Alternative Oscars 2019: The Winners

Alternative Oscars Winners 2019When the Alternative Oscars were set up three years ago, it was as a two-fingered salute to the Academy Awards. You see, I was fed up with the Oscars only honouring films that were technically brilliant, but weren’t overly popular with cinema-going audiences.

I never expected for my little awards to become successful, but it appears many of you reading this agreed with my stance towards the Academy. In its first year, I was pleased with just over 300 people taking part and last year I was ecstatic for just under 1,000 individuals to share their thoughts.

This year, with the help of a small advertising budget and an increased word of mouth, the Alternative Oscars received bang on 1,600 votes! To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. So, without further ado, let’s crown this year’s winners.

Movie Metropolis Best Actor Award

Nominations: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Chris Pratt (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War), Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man & The Wasp), Nick Robinson (Love, Simon), Jason Momoa (Aquaman)

Winner: Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2 (24% share)

Deadpool 2

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Runners Up: Nick Robinson (19% share), Tom Cruise (16% share)

Movie Metropolis Best Actress Award

Nominations: Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Infinity War), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Evangeline Lily (Ant-Man & The Wasp), Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee), Sandra Bullock (Birdbox)Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Amber Heard (Aquaman)

Winner: Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns (28% share)

Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

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Runners Up: Sandra Bullock (26% share), Jamie Lee Curtis (16% share)

Movie Metropolis Best Supporting Actor Award

Nominations: Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Tom Hiddleston (Avengers: Infinity War), Michael Douglas (Ant-Man & The Wasp), Michael B Jordan (Black Panther), Trevante Rhodes (Birdbox), Josh Brolin (Deadpool 2), Ben Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns)

Winner: Michael B Jordan – Black Panther (44% share)

Michael B Jordan in Black Panther

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Runners Up: Josh Brolin (16% share), Ben Whishaw (12% share)

Movie Metropolis Best Supporting Actress Award

Nominations: Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Karen Gillan (Avengers: Infinity War), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Nicole Kidman (Aquaman), Judy Greer (Halloween), Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s 8), Michelle Pfeiffer (Ant-Man & The Wasp)

Winner: Letitia Wright – Black Panther (43% share)

Letitia Wright in Black Panther

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Runners Up: Karen Gillan (13%), Sarah Paulson (13%)

Movie Metropolis Best Special Effects Award

Nominations: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Christopher Robin, Bumblebee

Winner: Avengers: Infinity War (52% share)

Avengers Infinity War still frame

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Runners Up: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (13%), Aquaman (11%)

Movie Metropolis Best Score Award

Nominations: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Halloween, Pacific Rim: Uprising

Winner: Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (22% share)

Mamma Mia 2 still

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Runners Up: Avengers: Infinity War (21%), Mary Poppins Returns (18%)

Movie Metropolis Best Animation Award

Nominations: Isle of Dogs, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, Wreck-it Ralph 2, Incredibles 2

Winner: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (51% share)

Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse

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Runners Up: Incredibles 2 (36%), Isle of Dogs (14%)

Movie Metropolis Best Director Award

Nominations: J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), David Gordon Green (Halloween), Travis Knight (Bumblebee), Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), Marc Forster (Christopher Robin), James Wan (Aquaman)

Winner: The Russo Brothers – Avengers: Infinity War (27% share)

The Russo Brothers

Photo by Gareth Cattermole – © 2018 Getty Images

Runners Up: Ryan Coogler (21%), Christopher McQuarrie (18%)

Movie Metropolis Best Set Piece Award

Nominations: The Battle of Wakanda, Island Eruption, Battle for Peace, Helicopter Chase, Lamplighters Dance, Downtown Chase, Cable’s Prison Arrival

Winner: The Battle of Wakanda – Avengers: Infinity War (31% share)

Battle of Wakanda

Runners Up: Helicopter Chase – Mission: Impossible – Fallout (23%), Lamplighters Dance – Mary Poppins Returns (18%)

Movie Metropolis Best Picture Award

Nominations: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Bumblebee, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Halloween, Aquaman, Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Love, Simon

Winner: Avengers: Infinity War (41% share)

Avengers Infinity War still frame

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Runners Up: Mary Poppins Returns (14%), Mission: Impossible – Fallout (13%)

Analysis: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Avengers: Infinity War did particularly well this year winning four of the categories. Marvel in general pretty much swept the entire board, only failing to win two of the categories in which Emily Blunt and Mamma Mia 2 managed to keep them from taking the top spot in every poll.

It’s a shame to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fail to win any. Of course, that’s down to my fondness for the franchise as a whole, but I still feel it was one of 2018’s more underrated films. In particular, I would have expected it to take home the Best Special Effects trophy as I feel it had the best CGI and animatronics of the year.

Michael B Jordan’s fabulous performance of Killmonger was rightly selected to win Best Supporting Actor and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse took over 50% of the share against some stiff competition in the Best Animation category.

Mamma Mia 2’s win of the Best Score category was very unexpected, though the continuous popularity of ABBA’s hits and the films surprinsgly good critical reception will have helped it edge our Avengers: Infinity War and Mary Poppins Returns on this occasion.

Thanks to the 1,600 people who voted! Join us again next year for the 2020 Alternative Oscars. What did you make of this year’s results? Be sure to let us know in the comments box below.

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