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Complete lists posted on Friday, 31 December 2021
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B E S T   F I L M
the power of the dog The Power of the Dog

dir Jane Campion

From the opening shot of this Western, it's clear that we're in the hands of a master filmmaker. Every scene in this film is delicately written, directed and played in a way that allows us to find the truth in between the lines. No movie this year was quite so haunting.


2. BENEDICTION (Terence Davies)
3. QUO VADIS, AIDA?
    (Jasmila Zbanic)
4. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
    (Shaka King)
5. FLEE (Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
6. PETITE MAMAN (Celine Sciamma)
7. NIGHT OF THE KINGS
    (Philippe Lacote)
8. TICK, TICK... BOOM!
    (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
9. DRIVE MY CAR
    (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
10. DUNE (Denis Villeneuve)

11. West Side Story
     (Steven Spielberg)
12. Sweetheart (Marley Morrison)
13. Playground (Laura Wandel)
14. Parallel Mothers
    
(Pedro Almodovar)
15. The Worst Person in the World
     (Joachim Trier)
16. The Green Knight (David Lowery)
17. Poppy Field (Eugen Jebeleanu)
18. Dear Comrades
     (Andrei Konchalovsky)
19. A Hero (Asghar Farhadi)
20. The Man Who Sold His Skin
    
(Kaouther Ben Hania)

21. Summer of Soul
     (Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)
22. The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)
23. The Pop Song (Raul Portero)
24. Great Freedom (Sebastian Meise)
25. The Truffle Hunters
     (Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw)
26. Bad Luck Banging or Loony
      Porn
(Radu Jude)
27. The Mitchells vs the Machines
     (Michael Rianda)
28. Coda (Sian Heder)
29. No Time to Die
     (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
30. The Hand of God
     (Paolo Sorrentino)

31. The Forty-Year-Old Version
     (Radha Blank)
32. Shang-Chi and the Legend
      of the Ten Rings

     (Destin Daniel Cretton)
33. The French Dispatch
     (Wes Anderson)
34. About Endlessness
     (Roy Andersson)
35. The Mole Agent (Maite Alberdi)
36. Everybody's Talking About
      Jamie
(Jonathan Butterell)
37. Hit the Road (Panah Panahi)
38. My Octopus Teacher
     (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed)
39. Spider-Man: No Way Home
     (Jon Watts)
40. Getting Away With Murder(s)
     (David Wilkinson)

41. Homeward (Nariman Aliev)
42. A Cop Movie (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
43. Luca (Enrico Casarosa)
44. Verdict
     (Raymund Ribay Gutierrez)
45. Twilight's Kiss (Ray Yeung)
46. Compartment No 6
     (Juho Kuosmanen)
47. Mothering Sunday (Eva Husson)
48. The Summit of the Gods
     (Patrick Imbert)
49. Annette (Leos Carax)
50. Moxie (Amy Poehler)

NB. I saw 577 films in 2021

See also:
SHADOWS HALL OF FAME
2020   <   SHADOWS AWARDS

director: campion D I R E C T O R

Jane Campion
The Power of the Dog
2. Jasmila Zbanic - Quo Vadis, Aida?
3. Celine Sciamma - Petite Maman
4. Terence Davies - Benediction
5. Laura Wandel - Playground
6. Denis Villeneuve - Dune
7. Philippe Lacote - Night of the Kings
8. Shaka King - Judas and the Black Messiah
9. Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car
10. Kaouther Ben Hania - The Man Who Sold His Skin

screenplay: davies S C R E E N W R I T E R S

Terence Davies
Benediction

2. Celine Sciamma - Petite Maman
3. Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog
4. Jasmila Zbanic - Quo Vadis, Aida?
5. Asghar Farhadi - A Hero
6. Ryusuke Hamaguchi &
    Takamasa Oe
- Drive My Car
7. Pedro Almodovar - Parallel Mothers
8. Marley Morrison - Sweetheart
9. Ramin Bahrani - The White Tiger
10. Sian Heder - Coda

