The Sunshine awards


best of the decade

Best Picture of the Decade

  • Killer Joe

  • 22 July

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

  • mother!

  • The Raid 2

  • Room

  • The Social Network

  • Whiplash

  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Denis Villeneuve

    • Incendies; Prisoners; Enemy; Sicario; Arrival; Blade Runner 2049

  • Christopher Nolan

    • Inception; The Dark Knight Rises; Interstellar; Dunkirk

  • Damien Chazelle

    • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench; Whiplash; La La Land; First Man

  • David Fincher

    • The Social Network; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Gone Girl

  • David O. Russell

    • The Fighter; Silver Linings Playbook; American Hustle; Joy

  • Gareth Evans

    • Merantau; The Raid: Redemption; The Raid 2; Apostle

Best Direction of the Decade

  • Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

  • Christopher Nolan - Inception

  • David Fincher - The Social Network

  • Gareth Evans - The Raid 2

  • Lenny Abrahamson - Room

Best Actor or Actress of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Joaquin Phoenix

    • The Master; Her; The Immigrant; Inherent Vice; Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot; Joker

  • Amy Adams

    • The Fighter; The Master; American Hustle; Her; Arrival; Nocturnal Animals; Vice

  • Christian Bale

    • The Fighter; The Dark Knight Rises; American Hustle; The Big Short; Vice; Ford v Ferrari

  • Jake Gyllenhaal

    • End of Watch; Prisoners; Enemy; Nightcrawler; Nocturnal Animals; Stronger; Wildlife; Velvet Buzzsaw

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    • Winter's Bone; The X-Men Series; The Hunger Games Series; Silver Linings Playbook; American Hustle; Joy; mother!

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    • Shutter Island; Inception; Django Unchained; The Great Gatsby; The Wolf of Wall Street; The Revenant; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Matthew McConaughey

    • The Lincoln Lawyer; Bernie; Killer Joe; Mud; Magic Mike; Dallas Buyers Club; The Wolf of Wall Street; Interstellar; White Boy Rick

  • Tom Hardy

    • Inception; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Warrior; The Dark Knight Rises; Lawless; Locke; Mad Max: Fury Road; Legend; The Revenant; Dunkirk; Venom


Best Actor Performance of the Decade

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Freddie Quell - The Master

  • Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler - Manchester by the Sea

  • Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln

  • Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck - Joker

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass - The Revenant

Best Actress Performance of the Decade

  • Brie Larson as Joy Newsome - Room

  • Amy Adams as Dr. Louise Banks - Arrival

  • Adèle Exarchopoulos as Adèle - Blue is the Warmest Color

  • Jennifer Lawrence as Mother - mother!

  • Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor Performance of the Decade

  • J. K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher - Whiplash

  • Bruce Dern as Woody Grant - Nebraska

  • Christian Bale as Dicky Eklund - The Fighter

  • Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald - The Revenant

  • Will Poulter as Philip Krauss - Detroit

Best Supporting Actress Performance of the Decade

  • Viola Davis as Rose Lee Maxson - Fences

  • Juno Temple as Dottie Smith - Killer Joe

  • Melissa McCarthy as Megan - Bridesmaids

  • Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne - Gone Girl

  • Zhao Shuzhen as Nai Nai - The Farewell

Best Screenwriter of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Aaron Sorkin

    • The Social Network; Moneyball; Steve Jobs; Molly’s Game

  • Alex Garland

    • Never Let Me Go; Dredd; Ex Machina; Annihilation

  • Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

    • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; Captain America: the First Avenger; Pain & Gain; Thor: The Dark World; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Captain America: Civil War; Avengers: Infinity War; Avengers: Endgame

  • Christopher Nolan

    • Inception; The Dark Knight Rises; Interstellar; Dunkirk

  • David O. Russell

    • Silver Linings Playbook; American Hustle; Joy

  • Damien Chazelle

    • Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench; The Last Exorcism Part II; Grand Piano; Whiplash; 10 Cloverfield Lane; La La Land

  • Drew Goddard

    • The Cabin in the Woods; World War Z; The Martian; Bad Times at the El Royale

  • Edgar Wright

    • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; The Adventures of Tintin; The World’s End; Ant-Man; Baby Driver

  • Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn

    • Kick-Ass; The Debt; X-Men: First Class; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Kingsman: The Golden Circle

