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The TC Critics' Circle Awards: Nominations and Discussion
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RULES/GUIDELINES

Voting closes at midnight on Friday, January 31st. 


Use the google forms link above. You can post your choices here, but make sure you enter them first.


There are 25 awards across four categories. Please nominate up to FIVE in each category, save Picture. 

For Best Picture, please nominate up to TEN. No order/rank is needed. 

Please list your entries in each category on their own line (i.e., hit enter for each entry).

You can nominate in as many or as few categories as you like. 

Performers/Artists can be nominated in multiple categories (Watiti in Director/Supporting Actor, de Armas in Supporting Actress/Breakthrough Performance, etc.).

Several of the categories have specific notes to assist.

If you have questions or comments, please use this space. We'll be using this thread through the entire voting process.

And don't forget to have fun!

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FILMS
1. Picture (10)
2. First Feature (Films that were the first feature length release (40+ minutes) by the director.)
3. The B-Movie Action Thread Award for Best Genre Picture (Horror/Sci-Fi/Action) (includes direct to streaming/video)
4. The "This Will Never Happen" Award (a movie you were skeptical about but wound up liking) 
5. The Contrarian Award (a movie you liked that nobody else did)

ACTING
6. Actor
7. Actress
8. Supporting Actor 
9. Supporting Actress 
10. Breakthrough Performance, Actor
11. Breakthrough Performance, Actress
12. The Walter Hill Award for Best Ensemble 
13. Scared Shitless Performance by an Actor or Actress
14. The Al Pacino Award for Most Scenery-Chewing in a Motion Picture (overacting)

TECHNICAL
15. Director
16. Screenplay, Original or Adapted 
17. Original Score
18. Cinematography 
19. Editing
21. Stunts/Action Sequences
22. Needle Drop (can be either an entire soundtrack of secondary music *or* a specific moment using music other than score.)
23. The Wendigo-Manitou Award for Best Practical Effects, Creature, or Make-up (can be for an individual design or a whole film)

GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT 

24. The Fat Elvis Award for Outstanding Film Criticism (named in honor - sincerely - of one of our most tireless champions of the art of criticism, this can be awarded for a single piece, a body of work throughout the year, podcast, video essay, whatever)

25. The Landed Plane Award for Best Ending (to a movie, franchise, etc.)

26. The Uncle Mitch Award for Exceptional Achievement in Cinema (a performer, filmmaker, franchise, or film that was particularly notable in 2019, and that will be remembered for years to come. This could be a career best award, a film that broke a record, or whatever.)
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#2
Just submitted my nominations, and here they are:

FILMS
1. Picture
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • AD ASTRA
  • THE IRISHMAN
  • FORD V FERRARI
  • JOKER
  • MARRIAGE STORY
  • TOY STORY 4
3. The B-Movie Action Thread Award for Best Genre Picture (Horror/Sci-Fi/Action)
  • US
  • THE WIND
  • READY OR NOT
  • DOCTOR SLEEP
4. The "This Will Never Happen" Award (a movie you were skeptical about but wound up liking)
  • MARRIAGE STORY
5. The Contrarian Award (a movie you liked that nobody else did)
  • ESCAPE ROOM
  • CHILD'S PLAY
  • DARK PHOENIX
ACTING
6. Actor
  • Joaquin Phoenix (JOKER)
  • Christian Bale (FORD V FERRARI)
  • Adam Driver (MARRIAGE STORY)
  • Brad Pitt (AD ASTRA)
7. Actress
  • Lupita Nyong’o (US)
  • Florence Pugh (MIDSOMMAR)
  • Scarlett Johansson (MARRIAGE STORY)
8. Supporting Actor
  • Brad Pitt (OUATIH)
  • Joe Pesci (THE IRISHMAN)
  • Willem Dafoe (THE LIGHTHOUSE)
9. Supporting Actress
  • Laura Dern (MARRIAGE STORY)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (DOCTOR SLEEP)
10. Breakthrough Performance, Actor
  • Tory Kittles (DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE)
11. Breakthrough Performance, Actress
  • Samara Weaving (READY OR NOT)
12. The Walter Hill Award for Best Ensemble
  • THE IRISHMAN
  • OUATIH
13. Scared Shitless Performance by an Actor or Actress
  • Lupita Nyong'o (US)
  • Samara Weaving (READY OR NOT)
14. The Al Pacino Award for Most Scenery-Chewing in a Motion Picture (overacting)
  • James McAvoy (GLASS)

