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The 2015 A.V. Club Readers’ Poll results are in

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Illustration for article titled The 2015 A.V. Club Readers’ Poll results are in

It’s here! The one year-end list to rule them all: The A.V. Club’s 2015 Readers’ Poll results. We laboriously hand-counted thousands of ballots to compile a list of your favorite (and least favorite) movies, music, TV shows, games, books, and podcasts of the year and, we’ve got to hand it to you, you guys have good taste. Take a gander below at the results and feel free to take to the comments to share your opinions about your fellow readers’ collective opinions. We’ll be back to do it all again in 2016.


The best film of 2015 is…

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Inside Out
3. Ex Machina
4. The Martian
5. It Follows
6. Sicario
7. Spotlight
8. Carol
9. What We Do In The Shadows
10. Room

The best performance of 2015 goes to…

1. Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Brie Larson, Room
3. Matt Damon, The Martian
4. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
6. Emily Blunt, Sicario
7. Jason Segel, The End Of The Tour
8. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
9. Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
10. Amy Poehler, Inside Out

The Master Filmmaker Of Tomorrow Award for new directors goes to…

1. Joel Edgerton, The Gift
2. Marielle Heller, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
3. John Maclean, Slow West
4. Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur
5. László Nemes, Son Of Saul


The A.V. Club was wrong about…

1. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
2. Ex Machina
3. Spectre
4. Crimson Peak
5. Jurassic World
6. It Follows
7. Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
8. The Martian
9. Trainwreck
10. Jupiter Ascending


The worst film of 2015 is…

1. Fantastic Four
2. Fifty Shades of Grey
3. Pixels
4. Jurassic World
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
6. Aloha
7. Jupiter Ascending
8. Minions
9. The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence
10. Chappie


The most overrated film of 2015 is…

1. Jurassic World
2. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
3. Mad Max: Fury Road

The most underrated film of 2015 is…

1. Ex Machina
2. Sicario
3. Crimson Peak

The best scene of the year is…

1. Mad Max: Fury Road, final chase sequence
2. Inside Out, Bing Bong says goodbye
3. Ex Machina, Oscar Isaac’s dance scene



The best TV show of 2015 is…

1. Hannibal
2. Fargo
3. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
4. The Leftovers
5. Mad Men
6. Mr. Robot
7. Master Of None
8. The Americans
9. Game Of Thrones
10. Better Call Saul


The worst TV show of 2015 is…

1. True Detective, season 2
2. Sex Box
3. Real Rob
4. Minority Report
5. Wicked City
6. Happyish
7. Mr. Robinson
8. Hand Of God
9. The Big Bang Theory
10. Truth Be Told


The most outstanding performance on a television show goes to…

1. Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal
2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men
3. Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
4. Bob Odenkrik, Better Call Saul
5. Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
6. Aya Cash, You’re The Worst
7. Justin Theroux, The Leftovers
8. David Tennant, Marvel’s Jessica Jones
9. Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
10. Krysten Ritter, Marvel’s Jessica Jones


The best new TV show of 2015 is…

1. Better Call Saul
2. Mr. Robot
3. Marvel’s Jessica Jones
4. Master Of None
5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
7. The Last Man On Earth
8. Marvel’s Agent Carter
9. Fresh Off The Boat
10. The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore


The show responsible for the most bothersome “dead character” shenanigans was…

1. The Walking Dead (47%)
2. Game Of Thrones (37%)
3. Doctor Who (11%)
4. The Leftovers (5%)


The preferred TV-viewing method of choice was…

1. On Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or another streaming service (48%)
2. Catching up with DVR (22%)
3. Via torrents (Shh, don’t tell anyone) (22%)
4. When the episode first aired (8%)


The most exciting upcoming TV revival is…

1. Twin Peaks (31%)
2. The X-Files (27%)
3. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (17%)
4. Gilmore Girls (13%)
5. Star Trek (12%)


The upcoming TV revival to be most cautious about is…

1. Star Trek (28%)
2. Twin Peaks (25%)
3. The X-Files (23%)
4. Gilmore Girls (17%)
5. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (8%)


The A.V. Club was wrong about…

1. True Detective, season 2
2. The Leftovers finale
3. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
4. The Walking Dead
5. Master Of None