  • Mark Boal

    • Zero Dark Thirty; Detroit; Triple Frontier

  • Michael Arndt

    • Toy Story 3; Oblivion; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; A Walk in the Woods; Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • Simon Beaufoy

    • 127 Hours; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; Everest; Battle of the Sexes

Best Original Screenplay of the Decade

  • Zero Dark Thirty - Mark Boal

  • The Cabin in the Woods - Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan

  • The Lego Movie - Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

  • Whiplash - Damien Chazelle

Best Adapted Screenplay of the Decade

  • The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin

  • Arrival - Eric Heisserer

  • Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

  • Killer Joe - Tracy Letts

  • Room - Emma Donoghue

Best Cinematographer of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Roger Deakins

    • The Company Men; True Grit; In Time; Rango; Skyfall; Prisoners; Unbroken; Sicario; Hail, Caesar!; Blade Runner 2049; The Goldfinch; 1917

  • Danny Cohen

    • The King’s Speech; Johnny English Reborn; Les Misérables; X+Y; London Road; The Program; Room; The Danish Girl; Florence Foster Jenkins; Victoria & Abdul; Disobedience

  • Emmanuel Lubezki

    • The Tree of Life; To the Wonder; Gravity; Birdman; Last Days in the Desert; Knight of Cups; The Revenant; Song to Song

  • Hoyte van Hoytema

    • The Fighter; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Call Girl; Her; Interstellar; Spectre; Dunkirk; Ad Astra

  • Janusz Kaminsky

    • How Do You Know; The Adventures of Tintin; War Horse; Lincoln; The Judge; Bridge of Spies; The BFG; The Post; Ready Player One

  • Jeff Cronenweth

    • The Social Network; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Hitchcock; Gone Girl; A Million Little Pieces

  • Linus Sandgren

    • Shelter; Promised Land; American Hustle; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire; The Hundred-Foot Journey; Joy; La La Land; Battle of the Sexes; First Man; The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

  • Robert Richardson

    • Shutter Island; Eat Pray Love; Hugo; Django Unchained; The Hateful Eight; Live by Night; Breathe; Adrift; A Private War; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Rodrigo Prieto

    • Biutiful; Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; We Bought a Zoo; Water for Elephants; Argo; The Wolf of Wall Street; The Homesman; Passengers; Silence; The Irishman


Best Cinematography of the Decade

  • The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki

  • 1917 - Roger Deakins

  • Blade Runner 2049 - Roger Deakins

  • Only God Forgives - Larry Smith

  • The Raid 2 - Matt Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono

Best Editor of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Lee Smith

    • The Way Back; Inception; X-Men: First Class; The Dark Knight Rises; Elysium; Ender’s Game; Interstellar; Spectre; Dunkirk; Dark Phoenix; 1917

  • Eddie Hamilton

    • Kick-Ass; X-Men: First Class; Swinging with the Finkels; Foster; Jadoo; All Things to All Men; Kick-Ass 2; Alpha Alert; The Loft; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; Kingsman: The Golden Circle; Mission: Impossible: Fallout

  • Jay Cassidy

    • Conviction; Waiting for Superman; Seeking Justice; From the Sky Down; Silver Linings Playbook; American Hustle; Foxcatcher; Fury; Joy; The Last Face; Thank You for Your Service; A Star is Born

  • Jeffrey Ford

    • Bloodworth; Monte Carlo; Captain America: The First Avenger; The Avengers; Iron Man 3; Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Captain America: Civil War; Avengers: Infinity War; Avengers: Endgame

  • Jon Harris

    • Kick-Ass; 127 Hours; The Woman in Black; Trance; The Two Faces of January; Kingsman: The Secret Service; Bastille Day; T2 Trainspotting; Tell It to the Bees; Yesterday

  • Kirk Baxter

    • The Social Network; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Gone Girl

  • Pietro Scalia

    • Robin Hood; Kick-Ass; The Amazing Spider-Man; Prometheus; The Counselor; The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Child 44; Sea of Trees; The Martian; 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi; Alien: Covenant; Solo: A Star Wars Story

  • Tom Cross

    • The Space Between; Any Day Now; Whiplash; Time Lapse; The Driftless Area; Joy; La La Land; Hostiles; The Greatest Showman; First Man

  • William Goldenberg

    • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Transformers: Dark of the Moon; Argo; Zero Dark Thirty; Transformers: Age of Extinction; The Imitation Game; Unbroken; Live by Night; Detroit; 22 July; 6 Underground

