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2019 Movie Awards

This is my list of personal favorites by category. It’s basically my own personal Oscars. I don’t limit each category to an exact number. I also include some special and specific awards at the end that stand out from one or more movies in the year. My full ranked list of 2019 films can be found here.

Best Picture

  • 1917
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Toy Story 4
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Apollo 11
  • Knives Out
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Director

  • Sam Mendes for 1917
  • Rian Johnson for Knives Out
  • Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • James Mangold for Ford v Ferrari
  • Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit
  • Olivia Wilde for Booksmart
  • Ruben Fleischer for Zombieland: Double Tap
  • Noah Baumbach for Marriage Story

Best Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • George MacKay for 1917
  • Matt Damon for Ford v Ferrari
  • Christian Bale for Ford v Ferrari
  • Daniel Craig for Knives Out
  • Jaoquin Phoenix for Joker
  • Mads Mikkelsen for Arctic
  • Adam Driver for Marriage Story
  • Shia LaBeouf for The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Robert Pattinson for The Lighthouse
  • Willem Dafoe for The Lighthouse
  • Keanu Reeves for John Wick 3: Parabellum
  • Roman Griffin Davis for Jojo Rabbit
  • Zachari Levi for Shazam!
  • Zack Gottsagen for The Peanut Butter Falcon

Best Actress

  • Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story
  • Margo Robbie for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Thomasin McKenzie for Jojo Rabbit
  • Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers
  • Ana de Armas for Knives Out
  • Kaitlyn Dever for Booksmart
  • Beanie Feldstein for Booksmart
  • Dakota Johnson for The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Constance Wu for Hustlers
  • Lupita Nyong’o for Us
  • Samara Weaving for Ready Or Not

Best Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
  • Dean-Charles Chapman for 1917
  • Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit
  • Alan Alda for Marriage Story
  • Henry Czerny for Ready Or Not
  • Jon Bernthal for Ford v Ferrari
  • Chris Evans for Knives Out
  • Christopher Plummer for Knives Out
  • Sam Rockwell for Jojo Rabbit
  • Adam Brody for Ready Or Not
  • Thomas Haden Church for The Peanut Butter Falcon

Best Supporting Actress

  • Scarlett Johansson for Jojo Rabbit
  • Caitriona Balfe for Ford v Ferrari
  • Jamie Lee Curtis for Knives Out
  • Claire Duburcq for 1917
  • Dakota Fanning for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Gemini Man

Best Score

  • John Powell for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • John Williams for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker
  • Marco Beltrami for Ford v Ferrari
  • Thomas Newman for 1917
  • Matt Morton for Apollo 11
  • Michael Giacchino for Jojo Rabbit
  • Randy Newman for Toy Story 4
  • Hans Zimmer for The Lion King
  • Bear McCreary for Happy Death Day 2U
  • Nathan Johnson for Knives Out
  • Bear McCreary for Child’s Play
  • Michael Giacchino for Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Brian Tyler for Charlie’s Angels
  • Pinar Toprak for Captain Marvel

Best Cinematography

  • Roger Deakins for 1917
  • Jarin Blaschke for The Lighthouse
  • Phedon Papamichael for Ford v Ferrari
  • Dan Laustsen for John Wick 3: Parabellum
  • Tómas Örn Tómasson for Arctic
  • Lawrence Sher for Joker
  • Maxime Alexandre for Crawl

Best Sound

  • 1917
  • The Lighthouse
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker
  • John Wick 3: Parabellum
  • Terminator: Dark Fate
  • Midway
  • Shazam!
  • Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
  • The Lion King
  • Men In Black: International

Best Visual Effects

  • Crawl
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker
  • Midway
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Terminator: Dark Fate
  • Shazam!
  • Men In Black: International
  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • The Lion King
  • Avengers: Endgame

Best Editing

  • Apollo 11
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Knives Out
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Cold Blue
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Framing John DeLorean

Best Screenplay

  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Knives Out
  • 1917
  • Marriage Story
  • A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

Best Historical Film Restoration Effort

  • Apollo 11
  • The Cold Blue

Best Use Of Casting Essentially Unkowns In Lead Roles

  • George MacKay & Dean-Charles Chapman in 1917
  • Kaitlyn Dever & Beanie Feldstein in Booksmart

Best Performance By A Flamethrower

  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Biggest Waste Of Talent

  • Mark Hamill & composer Bear McCreary on the AWFUL Child’s Play

Biggest Disappointment

  • Ad Astra
  • Godzilla: King Of Monsters
  • Joker
  • Glass

Best Opening Titles

  • Zombieland: Double Tap
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Most Overrated

  • Joker
  • Avengers: Endgame

Best Poster

John Wick 3: Parabellum
Captain Marvel
Ready Or Not
Glass
Us

Worst Poster

Best Trailer

Apollo 11 (IMAX Trailer)

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

John Wick 3: Parabellum

Joker

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