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We (Sam and Andy) have together reminisced on the year that has just passed, and have honoured the films, actors, directors, writers and various technical professionals whose work we believe define the best of what 2015 bestowed upon us.

These are not the films we expect to win the Oscars, but these are our personal highlights of another fantastic year for film. They are the An Online Universe Oscars, selected with love and appreciation. We hope you enjoy them, and we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Best Film

Winner: Victoria

Runner-up: The Revenant


Best Director

Winner: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Runner-up: Ava Duvernay, Selma


Best Actor (Lead)

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Runner-up: David Oyelowo, Selma


Best Actress (Lead)

Winner: Laia Costa, Victoria

Runner-up: Rooney Mara, Carol


Best Actor (Supporting)

Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Runner-up: Benicio Del Toro, Sicario


Best Actress (Supporting)

Winner: Tessa Thompson, Creed and Dear White People

Runner-up: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina


Best Ensemble Cast

Winner: The Big Short

Runner-up: Magic Mike XXL


Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Martian

Runner-up: Inherent Vice


Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Selma

Runner-up: Inside Out


Best Documentary

Winner: Welcome to Leith

Runner-up: Citizenfour


Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Victoria

Runner-up: Corn Island


Best Australian or New Zealand Film

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Runner-up: The Ground We Won


Best Animated Film

Winner: Song of the Sea

Runner-up: Inside Out


Best Cinematography

Winner: The Revenant/Knight of Cups

Runner-up: Victoria


Best Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Runner-up: The Big Short


Best Original Score

Winner: Sicario

Runner-up: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Soundtrack

Winner: The Martian

Runner-up: Inherent Vice


Best Production Design

Winner: Ex Machina

Runner-up: Carol


Best Costume/Hair & Make-Up

Winner: Carol

Runner-up: Phoenix


Favourite Sequence or Individual Scene

Winner: Victoria (whole film)

Runner-up: Magic Mike XXL (gas station)