TECHNICAL
15. Director
  • Quentin Tarantino (OUATIH)
  • Martin Scorsese (THE IRISHMAN)
  • James Mangold (FORD V FERRARI)
  • Todd Phillips (JOKER)
16. Screenplay, Original or Adapted
  • OUATIH
  • THE IRISHMAN
  • MARRIAGE STORY
  • JOKER
  • DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
17. Original Score
  • John Williams (STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER)
  • Michael Abels (US)
  • Alan Silvestri (AVENGERS: ENDGAME)
  • John Powell (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD)
  • Michael Giacchino (SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME)
18. Cinematography
  • THE LIGHTHOUSE
  • OUATIH
  • MIDSOMMAR
19. Editing
  • FORD V FERRARI
  • THE IRISHMAN
21. Stunts/Action Sequences
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM
22. Needle Drop (can be either an entire soundtrack of secondary music *or* a specific moment using music other than score.)
  • The OUATIH Soundtrack
23. The Wendigo-Manitou Award for Best Practical Effects, Creature, or Make-up (can be for an individual design or a whole film)
  • Babu Frik (STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER)
  • The Mermaid (THE LIGHTHOUSE)
GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT

26. The Uncle Mitch Award for Exceptional Achievement in Cinema (a performer, filmmaker, franchise, or film that was particularly notable in 2019, and that will be remembered for years to come. This could be a career best award, a film that broke a record, or whatever.)

  • For completing a nine-film cycle, a trilogy of trilogies, and for delivering an ongoing musical composition of symphonic levels over a period of 40+ years, this award belongs to JOHN WILLIAMS, capping off his time as the composer of a galaxy far, far away in high style.  It is nothing less than an Exceptional Achievement.
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#3
This is great, but I have a few last films to see before I vote. I’m taking my responsibility very seriously.
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#4
What's the "first feature" category, please?
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#5
"First feature" is a debut film by a director.

This is great... I'm going to try and see a couple of other movies before submitting my ballot.
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#6
Thanks!

I'm also going to try and get a couple more under my belt but I already know I'm gonna have some big gaps in my 2019 viewing.

Prelim ballot has OUATIH and KNIVES OUT as my big winners.
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#7
I clarified something - you can nominate the same person in multiple categories - and added an explanation for First Feature in the 1st post.
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#8
Question: I get that MIDSOMMAR is "elevated horror" or "arthouse horror" or whatever, but would it be eligible for the B-Action genre category?
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#9
I don't believe in elevated horror as a genre...but yes, it would be. A lot of these categories are meant to have pretty wide interpretations.
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#10
I don't believe in that, either...just wanted to confirm. Thanks!
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If you're struggling with the Best First Feature award, here's a handy list of some of the more notable debut films:

https://thefilmstage.com/the-best-direct...s-of-2019/
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FILMS
1. Picture (10)
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • UNCUT GEMS
  • DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
  • THE BEACH BUM
  • THE IRISHMAN
5. The Contrarian Award (a movie you liked that nobody else did)
  • GLASS

ACTING
6. Actor

  • Adam Sandler (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Matthew McConaughey (THE BEACH BUM)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • Brad Pitt (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • Eddie Murphy (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)


