Sunday, July 5, 2015

2013 Film Guy Awards

Hello, Bloggers, since I always enjoy covering the Oscars and reflecting on their history, I usually think of not just films that I love that did quite well, but also films that I had wished were bigger players in the awards race. That's the fun of creating your own ballot where you get the best of both worlds. For my first entry in own special series called the Film Guy Awards, I figured I'd create my first ballot for what was a banner year in cinema: 2013. On a side note, the acting categories were so hard to pick a winner and not just five nominees because a lot of the performances that came out that year were just so good. Here we go:

* indicates the winner



Best Picture:
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Frozen
Her
The Place Beyond The Pines
Short Term 12
Stories We Tell 

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity*
Spike Jonze, Her
Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue Is The Warmest Color
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell 

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street*
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Suzanne Clement, Laurence Anyways
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color*
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said

Best Supporting Actor:
Bradley Cooper, The Place Beyond The Pines*
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
James Franco, Spring Breakers
John Gallagher Jr., Short Term 12
Ben Mendelsohn, The Place Beyond The Pines 

Best Supporting Actress:
Kaitlyn Dever, Short Term 12*
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine 
Eva Mendes, The Place Beyond The Pines 
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
Lea Seydoux, Blue Is The Warmest Color

Best Original Screenplay:
Blue Jasmine
Fruitvale Station
Her*
The Hunt
The Place Beyond The Pines

Best Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years A Slave
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Captain Phillips
Short Term 12*
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Cinematography:
Gravity
Her*
The Place Beyond The Pines
Prisoners
Spring Breakers

Best Film Editing:
Gravity*
Short Term 12
Spring Breakers
Stories We Tell 
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Score:
Gravity*
Her
Man of Steel
Saving Mr. Banks 
Spring Breakers

Best Production Design:
Blue Jasmine
Gravity
Her*
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Stoker

Best Costume Design:
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle*
Blue Jasmine
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Laurence Anyways

Best Sound:
Captain Phillips
Gravity*
Man of Steel
Spring Breakers
World War Z


Best Visual Effects:
Gravity*
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Man of Steel
World War Z

Best Makeup:
American Hustle*
Evil Dead
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Song:
"Let It Go" from Frozen*
"The Moon Song" from Her
"So You Know What It's Like" from Short Term 12

(updated 09/25/15)