Top news for year 2015

Date Headline
January 7, 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris kills 12 people
April 25, 2015 Nepal earthquake kills over 8,000 people and injures more than 21,000
May 1, 2015 ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly injured in airstrike
June 17, 2015 Charleston church shooting kills 9 people
June 26, 2015 US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide
July 14, 2015 Iran nuclear deal reached with world powers
August 26, 2015 WDBJ shooting in Virginia kills 2 journalists on live television
September 28, 2015 Pope Francis visits the United States for the first time
October 1, 2015 Mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon kills 9 people
November 13, 2015 Paris attacks kill 130 people and injure over 400
December 12, 2015 Climate change agreement reached at COP21 in Paris

Movies of the year

Movie Title Director Genre IMDb Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 8.1
The Revenant Alejandro G. I��rritu Action, Adventure, Drama 8.0
Inside Out Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen Animation, Adventure, Comedy 8.1
The Martian Ridley Scott Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi 8.0
Spotlight Tom McCarthy Crime, Drama, History 8.1
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 7.9
The Big Short Adam McKay Biography, Comedy, Drama 7.8
Room Lenny Abrahamson Drama, Thriller 8.1
Ex Machina Alex Garland Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi 7.7
The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino Crime, Drama, Mystery 7.8

Oscar award winner of year

Award Winner Description
Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The story of an actor who once played an iconic superhero, as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.
Best Director Alejandro G. I��rritu for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) I��rritu won for his direction of Birdman, which was praised for its innovative cinematography and seamless editing.
Best Actor Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything Redmayne won for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking, depicting his life and struggles with ALS.
Best Actress Julianne Moore for Still Alice Moore won for her portrayal of a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons for Whiplash Simmons won for his role as a demanding music teacher who pushes his students to their limits.
Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette for Boyhood Arquette won for her role as a single mother raising her children over the course of 12 years.
Best Original Screenplay Alejandro G. I��rritu, Nicol�s Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) The writing team won for their innovative and complex screenplay, which explored themes of identity and creativity.
Best Adapted Screenplay Graham Moore for The Imitation Game Moore won for his adaptation of the biography of Alan Turing, a mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II.
Best Animated Feature Big Hero 6 The Disney animated film follows a young robotics prodigy and his team of friends as they fight to save their city from a dangerous villain.
Best Foreign Language Film Ida (Poland) The Polish film tells the story of a young woman who discovers her family's dark past while preparing to take her vows as a nun.