2022 Endy Awards

These are the 2022 Endy Award Nominations, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best movies, performances, etc of this 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. Films are presented in alphabetical order, and the winners will be announced on Oscar night. As always, the awards and nominees are subject to change as I watch more movies. And the Endy goes to. . .

Best Picture:

1. Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb
2. Decision to Leave
3. Detective vs. Sleuths
4. The Fabelmans
5. The King of Wuxia
6. The Novelist’s Film
7. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
8. Shin Ultraman
9. Three Thousand Years of Longing
10. Walk Up

Best Director:

1. James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
2. Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave
3. Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
4. Hong Sangsoo, The Novelist’s Film
5. Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1

Best Actor:

1. Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
2. Lau Ching-wan, Detective vs. Sleuths
3. Austin Butler, Elvis
4. Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans
5. Karthi, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
6. Ram Charan, RRR
7. NT Rama Rao Jr, RRR
8. Idris Elba, Three Thousand Years of Longing
9. Kwon Hae-hyo, Walk Up
10. Kamal Haasan, Vikram
11. Adam Driver, White Noise

Best Actress:

1. Tang Wei, Decision to Leave
2. Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal
3. Tilda Swinton, The Eternal Daughter
4. Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
5. Janelle Monáe, Glass Onion
6. Bae Doona, Next Sohee
7. Keke Palmer, Nope
8. Lee Hye-young, The Novelist’s Film
9. Amber Midthunder, Prey
10. Cate Blanchett, Tár
11. Tilda Swinton, Three Thousand Years of Longing

Supporting Actor:

1. Anthony Hopkins, Armageddon Time
2. Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
3. Paul Dano, The Fabelmans
4. Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
5. Michael Wincott, Nope
6. Vikram, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
7. Ray Stevenson, RRR
8. Vijay Sethupathi, Vikram

Supporting Actress:

1. Sigourney Weaver, Avatar: The Way of Water
2. Zoe Saldana, Avatar: The Way of Water
3. Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
4. Kristen Stewart, Crimes of the Future
5. Jessica Henwick, Glass Onion
6. Kim Min-hee, The Novelist’s Film
7. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
8. Trisha, Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1

Original Screenplay:

1. Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb, Jon Bois & Alex Rubenstein
2. Detective vs. Sleuths, Wai Ka-fai, Ray Chan, & Mak Tin-shu
3. The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
4. The Novelist’s Film, Hong Sangsoo
5. Walk Up, Hong Sangsoo

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Confess, Fletch, Zev Borow & Greg Mottola
2. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1, Mani Ratnam & Elango Kumaravel
3. Shin Ultraman, Hideaki Anno
4. Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller & Augusta Gore
5. White Noise, Noah Baumbach

English Language Film:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron)
2. Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb (Jon Bois)
3. The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg)
4. Nope (Jordan Peele)
5. Three Thousand Years of Longing (George Miller)

Non-English Language Film:

1. Detective vs. Sleuths (Wai Ka-fai)
2. The Novelist’s Film (Hong Sangsoo)
3. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 (Mani Ratnam)
4. Shin Ultraman (Higuchi Shinji)
5. Walk Up (Hong Sangsoo)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. Blue Island (Chan Tze-woon)
2. Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb (Jon Bois)
3. Fire of Love (Sara Dosa)
4. The King of Wuxia (Lin Jing-jie)
5. Turn Every Page (Lizzie Gottlieb)

Short Film:

1. How to Score Ten Runs in the First Inning and Lose (Jon Bois)
2. Section 1 (Jon Bois)

Unseen Film:

1. Apollo 10 1/2 (Richard Linklater)
2. Benediction (Terence Davies)
3. Both Sides of the Blade (Claire Denis)
4. Stars at Noon (Claire Denis)
5. The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood)

Film Editing:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water
2. Decision to Leave
3. Detective vs. Sleuths
4. RRR
5. Tár

Cinematography:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water
2. Decision to Leave
3. Nope
4. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
5. RRR

Art Direction:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water
2. The Munsters
3. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
4. Three Thousand Years of Longing
5. White Noise

Costume Design:

1. Elvis
2. The Munsters
3. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
4. Three Thousand Years of Longing
5. White Noise

Make-Up and Hair:

1. Elvis
2. The Munsters
3. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
4. RRR
5. White Noise

Original Score:

1. Crimes of the Future
2. Decision to Leave
3. Nope
4. Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
5. RRR

Adapted Score:

1. Confess, Fletch
2. Decision to Leave
3. Don’t Worry Darling
4. Elvis
5. Tár

Sound:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water
2. Decision to Leave
3. The Fabelmans
4. Nope
5. Tár

Sound Editing:

1. Ambulance
2. Avatar: The Way of Water
3. The Battle at Lake Changjin II
4. Nope
5. Top Gun: Maverick

Visual Effects:

1. Avatar: The Way of Water
4. Nope
3. RRR
5. Shin Ultraman
5. Three Thousand Years of Longing

2021 Endy Awards

These are the 2021 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best movies, performances, etc of this 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. Films are presented in alphabetical order, and the winners are in bold. As always, the awards and nominees are subject to change as I watch more movies. And the Endy goes to. . .

