 31 percent of votes.
2. Best Actor [Male]
Ian McKellen for Mr. Holmes
Jason Segal for The End of the Tour
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant
Michael Fassbender for Macbeth/Steve Jobs
Michael Caine for Youth
Michael Fassbender received 47 percent of the total votes defeating Leonardo DiCaprio who received 42 percent of the total votes.
3. Best Actor [Female]
Alicia Vikander for Ex-Machina
Cate Blanchett for Carol
Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years
Charlize Theron for Mad Max: Fury Road
Margherita Buy for Mia Madre
Cate Blanchett received 33 percent of the total votes, Charlize Theron received the 2nd place with 24 percent.
4. Best Supporting Actor [Male]
Benecio Del Toro for Sicario
Christian Bale for The Big Short
Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight
Paul Dano for Youth
Samuel L Jackson for The Hateful Eight
Mark Ruffalo received 40 percent of the total votes, Benecio Del Toro came 2nd with 26 percent of votes.
5. Best Supporting Actor [Female]
Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight
Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs
Lola Kirke for Mistress America
Rooney Mara for Carol
Rachel McAdams for Spotlight
Jennifer Jason Leigh received 37 percent of the total votes, Rooney Mara lost to her with 34 percent of votes.
6. Best Director
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson for Anomalisa
Danny Boyle for Steve Jobs
George Miller for Mad Max : Fury Road
Paolo Sorrentino for Youth
Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
George Miller received a whopping 65 percent of the total votes. The 2nd best was Tom McCarthy with just 18 percent of votes.
7. Best Animated Film
Boy and the World
The Little Prince
When Marnie was there
Inside Out received 54 percent of the total votes while 39 percent of votes went to Anomalisa.
8. Best Original Screenplay
Alex Garland for Ex- Machina
Paolo Sorrentino for Youth
Peter Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, and Josh Cooley for Inside out
Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer defeated Quentin Tarantino by receiving 36 percent of the total votes, QT received 26 percent of the votes.
9. Best Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph for The Big Short
Charlie Kaufman for Anomalisa
Donald Margulies for The End of the Tour
Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Inarritu for The Revenant
Aaron Sorkin received 33 percent of the total votes. Adam McKay and Charles Randolph came really close with 31 percent of votes.
10. Best Foreign Film
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Boy and The World
Mustang received 36 percent of the total votes. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence came 2nd with 25 percent of votes.