The 2nd Annual Sheist Film Awards

***Updated 2/25/19: Title spelling corrections, added omitted category, added omitted nominee for cinematography, added hyperlinks***

Since all awards and “Best-Of” lists are at least a bit pretentious, let’s start with the fun stuff.

🏆indicates likely Academy Pick          🐎indicates Academy darkhorse

Most Original Movie

Sorry to Bother You

Directed by & Screenplay by Boots Riley

Starring: LaKeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson


Weirdest Movie

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First Reformed

Directed by & Screenplay by Paul Schrader, Starring: Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried

Runner Up:

The Endless

Directors: Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson, Writer: Justin Benson

Starring: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson


Most Interesting Foreign Film

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Revenge (France/Belgium)

Directed by & Screenplay by Coralie Fargeat

Starring: Matilda Ann Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, and Vincent Colombe


Best Soundtrack

Bumblebee

Black Panther

Mid90s

A Star is Born

Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse

Bohemian Rhapsody

And the winner is…

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A Star is Born

Original Music by Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Lukas Nelson


Must-See Documentary

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Free Solo

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin

Starring: Alex Honnold


Most Disappointing

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The Predator

Director by Shane Black

Screenplay by Fred Dekker & Shane Black


Worst Movie of the Year

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Holmes and Watson

Writer & Director: Etan Cohen

Starring: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly


Best Sequel, Reboot, or Remake

Deadpool 2

Directed by David Leitch, Screenplay by Ryan Reynolds, Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese

Mary Poppins Returns

Directed by Rob Marshall, Screenplay & Story by David McGee, Rob Marshall & John DeLuca

Creed II

Directed by Stephen Caple Jr., Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Juel Taylor

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Directed by Phil Johnston & Rich Moore, Screenplay by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon

Bumblebee

Directed by Travis Knight, Screenplay by Christina Hodson

A Star Is Born

Directed by Bradley Cooper, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters

And the winner is…

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A Star Is Born

Directed by Bradley Cooper, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters


**For those who made a noticeable splash without necessarily factoring into the rest of the larger awards picture**


Breakthrough Performers

 Rafael Casal, Blindspotting Jessie Buckley, Beast


Breakthrough Director

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Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

Honorable Mentions:

-Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

-Corey Finely, Thoroughbreds

-Jonah Hill, Mid90s

-Paul Dano, Wildlife

-Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

-Carlos López Estrada, Blindspotting


Best Use of Sound

A Quiet Place

First Man

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

A Star is Born

And the Winner is…

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A Quiet Place


Best Original Song

🏆 -“Shallow” A Star is Born

Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt

-“The Place Where Lost Things Go” Mary Poppins Returns

Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

-“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

David Rawlings, Gillian Welch

🐎-“All the Stars” Black Panther

Sounwave, Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, SZA

-“Hollywood Ending” Anna and the Apocalypse

Roddy Hart & Tommy Reilly, performed by the cast

And the Winner is…

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“Shallow” A Star is Born

Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt


Best Original Score

🏆-Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

-Justin Hurwitz, First Man

🐎 –Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs

Erik Friedlander, Thoroughbreds

-Alexandre Desplat, The Sisters Brothers

-Max Richter, White Boy Rick

-Jonny Greenwood, You Were Never Really Here

And the Winner is…

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Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk


Best Visual Effects

Black Panther

🏆-Avengers: Infinity War

🐎-Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

Christopher Robin

And the Winner is…

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Avengers: Infinity War


Best Costume Design

🐎 –Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther

-Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Sandy Powell, The Favourite

🏆-Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns

-Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

And the Winner is…

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Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther


Best Production Design

🐎 –Hannah Beachler & Jay Hart, Black Panther

-John Myhre & Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns

🏆-Fiona Crombie & Alice Felton, The Favourite

-Nathan Crowley & Kathy Lucas, First Man

-Adam Stockhausen, Ready Player One

And the winner is…

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Hannah Beachler & Jay Hart, Black Panther


