2018 Endy Awards

These are the 2018 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best movies, performances, etc of that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. These are the nominees, listed in alphabetical order. The winners will be announced on Oscar night. And the Endy goes to. . .

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Best Picture:

1. Asako I & II
2. Ash is Purest White
3. Blackkklansman
4. The Grand Bizarre
5. Grass
6. If Beale Street Could Talk
7. Liz and the Blue Bird
8. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
9. The Other Side of the Wind
10. Support the Girls

Best Director:

1. Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, Asako I & II
2. Jia Zhangke, Ash is Purest White
3. Spike Lee, Blackkklansman
4. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
5. Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind

Best Actor:

1. Masahiro Higashide, Asako I & II
2. John David Washington, Blackkklansman
3. Carlotto Cotta, Diamantino
4. Spencer Stone, The 15:17 to Paris
5. Stephan James, If Beale Street Could Talk
6. John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind
7. Lily Franky, Shoplifters
8. Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You
9. Franz Rogowski, Transit
10. Tom Hardy, Venom

Best Actress:

1. Zhao Tao, Ash is Purest White
2. Erika Karata, Asako I & II
3. Joanna Kulig, Cold War
4. Yang Mingming, Girls Always Happy
5. Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
6. Kim Tae-ri, Little Forest
7. Helena Howard, Madeline’s Madeline
8. Sakura Ando, Shoplifters
9. Anna Kendrick, A Simple Favor
10. Regina Hall, Support the Girls

Supporting Actor:

1. Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
2. Steven Yeun, Burning
3. Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
4. Jesse Plemons, Game Night
5. Norman Foster, The Other Side of the Wind
6. James LeGros, Support the Girls

Supporting Actress:

1. Zoe Kazan, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
2. Jeon Jong-seo, Burning
3. Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
4. Tessa Thompson, Sorry to Bother You
5. Shayna McHayle, Support the Girls
6. Elizabeth Debicki, Widows

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Original Screenplay:

1. Hong Sangsoo, Grass
2. Oja Kodar & Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind
3. Sandi Tan, Shirkers
4. Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
5. Andrew Bujalski, Support the Girls

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Ryūsuke Hamaguchi & Sachiko Tanaka, Asako I & II
2. Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Blackkklansman
3. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
4. Ayano Takeda & Reiko Yoshida, Liz and the Blue Bird
5. Christian Petzold & Anna Seghers, Transit

Non-English Language Film:

1. Asako I & II (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi)
2. Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhangke)
3. Grass (Hong Sangsoo)
4. Liz and the Blue Bird (Naoko Yamada)
5. Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. Bisbee ’17 (Robert Greene)
2. The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)
3. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
4. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (Julien Faraut)
5. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Roberto Minervini)

Animated Feature Film:

1. Liz and the Blue Bird (Naoko Yamada)
2. Mirai (Mamoru Hosada)
3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr. & Rodney Rothman)
4. Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (Aaron Horvath & Peter Rida Michail)
5. The Wolf House (Cristóbal León & Joaquin Cociña)

Short Film:

1. Blue (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
2. La cartographe (Nathan Douglas)
3. Norman Norman (Sophy Romvari)
4. Veslemøy’s Song (Sofia Bohdanowicz)
5. Where (Sofia Bohdanowicz)

Unseen Film:

1. Classical Period (Ted Fendt)
2. An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo)
3. Hidden Man (Jiang Wen)
4. High Life (Claire Denis)
5. La Flor (Mariano Llinás)

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Film Editing:

1. Blackkklansman
2. The Grand Bizarre
3. If Beale Street Could Talk
4. Madeline’s Madeline
5. The Other Side of the Wind

Cinematography:

1. Ash is Purest White
2. Cold War
3. If Beale Street Could Talk
4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
5. Madeline’s Madeline

Art Direction:

1. Black Panther
2. Dead Pigs
3. Little Forest
4. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
5. Shadow

Costume Design:

1. Aquaman
2. Black Panther
3. If Beale Street Could Talk
4. A Simple Favor
5. Sorry to Bother You

Make-up:

1. Aquaman
2. A Simple Favor
3. Sorry to Bother You
4. Support the Girls
5. Suspiria

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Original Score:

1. The Grand Bizarre
2. If Beale Street Could Talk
3. Liz and the Blue Bird
4. Madeline’s Madeline
5. A Star is Born

Adapted Score:

1. Ash is Purest White
2. A Better Tomorrow
3. Burning
4. Cold War
5. Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes

Sound:

1. Ash is Purest White
2. If Beale Street Could Talk
3. Little Forest
4. The Other Side of the Wind
5. A Quiet Place

Sound Editing:

1. Avengers: Infinity War
2. Mission: Impossible–Fallout
3. Operation Red Sea
4. The Other Side of the Wind
5. Suspiria

Visual Effects:

1. Annihilation
2. Aquaman
3. How Long Will I Love U
4. Ready Player One
5. Shadow

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