actress: cruz A C T R E S S

Penélope Cruz
Parallel Mothers

2. Jasna Djuricic - Quo Vadis, Aida?
3. Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter, Mothering Sunday
4. Cate Blanchett - Nightmare Alley, Don't Look Up
5. Nell Barlow - Sweetheart
6. Maya Vanderbeque - Playground
7. Jennifer Hudson - Respect, Monster
8. Tilda Swinton - Memoria, The French Dispatch,
    The Souvenir Part II
9. Julia Vysotskaya - Dear Comrades
10. Renate Reinsve - The Worst Person in the World

actor: garfield A C T O R

Andrew Garfield
Tick, Tick... Boom!, Mainstream,
The Eyes of Tammy Faye,
Spider-Man: No Way Home

2. Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power of the Dog,
    The Courier, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,
    Spider-Man: No Way Home
3. LaKeith Stanfield - Judas and the Black Messiah,
    The Harder They Fall
4. Jack Lowden - Benediction
5. Kone Bakary - Night of the Kings
6. Javier Bardem - The Good Boss, Being the Ricardos, Dune
7. Dev Patel - The Green Knight
8. Franz Rogowski - Great Freedom, Undine
9. Woody Norman - C'mon C'mon
10. Adarsh Gourav - The White Tiger

supporting: buckley S U P P O R T I N G
A C T R E S S

Jessie Buckley
The Lost Daughter, The Courier

2. Rita Moreno - West Side Story
3. Dianne Wiest - I Care a Lot
4. Ariana DeBose - West Side Story
5. Dominique Fishback - Judas and the Black Messiah
6. Milena Smit - Parallel Mothers
7. Millicent Simmonds - A Quiet Place Part II
8. Jo Hartley - Sweetheart
9. Ruth Negga - Passing
10. Emma Thompson - Cruella

supporting: kaluuya S U P P O R T I N G
A C T O R

Daniel Kaluuya
Judas and the Black Messiah

2. Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog
3. Ray Liotta - The Many Saints of Newark
4. Andre Holland - Passing
5. Anders Danielsen Lie - The Worst Person in the World
6. Theodore Pellerin - Underground
7. Noah Jupe - A Quiet Place Part II, No Sudden Move
8. Rajkummar Rao - The White Tiger
9. Sope Dirisu - Mothering Sunday, Silent Night
10. Richard E Grant - Everybody's Talking About Jamie,
      Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

H A L L   O F   S H A M E

worst: space jam 2 W O R S T   F I L M
Space Jam: A New Legacy

dir Malcolm D Lee

2. The Reckoning (Neil Marshall)
3. Joe Bell (Reinaldo Marcus Green)
4. Tom and Jerry (Tim Story)
5. Red Notice (Rawson Marshall Thurber)
6. The Birthday Cake
    (Jimmy Giannopoulos)
7. Hide and Seek (Joel David Moore)
8. Those Who Wish Me Dead (Taylor Sheridan)
9. Voyagers (Neil Burger)
10. Cry Macho (Clint Eastwood)

11. Crime Story (Adam Lipsius)
12. Without Remorse (Stefano Sollima)
13. Chaos Walking (Doug Liman)
14. Bad Trip (Kitao Sakurai)
15. The Exception (Jesper W Nielsen)
16. Moon Bound (Ali Samadi Ahadi)
17. A Stone in the Water (Daniel M Cohen)
18. American Night (Alessio Della Valle)
19. John and the Hole (Pascual Sisto)
20. Last Call (Paolo Pilladi)

