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2nd Annual Jordies: Honoring the Best Films of 2019

The 92nd Academy Awards are this Sunday night, which makes now the perfect time for movie lovers around the world to celebrate the films and accomplishments of 2019.

Personally, the Oscars are one of my favorite events of the year. Though I typically understand why the voting body of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences collectively pick the films and filmmakers that they do, I still can’t escape the thought of what it’d look like if I were the sole decider of the most prestigious awards in Hollywood. That’s where the Jordies come in!

For the second year in a row, I have gone through the hundreds of films I saw in a single calendar year and nominated the very best ones for different categories that I deem either important to the craft of filmmaking or simple fun. Most of the categories you’ll see below are ones you’ll find at the Academy Awards. Others are ones I think the Academy should add or of my own taste.

I like to mention each year that though I tend to see almost every major release of any given year, I still haven’t gotten around to all of them. If you notice the lack of a major awards contender, then that’s likely because I didn’t get around to that particular film yet. Or maybe I just didn’t like it as much as everyone else. Who know!

Now without further ado, I now present to you the second annual Jordy Awards. Enjoy!

BEST MOTION PICTURE

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1917
Joker
Marriage Story
Parasite
Uncut Gems
Little Women
Knives Out
Honey Boy
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Toy Story 4

And the Jordy goes to… Joker


BEST DIRECTING

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Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

And the Jordy goes to… Todd Phillips, Joker


Best Male Lead Performance

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Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Robert Downey Jr, Avengers: Endgame

And the Jordy goes to… Joaquin Phoenix, Joker


Best Female Lead Performance

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Soarise Ronan, Little Women
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Jessica Roth’s, Happy Death Day 2U
Ana de Armas, Knives Out

And the Jordy goes to… Lupita Nyong’o, Us


Best Male Supporting Performance

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Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Bradd Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

And the Jordy goes to… Shia LeBouf, Honey Boy


Best Female Supporting Performance

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Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Jeong Ji-so, Parasite
Julia Fox, Uncut Gems

And the Jordy goes to… Florence Pugh, Little Women


Best Ensemble Performance

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Parasite
Knives Out
Little Women
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

And the Jordy goes to… Parasite


Best Casting

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Knives Out
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite
Us

And the Jordy goes to… Parasite


Best Film Editing

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Ford v Ferrari
Parasite
Little Women
1917
Uncut Gems

And the Jordy goes to… Little Women


Best Adapted Screenplay

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Joker
Little Women
The Irishman
Just Mercy
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

And the Jordy goes to… Little Women


Best Original Screenplay

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Jojo Rabbit
Parasite
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Honey Boy

And the Jordy goes to… Honey Boy


Best Documentary Feature

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Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie
Untouchable
Fyre Fraud

And the Jordy goes to… Untouchable


Best Original Song

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“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“Catchy Song,” The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II
“Speechless,” Aladdin

And the Jordy goes to… “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman


Best Musical Score

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Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, John Powell
Avengers: Endgame, Alan Silvestri
Us, Michael Abels
Honey Boy, Alex Somers

And the Jordy goes to… Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir


Best Cinematography

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Joker
1917
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

And the Jordy goes to… 1917


Best Visual Effects

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Avengers: Endgame
The Lion King
The Irishman
Alita: Battle Angel
1917

And the Jordy goes to… 1917


Best Production Design

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Little Women
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman

And the Jordy goes to… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Best Costume Design

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Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
My Name Is Dolemite
Rocketman
Aladdin

And the Jordy goes to… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Best Hair & Makeup

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The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joker
Judy
1917

And the Jordy goes to… Joker


Best Sound Engineering

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Rocketman
Avengers: Endgame

And the Jordy goes to… 1917


Best Directorial Debut

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Honey Boy, Alma Har’el
Booksmart, Olivia Wilde
Toy Story 4, Josh Cooley
Annabelle Comes Home, Gary Dauberman
Queen & Slim, Melina Matsoukas

And the Jordy goes to… Honey Boy, Alma Har’el


Best On-Screen Chemistry

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Shia LeBouf & Noah June, Honey Boy

Tom Hanks & Matthew Rhys, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Christian Bale & Matt Damon, Ford v Ferrari

Leonardo DiCaprio & Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

And the Jordy goes to… Shia LeBouf & Noah June, Honey Boy


Best Movie Quote

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“I may run from hyenas, but I will always fight a bully!”– The Lion King


“Don’t worry about being the next me. Be the first you.”– Fighting with My Family


“No amount of money ever bought a second of time.”– Avengers: Endgame


“You want a good life? It’s not complicated. Tell the girl you love that you love her. And tell the truth to everyone, whenever you can.”– Yesterday


“The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.”– Joker

And the Jordy goes to… “No amount of money ever bought a second of time.”– Avengers: Endgame


Best Stunt Coordination

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John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

And the Jordy goes to… John Wick: Chapter 3– Parabellum


Best Hero

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Benoit Blanc, Knives Out
Jo March, Little Women
Ironman/Tony Stark, Avengers: Endgame
Harriet Tubman, Harriet
Fred Rogers, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

And the Jordy goes to… Benoit Blanc, Knives Out


Best Villain

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Rose the Hat, Doctor Sleep
Teddy McGiggle, Little Monsters
Quentin Beck/Mysterio, Spider-Man: Far From Home
Gabby Gabby, Toy Story 4
Red, Us

And the Jordy goes to… Rose the Hat, Doctor Sleep


Best Fight

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Avengers vs. Thanos, Avengers: Endgame
Manson Family Massacre, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Red vs. Adelaide, Us
The Fight, Marriage Story
Knife Fight– John Wick– Chapter 3: Parabellum

And the Jordy goes to… Knife Fight– John Wick– Chapter 3: Parabellum


Rising Star

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Julia Butter, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Kyliegh Curran, Doctor Sleep
Julia Fox, Uncut Gems
McKenna Grace, Annabelle Comes Home
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy

And the Jordy goes to… Noah Jupe, Honey Boy


Those were my picks for the 2020 Jordies! What do you make of my picks? Which films did I forget to shout out? Which films were your favorite of 2019? Sound off in the comments below and let me know!

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