The Non-Oscars 2018
The Oscars were last night. As I sit writing this at my desk in London, Twitter is lighting up with photos of semi-inebriated Hollywood bods enjoying the post-ceremony merriment.
The morning after the Academy Awards always produces a tidal wave of lists all chronicling one of two things: who won what and who wore what. Shockingly they are usually pretty similar (and if you have somehow missed out there is a winner's list at the bottom).
But this is something a bit different, it is my own personal Oscars. Like the official Academy Awards it is for films released in the last year (between March 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018 in this case). However there is one key difference. For a movie to qualify for my Non-Oscars, I have to have seen it. Since I don't go to the cinema that often and I watch most of my films on flights, it means the list is rather narrower. So here are the films which qualify for the 2018 Non-Oscars
Baby Driver Logan Kingsman: The Golden Circle Thor: Ragnarok Paddington 2 Star Wars The Last Jedi Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Jumanji Justice League Black Panther Fast & Furious 8 Baywatch Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazar's Revenge Wonder Woman Spider-Man Homecoming Atomic Blonde
So, here we go for the inaugural Non-Oscars, with your host...me.
BEST PICTURE Baby Driver
BEST ACTRESS Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman
BEST ACTOR Hugh Jackman - Logan
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Danai Gurira-Okoye - Black Panther
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Michael B Jordan - Black Panther
BEST DIRECTOR Patty Jenkins - Wonder Woman
BEST COSTUMES Thor: Ragnarok
BEST SOUNDTRACK Baby Driver
BEST SCREENPLAY Black Panther
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Henry Cavill's moustache - Justice League
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
And for those interested in the "real" Oscars, here's the list (courtesy of the lovely folks at CNN)
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Allison Janney - I, Tonya
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: A Fantastic Woman DOCUMENTARY (SHORT): Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Icarus ORIGINAL SONG: Remember Me - Coco ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Coco ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Call Me by Your Name ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Get Out ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water BEST PICTURE: The Shape of Water PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Shape of Water CINEMATOGRAPHY: Blade Runner 2049 COSTUME DESIGN: Phantom Thread SOUND EDITING: Dunkirk SOUND MIXING: Dunkirk ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Dear Basketball LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: The Silent Child ORIGINAL SCORE: The Shape of Water VISUAL EFFECTS: Blade Runner 2049 FILM EDITING: Dunkirk MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Darkest Hour
Oscar statue photo from The Academy on Twitter, selfie from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Twitter account.
Photo of me by Leo Johnson at last year's Frontier Awards