Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The word “bittersweet” has been associated with the description of this feature and rightly so because this is the final chapter of a beautifully done franchise. Hiccup and his trusty Night Fury Toothless soar and roar one last time in the stunning animated spectacle, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

A year after Hiccup takes up his late father’s mantle as chief of Berk, he and his fellow dragon riders set out to create a peaceful dragon-human utopia on their home, but the notorious Grimmel, a brilliant and methodical dragon hunter, renowned for killing Night Furies, threatens to upend everything Hiccup and Toothless have fought so hard to create and protect. A solution to their dilemma may lie in a female dragon called a Light Fury, who Toothless is instantly drawn to, who may hold the key to the Hidden World, a hidden realm that is home to all dragons.

A plot that is layered and ripe with coming-of-age tropes and animation that is gorgeous as you can imagine, how can How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World not be a complete winner? Dean DeBlois sent this excellent franchise out of one hell of a high note and I could not be more satisfied with how this movie was executed and how well this franchise came full circle!

Back in 2010, I went into the original How to Train Your Dragon with low expectations, only to come out blown away. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was a worthy successor that did not let me down and now The Hidden World lived up to both films and the culmination of all three movies weaves a flowing and impeccably crafted story about a friendship that changed a world and I believe Cressida Cowell and DreamWorks should be very proud of the success of this franchise.

The greatest aspect about this movie is that ultimately, you know where and what it leads up to but you can’t help but enjoy the ride and watch the two central characters continue to come into their own and just take in the splendor of the world around them and it is bittersweet but also a satisfying experience that fans of this franchise will never forget! DeBlois truly wrote and directed a stunning final conclusion to a very special franchise that he and executive producer Chris Sanders started.

I love the cast of actors who lent their voices to this movie and the movies that came before. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Justin Ruppel, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, F. Murray Abraham, I love the dimension these actors brought to these characters.

The technical skill that went into this movie is nothing short of excellent. The animation is phenomenal, John Powell’s music is superb, Gil Zimmerman’s cinematography is invigorating, John Karr’s editing is top-notch, Pierre-Oliver Vincent’s production design is incredible, the artwork, the visual effects, the sound are all breathtaking, everything that went into this movie was not wasted in the slightest!

It’s tough saying goodbye to a franchise that has delivered every single time a new chapter was released and characters who you can’t help but love but all great things come to an end. Hiccup, Toothless, the training was worth it! How to Train Your Dragon was an exhilarating ride and The Hidden World was an outstanding way to bring this trilogy to a close. Well done!

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Part III of My 91st Academy Award Predictions

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We’re less than one week away from a rather controversial night in Hollywood. Since we’re so close to Oscar night, now is the time to reveal who I think will win what I like to call “The Big Six”: the four acting categories, best director and Best Picture of the Year! Let’s get into my final installment of this year’s Academy Award Predictions:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

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Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

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Best Actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Glenn Close, The Wife

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Best Actor:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Christian Bale, Vice

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Best Director:

  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

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Best Picture:

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I predict that the Oscar will go to:

For Part I of my predictions click here!

For Part II of my predictions click here!

The 91st Academy Awards are almost upon us! February 24, 2019 at 7PM, is the date and time. I’ll be where I usually am to cover Oscar night, so please follow my blog to stay updated on how everything shakes out!

Review: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

First review of 2019! I repeat, first review of 2019! It’s a review about a good follow-up to an animated hit from five years ago! Building off the success of The Lego Movie and the spinoffs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie, we’ve returned to the world where everything is a different flavor of awesome in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part!

That’s right! Emmett, WyldStyle (Lucy), Batman, Unikitty and the crew are back for more adventures, existential observations, singing and dancing and hijinks to build on from the first movie. When his friends are abducted by aliens from a hostile system, Emmett Brickowski partners up with a radical space adventurer named Rex Dangervest to save them from Queen Whatevra Wa’Nabi before she triggers a doomsday scenario called “Arm-mom-ogeddon”.

I honestly think that this was a rather cute way to start the new year at the movies. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is entertaining from start to finish, it’s whip-smart, funny, it’s self-aware; I think there was just enough magic from the original Lego Movie to build a new adventure for these characters and director Mike Mitchell and writers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller did a fine job at expanding this animated franchise with a true sequel.

The drawback? I felt that this movie somewhat suffered in the fact that the original Lego Movie was released five years ago and it’s target audience may have outgrown it, despite the spinoffs that have been made in its wake, and The Second Part, while very effective, may be overlooked. Some sequels, such as Toy Story 3 or Incredibles 2, handle the time-difference rather effectively and make it a strength but I don’t think The Lego Movie 2, handled it as effectively as other movies have done before.

