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The 1st Annual Jordies: Awarding The Best Films Of 2018

The Motion Picture Academy is about to celebrate the 91st Academy Awards. Despite the onslaught of foolish decisions made recently by their governing body, it is a time for filmmakers and film fans alike to celebrate the art form we all love so much. Part of that celebration is sharing our thoughts on what were the “Best of” from the year before. The Academy has the Oscars, the most prestigious recognition one could achieve in Hollywood, but I have the Jordies. My totally subjective awards will soon become the annual envy of the industry!

Alright, so I’ve established these are MY Oscars. But how do they work? Glad you asked! Like the Oscars, my awards are broken down into similar categories, some are more in line with the Academy’s formal ceremony while others are fun experiments. Every film listed in that categories are my nominees for that particular award. The winners are highlighted in some obvious fashion.

Now, the Jordies don’t have restrictions. There is no maximum or minimum number of nominees required in each category. I nominate as many or as little films and/or filmmakers as I believe deserve recognition. It’s also important to note that I do not see every movie every year. I don’t get free screeners of each Oscar contender mailed to my house and sometimes I don’t even get a particular film in my area. Bare these things in mind as you reach through my ballot.

Now, without further ado, please enjoy the very first Jordie Awards!

BEST MOTION PICTURE

The nominees are…

Hereditary
Blindspotting
The Favourite
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Avengers: Infinity War
A Quiet Place
You Were Never Really Here
Mission: Impossible– Fallout
A Star Is Born

And the winner is…
THE FAVOURITE.


BEST DIRECTING

The nominees are…

Anthony & Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War
Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Carlos López Estrada, Blindspotting
John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
Ari Aster, Hereditary

And the winner is…
ANTHONY & JOE RUSSO, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.


Best Male Lead Performance

The nominees are…

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
Christian Bale, Vice
Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

And the winner is…
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.


Best Female Lead Performance

The nominees are…

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Natalie Portman, Annihilation

And the winner is…
TONI COLLETTE, HEREDITARY.


Best Male Supporting Performance

The nominees are…

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Sam Elliot, A Star Is Born
Anton Yelchin, Thoroughbreds
Adam Driver, Blackkklansman
Rafael Casal, Blindspotting
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Sylvester Stallone, Creed II
Alex Wolff, Hereditary

And the winner is…
MAHERSHALA ALI, GREEN BOOK.


Best Female Supporting Performance

The nominees are…

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
Letitia Wright, Black Panther
Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place

And the winner is…
RACHEL WEISZ, THE FAVOURITE.


Best Ensemble Performance

The nominees are…

Black Panther
The Favourite
Avengers: Infinity War
Annihilation
A Quiet Place
Hereditary
Vice
A Star Is Born
Creed II

And the winner is…
THE FAVOURITE.


Best Film Editing

The nominees are…

Vice (Hank Corwin)
Bohemian Rhapsody
(John Ottman)
Blackkklansman
 (Barry Alexander Brown)
Avengers: Infinity War
 (Jeffrey Ford & Matt Schmidtt)
Mission: Impossible– Fallout
 (Eddie Hamilton)

And the winner is…
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (JEFFREY FORD & MATT SCHMIDTT).


Best Adapted Screenplay

The nominees are…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman) 
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
 (Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty) 
A Star Is Born
(Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper & Eric Roth)
Black Panther
(Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole)
Annihilation (Alex Garland)

And the winner is…
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (NICOLE HOLOFCENER & JEFF WHITTY).


Best Original Screenplay

The nominees are…

Blindspotting (Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal)
The Favourite
(Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara) 
Hereditary
(Ari Aster)
A Quiet Place
(Bryan Woods & John Krasinski & Scott Beck)
Vice (Adam McKay)

And the winner is…
THE FAVOURITE (DEBORAH DAVIS & TONY MCNAMARA).


Best Animated Feature

The nominees are…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet

And the winner is…
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.


Best Documentary Feature

The nominees are…

Free Solo
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Filmworker

And the winner is…
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?


Best Original Song

The nominees are…

“Ashes,” Deadpool 2
“Pray for Me,” Black Panther
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
“Hollywood Ending,” Anna and the Apocalypse
“A Place Called Slaughter Race,” Ralph Breaks the Internet
“OYAHYTT,” Sorry to Bother You

And the winner is…
“ASHES,” DEADPOOL 2.


