The 3rd Annual Jackoff Awards (NOMINATIONS)

Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! We have made it! It is time to kick off the proceedings of the 3rd iteration of the most important movie blogging awards ceremony in history! Also, one of the only ones I should note… The 3rd Annual Jackoff Awards! Today we will be announcing all the nominees that have earned their place amongst the greats. For those new to the concept of the Jackoff Awards, the Jackoff Awards takes place yearly on Scene Before to celebrate the best in film. Some categories include Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song, Best Director, Best Actor, all leading up to Best Picture. Practically, this is the Super Bowl of movies. Who decides the winners? ME! My name is literally in the title, who else do you think it is? Well… Not entirely. Except for Best Picture, but we’ll get to that later. This post is specifically meant for announcing this year’s nominees. Specifically, these are all movies I saw. Therefore we will not count movies such as “Pieces of a Woman,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” or even though it was one the highest-grossing movies of the year, “Bad Boys for Life.”

There’s a few rule changes from the past couple years that I should get out of the way. For starters, I am opening the gates to allow more streaming options to participate. If a movie was supposed to come out in theaters in 2020, but couldn’t or wouldn’t, not just having to do with COVID-19, I will consider them eligible for the ceremony. If the film was always intended for a non-theatrical format, it will not count, however. I also want to give a shoutout to another awards body today, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, because today, February 28th, is the 78th Annual Golden Globes, which airs tonight on NBC. Although I am going to implement one rule that is different from their set of rules. Award shows like the Golden Globes and the Oscars are spicing things up this year to allow films released in the first two months of 2021 to participate, films like “The Little Things” and “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Those films will not count. The 3rd Annual Jackoffs will recognize films released in 2020 only, and those two films, along with the others released during such a time period, will be recognized in the 4th Annual Jackoff Awards, should there be one next year.

Without further ado, it is my pleasure to announce the nominees of the 3rd Annual Jackoff Awards!

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • All In: The Fight For Democracy (Liz Garbuz, Lisa Cortés, Dan Cogan, Stacey Abrams)
  • Boys State (Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine)
  • I Am Greta (Nathan Grossman, Fredrik Heinig, Cecilia Nessen)
  • Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (Daniel Roher, Lana Belle Mauro, Andrew Munger, Stephen Paniccia, Sam Sutherland)
  • Time (Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino, Kellen Quinn)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • The Croods: A New Age (Joel Crawford, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan)
  • Onward (Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae)
  • Over the Moon (Glen Keane, John Kahrs, Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou)
  • Soul (Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Dana Murray)
  • Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Stéphan Roelants)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Color Out of Space
  • Greenland
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Tenet
  • Wonder Woman 1984

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Greenland
  • Over the Moon
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sound of Metal
  • Tenet

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Greenland
  • Mank
  • Sound of Metal
  • Unhinged
  • The Way Back

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Michael Giacchino (An American Pickle)
  • Steven Price (Over the Moon)
  • Ludwig Göransson (Tenet)
  • Alan Silvestri (The Witches)
  • Hans Zimmer (Wonder Woman 1984)

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Deborah La Mia Denaver)
  • Emma. (Marese Langan)
  • Mank (Gigi Williams, Michelle Audrina Kim)
  • Promising Young Woman (Angie Wells, Daniel Crest)
  • Summerland (Lisa Cavalli-Green, Liberty Haynes)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kevin James (Becky)
  • Shane Paul McGhie (The Last Shift)
  • Arliss Howard (Mank)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)
  • Jim Carrey (Sonic the Hedgehog)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Elizabeth Debicki (The Burnt Orange Heresy)
  • Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
  • Helena Zengel (News of the World)
  • Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal)
  • Princess Punzalan (Yellow Rose)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • The Burnt Orange Heresy (Totoi Santoro)
  • Emma. (Kave Quinn)
  • News of the World (David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan)
  • Tenet (Nathan Crowley)
  • The Witches (Gary Freeman)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Erin Benach, Helen Huang)
  • Emma. (Alexandra Byrne)
  • Mulan (Bina Daigeler)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (Suzie Harman, Robert Worley)
  • The Witches (Joanna Johnston)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Emma. (Eleanor Catton)
  • News of the World (Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucchi)
  • Nomadland (Chloe Zhao)
  • Radioactive (Jack Thorne)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • The Last Shift (Andrew Cohn)
  • Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
  • Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
  • Sound of Metal (Darius Marder, Abraham Marder)
  • Yellow Rose (Diane Paragas, Annie Howell, Celena Cipriaso)