21. Tyger Tyger (Kerry Mondragon)
22. Playing God (Scott Brignac)
23. The Show (Mitch Jenkins)
24. True Things (Harry Wootliff)
25. X (Scott J Ramsey)
26. Sensation (Martin Grof)
27. First Date (Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp)
28. Not to Forget (Valerio Zanoli)
29. South of Heaven (Aharon Keshales)
30. The King's Man (Matthew Vaughn)

disappointment:peninsula BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: F9
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard.
The King's Man. Chaos Walking.
Without Remorse. Voyagers. Crisis.
MOST PRETENTIOUS: Shepherd
Hide and Seek. True Things.
MOST DERIVATIVE: Reminiscence.
Red Notice. Bruised. Nobody.
The Woman in the Window.
LAZIEST MOVIE: Cry Macho.
Joe Bell. Red Notice. Snake Eyes.
Chaos Walking. Silk Road. Last Call.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY: Night of the Animated Dead
Cherry. Bruised. Tom and Jerry.
MOST OVERBLOWN (THE MICHAEL BAY AWARD):
Cherry.
The Suicide Squad. Red Notice. F9.
Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.
MOST CYNICALLY PACKAGED: King Richard.
Tom and Jerry. Crisis. Without Remorse.
F9. Space Jam: A New Legacy.
LEAST 'SPECIAL' EFFECTS: The King's Man
Psycho Goreman. Chaos Walking.
WORST MESSAGE: I Care a Lot.
Zola. Without Remorse. Voyagers.
WORST TITLE: Shithouse. City of Lies. Stone Fruit.
MOST ANTI-CLIMACTIC REUNION:
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

MOST THANKLESS ROLE: Cynthia Erivo (Chaos Walking).
Sonequa Martin-Green (Space Jam: A New Legacy).
Jodie Turner-Smith (Without Remorse).
The humans (Godzilla vs Kong).
MOST ANNOYING VOICEOVER (THE MORGAN
FREEMAN AWARD):
Ewan McGregor (The Birthday Cake)
.
MOST WASTEFUL DIRECTOR:
Doug Liman (Locked Down, Chaos Walking)

Nicholas Jarecki (Crisis).
SHOULD RETIRE: Tim Story Clint Eastwood.
PLEASE STOP: Jarringly scrambled storytelling
(Gully, Flashback, etc)
WORST MANAGEMENT: Michael Pena (Tom and Jerry)
Bonnie Bedelia (A Stone in the Water).
Ewan McGregor (The Birthday Cake). Bruce Willis.

N O N - F I L M   P I C K S

tv: its' a sin T V   S E R I E S
It’s a Sin

BBC

2. The Underground Railroad (Prime)
3. Ted Lasso (Apple)
4. Mare of Easttown (HBO)
5. Brand New Cherry Flavor (Netflix)
6. Call My Agent (Netflix)
7. The White Lotus (HBO)
8. Shameless (Showtime)
9. Succession (HBO)
10. Young Rock (NBC)

11. Hacks (HBO)
12. The Queen's Gambit (Netflix)
13. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)
14. Pose (FX)
15. Sex Education (Netflix)
16. Acapulco (Apple)
17. The Great (Hulu)
18. Hawkeye (Disney)
19. Staged (BBC)
20. The Conners (ABC)

21. The Other Two (HBO)
22. Genera+ion (HBO)
23. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (CBS)
24. The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
25. Kevin Can F**k Himself (AMC)
26. The North Water (BBC)
27. Special (Netflix)
28. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
29. Dave (FX)
30. Mom (CBS)

GUILTY PLEASURES: The Great British Bake-Off,
Strictly Come Dancing, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, We're Here, RuPaul's Drag Race (UK, Canada, España,
All Stars), The Circle, I Like the Way U Move.
WORST SERIES: Raised by Wolves, Foundation,
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, Black Spot

single: montero S I N G L E
Montero
(Call Me By Your Name)

Lil Nas X

2. Caroline - Arlo Parks
3. Energy - Pa Salieu & Mahalia
4. Love Is Back - Celeste
5. Todo de Ti - Rauw Alejandro
6. 3, 2, 1 - 24kGoldn
7. Don't Be Late - Michael Kiwanuka
8. Waiting on a War - Foo Fighters
9. Apricots - Bicep
10. Overpass Graffiti - Ed Sheeran