7. Actress
  • Lupita Nyong'o (US)
  • Maya Erskine (PLUS ONE)
  • Jennifer Lopez (HUSTLERS)
  • Margot Robbie (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • Octavia Spencer (MA)
8. Supporting Actor 
  • Eric Bogosian (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Martin Lawrence (THE BEACH BUM)
  • Zac Efron (THE BEACH BUM)
  • Wesley Snipes (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)
  • Al Pacino (THE IRISHMAN)
9. Supporting Actress
  • Zhao Shuzhen (THE FAREWELL)
  • Julia Fox (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Anna Paquin (THE IRISHMAN)
  • Margaret Qualley (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)
10. Breakthrough Performance, Actor
  • Keith Williams Richards (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Mike Francesa (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Kevin Garnett (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Wayne Diamond (UNCUT GEMS)
11. Breakthrough Performance, Actress
  • Julia Fox (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph (DOLEMITE IS MY NAME)
  • Maya Erskine (PLUS ONE)
12. The Walter Hill Award for Best Ensemble
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • THE IRISHMAN

14. The Al Pacino Award for Most Scenery-Chewing in a Motion Picture (overacting)
  • John Travolta (THE FANATIC)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (VELVET BUZZSAW)
  • Robert Pattinson (THE KING)
TECHNICAL

15. Director
  • Josh and Benny Safdie (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Quentin Tarantino (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • Martin Scorsese (THE IRISHMAN)
  • Harmony Korine (THE BEACH BUM)

16. Screenplay, Original or Adapted
  • Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Quentin Tarantino (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
17. Original Score
  • Daniel Lopatin (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Robbie Robertson (THE IRISHMAN)
18. Cinematography
  • Darius Khondji (UNCUT GEMS)
  • Jarin Blaschke (THE LIGHTHOUSE)
  • Benoît Debie (THE BEACH BUM)
19. Editing
  • Thelma Schoonmaker (THE IRISHMAN)
22. Needle Drop (can be either an entire soundtrack of secondary music *or* a specific moment using music other than score.)
  • Out of Time (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD)
  • The Stranger (UNCUT GEMS)
  • The Truth (THE FANATIC)
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#13
Got my nominations submitted. I didn't see much this past year, so some of my votes are based on a film's reputation and not what I personally thought.
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#14
Nominations close ONE WEEK from today!

Thanks to everyone who's participated so far.
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#15
I've filled out my ballot, but I'm still hoping to catch 1917 and LITTLE WOMEN before I submit.
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#16
Same! Just Marriage Story instead of Little Women
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#17
I haven't seen Marriage Story either, and I'm almost certain I won't be able to persuade my wife to watch it with me in time.
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#18
People should be sure to vote, even if they haven’t seen everything they want to. It’s a consensus choice, so if the consensus is we mostly haven’t got around to Two Popes, then Two Popes isn’t a consensus choice.

I’d also say people shouldn’t worry about making ‘correct’ choices. You think the kid from Brightburn belongs on the Best Actor list? Put him on there!
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#19
Oh man, BRIGHTBURN! If there was an award for Most Squandered Premise...
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#20
A Request: this is really neat, and I'd love to participate- however, I've been chasing the whole decade last month or so: I'm a little behind on the end of the year big guns. And I would like to re-watch a few early year faves.

Any chance of moving the deadline to first of Feb. or something like that? If not, no problem. I'll just try to put together a list of what I have seen.

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Even when I'm braggin', I'm bein' sincere"



"Teenage angst has paid off well/ Now I'm bored and old"


"Drunk as hell, but no throwin' up

Half way home and my pager still blowin' up"


"I'm tired of living all alone
yeah, nobody ever calls me on the phone
But when things start getting bad
I just play my music louder"





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#21
very well, I'll partake in your moviesports you buncha baboons!


