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The 2018 Cinemayward Oscars

Every year, the Academy Awards get some things wonderfully right (La La LandMoonlight!) and some things horribly wrong (La La Land? No, Moonlight!). Though Crash beating Brokeback Mountain in 2006 is often the most cited Worst Best Picture win of recent years, I am still reeling from Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life losing to Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, a film which nearly everyone has forgotten about. On the whole, I’m not a fan of the politics and commerciality of such awards, but I am a fan of recognizing and celebrating good art and good artists, and there are many in 2017 cinema who deserve such praise.

Thus, without having yet seen Lady Bird or Call Me By Your Name due to their lack of availability here in the UK, here are the 2018 Cinemayward Oscars, celebrating much of what the Oscars overlooked this year, as well as a few unique categories of my own. Enjoy.

With one winner in bold in each category:

Best Picture: 

  • Dunkirk
  • Columbus
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • Good Time
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Mudbound
  • Phantom Thread
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Wonder Woman

Best Director:

  • Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
  • Kogonada (Columbus)
  • Jordan Peele (Get Out)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)
  • Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)

Best Actress: 

  • Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper)
  • Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)
  • Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread)
  • Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus)
  • Rebecca Spence (Princess Cyd)

Best Actor: 

  • Robert Pattinson (Good Time)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
  • Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
  • Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
  • Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)
  • Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (mother!)
  • Meg Tilly (War Machine)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
  • Michael Fassbender (Alien: Covenant)
  • Woody Harrelson (The Glass Castle)
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ingrid Goes West)
  • Rob Morgan (Mudbound)

Best International Film: The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne). Runner-up: The Son of Joseph (Eugene Green)

Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele (Get Out). Runner-up: Stephen Cone (Princess Cyd)

Best Adapted Screenplay: James Gray (The Lost City of Z). Runner-up: Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Mudbound)

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049). Runner-up: Rachel Morrison, (Mudbound)

Best Score/Soundtrack: Phantom Thread (Johnny Greenwood). Runner-up: Good Time (Oneohtrix Point Never)

Best Documentary: The Work. Runner-up: Icarus

Best Animated Film: Your Name. Runner-up: Coco

Best Coming-of-Age Film: Princess Cyd (Stephen Cone). Runner-up: Thelma (Joachim Trier)

Best Film Exploring Christian Spirituality: Mudbound (Dee Rees). Runner-up: mother! (Darren Aronofsky)

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