11. Happier Than Ever - Billie Eilish
12. Easy on Me - Adele
13. Rumors - Lizzo & Cardi B
14. Motley Crue - Post Malone
15. Oxytocin - Billie Eilish
16. Butter - BTS & Megan Thee Stallion
17. All You Ever Wanted - Rag'n'Bone Man
18. Shame Shame - Foo Fighters
19. Industry Baby - Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow
20. Starstruck - Years & Years

21. Girl Is a Gun - Halsey
22. Regardless - Raye & Rudamental
23. Don't Play - Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm
24. What Other People Say - Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato
25. Paradise - Meduza & Dermot Kennedy
26. One Right Now - Post Malone & The Weeknd
27. By Your Side - Calvin Harris & Tom Grennan
28. Let Them Know - Mabel
29. Be the One - Rudamental, Morgan, Digga D & Tike
30. UK Hun - United Kingdolls

A R T I S T I C   A C H I E V E M E N T   A W A R D S

ensemble: west side story ENSEMBLE:
West Side Story

2. The Harder They Fall
3. Licorice Pizza
4. Judas and the Black Messiah
5. The White Tiger
Special mention: Don't Look Up.
Spider-Man: No Way Home.
BREAKOUT FILMMAKER:
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter)

2. Rebecca Hall (Passing)
3. Shaka King (Judas and the
    Black Messiah)
4. Marley Morrison (Sweetheart)
5. Eugen Jebeleanu (Poppy Field)
BREAKOUT ACTOR:
Cooper Hoffman (Licorice Pizza)

2. Nell Barlow (Sweetheart)
3. Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark)
4. Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
5. Woody Norman (C'mon C'mon)

music: dune MUSIC:
Dune (Hans Zimmer)

2. Annette (Ron Mael & Russell Mael)
3. The Power of the Dog
    (Jonny Greenwood)
4. The Green Knight (Daniel Hart)
5. Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
CINEMATOGRAPHY:
The Green Knight
(Andrew Droz Palermo)

2. The Hand of God (Daria D'Antonio)
3. West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)
4. The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
5. Night of the Kings (Tobie Marier-Robitaille)
EDITING:
Being the Ricardos (Alan Baumgarten)

2. The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home
    (Jeffrey Ford, Leigh Folsom Boyd)
4. The Green Knight (David Lowery)
5. Judas and the Black Messiah (Kristan Sprague)
design: the green knight PRODUCTION DESIGN:
The Green Knight (Jade Healy)

2. Last Night in Soho (Marcus Rowland)
3. Dune (Patrice Vermette)
4. The Tragedy of Macbeth
    (Stefan Dechant)
5. West Side Story (Adam Stockhausen)
COSTUMES:
The Green Knight

2. Dune
3. Last Night in Soho
4. Nightmare Alley
5. West Side Story
MAKEUP & HAIR:
Nightmare Alley

2. Titane
3. Dune
4. The Green Knight
5. House of Gucci

animation: the summit of the gods ANIMATION:
The Summit of the Gods

2. Flee
3. Belle
4. The Mitchells vs the Machines
5. Encanto
EFFECTS:
Dune

2. The Green Knight
3. No Time to Die
4. Spider-Man: No Way Home
5. Swan Song
SOUND DESIGN:
In the Earth

2. Dune
3. A Quiet Place Part II
4. Knocking
5. Annette
STUNTS:
No Time to Die

3. Riders of Justice
3. The Matrix Resurrections
4. Cherry
5. The Harder They Falls

S U P E R L A T I V E S

underrated: the white tiger MOST UNDERRATED:
The White Tiger

2. The Green Knight
3. Mothering Sunday
4. Everybody's Talking About Jamie
5. Moxie
MOST OVERRATED:
King Richard

2. Licorice Pizza
3. In the Heights
4. Last Night in Soho
5. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
MOST IMPORTANT FILM:
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

