The last relevant award ceremony is here! There were no restrictions or parameters to your involvement. And you really got involved! Thank you all for participating. I will keep you in suspense no longer… Enjoy!
Best Animated Film
Winner: Inside Out
Runner Up: Anomalisa
Inside Out ran away with this one. Just like last year’s winner, The Lego Movie, nothing else came close. Enjoy your Wilsie Joy, and Disgust, you better start appreciating this great honour.
Winner: Daisy Ridley
Runner Up: Brie Larson
It’s disappointment for Larson, but utter delight for Ridley! Her portrayal of Rey, a cinematic role model for a generation, was a joy to behold, and she has been justly rewarded with her first ever Wilson Award. Congratulations Daisy!
Winner: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
Runner Up: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto (The Revenant)
During his illustrious career, Ennio Morricone has (possibly) never received an honour as prestigious as a Wilsie. He is truly deserving as his score for The Hateful Eight is pretty damn special.
Most Underrated Feature
Runner Up: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The Wilson Review readers have spoken. Denis Villeneuve’s remarkable Sicario deserves all the praise it received, and probably deserved more attention this awards season. Congratulations all round. It’s also nice to see Del Toro looking so chuffed with his trophy.
Best Sequel/Franchise Film
Winner: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Runner Up: Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max may have had all of the major attention this season, but JJ Abrams and co. have bested Miller’s creation in the ceremony that matters. Boyega knows it too. He is, for once, a vision of calm, taking in the beautiful statue in front of him. Enjoy the moment, John boy.
Winner: Jurassic World
Runner Up: Fantastic Four
Jurassic World? More like Jurassic Failure. There will be little argument from me as I can’t help but agree. Chris Pratt can’t believe it though. He can’t even look us in the face. Sorry, mate.
Winner: George Miller
Runner Up: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro has finally been toppled. After months of directorial dominance, where The Revenant director had been sweeping up, the Happy Feet 2 director, George Miller, has taken the throne. Bravo, good sir!
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio
Runner Up: Tom Hardy
He may not have an Oscar (yet), but now he has a Wilsie! Arguably, this one will mean more. What’s even more impressive is his Revenant co-star, Tom Hardy, running him so close. Hardy had the better character, and Mad Max, but Leo is full value for his prize.
Winner: Brie Larson
Runner Up: Saoirse Ronan
Dominating. Just as Julianne Moore last year, Brie Larson has run away with the plaudits for a truly astounding performance (Room). There’s no arguing this one; Larson is this year’s Best Actress.
Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road
Runner Up: Sicario
Another big call finishes off the ceremony. It’s been a richly rewarding ceremony for Mad Max: Fury Road, picking up two Wilson Awards. For its sheer invention, gusto and ambition, Mad Max deserves praise, but for its near immaculate execution it deserves plaudits. Congratulations to all involved for the excellent victories.
Thank you all for being a part of the 2nd Wilson Awards! I hope to see you all here again next year!