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We’re Proud to Present Film Threat’s Award This! 2019 Nominees

By Chris Gore | February 22, 2019

We are proud to announce our 2019 Award This! List of Nominees. Are you on the list? You may be. If your film was reviewed on Film Threat or the Film Threat Podcast in 2018, you and your film are eligible to be nominated in appropriate categories. The writing staff of Film Threat (30+ critics from around the world) participated in the nomination process and our list of nominees represents Film Threat’s collective voice.

Be sure to watch Award This! on Film Threat’s YouTube Channel during the Oscars on Sunday, February 24th at 4PM (Pacific Time) to see our live Academy Awards commentary along with our announcement of the Award This! winners.

Join us on YouTube as we’ll be responding to your questions and commentary during the show. And a special congratulations to our nominees! We hope you tune in and enjoy the show. (See the complete list of nominees with links to each film below.) 



Award This! Biggest Oscar Snub

Marcell Rév (Assassination Nation cinematography) 

Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin (The Death of Stalin screenplay)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Ari Aster (Hereditary screenplay)

Matt Dillon (The House that Jack Built)

Tilda Swinton (Suspiria)

Hair and Makeup (Suspiria)

Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place)

Widows in any and all categories


Award This! Short

Angel of Anywhere 



Love, Song: My Brother*

Lunch Ladies 

Mt. Molehill 

Ready to Go 

Real Artists 

Recently Deleted 


The Uncle No Rules Show 


Award This! Web Series


This Is Climate Change 


Award This! Important Documentary About a Socially Relevant Topic

Call Her Ganda 

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

Crime + Punishment 

How Jack Became Black 

The Human Element 

Islam & the Future of Tolerance 

Operation Wedding

The Panama Papers 

They Shall Not Grow Old 

While I Breathe, I Hope 

A Whale of a Tale 


Award This! Pop Culture Doc

The American Meme 

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man

Epic Home Haunts 

F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

The Insufferable Groo

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Nossa Chape 


The Price of Everything


United We Fan

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?


Award This! Indie Cinematographer

Tom Banks (1/1) 

Seth Fuller (14 Cameras)

Marcell Rév (Assassination Nation)

Frank Barrera (A Bread Factory)

Ambrose Eng (Dragon Mountain)

Manuel Alberto Claro (The House that Jack Built)

Casey T. Malone (Lesser Beasts)

Ashley Connor (Madeline’s Madeline)


Award This! Motion Capture Actor

Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Infinity War 

Andy Serkis (Baloo) – Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle 

Jason Liles (George) – Rampage 


Award This! Movie Critic

Leonard Maltin 

Alachia Queen 

Comic Book Girl 19 

Michael Dequina 

Luke Thompson 


Award This! Film Festival

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 

Cinequest Film Festival

Film Fest Tucson

Mammoth Film Festival

HollyShorts Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival


Award This! Movie-Related Cocktail

Heart of Wakanda (Black Panther) 2 oz vodka, ¼ cup corn syrup, 4 oz grenadine, ¼ cup purple sugar, garnish, 4 oz blue curaçao liqueur, splash of lemonade, 2-3 oz lemon-lime soda (optional), Ice

Sour Johnny (Cold War) Johnny Walker Black Label, Pineapple Juice, Vermouth, Lemon Juice

Crazy (Crazy Rich Asians) Templeton Rye, Giffard Peach, Angostura Bitters, Demerara Syrup

Rich (Crazy Rich Asians) Hwayo Soju, Crustacean Lychee Cordial, Violette Liquor, Luxardo Maraschino Liquor, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg White

Asians (Crazy Rich Asians) Flor De Cana Rum, Giffard Pineapple, Coconut Agave, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters

Autumn Fizz (Green Book) Tanqueray Gin, Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar, Sparkling Cider, Garnished with Thyme and Apple) 

The Noble (Mary Queen of Scots) Crown Royal, Ginger Beer, Aromatic Bitters, Orange Garnish

The Scoundrel, (Solo: A Star Wars Story) 1 oz Crystal Head Vodka, .75 oz Blue Curacao, 4 oz Lemonade, .25 oz Chambord, Rimmer: Sugar

Silent Citrus (A Quiet Place) Belvedere, Lemon, Grapefruit, Pomegranate


Award This! Twitter Mob (for their efforts in trying to take down a movie and/or person) You did your best

First Man 

Green Book 



Award This! Indie Film Made for Less Than the Value of an Oscar Gift Bag (under $100 grand)

Dinner With The Alchemist

Empathy Inc.

The Foaming Node

The Landing

The Theta Girl 


Award This! Indie Action/Thriller

Black 47 

I Am Vengeance

I May Regret  

The Russian Bride



Award This! Indie Comedy

Abe And Phil’s Last Poker Game

In a Relationship

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town 

Keep The Change


Stella’s Last Weekend 

Room For Rent 

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh



Award This! Indie Sci-Fi

Empathy Inc.

The Foaming Node

How to Talk to Girls at Parties 

The Landing

The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time 




Award This! Horror Movie


Blood Fest


The Clovehitch Killer


The House That Jack Built




The Theta Girl 



Award This! Acting Ensemble 

Avengers: Infinity War

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Boy Erased

Crazy Rich Asians 

Crown and Anchor

The Favourite 

Krampus Origins

Life and Nothing More



Award This! Director

Bart Layton (American Animals)

Alex Garland (Annihilation)

Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation)

Dan Mirvish (Bernard and Huey)

Ali Abbasi (Border)

Patrick Wang (A Bread Factory)

Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin)

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Adam Rifkin (The Last Movie Star)

Ike Barinholtz (The Oath)

Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)

Leigh Whannell (Upgrade)

Jeremiah Zagar (We The Animals)

Paul Dano (Wildlife)


Award This! Directress

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Hélène Cattet (Let the Corpses Tan)

Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline)

Angie Wang (MDMA)

Mimi Leder (On the Basis of Sex)

Ingrid Veninger (Porcupine Lake)

Christina Kallas (The Rainbow Experiment)

Coralie Fargeat (Revenge)

Chloe Zhao (The Rider)

Jen McGowen (Rust Creek)


Award This! Movie We LOVED That You Probably Never Knew Existed (or Film Threat’s Version of “Best Picture”)

All Creatures Here Below

Bernard and Huey

A Bread Factory 

Empathy Inc.

The Fever and the Fret

Fiction And Other Realities 

The Insufferable Groo 

The Last Movie Star 


The Oath 

White Rabbit 

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  1. OMG!!!!! That’s incredible! Thanks FILM THREAT!

  2. jeannia robinette says:

    Congratulations to Angie Wang for your nomination !!!! #MDMA ???????????????????????? You inspire !!! Best director !!!!! ????????????

  3. Jenni Gold says:

    Thanks for the nomination!!!!!!!!

  4. Jan Valenti says:


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