2. Don't Look Up
3. Judas and the Black Messiah
4. Benediction
5. Great Freedom
MOST INVENTIVE: Petite Maman
Benediction. Annette. Ninjababy. A Cop Movie.
MOST ORIGINAL TAKE ON A TIRED GENRE:
Riders of Justice
. The Feast. The Green Knight.
The Harder They Fall. Freaky.
BEST MAINSTREAM SHORT: Robin Robin
Ted Lasso: The Missing Christmas Mustache.
important: summer of soul MOST IMPORTANT DOC:
Summer of Soul

Flee. Getting Away With Murder(s).
Hating Peter Tatchell. Pray Away.
MOST INVENTIVE DOC: Flee
A Cop Movie. My Octopus Teacher.
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation. Cow.
MOST INSPIRING DOC:
Writing With Fire

Miguel's War. Steelers.
Colors of Tobi. Sabaya.
MOST ENTERTAINING DOC: The Mole Agent.
The Truffle Hunters. Some Kind of Heaven. Rita Moreno:
Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It. The Sparks Brothers.
MOST DEPRESSING DOC: The Crime of the Century
Sabaya. Final Account.
MOST BLOOD-BOILING DOC: MLK/FBI
Getting Away With Murder(s). The Social Dilemma.

biopic: benediction BEST BIOPIC: Benediction
Judas and the Black Messiah.
Tick, Tick... Boom! The Courier.
Being the Ricardos.
WORST BIOPIC: King Richard
Joe Bell. Silk Road.
MOST HOLLYWOODISED BIOPIC:
Shershaah

The Duke. Charming the Hearts of Men.

BEST BOOK-TO-FILM: Dune
Mothering Sunday.
WORST BOOK-TO-FILM: Chaos Walking
Without Remorse. Earwig and the Witch.
WORST TV-TO-FILM: Fantasy Island
BEST COMIC-TO-FILM:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Summit of the Gods.
BEST STAGE-TO-FILM: Tick, Tick... Boom!
Everybody's Talking About Jamie. Come From Away.
WORST STAGE-TO-FILM: The Humans
BEST FAIRYTALE-TO-FILM: The Green Knight
In the Mirror.
BEST RIDE-TO-FILM: Jungle Cruise
BEST SHORT-TO-FEATURE: Are We Lost Forever
I Am Syd Stone.
BEST DOC-TO-DRAMA: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL ADAPTATION:
Mortal Kombat

remake: west side story BEST REMAKE: West Side Story
Dune. Coda. Cyrano. Wendy.
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL REMAKE: Wrath of Man.
Mortal Kombat. Cinderella. Rams.
BEST SEQUEL: No Time to Die
Spider-Man: No Way Home.
A Quiet Place Part II.
WORST SEQUEL:
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Space Jam: A New Legacy. F9.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL SEQUEL:
The Matrix Resurrections

Candyman. Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
BEST PREQUEL: Black Widow
Cruella. The Many Saints of Newark.
WORST PREQUEL: The King's Man
WORST SPINOFF: Snake Eyes
BEST REBOOT: Cruella
The Matrix Resurrections. Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
WORST REBOOT: Space Jam: A New Legacy
BEST RECUT: Zack Snyder's Justice League

funniest: themitchells vs the machines FUNNIEST MOVIE:
The Mitchells vs the Machines

2. Moxie
3. Dashcam
4. The French Dispatch
5. Spider-Man: No Way Home.
NUTTIEST MOVIE: Lamb
Mandibles. Psycho Goreman. King Car. Titane. Prisoners of the Ghostland.
SILLIEST MOVIE:
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

LEAST FUNNY COMEDY:
Tom and Jerry
. Bad Trip.
TALKIEST MOVIE: Stone Fruit
SEXIEST MOVIE: Monday
Mothering Sunday. The Man Who Sold His Skin. Jumbo.
YUMMIEST MOVIE: Love Sarah
YUCKIEST MOVIE: Petrov's Flu
The Dose. In the Earth. Inexorable. Rock, Paper and Scissors.
TRASHIEST MOVIE (THE JOHN
WATERS AWARD): Hillbilly Elegy