BEST PICTURE
Us
Hustlers
Parasite
The Irishman
Marriage Story
Farewell, The
Knives Out
Uncut Gems
Little Women
1917



BEST FIRST FEATURE
Queen & Slim
Booksmart
Peanut Butter Falcon, The



B-MOVIE AWARD FOR GENRE FILM
Crawl
Cold Pursuit
Happy Death Day 2U
Escape Room
Ma



THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN
Terminator: Dark Fate
Aladdin
Dark Phoenix



CONTRARIAN AWARD
Terminator: Dark Fate
Aladdin
Dark Phoenix

Ma


BEST LEAD ACTOR
George MacKay, 1917
Song Kang Ho, Parasite
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Viveik Kalra, Blinded By The Light
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems



BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Awkwafina, Farewell, The
Lupita Nyong'o, Us
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Cho Yeo-Jeong, Parasite
Rebecca Ferguson, Doctor Sleep



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bokeem Woodbine, Queen & Slim
Mark Dacascos, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Kulvinder Ghir, Blinded By The Light
Alessandro Nivola, Art of Self Defense, The
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Lee Jeong-Eun, Parasite
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Imogen Poots, Art of Self Defense, The
Zhao Shuzhen, Farewell, The



BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, MALE
Kevin Garnett, Uncut Gems
Mark Dacascos, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Skyler Gisondo, Booksmart
Anton Yelchin, Love, Antosha
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit



BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE, FEMALE
Kyliegh Curran, Doctor Sleep
Julia Butters, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
Samara Weaving, Ready Or Not
Rosa Salazar, Alita: Battle Angel



WALTER HILL AWARD FOR BEST ENSEMBLE
Parasite
Irishman, The
Avengers: Endgame
Hustlers
Knives Out



BEST SCARED SHITLESS PERFORMANCE
Dean-Charles Chapman, 1917
Jacob Tremblay, Doctor Sleep
Keith L. Williams, Good Boys
Kaya Scodelario, Crawl
Florence Pugh, Midsommar



AL PACINO AWARD FOR MOST SCENERY-CHEWING
Samuel L. Jackson, Glass
Al Pacino, Irishman, The
Michael Fassbender, Dark Phoenix
Jake Gyllenhaal, Spider-Man: Far From Home
James McAvoy, Glass



BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Safdie Brothers, Uncut Gems
Lulu Wang, Farewell, The



BEST SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
Knives Out (Original)
Marriage Story (Original)
Farewell, The (Original)
Little Women (Adapted)
Parasite (Original)



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
John Powell, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Endgame
Daniel Lopatin, Uncut Gems
Bear McCreary, Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Matt Morton, Apollo 11



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Yorick Le Saux, Little Women
Patrick Lin and Jean-Claude Kalache, Toy Story 4
Steve Yedlin, Knives Out
Hoyte van Hoytema, Ad Astra
Pawel Pogorzelski, Midsommar



BEST EDITING
Parasite
Little Women
Knives Out
Irishman, The
Marriage Story



BEST STUNTS
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Parasite
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
1917
Crawl



BEST NEEDLE DROP
Soundtrack, Rocketman
Soundtrack, Blinded By The Light
Soundtrack, Hustlers
"Rebirth" (original theme by Akira Ifukeube, adapted by Bear McCreary), Godzilla: King of the Monsters
"Mothra's Song (original theme by Yuji Koseki, adapted by Bear McCreary), Godzilla: King of the Monsters




BEST PRACTICAL FX, CREATURE, OR MAKEUP
1917
Lighthouse, The
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Midsommar



FAT ELVIS AWARD FOR FILLUM CRICKETS
Martin Scorcese, on superhero movies not being cinema to him


LANDED PLANE AWARD FOR BEST ENDING
Knives Out (individual)
Crawl (individual)
Little Women (individual)
1917 (individual)
Parasite (individual)



UNCLE MITCH AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMA
-Bong Joon-Ho and the cast/crew of PARASITE for the many milestones it made for South Korean cinema

-Kevin Feige/Marvel for successfully capping off an impossible creative/business move that took a decade of overall consistency.

