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Cast Your Vote in the 2016 Nerdist Movie Awards

Cast Your Vote in the 2016 Nerdist Movie Awards

It’s officially February, which means the Academy Awards are just a few weeks away. And while we were pleasantly surprised by some of this year’s nominees (Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Picture or bust!), the Oscars have been mired in another year of controversy over the Academy’s (and, let’s be real, Hollywood’s) lack of diversity. Because after all, culture should reflect the entire population, right? Everyone wants a chance to see themselves and their stories on the big screen, and the more we talk about it and inspire change on a micro and macro level, the closer we get to fair representation.

True, we here at Nerdist can’t change Hollywood and Awards Shows overnight, but we CAN celebrate the films, performances, and filmmakers we loved in 2015. Which is to say, it’s time for the sixth annual Nerdist Movie Awards! The Nerdist editors and writers voted internally to come up with these nominees, and though it was tough, we’re pleased with the offerings we have.

We’ll be casting the vote across Nerdist proper for most of the categories to settle on the winners, but we want to make sure that you, dear Nerdist readers, get your voices heard, too. That’s where you come in: Help us out and vote for Best Picture and Most Anticipated Movie of 2016 below, then take a peek at the other nominations too. We’ll be sharing the winners at the end of the month, so stay tuned to find out who wins. But for now… what are you waiting for? Get to votin’!

Best Director
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ryan Coogler, Creed

Best Adaptation
Carol
Room
The Martian
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Goosebumps

Best Actor
Michael B. Jordan, Creed
Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Matt Damon, The Martian
Harrison Ford, Star Wars

Best Actress
Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars
Brie Larson, Room
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Saoirsie Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Performance
Oscar Isaac, Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Domhnall Gleeson, Everything! (Ex Machina, The Revenant, Star Wars, Brooklyn)
Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Villain
Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Immortan Joe, Mad Max: Fury Road
The Bear, The Revenant
IT, It Follows
Mars, The Martian

Baddest Ass
Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road
Hugh Glass, The Revenant
Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Mark Watney, The Martian

Best Ensemble
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Spy
Ant-Man

Best Cameo
Daniel Craig, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Jimmy Buffet, Jurassic World
Channing Tatum, The Hateful Eight
Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
R.L. Stine, Goosebumps

Best Buddies
Finn and Poe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, Furious 7
Finn and Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joy and Sadness, Inside Out
Han and Chewie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Use of Music
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton
Mad Max: Fury Road
Amy

Best Integration of Science
The Martian
Ex Machina
Concussion
Ant-Man
World of Tomorrow

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