Film For Thought 2019 Awards

I have decided that, for the first time on this blog, I would hand out specific awards to films of this year. There are some films that that would not touch my top ten but excel in certain categories, so this is a way to highlight my appreciation for those films in a positive light. Some of the awards are common for critics circles, but there are some fun categories thrown in as well.

DISCLAIMER: I live in the UK and as such, I have not seen a lot of the films that other people are giving awards to. This includes but is not limited to: Parasite, The Lighthouse, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Jojo Rabbit, 1917 and Bombshell.

Here are the awards!

The Tearjerker
The film that made me cry the most
WINNER: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
RUNNER UP: Marriage Story

The Twosies
The film that had the best duo dynamic
WINNER: Bale and Damon, Ford v Ferrari
RUNNER UP: Rogen and Theron, Long Shot

The Danger Zone
The best stuntwork on a film
WINNER: John Wick: Chapter Three
RUNNER UP: Avengers: Endgame


The Shocker
The film that was the most pleasant surprise
WINNER: Blinded by the Light
RUNNER UP: Long Shot

The Steal-Scener
The single best scene in any film
WINNER: Diner Sequence, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
RUNNER UP: Argument Scene, Marriage Story

The Vogue
Best outfit or costume design
WINNER: Chris Evans’ sweater, Knives Out
RUNNER UP: Elton John’s entire wardrobe, Rocketman


The Adaptation
Best adaptation of a story
WINNER: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
RUNNER UP: Joker

The Original
Best original story
WINNER: Marriage Story
RUNNER UP: Us

The Anthem
Best song featured in a film
WINNER: “Glasgow”, Wild Rose
RUNNER UP: “Lost in the Woods”, Frozen II


The Newcomer
Best debut by an actor or director
WINNER: Melina Matsoukas and Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen and Slim
RUNNER UP: Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

The Actor
Best performance by an actor
WINNER: James McAvoy, Glass
RUNNER UP: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

The Actress
Best performance by an actress
WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
RUNNER UP: Renée Zellweger, Judy

The Auteur
Best direction of a film
WINNER: Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
RUNNER UP: Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

The Big One
Best film
WINNER: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
RUNNER UP: Joker

What do you make of my choices? What would win The Big One for you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and let’s have a discussion.

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