-John Williams for being the sole composer for nine Star Wars films from 1977 to 2019.

-John Favreau/Disney for blowing me away with the depths of pointlessness a movie achieve with their remake of The Lion King

-Rian Johnson for hitting big with an original film that audiences enjoyed less than a month before Rise of Skywalker would be heavily ridiculed as a cowardly follow-up to The Last Jedi.  Delicious.
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#22
Do I post my list in here, or as the submission document? Cause I did that already.
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#23
I don’t think you have to post anything in here. Only if you want to show other people your picks.
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#24
The submission document is what matters most.
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(01-19-2020, 05:40 PM)Fat Elvis Wrote: A Request: this is really neat, and I'd love to participate- however, I've been chasing the whole decade last month or so: I'm a little behind on the end of the year big guns. And I would like to re-watch a few early year faves.

Any chance of moving the deadline to first of Feb. or something like that? If not, no problem. I'll just try to put together a list of what I have seen.

I have thought about this, and actual voting should take much less time than the nomination process.

Therefore, I am going to extend the voting until January 30th. I'll do a fast turn around time and hopefully we can have this all settled by the actual oscars.

Good luck.
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#26
Can I send in a document with one or two nominations for most categories? I really haven't seen enough films to fill out every category with 5 nominations.
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#27
Evi, I think that's fine. I've seen a fair amount, but I still have a couple of categories with only a couple of nominees.

Here's what I submitted. I haven't seen MARRIAGE STORY, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE FAREWELL, BOMBSHELL or TWO POPES.

Best Picture
IRISHMAN, THE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
UNCUT GEMS
PARASITE
MIDSOMMAR
KNIVES OUT
FORD V FERRARI
LITTLE WOMEN
1917
LIGHTHOUSE, THE

2. First Feature
BOOKSMART
DIANE

3. The B-Movie Action Thread Award
CRAWL
READY OR NOT
JOHN WICK 3

4. The "This Will Never Happen" Award (a movie you were skeptical about but wound up liking) -
CRAWL
IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON
BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

5. The Contrarian Award (a movie you liked that nobody else did) -
SHAFT

ACTING
6. Actor -
Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS
Leonardo DiCaprio, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Robert De Niro, IRISHMAN
Eddie Murphy, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Matthew McConaughey, BEACH BUM

7. Actress -
Lupita N'Yongo, US
Elizabeth Moss, HER SMELL
Florence Pugh, MIDSOMMAR
Mary Kay Place, DIANE
Jillian Bell, BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON

8. Supporting Actor -
Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN
Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN
Willem Dafoe, THE LIGHTHOUSE
Martin Lawrence, THE BEACH BUM

9. Supporting Actress -
Jennifer Lopez, HUSTLERS
Ana de Armas, KNIVES OUT
Julia Fox, UNCUT GEMS
Florence Pugh, LITTLE WOMEN

10. Breakthrough Performance, Actor -
Austin Butler, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Roman Griffin Davis, JOJO RABBIT

11. Breakthrough Performance, Actress -
Ana de Armas, KNIVES OUT
Kaya Scodelario, CRAWL
Julia Butters, ONCE UPON A TIME
Samara Weaving, READY OR NOT

12. The Walter Hill Award for Best Ensemble -
KNIVES OUT
THE IRISHMAN
UNCUT GEMS
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
LITTLE WOMEN

13. Scared Shitless Performance by an Actor or Actress -
Samara Weaving, READY OR NOT
Kyla Scodelario, CRAWL
Robert Pattinson, THE LIGHTHOUSE

14. The Al Pacino Award for Most Scenery-Chewing in a Motion Picture (overacting) -
Joaquin Phoenix, JOKER
John Travolta, THE FANATIC
Al Pacino, THE IRISHMAN
Wesley Snipes, DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Matthew McConaughey, THE BEACH BUM