Also, while watching The Lego Movie 2, I felt that this movie somewhat played down to it’s target audience, children, rather than a widespread audience. I was amused by this but at the same time, I just felt that I outgrew this as a film goer. I remember The Lego Movie being hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in animation and when I caught up with it, I was impressed by what Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had achieved but now? I liked going back to this franchise but I didn’t feel that same groundbreaking appeal, if you catch my drift.

Mark Miller made a very decent and fun sequel and I appreciate him for retaining Lord and Miller’s talents as storytellers as well as Matthew Fogel’s contributions.

The animation was savvy and the technical expertise that went into this was very good! Mark Mothersbaugh’s music was good, Claire Knight’s editing was sharp, Patrick Marc Hanenberger’s production design was rather pleasant, the art direction by Kristen Anderson, Nick Dudar and Yeva McCloskey was impeccable; this was a very detailed animated movie with a lot of eye-candy.

Let’s not forget the actors who lent their vocal talents to this feature! Great work all around from Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Hadish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Stephanie Beatriz, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayode, Colbie Smulders, Ike Barinholtz, Will Farrell, Maya Rudolph, Jason Sand, Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Noel Fielding, Ben Schwartz, Jason Momoa, Ralph Fiennes, Will Forte and Bruce Willis, and so many surprising cameos to name!

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is not the exact brand of awesome as the first movie but it’s respectably decent and well-assembled to appreciate for what it happens to be. In summary: it’s fun enough to like!

Part II of My 91st Academy Award Predictions

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Last week, I started rolling out my predictions of who will take home the highest prize in Hollywood. This week, the predictions continue with six additional categories: song, score, cinematography, editing and the screenplays. Without further ado:

Best Original Song:

  • “All the Stars”-Black Panther
  • “I’ll Fight”-RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go”-Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow”-A Star is Born
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

“Shallow”-A Star is Born

Best Original Score:

  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
  • Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

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Best Editing:

  • Barry Alexander Brown, BlacKkKlansman
  • John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
  • Patrick J. Don Vito, Green Book
  • Hank Corwin, Vice

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite

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Best Cinematography:

  • Lukasz Zal, Cold War
  • Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
  • Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

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Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

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18 categories down, the big six to go! Check back next week to find out who I think will come out on top in my final Oscar predictions installment.

Click Here for Part I of my Oscar predictions. Click here to take a peek at the whole crop of nominees.

Part I of My 91st Academy Award Predictions

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We are now in the month of February, which means that Hollywood’s biggest night is well on its way! The 91st Academy Awards are little more than 3 weeks away and I think it’s fitting to begin revealing who I expect to take home Oscar gold. If you have been a follower of mine, you should know what to expect regarding how I unveil my Oscar predictions. If you are new, my methods of showcasing my Oscar predictions are relatively straightforward: I reveal 18 categories, 12 technical and the big six, in a 3 part series, which are showcased every week before the ceremony.

Today, I reveal who I predict will take home the Oscar in the following categories: documentary feature, foreign language feature, costume design, production design, animated feature and visual effects.

Here we go!

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Free Solo

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Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Capernaum-Lebanon
  • Cold War-Poland
  • Never Look Away-Germany
  • Roma-Mexico
  • Shoplifters-Japan

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Roma-Mexico

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Best Costume Design:

  • Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Ruth Carter, Black Panther
  • Sandy Powell, The Favourite
  • Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Ruth Carter, Black Panther

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Best Production Design:

  • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther
  • Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton, The Favourite
  • Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas, First Man
  • John Myhre and Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez, Roma

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

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Best Visual Effects:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Avengers: Infinity War

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Best Animated Feature:

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I predict that the Oscar will go to:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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And with that, Part I of this year’s Academy Award predictions are done. I will be back next week to place emphasis on six more technical categories as we inch closer to Oscar night! Here’s where you can find the full list of nominees. Let me know what you think in the comments down below, if you have any!

The 91st Oscars May Not Have a Host, but They Do Have Nominees

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Months ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tapped comedian/actor Kevin Hart to host the 91st Annual Academy Awards but shortly after that, Hart elected to withdraw from the gig due to controversial and offensive social media posts from years ago were recovered. The fallout from the old tweets culminated in Hart walking away from the opportunity to host the Oscars and though efforts to reinstate Hart as host were made over the last few weeks, Hart is effectively OUT as host.

