The 2nd Annual Alert The Audience Film Awards Nominations!


Hey! Look at that cool collage of some of the movies I saw at the cinema this year! Can you tell I couldn’t think of what image to use at the top of this post? In keeping with the “tradition” that I started last year on Alert The Audiencethis year we will be hosting The 2nd Annual Alert The Audience Film Awards. Basically what we’ll be doing is nominating 10 films in each of my 10 favourite categories at the Academy Awards, and then, on Sunday before the Oscars ceremony, we will be revealing the winners and runners up. Think of this as my personal version of “if I had an Oscar ballot…” except I get to be in charge of the nominees too! In future years hopefully I’ll be able to involve a larger group of people in the voting process, but for now, here’s my fun little way of honouring my favourite filmmakers and performers from 2019.

And the nominees are…

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Best Picture

  1. Booksmart
  2. The Farewell
  3. The Irishman
  4. Jojo Rabbit
  5. Knives Out
  6. Little Women
  7. Marriage Story
  8. Midsommar
  9. Parasite
  10. Uncut Gems

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Best Director

  1. Pedro Almodóvar (Pain and Glory)
  2. Ari Aster (Midsommar)
  3. Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
  4. Claire Denis (High Life)
  5. Greta Gerwig (Little Women)
  6. Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite)
  7. Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
  8. Josh and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems)
  9. Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  10. Olivia Wilde (Booksmart)

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Best Supporting Performance By An Actor

  1. Alan Alda (Marriage Story)
  2. Sterling K. Brown (Waves)
  3. Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)
  4. Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood)
  5. Song Kang-Ho (Parasite)
  6. Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)
  7. Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man In San Francisco)
  8. Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  9. Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  10. Ray Romano (Paddleton)

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Best Lead Performance By An Actor

  1. Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
  2. Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  4. Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
  5. Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce & Waves)
  6. Robert De Niro (The Irishman)
  7. Robert Patinson (High Life & The Lighthouse)
  8. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
  9. Brad Pitt (Ad Astra) 
  10. Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)

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Best Supporting Performance By An Actress

  1. Laura Dern (Little Women & Marriage Story)
  2. Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
  3. Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
  4. Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit)
  5. Florence Pugh (Little Women)
  6. Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)
  7. Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
  8. Taylor Russell (Waves)
  9. Zhao Shuzhen (The Farewell)
  10. Park So-dam (Parasite)

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Best Lead Performance By An Actress

  1. Awkwafina (The Farewell)
  2. Sofia Boutella (Climax)
  3. Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose)
  4. Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
  5. Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
  6. Elisabeth Moss (Her Smell)
  7. Lupita Nyong’o (Us)
  8. Florence Pugh (Midsommar)
  9. Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
  10. Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

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Best Screenplay

  1. The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
  2. The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)
  3. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
  4. Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
  5. Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  6. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  7. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  8. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won)
  9. The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)
  10. Uncut Gems (Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein)

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Best Cinematography

  1. Ad Astra (Hoyte van Hoytema)
  2. A Hidden Life (Jorg Widmer)
  3. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (Adam Newport-Berra)
  4. The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)
  5. Little Women (Yorick Le Saux)
  6. Midsommar (Pawel Pogorzelski)
  7. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Robert Richardson)
  8. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Claire Mathon)
  9. Uncut Gems (Darius Khondji)
  10. Waves (Drew Daniels)

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Best Film Editing

  1. The Farewell (Michael Taylor & Matt Friedman)
  2. Ford v Ferrari (Michael McCusker, Dirk Westervelt & Andrew Buckland)
  3. Hustlers (Kayla Emter)
  4. The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
  5. Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
  6. Knives Out (Bob Ducsay)
  7. Little Women (Nick Houy)
  8. Midsommar (Lucian Johnston)
  9. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Fred Raskin)
  10. Parasite (Yang Jin-mo)

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Best Original Score

  1. Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir)
  2. Knives Out (Nathan Johnson)
  3. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (Emile Mosseri)
  4. Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
  5. Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
  6. Midsommar (Bobby Krlic)
  7. Parasite (Jung Jae-il)
  8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams)
  9. Uncut Gems (Daniel Lopatin)
  10. Us (Michael Abels)

And there you have it! Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay are combined so we could have a total of 10 categories rather than 11 because… I like even numbers. Other than that I think everything is pretty self-explanatory. The winners and runners-up will be announced sometime before the Oscars this weekend, so stay tuned!

What do you think of these nominees? Did I snub anyone? Who would you have included or removed? Let me know below!

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