TECHNICAL
15. Director -
Bong Joon-Ho, PARASITE,
Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Scorsese, IRISHMAN, THE
Aster, MIDSOMMAR
Gerwig, LITTLE WOMEN

16. Screenplay, Original or Adapted -
PARASITE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
IRISHMAN, THE
KNIVES OUT
LITTLE WOMEN

17. Original Score -
UNCUT GEMS
IRISHMAN
MIDSOMMAR
LITTLE WOMEN

18. Cinematography -
LIGHTHOUSE, THE
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
JOKER
1917
MIDSOMMAR

19. Editing -
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
IRISHMAN, THE
UNCUT GEMS
LITTLE WOMEN

21. Stunts/Action Sequences
JOHN WICK 3
1917
FORD V FERRARI
AVENGERS: ENDGAME

22. Needle Drop (can be either an entire soundtrack of secondary music *or* a specific moment using music other than score.)
"Keep me Hangin' On," Vanilla Fudge, ONCE UPON
"Out of Time," ONCE UPON
"In the Still of the Night," THE IRISHMAN

23. The Wendigo-Manitou Award for Best Practical Effects, Creature, or Make-up (can be for an individual design or a whole film)
Joe Pesci's old man make-up at the end of THE IRISHMAN
Babu Frik, RISE OF SKYWALKER

GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT

24. The Fat Elvis Award for Outstanding Film Criticism (named in honor - sincerely - of one of our most tireless champions of the art of criticism, this can be awarded for a single piece, a body of work throughout the year, podcast, video essay, whatever)
Kim Morgan on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
"Dunkirk" w/ Quentin Tarantino, The Rewatchables podcast
Jenny Nicholson, "Oh no! The Rise of Skywalker is real bad Sad"

25. The Landed Plane Award for Best Ending (to a movie, franchise, etc.)
IRISHMAN (Individual)
LITTLE WOMEN (Individual)
UNCUT GEMS (Individual)
CRAWL (Individual)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Individual)

26. The Uncle Mitch Award for Exceptional Achievement in Cinema (a performer, filmmaker, franchise, or film that was particularly notable in 2019, and that will be remembered for years to come. This could be a career best award, a film that broke a record, or whatever.)
THE IRISHMAN feels like a lifetime achievement award in and of itself, but I think in time it'll be viewed as one of Scorsese's greatest.

Greta Gerwig might be America's best current filmmaker.

Marvel for wrapping up a big ol' epic thing reasonably well.
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(01-22-2020, 03:04 AM)Evi Wrote: Can I send in a document with one or two nominations for most categories? I really haven't seen enough films to fill out every category with 5 nominations.

You can fill up any category with up to five nominations, except for Picture, which is 10. So just sending 1 or 2 nominations per category is great. Smile
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#29
We are less than a week away from the closing of nominations, so get those in!
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#30
Submitted, though I had to pass on a significant number of categories. Just haven't seen enough 2019 releases.
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(01-24-2020, 12:30 PM)MichaelM Wrote: Submitted, though I had to pass on a significant number of categories. Just haven't seen enough 2019 releases.

Probably none of the ones with strong female protagonists!

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#32
I'm not sure how much Jo March could bench press, so you might be onto something there.
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#33
Nominations close in three days!
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#34
Boone, I hope you've gotten a decent number of submissions.

And thanks for putting this together!
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#35
We've had about 11 responses so far, which is more than I expected, honestly. So I'm happy.

I mentioned this to Elvis, but if you're behind the 8 ball and have a few categories you want to submit to, but don't have the time to go through the document, you can send them to me in a PM.

Finally, I was thinking about this - would folks be okay if I did a second Google Poll with multiple choice options for the nominees to determine the winners? I think that would be easiest because you can't do do more than one poll per thread, and it would kind of spam this forum. I would be happy to share the information with someone else here as a "check" to make sure I wasn't manipulating the final tally/winners.
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