5. Big Hero 6 – Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Jordan Roberts
For taking a functional plot and premise, and creating such delectable characters. Special shout-out to Don Hall, Chris Williams, Joe Mateo, Paul Briggs and the entire Disney story team.
4. Palo Alto – Gia Coppola
For an encompassing, nomadic drama of Californian High School life that is not altogether unfamiliar given her last name.
3. Edge of Tomorrow – Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Christopher McQuarrie
For doing much better work than, in this instance, was ever asked of them.
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Dean DeBlois
For envisioning an exceptional yarn (the tone is very different to the book series it's based on) while providing all the freedom possible to Tom Owens and the DreamWorks story team.
1. Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
For being truthful to the spirit of its source material, and in turn creating a sore, savage comedy on man’s rebellion to approaching complexities of life. It exhibits his growing maturity and here gives little effort to show off or even charm.
Runner Up: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
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