Alternative Oscars Winners 2018


Alternative Oscars WinnersForeword by Adam Brannon: The Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have become a staple of the site over the last three years, and I’m so pleased that so many of you have got behind it.

I’m never been shy in saying that the Academy Awards aren’t my bag. Awarding films that the general public don’t necessarily watch in any great numbers, they seem to be in their own little world. Yes, they award technical brilliance, but the majority of movies nominated aren’t massively financial darlings.

This year, the Alternative Oscars became even bigger. Last year, we had 350 votes cast which at the time I thought was absolutely incredible. This year, we were just shy of 1000. That means nearly 1000 people shared their views on the best movies of last year. Without further ado, let’s crown this year’s winners!

Movie Metropolis Best Score Award

Nominations: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty & The Beast, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Dunkirk, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2, Wonder Woman

Winner: Beauty & The Beast (34% share)

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

© Disney

Runners up: Dunkirk (22%), Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 (20%)

Movie Metropolis Best Visual Effects Award

Nominations: War for the Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Kong: Skull Island, Beauty & The Beast, Logan, Dunkirk

Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (33% share)

Daisy Ridley in The Last Jedi

© Disney

Runners up: War for the Planet of the Apes (26%), Thor: Ragnarok (14%)

Movie Metropolis Best Animated Feature Award

Nominations: Sing, Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You, Despicable Me 3, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Boss Baby, Cars 2

Winner: The LEGO Batman Movie (34% share)

Still from The LEGO Batman Movie

© Warner Bros.

Runners up: Sing (23%), Despicable Me 3 (16%)

Movie Metropolis Best Supporting Actor Award

Nominations: Adam Driver (Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Patrick Stewart (Professor X, Logan), Josh Brolin (Eric, Only the Brave), Jeff Goldblum (The Grandmaster, Thor: Ragnarok), John Goodman (Bill, Kong: Skull Island), Harrison Ford (Deckard, Blade Runner: 2049), Colin Firth (Harry, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) 

Winner: Patrick Stewart – Logan (28% share)

Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman in Logan

© 20th Century Fox

Runners up: Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (26%), Colin Firth – Kingsman: The Golden Circle (17%)

Movie Metropolis Best Supporting Actress Award

Nominations: Laura Dern (General Holdo, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Julianne Moore (Poppy, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Cate Blanchett (Hella, Thor: Ragnarok), Jennifer Connelley (Amanda, Only the Brave), Sophia Lillis (Beverley, It), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Karen Gillan (Nebula, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Winner: Laura Dern – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (23% share)

Laura Dern in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

© Disney

Runners up: Karen Gillan – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 (21%), Cate Blanchett – Thor: Ragnarok (18%)

Movie Metropolis Best Actress Award

Nominations: Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty & the Beast), Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince, Wonder Woman), Carrie Fisher (Leia, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Brie Larson (Mason, King: Skull Island), Dafne Keen (Laura, Logan)

Winner: Emma Watson – Beauty & The Beast (25% share)

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

© Disney

Runners up: Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman (24%), Dafoe Keen – Logan (15%)

Movie Metropolis Best Actor Award

Nominations: John Boyega (Finn, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok), Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise, It), Dan Stevens (Beast, Beauty & The Beast),  Taron Egerton (Eggsy, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Tom Holland (Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Ryan Gosling (K, Blade Runner: 2049), Hugh Jackman (Logan, Logan)

Winner: Hugh Jackman – Logan (37% share)

Hugh Jackman in Logan

© 20th Century Fox

Runners up: Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner: 2049 (14%), Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok & Bill Skarsgard – It (13%)

Movie Metropolis Best Motion Capture Work Award

Nominations: Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes), Dan Stevens (Beauty & The Beast), Toby Kebbell & Terry Notary (Kong: Skull Island), Mark Ruffalo (Thor: Ragnarok), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Winner: Andy Serkis (32% share)

Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes

© 20th Century Fox

Runners up: Dan Stevens (29%), Sean Gunn (22%)

Movie Metropolis Best Director Award

Nominations: Andy Muschietti (It), Rain Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), James Mangold (Logan), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes)

Winner: Christopher Nolan (36% share)

Christopher Nolan on Dunkirk set

© Warner Bros.

Runners up: Taika Waititi (19%), Patty Jenkins (11%)

Movie Metropolis Best Picture Award

Nominations: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Logan, Beauty & The Beast, Blade Runner: 2049, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, It, Dunkirk

Winner: Dunkirk (20% share)

Kenneth Branagh in Dunkirk

© Warner Bros.

Runners up: Beauty & The Beast (18%), Logan (15%)

Analysis: So all the hard work is over and all the votes have been counted. It’s possibly been the most exciting Alternative Oscars to watch develop over the last couple of months. It’s also the closest it has ever been with only 5 votes separating the Best Actress category top 2.

Emma Watson’s victory there for Beauty & The Beast is probably the biggest shock for me. There’s no denying she played the part very well, but she was up against some very stiff competition from the likes of Carrie Fisher and Dafne Keen. Daisy Ridley’s joint 4th placing in that category was a surprise, though the undeserved backlash to Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have hurt her chances this year.

This is even more evident when looking at the Best Director category. I fully expected Rian Johnson to take the title but he languished in joint 4th place alongside It’s Andy Muschietti (whom I also expected to finish higher).

Hugh Jackman’s win for Logan on the other hand was completely expected. As soon as the polls opened on January 12th, he received an influx of votes and became the outright winner almost immediately, He finished 200 votes ahead of his second place rival, Ryan Gosling.

I’m pleased to see Andy Serkis receive the new award of Best Motion Capture Work. Why this isn’t already an Oscar-nominated category is beyond me, but Andy if you’re reading this, you can be confident in the knowledge that the readers of Movie Metropolis found your incredible work as Caesar in the new Apes trilogy truly mesmerising.

The Best Supporting Actress category was another hotly contested one with only 25 votes separating Laura Dern and Karen Gillan. As the voting continued to flood in, those two continued to battle for pole position with each at the top for a few weeks each. It was of course Laura Dern who ended up taking the crown.

We must also congratulate Sir Patrick Stewart on his win for Best Supporting Actor. In Logan, he gave a career-best performance as everyone’s favourite disabled mutant and he fully deserved to take the gold here.

Animation was probably the weakest category of the year so it’s no surprise that The LEGO Batman Movie took home the gold. The vastly underrated Sing is a pleasant surprise in second place, though Despicable Me 3’s bronze medal is somewhat surprising given its mixed critical reception.

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted and everyone who shared the nomination form with their peers. Until next year!

Of course, this year’s Academy Awards take place this evening in Los Angeles. We’ll bring you the full list of winners tomorrow evening, but in the meantime, check out the nominations.

 

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