The best TV episode of the year is…

1. Hannibal, “The Wrath of The Lamb”
2. Game Of Thrones, “Hardhome”
3. Mad Men, “Person To Person”
4. The Leftovers, “International Assassin”
5. Doctor Who, “Heaven Sent”
6. Fargo, “Loplop”
7. Better Call Saul, “Five-O”
8. Hannibal, “Digestivo”
9. You’re The Worst, “LCD Soundsystem”
10. Fargo, “The Castle”



The best record of 2015 is…

1. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
3. Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear
4. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
5. Grimes, Art Angels
6. Chvrches, Every Open Eye
7. Tame Impala, Currents
8. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love
9. Jamie xx, In Colour
10. The Mountain Goats, Beat The Champ


The most tolerable No. 1 pop radio single of 2015 is…

1. Drake, “Hotline Bling”
2. The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”
3. Adele, “Hello”
4. Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
5. Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”
6. Taylor Swift, “Style”
7. Walk The Moon, “Shut Up And Dance”
8. Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ, “Lean On”
9. Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
10. Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, “FourFiveSeconds”


The most anticipated record of 2016 is…

1. Kanye West, SWISH
2. Frank Ocean, Boys Don’t Cry
3. Radiohead, Title TBA
4. David Bowie, Blackstar
5. Gorillaz, Title TBA



The best game of 2015 is…

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. Fallout 4
3. Bloodborne
4. Undertale
5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
6. Pandemic Legacy
7. Super Mario Maker
8. Batman: Arkhan Knight
9. Splatoon
10. Rocket League


The most disappointing game of 2015 is…

1. Star Wars Battlefront
2. Batman: Arkham Knight
3. Fallout 4
4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
5. The Order: 1886
6. Mad Max
7. Evolve
8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
9. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
10. Rock Band 4


The Game That Tune Memorial Award for best game soundtrack goes to…

1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. Undertale
3. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
4. Splatoon
5. Super Mario Maker



The best book of 2015 is…

1. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World And Me
2. Neil Gaiman, Trigger Warning
3. Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl
4. Neal Stephenson, Seveneves
5. (tie) Jon Ronson, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed and Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train


The most anticipated book-to-film adaptation of 2016 is…

1. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
2. The BFG
3. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
5. The Jungle Book


The most hyped/biggest book disappointment of 2015 is…

1. Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchmen
2. Ernest Cline, Armada
3. Jonathan Franzen, Purity
4. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, Welcome To Night Vale


The best comic series of 2015 is…

1. Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
2. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel)
3. Southern Bastards (Image)
4. Batgirl (DC)
5. Saga (Image)


Best graphic novel/one-shot of 2015 is…

1. Nimona (HarperTeen)
2. Two Brothers (Dark Horse)
3. Step Aside, Pops (Drawn & Quarterly)
4. March: Book Two (Top Shelf)
5. The Divine (First Second)


Most anticipated 2016 comics-to-film/TV adaptation is…

1. Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios)
2. Deadpool (Fox)
3. Luke Cage (Netflix)
4. Preacher (AMC)
5. Doctor Strange (Marvel Studios)


The most hyped/biggest comics disappointment of 2015…

1. Fantastic Four movie (Fox)
2. Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie (Marvel Studios)
3. Convergence event (DC)
4. Secret Wars event (Marvel)
5. Powers TV series (Sony)



The best podcast of 2015 is…

1. The Flop House
2. Hollywood Handbook
3. Comedy Bang! Bang!
5. The Best Show
6. We Hate Movies
7. Undisclosed: The State Vs. Adnan Syed
8. The Adventure Zone
9. I Don’t Even Own A Television
10. U Talkin’ U2 To Me?


The best podcast episode of 2015 is…

1. WTF, “President Barack Obama”
2. The Flop House, “Fateful Findings”
3. Hollywood Handbook, “The Grease Knows Eggs Show With Jesse Thorn”
4. U Talkin’ U2 To Me?, “U2 Talk 2 U”
5. Comedy Bang! Bang!, “NOT Farts And Procreation 4”


The podcast The A.V. Club should cover in 2016 is…

1. My Brother, My Brother And Me
2. Watch Out For Fireballs!
3. Linoleum Knife