The Anti-Oscars: 2018

So awards season is upon us, but we all know ultimately the Oscars never go to the best movies of the year. So what I thought could be a fun idea is for anyone who wants to to do their own antidote to the Oscars list of winners. No rules really other than it has to be a 2017 release and the film/person cannot already be nominated in that category this year. You can do as many of the categories as you wish. If you really wanted to you could give all the films you'd nominate for the respective categories, but it's not needed... just curious what your winners wouldbe. Let's see if anyone can come up with a better list of winners than the real Academy Awards.

Best Picture: A Ghost Story
Best Director: Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name)
Best Actor: Robert Pattinson (Good Time)
tied with Josh O' Connor (God's Own Country)
Best Actress: Cynthia Nixon (A Quiet Passion)
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name)
Best Supporting Actress: Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project)
Best Foreign-Language Film: Raw
Best Original Screenplay: Francis Lee (God's Own Country)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Katell Quillévéré & Gilles Taurand (Heal the Living AKA Réparer les vivants)
Best Animated Feature: The Lego Batman Movie
Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji (The Lost City of Z)
Best Editing: Joe Walker (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Original Score: Oneohtrix Point Never (Good Time)
tied with Michael Giacchino (War For the Planet of the Apes)

missed off a few technical categories because I felt they were appropriately nominated
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  • Best Picture: Twin Peaks: The Return / Song to Song (since people get weird about TP)
    Best Director: David Lynch/Terrence Malick
    Best Actor: James McAvoy, Split
    Best Actress: Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story
    Best Supporting: Stuhlbarg
    Best Supporting Actress: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
    Best Foreign Film: On the Beach at Night Alone
    Original Screenplay: Split
    Adapted: Call Me By Your Name
    Cinematography: Paul Atkins, Voyage of Time
    Best Editing: Good Time
    Best Original Score: Good Time
    Visual effects: Blade Runner 2049
    Sound editing / sound mixing - Transformers: The Last Knight
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    Best Picture: Split
    Best Director: Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)
    Best Actor: James McAvoy (Split)/Vince Vaughn (Brawl in Cell Block 99)
    Best Actress: Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game)
    Best Supporting Actor: Patrick Stewart (Logan)
    Best Supporting Actress: Sophia Lillis (IT)
    Best Animated Feature: The Lego Batman Movie
    Best Cinematography: Michael Seresin (War of the Planets of Apes)
    Best Editing: Get Out
    Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino (War For the Planet of the Apes)
    Original Screenplay: S. Craig Zahler (Brawl in Cell Block 99)
    Adapted Screenplay: (Wonder Woman)
  • edited February 2018
    Best Picture: Twin Peaks: The Return (it's an 18-hour movie)
    Best Director: David Lynch
    Best Actor: Hugh Jackman (Logan
    Best Actress: Margot Robbie (I,Tonya)
    Best Supporting Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg (CMBYN)
    Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janey (I, Tonya)
    Best Foreign Film: Raw
    Best Score: Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch (Blade Runner 2049)
    Best Cinematography: Steve Yedlin- The Last Jedi
    Bes Original Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou (The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Mike Flanagan (Geralds Game)
    Best Make Up Effects: Bright
    Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Best Sound Effects: Transformers: The Last Knight
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  • edited February 2018
    Best Picture: Kong: Skull Island
    Best Director: James Mangold (Logan)
    Best Actor: Brad Dourif (Cult of Chucky)
    Best Actress: Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West)
    Best Supporting Actor: Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
    Best Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Olsen (Ingrid Goes West)
    Best Foreign-Language Film: Raw
    Best Original Screenplay: Trent Haaga, Bryan Smith (68 Kill)
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Chase Palmer, Stephen King, Gary Dauberman, Cary Fukunaga (IT)
    Best Animated Feature: Batman vs. Two-Face
    Best Cinematography: Larry Fong (Kong: Skull Island)
    Best Editing: Martin Walsh (Wonder Woman)
  • Changed my Best Cinematography to Steve Yedlin for TLJ. Deakins too obvious of a choice.

    Those glorious wide shots of The Battle of Crait are just simply gorgeous. You can pick apart that film's story all you want, but the cinematography is stunning.
  • edited February 2018
    I think if anyone was willing to contest that TLJ is a handsomely made movie they'd need to go and have a word with themselves. Technically speaking, it's incredible, and should get all of the credit it deserves for that.

    It's a shame really that big budget movies generally speaking aren't usually evaluated in their component parts. TLJ was underwhelming for many, but a lot of people worked really hard on it and their work paid off so to tarnish it as all bad is just silly. I still don't particularly like the film, but I recognize that there is a whole lot of good in it.
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  • Spot on. As I said, most people's complaints are centered around the plot and the characters. From a technical standpoint, it's bloody flawless. The cinematography is outstanding, as is the visual effects, sets, sound effects, and the score is majestic.
  • Lol all casual audiences care about is the "story" and "characters". Big budget films will always be criticized for not being smart or original enough. That goes for the bottom of the barrel all the way up to the Fury Road's of the world.
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