Best Cinematography

– Pawel Pogorzelski, Hereditary

-Thomas Townend, You Were Never Really Here

-Lyle Vincent, Thoroughbreds

-Ole Bratt Birkeland, American Animals

🐎 –Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born

Robbie Ryan, The Favourite

🏆-Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

And the Winner is…

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Robbie Ryan, The Favourite


Best Original Screenplay

-Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

-Paul Schrader, First Reformed

-Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, Blindspotting

🏆-Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

🐎 -Adam McKay, Vice

And the Winner(s) are…

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Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book


Best Adapted Screenplay

-Jane Anderson, The Wife

🐎 –Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

-Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

-Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters, A Star is Born

🏆-Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, BlackKklansman

And the Winner is…

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty


**Recognizing the best cumulative body of work throughout the year**


Actor of the Year

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Joaquin Phoenix

(The Sisters Brothers / Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot / You Were Never Really Here)

Actress of the Year

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Rosamund Pike

(A Private War / Beirut / Hostiles / 7 Days in Entebbe)

Director of the Year

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Jason Reitman

(Tully / The Front Runner)


Best Animated Feature

🏆-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman

Screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Directed by Phil Johnston & Rich Moore, Screenplay by Phil Johnston & Pamela Ribon

Incredibles 2

Directed by & Screenplay by Brad Bird

🐎 –Isle of Dogs

Directed by & Screenplay by Wes Anderson

And the Winner is…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman

Screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman


Best Supporting Actor

-Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

🏆-Mahershala Ali, Green Book

-Rafael Casal, Blindspotting

-Steve Carrell, Vice

-Ben Foster, Leave No Trace

🐎 –Sam Elliot, A Star is Born

-Adam Driver, BlackKklansman

And the Winner is…

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Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?


Best Supporting Actress

🏆-Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

🐎 –Amy Adams, Vice

-Claire Foy, First Man

-Emma Stone, The Favourite

-Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

And the Winner is…

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Amy Adams, Vice


Best Actor in a Lead Role

– Christian Bale, Vice

🏆-Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

-Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

🐎 – Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

-Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

-Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

-Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War

And the Winner is…

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Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody


Best Actress in a Lead Role

-Toni Collette, Hereditary

-Rosamund Pike, A Private War

-Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

🏆-Glenn Close, The Wife

-Olivia Coleman, The Favourite

🐎 –Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

-Carey Mulligan, Wildlife

And the Winner is…

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Glenn Close, The Wife


Best Director

-Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here

-Debra Granik, Leave No Trace

🐎 –Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

-Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

-Adam McKay, Vice

-Julian Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate

🏆-(Alfonso Cuarón, Roma)

And the winner is…

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Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here


Best Picture

Avengers: Infinity War

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Blindspotting

Directed by Carlos López Estrada, Screenplay by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs

The Sisters Brothers

Directed by Jacques Audiard, Screenplay by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain

American Animals

Directed by & Screenplay by Bart Layton

🐎A Star is Born

Directed by Bradley Cooper, Screenplay by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters

Green Book

Directed by Peter Farrelly, Screenplay Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly

If Beale Street Could Talk

Directed by & Screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman

Screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman

Vice

Directed by & Screenplay by Adam McKay

*🏆-Roma*

Directed by & Screenplay by Alfonso Cuarón

*Not at the top of my list but it’s the favorite to win the Oscar

And the Winner is…

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Green Book

Directed by Peter Farrelly, Screenplay Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly


***2018 was a great year for cinema so here’s several more that fell just outside the Best Picture category***


Best of the Rest

The Mule

Directed by Clint Eastwood, screenplay by Nick Schenk

A Private War

Directed by Matthew Heineman, screenplay by

You Were Never Really Here

Directed by and screenplay by Lynne Ramsay

BlackKklansman

Directed by Spike Lee, screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee

Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Coogler, screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Directed by Marielle Heller, screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

First Man

Directed by Damien Chazelle, screenplay by Josh Singer

Eighth Grade

Directed by and screenplay by Bo Burnham

Leave No Trace

Directed by Debra Granik, screenplay by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

Suspiria

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, screenplay by David Kajganich

Hereditary

Directed by and screenplay by Ari Aster

At Eternity’s Gate

Directed by Julian Schnabel, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Julian Schnabel, and Louise Kugelberg


If you made it this far, thanks for taking the time. Hopefully, you found something you can enjoy!

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