The Prince. Promising Young Woman. Jungleland

thriller: a quiet place part ii SCARIEST MOVIE: A Quiet Place Part II
Quo Vadis, Aida? In the Earth.
Kandisha. The Feast.
MOST THRILLING THRILLER:
The Summit of the Gods

No Time to Die. Poppy Field. The Courier. Munich: The Edge of War. Riders of Justice.
LEAST THRILLING THRILLER: Voyagers
GRISLIEST MOVIE: The Last Duel
Bruised. The Suicide Squad.
Nobody. Mortal Kombat.
GIRLIEST MOVIE: Moxie
Sweetheart. Gunpowder Milkshake.
Parallel Mothers. Benedetta.
MANLIEST MOVIE: Poppy Field
The Little Things. Without Remorse.
Wrath of Man Riders of Justice.. City of Lies.
TRASHIEST MOVIE (THE JOHN WATERS AWARD): Benedetta
MOPIEST MOVIE (THE TWILIGHT AWARD):
Like a House on Fire
. I'm Not in Love.
THE FAMILY VALUES AWARD:
The Mitchells vs the Machines

Quo Vadis, Aida? Coda. Homeward. Gunda. Belfast.
STRAIGHTEST GAY MOVIE (THE BROKEBACK AWARD): The United States vs Billie Holiday. Riders of Justice.
GAYEST STRAIGHT MOVIE (THE BROMANCE AWARD): Mandibles. Luca. Bad Trip.

E V E N   M O R E   P R I Z E S !

casting: respect BEST CASTING:
Jennifer Hudson (Respect)

Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark). Lady Gaga (House of Gucci). West Side Story. Licorice Pizza.
WORST CASTING:
Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper
(Those Who Wish Me Dead)

Jeremy Piven as a 45-year-old (Last Call).
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Gunda
Luma (Cow). Dominique (Mandibles).
Ada (Lamb). Goodyear (Finch).
Okoo the goat (To the Ends of the Earth).
BEST HAIR: Zhou Dongyu & Jackson Yee (Better Days).
Cruella. Licorice Pizza.
WORST HAIR: Nicolas Cage (Pig)
Michael Sheen (Last Train to Christmas).
Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning). The Suicide Squad.
(DELIBERATELY) WORST MAKE-UP:
The Eyes of Tammy Faye

LEAST EXPRESSIVE FACE:
Charlotte Kirk (The Reckoning)

Jeremy Piven (Last Call). Jason Statham (Wrath of Man). Sarah Sutherland (Like a House on Fire).

babe: titane BABE OF THE YEAR:
Agathe Rousselle (Titane)

Florence Pugh (Black Widow).
Ana de Armas (No Time to Die).
Rosamund Pike (I Care a Lot).
HUNK OF THE YEAR: Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)
Dan Stevens (I'm Your Man).
Michael B Jordan (Without Remorse).
Farhan Akhtar (Toofaan).
BEST CHEMISTRY:
Paula Beer & Franz Rogowski (Undine)

Odessa Young & Josh O'Connor (Mothering Sunday).
Sebastian Stan & Denise Gough (Monday).
Emma Stone & Emma Thompson (Cruella).
BEST VILLAIN: Stellan Skarsgard (Dune)
Martin Sheen (Judas and the Black Messiah).
Ben Mendelsohn (Cyrano). Jesse Plemons (Jungle Cruise).
MOST LUDICROUS VILLAIN:
Michael Pena (Tom and Jerry)


scene stealer: cooper BEST SCENE-STEALING:
Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza)

Emma Thompson (Cruella).
Tig Notaro (Army of the Dead).
David Harbour (Black Widow).
Sandra Huller (I'm Your Man).
BEST SCENE-CHEWING:
Cate Blanchett (Don't Look Up, Nightmare Alley)