Best Picture:

1. Benedetta
2. Drive My Car
3. Get Back
4. In Front of Your Face
5. Karnan
6. Licorice Pizza
7. Shadow Kingdom
8. West Side Story
9. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
10. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched

Best Director:

1. Paul Verhoeven, Benedetta
2. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Drive My Car
3. Hong Sangsoo, In Front of Your Face
4. Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
5. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Best Actor:

1. Oscar Isaac, The Card Counter
2. Yu Hewei, Cliff Walkers
3. Nishijima Hidetoshi, Drive My Car
4. Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
5. Dhanush, Karnan
6. Matt Damon, The Last Duel
7. Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
8. Gordon Lam, Limbo
9. Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
10. Bob Dylan, Shadow Kingdom

Best Actress:

1. Virginie Efira, Benedetta
2. Vicky Krieps, Bergman Island
3. Alyssa Chia, The Falls
4. Nina Bergman, Hell Hath No Fury
5. Lee Hyeyoung, In Front of Your Face
6. Rajisha Vijayan, Karnan
7. Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
8. Anna Cobb, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
9. Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
10. Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Supporting Actor:

1. Jeffrey Wright, The French Dispatch
2. Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
3. Ben Affleck, The Last Duel
4. David Alvarez, West Side Story
5. Mike Faist, West Side Story
6. Shibukawa Kiyohiko, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Supporting Actress:

1. Daphne Patakia, Benedetta
2. Charlotte Rampling, Benedetta
3. Park Yoorim, Drive My Car
4. Ana de Armas, No Time to Die
5. Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
6. Urabe Fusako, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Original Screenplay:

1. Mia Hansen-Løve, Bergman Island
2. Hong Sangsoo, In Front of Your Face
3. Mari Selvaraj, Karnan
4. Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
5. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Hosoda Mamoru, Belle
2. David Birke & Paul Verhoeven, Benedetta
3. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke & Oe Takamasa, Drive My Car
4. Lana Wachowski, David Mitchell & Aleksandar Hemon, The Matrix Resurrections
5. Tony Kushner, West Side Story

English Language Film:

1. The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
2. Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
3. Shadow Kingdom (Alma Har’el)
4. West Side Story (Steven Spielberg)
5. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched (Kier-La Janisse)

Non-English Language Film:

1. Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
2. Drive My Car (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
3. In Front of Your Face (Hong Sangsoo)
4. Karnan (Mari Selvaraj)
5. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)

Non-Fiction Feature Film:

1. Get Back (Peter Jackson)
2. The History of the Atlanta Falcons (Jon Bois)
3. Shadow Kingdom (Alma Har’el)
4. The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)
5. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched (Kier-La Janisse)

Animated Film:

1. Belle (Hosoda Mamoru)
2. Evangelion 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (Anno Hideaki)
3. Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (Steve Cox)
4. Pompo: The Cinephile (Hirao Takayuki)

Unseen Film:

1. Annette (Leos Carax)
2. Macbeth (Joel Coen)
3. Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
4. 77 Heartwarmings (Herman Yau)
5. What We See When We Look at the Sky (Alexandre Koberidze)

Film Editing:

1. Drive My Car
2. Karnan
3. Licorice Pizza
4. The Velvet Underground
5. West Side Story

Cinematography:

1. Cliff Walkers
2. The Green Knight
3. Licorice Pizza
4. One Shot
5. West Side Story

Art Direction:

1. Dune
2. Limbo
3. Shadow Kingdom
4. West Side Story
5. A Writer’s Odyssey

Costume Design:

1. Cliff Walkers
2. The French Dispatch
3. Licorice Pizza
4. The Power of the Dog
5. West Side Story

Make-up and Hair:

1. The French Dispatch
2. Licorice Pizza
3. Malignant
4. Old
5. West Side Story

Original Score:

1. Dune
2. The French Dispatch
3. The Green Knight
4. Karnan
5. The Power of the Dog

Adapted Score:

1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head
2. The French Dispatch
3. Licorice Pizza
4. Shadow Kingdom
5. West Side Story

Sound:

1. Drive My Car
2. Dune
3. Get Back
4. Licorice Pizza
5. West Side Story

Sound Editing:

1. Get Back
2. The Matrix Resurrections
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home
4. The Velvet Underground
5. Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Visual Effects:

1. Cloudy Mountain
2. Dune
3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
5. A Writer’s Odyssey

2020 Endy Awards

These are the 2020 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. Films are presented in alphabetical order, and the winners are in bold. As always the awards and nominees are subject to change as I watch more movies. And the Endy goes to. . .

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