My 7th Annual Film Awards, in the Style of the Golden Globes

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No nominations in my regular awards, but here? It gets some love.

You may recall I’d done my 2014 awards in this fashion. I’d drawn this up for fun, but after posting my official awards, I figured I’d post this as well. Because this year was so dominated by Dramas, the Comedy awards give some under-appreciated films the respect they deserve.

Picture – Drama:

  1. Dunkirk
  2. The Shape of Water
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  5. Phantom Thread

Picture – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Get Out
  2. I, Tonya
  3. The Big Sick
  4. Lady Bird
  5. Coco

As noted previously, The Big Sick was the best film of the year to receive no nominations from me; here it makes my top 5 with ease.

Director – Drama:

  1. Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  2. Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
  3. Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
  4. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  5. Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Director – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Jordan Peele, Get Out
  2. Edgar Wright, Baby Driver 
  3. Craig Gillespie, I, Tonya 
  4. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  5. Ruben Östlund, The Square

Östlund is a distant 5th; I didn’t like The Square nearly as much as Force Majeure.

Actor – Drama:

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  2. Colin Farrell, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  3. Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  4. Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  5. Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

With Daniel Kaluuya in Musical/Comedy, Washington is able to make the top 5 for a very strong performance.

Actor – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  2. Jason Sudeikis, Colossal 
  3. James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  4. Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes 
  5. Claes Bang, The Square

Kaluuya wins by a mile – and you could argue his film belongs in Drama. Interestingly enough, SAG nominated Carell in Supporting, though the Globes put him as a lead. You could, by the way, argue that Sudeikis is supporting, but I’m comfortable putting him here.

Actress – Drama:

  1. Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
  2. Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread 
  3. Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
  4. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

If I listed Three Billboards as a Comedy (not at all unreasonable), I could then push Nicole Kidman into my top 5 for The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Actress – Musical/Comedy

  1. Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  2. Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  3. Allison Williams, Get Out 
  4. Anne Hathaway, Colossal 
  5. Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Ronan doesn’t even make my top 5, but she, Robbie, and Williams are all excellent and would be nominees in a lot of years. There’s a drop to Hathaway and another to Stone, but this is a strong list.

Supporting Actor – Drama:

  1. Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  2. Will Poulter, Detroit 
  3. Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  4. Idris Elba, Molly’s Game 
  5. Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name 

Supporting Actor – Musical/Comedy:

  1. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ingrid Goes West 
  2. Paul Walter Hauser, I, Tonya 
  3. Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya
  4. Tracy Letts, Lady Bird
  5. John C. Reilly, The Little Hours

Jackson was actually my winner at one point; indeed, so was Reilly. I’m particularly glad that Hauser and Stan get on here, as they were both superb. Sadly, there isn’t room for Jack Black in Jumanji: Back to the Jungle, but anyone who’s seen it knows how good he is.

Supporting Actress – Drama: 

  1. Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  2. Raffey Cassidy, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  3. Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion
  4. Miranda Richardson, Stronger
  5. Jena Malone, Lovesong 

With Laurie Metcalf and my #6, Hong Chau, in Musical/Comedy, I’m able to make room for Jena Malone’s fine performance in a little-seen film.

Supporting Actress – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  2. Hong Chau, Downsizing
  3. Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  4. Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West 
  5. Beanie Feldstein, Lady Bird 

There’s something of a drop after Janney, but I’m glad to get Feldstein on there.

Ensemble – Drama:

  1. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  2. The Shape of Water 
  3. Blade Runner 2049 
  4. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. Mudbound

Ensemble – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Lady Bird
  2. Get Out
  3. I, Tonya 
  4. The Big Sick
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

The ensemble in Jumanji really is wonderful and a big part of the film’s massive (and long-lasting – it’s still in the top 10) success.

Original Screenplay – Drama:

  1. Phantom Thread
  2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  3. A Quiet Passion
  4. Columbus
  5. The Shape of Water

Original Screenplay – Musical/Comedy:

  1. Get Out
  2. The Big Sick
  3. Lady Bird
  4. I, Tonya
  5. Colossal

Three Oscar nominees, one BAFTA nominee, and one film which got very little awards attention of any kind.

Adapted Screenplay – Drama:

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Molly’s Game
  3. Lady Macbeth
  4. Mudbound
  5. Call Me by Your Name

Adapted Screenplay – Musical/Comedy:

  1. The Little Hours
  2. The Disaster Artist
  3. The Lego Batman Movie
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Another deserved nod for Jumanji.

Nomination totals:

  • 8: I, Tonya, Lady Bird
  • 7: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • 6: Get Out, Phantom Thread
  • 5: The Shape of Water
  • 4: Blade Runner 2049
  • 3: The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name, Colossal, Molly’s Game, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2: Battle of the Sexes, The Disaster Artist, Dunkirk, Ingrid Goes West, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Little Hours, Mudbound, The Square

It’s worth noting that Get Out, which got just one nomination in my regular awards, got 6 nominations here – and 4 wins! Part of the reason I do this.

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