Emma Stone (Cruella).
Christopher Lloyd (Nobody).
Jack Whitehall (Jungle Cruise).
Harriet Walter (The Last Duel).
WORST SCENE-CHOMPING:
Jared Leto (House of Gucci, The Little Things)

Salma Hayek (Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard).
Terrence Howard (Gully). Anne Hathaway (Locked Down).
BEST COSTAR-CHEWING (THE ALIVE AWARD):
Ed Westwick (Me You Madness)

Sylvester Stallone (The Suicide Squad).
BEST PHONED-IN PERFORMANCE:
Ray Winstone (Black Widow)

Don Cheadle (Space Jam: A New Legacy).
Terence Stamp (Last Night in Soho).
Octavia Spencer (Encounter).
BEST REINVENTION:
Jamie Dornan (Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar)

Ronny Chieng (Bliss)
guilty pleasure: jungle cruise GUILTY PLEASURE: Jungle Cruise
2. Benedetta
3. House of Gucci
4. Mandibles
5. Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires
NICEST SURPRISE: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
2. Pig
3. The Boy Behind the Door
4. The Banishing
5. Cruella
BEST HEART-STOPPER:
The gunshots (Beast Beast)

BEST SHOW-STOPPER: Jumbo's oil leak
BEST LINE OF DIALOG: "She acts like I could become a heroin addict in a week" (Sweetheart)
"Don't call 911" (Nobody). "Coffee used to be my favourite, but it feels like suffering compared to ice cream" (Free Guy). "Reality is lousy" (The Hand of God).
CLEVER APPROACH TO A COMPLEX ISSUE: Playground
It Must Be Heaven. The Worst Person in the World. The White Tiger. Night of the Kings. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn.
BEST TITLE:
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun

FILM HISTORY AWARD:
The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies. Disclosure.
Money Has Four Legs. Enfant Terrible.

cameo: evans BEST CAMEO: Chris Evans (Free Guy)
Harriet Sansom Harrris (Licorice Pizza).
Denis Lavant (Night of the Kings).
Richard E Grant (Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard). Jai Courtney, Nathan Fillion & Pete Davidson (The Suicide Squad).
Special mention: Tick, Tick... Boom!
MOST POINTLESS CAMEO: Tyler Perry (Those Who Wish Me Dead)
Reba McIntire (Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar). Lance Reddick (Godzilla vs Kong). Colman Domingo (Without Remorse). Natasha Lyonne (The United States vs Billie Holiday).
WORST CAMEO: Anastacia (American Night)
EWAN McGREGOR GOLDEN LIGHT SABER AWARD:
Josh O'Connor (Mothering Sunday)

Bradley Cooper (Nightmare Alley). Benedict Cumberbatch
(The Power of the Dog). Sebastian Stan (Monday).
Eric Andre & Lil Rel Howery (Bad Trip).
Special mention: Simon Rex (Red Rocket). Stefan Steel
(Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn). Chris Cock (Pleasure).

hardest working: akhtar hardest working: colman THE HARDEST WORKING
PERSON IN MOVIES:
Olivia Colman
(The Lost Daughter, Mothering Sunday, Ron's Gone Wrong, The Mitchells vs the Machines,
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain)
Adeel Akhtar (Ali & Ava, The Nest,
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Save the Cinema,
Everybody's Talking About Jamie)
BEST NEW TREND: Female-driven action
(Gunpowder Milkshake, Black Widow, A Quiet Place Part II, The Suicide Squad, Cruella)
WORST NEW TREND: Lazy reboots
(Space Jam: A New Legacy, Tom and Jerry).
MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2022: Elvis
Nope. Lightyear. Avatar 2. The Lost City. The Batman. Mission: Impossible 7. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Black Adam. The Flash. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2022 (PREVIOUSLY ANTICIPATED IN 2020 and 2021): Top Gun: Maverick
LEAST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2022:
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
. Orphan: First Kill. Halloween Ends. Ambulance. Uncharted. Scream.

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