These are the 2019 Endy Award Nominees, 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. The winners are highlighted in bold. And the Endy goes to. . .


Best Picture:

1. Bacurau
2. Chasing Dream
3. First Love
4. Fourteen
5. The Irishman
6. Jallikattu
7. Labyrinth of Cinema
8. Little Women
9. Ride Your Wave
10. To the Ends of the Earth

Best Director:

1. Miike Takashi, First Love
2. Dan Sallitt, Fourteen
3. Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
4. Obayashi Nobuhiko, Labyrinth of Cinema
5. Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Best Actor:

1. Mark Ruffalo, Dark Waters
2. Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
3. John Magaro, First Cow
4. Robert DeNiro, The Irishman
5. Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
6. Adam Driver, Marriage Story
7. Luca Marinelli, Martin Eden
8. Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
9. Tom Mercier, Synonyms
10. Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress:

1. Deragh Campbell, Anne at 13,000 ft
2. Kitai Aya, Demolition Girl
3. Tallie Medel, Fourteen
4. Veronica Ngo, Furie
5. Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
6. E Jingwen, The New King of Comedy
7. Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
8. Maeda Atsuko, To the Ends of the Earth
9. Maj-Britt Klenke, A Voluntary Year
10. Yeo Yann Yann, Wet Season

Supporting Actor:

1. Al Pacino, The Irishman
2. Joe Pesci, The Irishman
3. Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
4. Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. Eric Bogosian, Uncut Gems
6. Sebastian Rudolph, A Voluntary Year

Supporting Actress:

1. Becky, First Love
2. Norma Kuhling, Fourteen
3. Valerie Pachner, A Hidden Life
4. Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
5. Emma Watson, Little Women
6. Julia Fox, Uncut Gems


Original Screenplay:

1. Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles, Bacurau
2. Nakamura Masaru, First Love
3. Dan Sallitt, Fourteen
4. Obayashi Nobuhiko, Konaka Kazuya & Naito Tadashi, Labyrinth of Cinema
5. Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein & Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Jonathan Raymond & Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
2. Cheung Tat-ming, A Home with a View
3. Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
4. Greta Gerwig, Little Women
5. Maurizio Braucci & Pietro Marcello, Martin Eden

Non-English Language Film:

1. Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
2. First Love (Miike Takashi)
3. Jallikattu (Lijo Jose Pellissery)
4. Labyrinth of Cinema (Obayashi Nobuhiko)
5. To the Ends of the Earth (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller)
2. Hail Satan? (Penny Lane)
3. Lynch: A History (David Shields)
4. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (Stanley Nelson Jr.)
5. Rolling Thunder Revue (Martin Scorsese)

Animated Feature Film:

1. Promare (Imaishi Hiroyuki)
2. Ride Your Wave (Yuasa Masaaki)
3. Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley)
4. Weathering with You (Shinkai Makoto)
5. White Snake (Amp Wong & Zhao Ji)

Unseen Film:

1. Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)


Film Editing:

1. Chasing Dream
2. First Love
3. The Irishman
4. Labyrinth of Cinema
5. Uncut Gems


1. Atlantics
2. Dark Waters
3. Jallikattu
4. Martin Eden
5. Uncut Gems

Art Direction:

1. A Home with a View
2. Labyrinth of Cinema
3. Little Women
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. Parasite

Costume Design:

1. Dolemite is My Name
2. The Irishman
3. Little Women
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. The Rise of Skywalker

Make-up and Hair:

1. Dolemite is My Name
2. The Irishman
3. Little Women
4. Martin Eden
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Original Score:

1. Chasing Dream
2. Jallikattu
3. Killer Queen
4. Little Women
5. Uncut Gems

Adapted Score:

1. Dolemite is My Name
2. A Hidden Life
3. The Irishman
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. To Live to Sing


1. The Lighthouse
2. Little Women
3. MS Slavic 7
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. Uncut Gems

Sound Editing:

1. First Love
2. Ford v Ferrari
3. John Wick 3: Parabellum
4. MS Slavic 7
5. The Rise of Skywalker

Visual Effects:

1. Alita: Battle Angel
2. Avengers: Endgame
3. The Irishman
4. The Rise of Skywalker
5. The Wandering Earth


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