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Mank (Kirk Baxter)
  • Nomadland (Chloe Zhao)
  • Radioactive (Stéphane Roche)
  • Tenet (Jennifer Lame)
  • The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • News of the World (Dariusz Wolski)
  • Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)
  • Summerland (Laurie Rose)
  • Tenet (Hoyte von Hoytema)
  • The Vast of Night (M.I. Littin-Menz)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • Rocket to the Moon – Cathy Ang (Over the Moon)
  • Ultraluminary – Phillipa Soo (Over the Moon)
  • Speed Me Up – Wiz Khalifa (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • The Plan – Travis Scott (Tenet)
  • Square Peg – Eva Noblezada (Yellow Rose)

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Paul Greengrass (News of the World)
  • Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
  • Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
  • Darius Marder (Sound of Metal)
  • Christopher Nolan (Tenet)

BEST ACTOR

  • Steven Yeun (Minari)
  • Tom Hanks (News of the World)
  • Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
  • Ben Affleck (The Way Back)

BEST ACTRESS

  • Kathryn Newton (Freaky)
  • Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
  • Rosamund Pike (Radioactive)
  • Gemma Arterton (Summerland)
  • Eva Noblezada (Yellow Rose)

BEST PICTURE

  • The Last Shift (Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Sam Bisbee, Alex Lipschultz, Bert Kern)
  • News of the World (Gary Goetzman, Gail Mutrux, Gregory Goodman)
  • Over the Moon (Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou)
  • Promising Young Woman (Margot Robbie, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell)
  • Sound of Metal (Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bill Benz, Kathy Benz)
  • Summerland (Guy Heely, Adrian Sturges)
  • Tenet (Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan)
  • The Vast of Night (James Montague, Melissa Kirkendall, Adam Dietrich)
  • The Way Back (Gordon Gray, Jennifer Todd, Gavin O’Connor, Ravi Mehta)
  • Yellow Rose (Cecilia R. Mejia, Rey Cuerdo, Diane Paragas, Orian Williams, Jeremiah Abraham)

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a first in Jackoffs history. For the first time ever, all the movies that I previously announced to be my top 10 films of the year back in January are all represented in the Best Picture category. In previous years, I took off a film or two for one reason or another, mainly because I would usually end up seeing another movie that surpasses a lower one on the top 10 list, but for the first time ever, the Jackoffs remains committed to the top 10 list! As usual, the Best Picture category is the people’s choice, so if you want to vote for Best Picture, CLICK RIGHT HERE and you will be taken to a form where you will get to choose one of these films as the big winner at the Jackoffs this year. Reminder, this form will not be open eternally, the form closes on March 14th, the day of the Jackoffs at 12AM. At that moment, all the votes that have been counted will remain in the system and the movie that receives the highest vote count will be crowned 2020’s Best Picture. May the best movie win.

The 3rd Annual Jackoffs will premiere on Scene Before on March 14th, where I announce the winners, show off some things I’ve been working on, and even a glimpse into the future of Scene Before. Be there! Follow Scene Before through an email or WordPress and like the Facebook page for updates! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

Also, here is a first look at the official intro of the Jackoffs this year! You may be happy, you may also be angry, but most importantly… you will be ready… for the 3rd Annual Jackoff Awards, where winning IS NOT cancelled!

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