So where does that leave the Oscars now? Well, we’re in a spot that hasn’t been seen since 1989 because it looks like there isn’t going to be a host for the 91st Oscars come February 24th. I’d like to think they tried to find a suitable replacement for Hart but with the ceremony so close, no one could effectively step in and put their personal stamp on the show, so I suppose that is where we’re going.

There may not be a host, but today the mystery of who has been nominated is solved. If you’ve followed my blog for this long, you know that I emphasize on 18 categories and those categories are:

Best Documentary:

  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Best Foreign Language Feature:

  • Capernaum-Lebanon
  • Cold War-Poland
  • Never Look Away-Germany
  • Roma-Mexico
  • Shoplifters-Japan

Best Costume Design:

  • Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Ruth Carter, Black Panther
  • Sandy Powell, The Favourite
  • Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Alexandre Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production Design:

  • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther
  • Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton, The Favourite
  • Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas, First Man
  • John Myhre and Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez, Roma

Best Visual Effects:

  • Avengers, Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Animated Feature:

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Original Song:

  • “All the Stars”-Black Panther
  • “I’ll Fight”-RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go”-Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow”-A Star is Born
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Original Score:

  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
  • Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Editing:

  • Barry Alexander Brown, BlacKkKlansman
  • John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
  • Patrick J. Don Vito, Green Book
  • Hank Corwin, Vice

Best Cinematography:

  • Lukasz Zal, Cold War
  • Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
  • Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters, A Star is Born

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Peter Farrelly and Brian Currie, Green Book
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Best Director:

  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Best Picture:

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There we have it! Follow this link to see the full class of nominees for 2018-2019. I will be posting my official predictions in the coming weeks, and if there are any updates, I will be sure to let you know.

2019 Critics Choice Awards Recap!

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Excitement over the NFL Playoffs caused me to skip an event that I always look forward to covering every year. I missed the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards and I apologize to my followers about that. On my social media feeds, I did say that I was going to post a recap to find out who won on Sunday night in the film categories, so let’s get into that:

Best Original Score:

  • Kris Bowers, Green Book
  • Nicholas Brittel, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man (Winner)
  • Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
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Best Original Song:

  • “All the Stars”-Black Panther
  • “Girl in the Movies”-Dumplin’
  • “I’ll Fight”-RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go”-Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow”-A Star is Born (Winner)
  • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic”-Mary Poppins Returns

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Burning
  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Roma (Winner)
  • Shoplifters
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Best Animated Feature:

  • The Grinch
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Winner)
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Best Visual Effects:

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther (Winner)
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mission: Impossible-Fallout
  • Ready Player One
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Best Costume Design:

  • Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots
  • Ruth Carter, Black Panther (Winner)
  • Julian Day, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sandy Powell, The Favourite
  • Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
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Best Production Design:

  • Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther (Winner)
  • Eugenio Cabarello and Barbara Enriquez, Roma
  • Nelson Coates and Andrew Baseman, Crazy Rich Asians
  • Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton, The Favourite
  • Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas, First Man
  • John Myhre and Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns
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Best Editing:

  • Jay Cassidy, A Star is Born
  • Hank Corwin, Vice
  • Tom Cross, First Man (Winner)
  • Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, Roma
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
  • Joe Walker, Widows
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Best Cinematography:

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (Winner)
  • James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born
  • Rachel Morrison, Black Panther
  • Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
  • Linus Sandgren, First Man
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Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk (Winner)
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters, A Star is Born
  • Josh Singer, First Man
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott, BlacKkKlansman
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Best Original Screenplay:

  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Adam McKay, Vice
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed (Winner)
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
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Best Young Actor/Actress:

  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade (Winner)
  • Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife
  • Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place
  • Amanda Stenberg, The Hate U Give
  • Sunny Suljic, Mid90s
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Best Acting Ensemble:

  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite (Winner)
  • Vice
  • Widows
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Best Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (Winner)
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
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Best Supporting Actor:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book (Winner)
  • Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
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Best Actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Glenn Close, The Wife (Winner)
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born (Winner)
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Actor:

  • Christian Bale, Vice (Winner)
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Ryan Gosling, First Man
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
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Best Director:

  • Damien Chazelle, First Man
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (Winner)
  • Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice
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Best Picture:

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Winner:

Here is where you can find the full list of winners from the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards. It’s a shame that I had to miss the ceremony this year but I had a really darn good reason! For the most part, it looked like I had a good idea of how everything was going to shake out.