Best Musical Score

The nominees are…

Black Panther (Ludwig Göransson)
Incredibles 2
(Michael Giacchino) 
Avengers: Infinity War
(Alan Silvestri)
Ready Player One
(Alan Silvestri)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
(James Newton Howard)
Mandy
(Johann Johannsson)
Halloween
(John Carpenter)
You Were Never Really Here
(Jonny Greendwood)

And the winner is…
BLACK PANTHER (LUDWIG GORANSSON).


Best Cinematography

The nominees are…

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)
Avengers: Infinity War
(Trent Opaloch) 
You Were Never Really Here
(Thomas Townend)
Mission: Impossible– Fallout
(Rob Hardy)
Annihilation
(Rob Hardy)
Isle of Dogs
(Tristan Oliver)
Ready Player One
(Janusz Kaminski)
Mandy 
(Benjamin Loeb)

And the winner is…
MANDY (BENJAMIN LOEB).


Best Visual Effects

The nominees are…

Avengers: Infinity War
Ready Player One
Mortal Engines
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Mission: Impossible– Fallout
Christopher Robin 

And the winner is…
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.


Best Production Design

The nominees are…

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie)
Black Panther (Hannah Beachler)
Isle of Dogs (Paul Harrod & Adam Stockhausen)
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Neil Lamont)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Aaron Haye)

And the winner is…
THE FAVOURITE (FIONA CROMBIE).


Best Costume Design

The nominees are…

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
The Favourite
(Sandy Powell)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
(Sandy Powell)
Black Panther
(Ruth E. Carter)
Bohemian Rhapsody
(Julian Day)

And the winner is…
BLACK PANTHER (RUTH E. CARTER).


Best Hair & Makeup

The nominees are…

The Favourite
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Vice
How to Talk to Girls at Parties

And the winner is…
VICE.


Best On-Screen Chemistry

The nominees are…

Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal, Blindspotting
Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Ben Foster & Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick, A Simple Favor
Mahershala Ali & Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

And the winner is…
DAVEED DIGGS & RAFAEL CASAL, BLINDSPOTTING.


Best Movie Quote

The nominees are…

“We don’t pick the ballroom, we just dance.”– Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
“Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.”- Erik Killmonger, Black Panther
“All the power to all the people.”- Kwame Ture, Blackkklansman
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.”– Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin
“He broke things in me that ain’t never been fixed.”– Rocky Balboa, Creed II
“The World is full of lonely people waiting for someone else to make the first move.”– Tony Lip, Green Book
“Done properly, parenting can be a heroic act. Done properly.”– Edna Mode, Incredibles 2
It’s fucking Chucky!”– Sixer #1, Ready Player One
“Eyes. Lungs. Pancreas. So many snacks, so little time.”- Venom, Venom

And the winner is…
“JUST BURY ME IN THE OCEAN WITH MY ANCESTORS THAT JUMPED FROM THE SHIPS, BECAUSE THEY KNEW DEATH WAS BETTER THAN BONDAGE.”– ERIK KILLMONGER, BLACK PANTHER


Best Hero

The nominees are…

Ethan Hunt, Mission: Impossible– Fallout
T’Challa, Black Panther
Lee Abbott, A Quiet Place
Elastigirl/ Helen Parr, Incredibles 2
Miles Morales, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Adonis Creed, Creed II

And the winner is…
LEE ABBOTT, A QUIET PLACE.


Best Villain

The nominees are…

Erik Killmonger, Black Panther
Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War
Ivan and Viktor Drago, Creed II
The Rusty Nail, A Quiet Place
David Duke, Blackkklansman
The Shape/ Michael Myers, Halloween
Emily Nelson, A Simple Favor

And the winner is…
THANOS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.


Best Fight

The nominees are…

Titan Throwdown, Avengers: Infinity War
T’Challa vs. Killmonger (Ceremonial Showdown), Black Panther
Creed vs. Viktor Drago (Round 2), Creed II
Bathroom Brawl, Mission: Impossible– Fallout
Final Confrontation, Revenge
Autonomous Ass-Kicking, Upgrade

And the winner is…
BATHROOM BRAWL, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE– FALLOUT.


Rising Star

The nominees are…

Letitia Wright, Black Panther
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place
Alex Wolff, Hereditary

And the winner is…
LETITIA WRIGHT, BLACK PANTHER.


There you have it, the first-ever Jordies! What do you think about my nominees and corresponding winners? Have you any suggestions for categories or other changes next year? I would love to hear from you, so hit me up in the comments below!

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