The 4th Annual Jackoff Awards (NOMINATIONS)

Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! Welcome one and all to this year’s Jackoff awards nominations! 2021 has been a great year for movies between the return of blockbusters, the return of some well-known voices in the industry like Steven Spielberg and Wes Anderson, and the return of the box office. While 2021 did not have as humungous of a turnout at the movies as 2019 did, certain films like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “F9: The Fast Saga,” helped bring money to theaters and the studios. COVID-19 obviously played a role in the industry once again, bringing some films to day and date release including “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Halloween Kills,” and the entire Warnermedia release schedule for this year. It is an interesting, confusing year, although slightly more normal than its predecessor. With that being said, before we dive into this year’s nominations, here are some rules. The films listed must have been intended to play in theaters and have done so at least once. Even though “Luca” released on Disney+ this year, I will consider for every category as it did play in one theater in Los Angeles. All day and date films count here too as they did release theatrically. I also have to have seen the film, and I seriously, seriously apologize, as I did miss out on a couple films this year including “The Power of the Dog,” “Drive My Car,” “Nightmare Alley,” and “CODA.” I wanted to get to one of these films before releasing this list, but with time being one’s worst enemy, I faced defeat. The listed films are based on my experience, and so will the winners. Except for Best Picture, which we’ll get to in a second.

Before we announce the actual awards, I would like to note that this year, for the first time, we will be presenting the Lifetime Achievements prior to the ceremony. The Roger Deakins award is presented to an individual who is still here, while the Stan Lee award is presented to someone who is no longer with us. The reasons why they were chosen, will be focused on during the show. Here are the winners.

ROGER DEAKINS AWARD: John Williams

STAN LEE AWARD: Betty White

With that out of the way, here are the nominees for the 4th Annual Jackoff Awards!

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 

  • Belle (Nozomu Takahashi, Yuichiro Saito, Toshimi Tanio, Genki Kawamura)
  • Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, Lin-Manuel Miranda)
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht)
  • Sing 2 (Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy)
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Osnet Shurer, Peter Del Vecho)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

  • Dune 
  • Eternals 
  • Godzilla vs. Kong 
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home 
  • The Suicide Squad 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

  • J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
  • Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) 
  • Jared Leto (The Little Things)
  • Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man: No Way Home) 
  • Mike Faist (West Side Story) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

  • Judi Dench (Belfast) 
  • Glenn Close (Four Good Days) 
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Last Night in Soho) 
  • Ana de Armas (No Time to Die)
  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) 

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING 

  • Being the Ricardos (Ana Lozano, David Forrest, Kim Santantonio, Kyra Panchenko, Michael Ornelaz, Teressa Hill, Yvonne Depatis-Kupka)
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Vickie Lang Kristyan Mallett Donald McInnes)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Eva Von Bahr)
  • In the Heights (Martha Melendez, Betsy Reyes)
  • West Side Story (Judy Chin, Kay Georgiou)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

  • Dune (Hans Zimmer) 
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (Tom Holkenberg)
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (James Newton Howard) 
  • The Suicide Squad (John Murphy) 
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (Michael Giacchino) 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN 

  • Dune (Bob Morgan, Jacqueline West)
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Michael O’Connor)
  • The Last Duel (Arthur Max)
  • Last Night in Soho (Odile Dicks-Mireaux)
  • West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 

  • Belfast (Jim Clay)
  • Dune (Patrice Vermette)
  • The French Dispatch (Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo)
  • Last Night in Soho (Marcus Rowland)
  • West Side Story (Adam Stockhausen)

BEST SOUND EDITING 

  • Dune 
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 
  • The Suicide Squad 
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home 

BEST SOUND MIXING 

  • Belfast 
  • Dune
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • The Last Duel 
  • No Time to Die

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

  • Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin)
  • Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)
  • The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
  • Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns)
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Mike Rianda, Jeff Rowe)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

  • Dune (Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth)
  • Four Good Days (Rodrigo Garcia, Eli Saslow)
  • The Last Duel (Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon)
  • Tick…Tick…BOOM! (Steven Levenson)
  • West Side Story (Tony Kushner)

BEST FILM EDITING 

  • Being the Ricardos (Alan Baumgarten)
  • The French Dispatch (Andrew Weisblum)
  • The Last Duel (Harry Gregson-Williams)
  • The Suicide Squad (Fred Raskin, Christian Wagner)
  • West Side Story (Michael Khan, Sarah Broshar)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

  • Dune (Greig Fraser)
  • The Last Duel (Dariusz Wolski)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Bill Pope)
  • Tick…Tick…BOOM! (Alice Brooks)
  • West Side Story (Janusz Kamiński)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

  • A Million Miles Away – Taisei Iwasaki (Belle)
  • Down to Joy – Van Morrison (Belfast)
  • Dos Oruguitas – Sebastián Yatra (Encanto)
  • On My Way – Alex Lahey (The Mitchells vs. the Machines)
  • No Time to Die – Billie Eilish (No Time to Die)

BEST DIRECTOR 

  • Denis Villeneuve (Dune) 
  • Wes Anderson (The French Dispatch) 
  • Edgar Wright (Last Night in Soho) 
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tick…Tick…BOOM!) 
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story) 

BEST ACTRESS 

  • Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos) 
  • Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) 
  • Mila Kunis (Four Good Days) 
  • Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza) 
  • Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) 

BEST ACTOR 

  • Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos) 
  • Jude Hill (Belfast) 
  • Will Smith (King Richard) 
  • Cooper Hoffman (Licorice Pizza) 
  • Andrew Garfield (Tick…Tick…BOOM!) 

Before we get to Best Picture, I would like to remind everyone that this year’s Jackoff Awards, like all the others will conduct a voting session for Best Picture. I will have NO influence on this year’s winner, other than it being amongst my 10 favorite films at the time. Even though one of these films is my #1 pick of the year, I will not vote for it as I want to give the viewer, the people out there on the web, all the power. To vote for this year’s best picture, click here! That said, here are the nominees.

BEST PICTURE 

  • Dune (Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, Jon Caracciolo Jr.)
  • Four Good Days (Rodrigo Garcia, Jacob Avnet, Jon Avnet, Marina Grasic, Jai Khanna)
  • The Last Duel (Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Jennifer Fox, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck)
  • Last Night in Soho (Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Edgar Wright)
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht)
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Osnet Shurer, Peter Del Vecho)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal)
  • The Suicide Squad (Charles Roven, Peter Safran)
  • West Side Story (Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger)

That is all the nominations for the 4th Annual Jackoff Awards! Once again, if you want to vote for Best Picture, click here! The 4th Annual Jackoff Awards will arrive on Scene Before, flicknerd.com, on Sunday, March 27th! The same day as the Oscars! Be sure to make your predictions, and vote for your pick for Best Picture, because it cannot win without YOU! Be sure to follow through email or WordPress for more great content and check out the official Facebook page! Scene Before is your click to the flicks!

And now, the trailer for the 4th Annual Jackoff Awards!

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