Best Editing of the Decade

  • Inception - Lee Smith

  • The Big Short - Hank Corwin

  • The Raid 2 - Gareth Evans and Andi Novianto

  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Thelma Schoonmaker

  • Zero Dark Thirty - William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

Best Art and Design of the Decade

  • Blade Runner 2049

  • 1917

  • Inception

  • Interstellar

  • The Wandering Earth

Best Action Sequences of the Decade

  • The Raid 2

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

  • The Raid: Redemption

Best Scene of the Decade

  • K. Fry C. - Killer Joe

  • Compound Raid - Zero Dark Thirty

  • Escape - Room

  • JVC Festival Concert - Whiplash

  • Prison Riot - The Raid 2

Breakout Performance of the Decade

  • Damien Chazelle's Directorial Performance - Whiplash

  • Dan Gilroy's Directorial Debut - Nightcrawler

  • Drew Goddard's Directorial Debut - The Cabin in the Woods

  • Elsie Fisher as Kayla Day - Eighth Grade

  • Jacob Tremblay as Jack Newsome - Room

Best Cameo Appearance of the Decade

  • Chris Jericho, Montel Vontavious Porter, The Great Khali, Big Show, Mark Henry, and Kane as Frank Korver, Vernon Freedom, Tug Phelps, Brick Hughes, Tut Beemer, and Tanker Lutz - MacGruber

  • J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson - Spider-Man: Far From Home

  • Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise as Tom Hanson and Doug Penhall - 21 Jump Street

  • Michael Cera as Himself - This is the End

  • Stan Lee as The Watcher - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Best Composer of the Decade

(For a Body of Work)

  • Hans Zimmer

  • Alexandre Desplat

  • Cliff Martinez

  • Henry Jackman

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

  • Justin Hurwitz

  • Thomas Newman

  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Score of the Decade

  • Interstellar - Hans Zimmer

  • Inception - Hans Zimmer

  • Only God Forgives - Cliff Martinez

  • The Raid: Redemption - Mike Shinoda and Joseph Trapanese

  • The Social Network - Trent Renzor and Atticus Ross

Best Use of a Song of the Decade

  • “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd - Kingsman: The Secret Service

  • “About Today” by The National - Warrior

  • “Nightcall” by Kavinsky - Drive

  • "Strokin'" by Clarence Carter - Killer Joe

  • “Unchained” by James Brown and 2Pac - Django Unchained

Best Cast of the Decade

  • Killer Joe

  • The Big Sick

  • Manchester by the Sea

  • Marriage Story

  • This is the End

Wins by Film


Three Wins
Killer Joe

Two Wins
Zero Dark Thirty; Whiplash

One Win

The Master; Room; Fences; The Social Network; The Revenant; Inception; Blade Runner 2049; The Raid 2; MacGruber; Interstellar; Kingsman: The Secret Service


Nominations by Film

Six Nominations
The Raid 2; Killer Joe; Room

Five Nominations
Whiplash; Zero Dark Thirty; Inception

Four Nominations
The Social Network

Three Nominations
The Revenant

Two Nominations
Kingsman: The Secret Service; Blade Runner 2049; Manchester by the Sea; Gone Girl; The Cabin in the Woods; Only God Forgives; The Raid: Redemption; This is the End; Interstellar; Arrival; mother!; 1917

One Nomination
22 July; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2; Lincoln; The Master; The Fighter; Fences; The Big Short; The Wolf of Wall Street; John Wick: Chapter 2; John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum; Mad Max: Fury Road; Nightcrawler; Eighth Grade; Spider-Man: Far From Home; 21 Jump Street; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; MacGruber; Drive; Django Unchained; Marriage Story; The Wandering Earth; Blue is the Warmest Color; Joker; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Nebraska; Detroit; The Farewell; Bridesmaids; Warrior; The Lego Movie; The Big Sick

Wins by YEAR


2010: 3 Wins                         2011: 0 Wins                          2012: 6 Wins

2013: 0 Wins                         2014: 4 Wins                          2015: 3 Wins

2016: 1 Win                           2017: 1 Win                            2018: 0 Wins

2019: 0 Wins


Nominations by YEAR

2010: 11 Nominations          2011: 5 Nominations            2012: 19 Nominations

2013: 7 Nominations            2014: 18 Nominations          2015: 13 Nominations

2016: 6 Nominations            2017: 7 Nominations            2018: 2 Nominations

2019: 8 Nominations