2021 Oscar Nominations & Winners

The world of film has shut down for the foreseeable future and I decided that I wanted to make some Oscar Nominations as if the film industry had to decided as of today.

Some categories were harder than others but I chose to look at Best Picture, Best Director, and all four acting categories.

Nominations by Movie

Big Time Adolescence – 4
Gretel & Hansel – 4
The Way Back – 3
The Whistlers – 2
Sonic The Hedgehog – 2
Swallow – 2
Bad Boys for Life – 2
I Still Believe – 2
The Photograph – 2
Miss Americana – 1
The Hunt – 1
Emma – 1
Like a Boss – 1
Fall From Grace – 1

Bloodshot – 1

Best Picture

  1. Big Time Adolescence
  2. The Way Back
  3. Miss Americana
  4. Gretel & Hansel
  5. Swallow
Winner: Big Time Adolescence

This coming of age film was perfectly written and checked ever box. It has layers in the film of which we will be talking about for years to come

Best Director

  1. Jason Orley – Big Time Adolescence
  2. Gavin O’Connor – The Way Back
  3. OZ Perkins – Gretel & Hansel
  4. Corneliu Porumboiu – The Whistlers
  5. Jeff Fowler – Sonic The Hedgehog
Winner: Gavin O'Connor - The Way Back

O’Connor and Orley were so close I almost went with a tie. I settled it on the fact that I gave Adolescence Best Picture. O’Connor’s film was emotionally charged and he directed and wrote one of the years best films.

Best Actor

  1. Ben Affleck – The Way Back
  2. Griffin Gluck – Big Time Adolescence
  3. Lakeith Stanfield – Photograph
  4. Will Smith – Bad Boys for Life
  5. K.J. Apa – I Still Believe
Winner: Ben Affleck - The Way Back

Affleck gave us a performance we will be talking about for years to come. I fully expect Affleck to be in the Oscar conversation at the end of the year.

Best Actress

  1. Betty Gilpin – The Hunt
  2. Haley Bennett – Swallow
  3. Sophia Lillis – Gretel & Hansel
  4. Britt Robertson – I Still Believe
  5. Anya Taylor Joy – Emma
Winner: Betty Gilpin - The Hunt

The competition was fierce and honestly it was Gilpin’s ass-kicking performance that put her over-the-top. She had a coming out party in ‘The Hunt’

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Pete Davidson – Big Time Adolescence
  2. Jim Carrey – Sonic the Hedgehog
  3. Colin Farrell – The Gentlemen
  4. Martin Lawrence – Bad Boys for Life
  5. Samuel Leakey – Gretel & Hansel
Winner: Pete Davidson - Big Time Adolescence 

Nobody in the world could’ve played ‘Zeke’ the way Davidson did. The character development and his acting throughout the film was amazing.

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Catrinel Marlon – The Whistlers
  2. Phylicia Rashad – Fall From Grace
  3. Issae Rae – Photograph
  4. Salma Hayek – Like a Boss
  5. Eiza Gonzalez – Bloodshot
Winner: Catrinel Marlon - The Whistlers

Marlon was the heart beat of ‘The Whistlers’. She played a phenomenal role in a great heist film.



I would love to hear your thoughts on the awards. What films would you have win? What actors/actresses would you nominated?

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