The 5th Annual Jack Awards (NOMINATIONS)

Hey everyone, Jack Drees here! Welcome to the 5th Annual Jack Awards nominations! The full ceremony will be available on on Sunday March 5th, one week before the Oscars. But we all know which show between these two actually matter, right? For those of you who have followed Scene Before and for some time, you would know that I traditionally do an award show every year, but the major difference this time around, is the name. It used to be called the Jackoff Awards, a name I chose because it won a Twitter poll. But I will be real with you. The name is getting old, and so am I. So it is time the name grows up with me. This is the same awards show as usual, but with a different title. This is not an alternate universe. I am not typing this with hot dog fingers, and John Krasinski is not pretending to be the smartest man alive.

2022 has brought a return to hints of normalcy in the realm of cinema. While COVID-19 is still a thing and chains like Regal are finding themselves in trouble, we are seeing the return of billion dollar films with titles like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.” We are also receiving more blockbuster hits like “The Batman” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Additionally, Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse are having morning coffees together again. Although despite this return of the ordinary, it is time to focus on the extraordinary.

It is time to present the nominees. Each category listed below has five nominees, except Best Picture. That one has ten. Per usual, given how I have already listed my favorite movies of the year, I will not be voting for best picture. I am handing the vote over to the general public based on the ten films I have chosen. The films you are about to see listed are the most exceptional and out of this world of any feature projects to be made in 2022. Here are the nominees for the 5th Annual Jack Awards.


  • The Deer King – Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji, Keiko Matsushita
  • Goodbye, Don Glees! – Atsuko Ishizuka, Kenji Nakamoto, Sho Tanaka
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Paul Mezey
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Joel Crawford, Mark Swift
  • Turning Red – Domee Shi, Lindsey Collins


  • The Adam Project 
  • Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva 
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once 


  • Brad Pitt – Babylon
  • Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ethan Hawke – The Black Phone
  • Michael Ward – Empire of Light
  • Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once


  • Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Brittany Snow – X 


  • Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • The Batman
  • Devotion 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Top Gun: Maverick 


  • Avatar: The Way of Water 
  • The Batman 
  • Devotion
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • Top Gun: Maverick 


  • Babylon – Mary Zophres
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Ruth E. Carter
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Shirley Kurata
  • Pearl – Malgosia Turzanska
  • See How They Run – Odile Dicks-Mireaux


  • Babylon – Florencia Martin
  • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Jason Kisvarday
  • The Fabelmans – Rick Carter
  • See How They Run – Amanda McArthur


  • The Batman – Michael Giacchino 
  • Babylon – Justin Hurwitz 
  • Nope – Michael Abels 
  • Pearl – Tyler Bates, Tim Williams 
  • Smile – Cristobal Tapia de Veer 


  • Babylon – Heba Thorisdottir, Jamie Lee McIntosh
  • The Batman – Michael Marino, Naomi Donne
  • Elvis – Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Michelle Chung, Anissa Salazar
  • X – Sarah Rubano


  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh 
  • Barbarian – Zach Cregger 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert 
  • The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner 
  • The Menu – Seth Reiss, Will Tracy 


  • Emergency – KD Dávila 
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Rian Johnson 
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Dean Fleischer-Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley 
  • Pearl – Ti West, Mia Goth 
  • Smile – Parker Finn 


  • Barbarian – Joe Murphy 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Paul Rogers 
  • The Fabelmans – Sarah Broshar, Michael Kahn 
  • Pearl – Ti West 
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Eddie Hamilton 


  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Ben Davis 
  • Empire of Light – Roger Deakins 
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Larkin Seiple 
  • Nope – Hoyte Van Hoytema 
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Claudio Miranda 


  • Lift Me Up – Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 
  • Sunny Side Up Summer – Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith (The Bob’s Burgers Movie) 
  • Deva Deva – Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi, Pritam Chakraborty (Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva) 
  • This Is a Life – Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski (Everything Everywhere All at Once) 
  • Hold My Hand – Lady Gaga (Top Gun: Maverick) 


  • Damien Chazelle – Babylon
  • Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans
  • Rian Johnson – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Ti West – Pearl


  • Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • John Boyega – Breaking
  • Austin Butler – Elvis
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Menu
  • Branden Fraser – The Whale


  • Margot Robbie – Babylon
  • Olivia Colman – Empire of Light
  • Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Mia Goth – Pearl
  • Cate Blanchett – Tár


  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonaugh
  • Barbarian – Arnon Milchan, Roy Lee, Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang
  • The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Paul Mezey, Dean Fleischer Camp
  • The Menu – Adam McKay, Betsy Koch, Will Ferrell
  • Pearl – Jacob Jaffke, Ti West, Kevin Turen, Harrison Kreiss
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Mark Swift
  • Smile – Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner, Robert Salerno
  • Turning Red – Lindsey Collins

By the way, if you would like to vote for Best Picture, click the link right here. It will take you to a Google form that lists the ten mentioned choices. These picks are based on my countdown for the top 10 BEST movies of 2022, all of which remain the same as when I made the list. May the best picture win.

Thanks for reading this post! The 5th Annual Jack Awards arrives on Scene Before March 5th! This year we will be honoring the 2022 slate of films, and per usual, there will be more than just awards! This year, in between the action, I will be showing the grand opening of a brand new store that every physical media lover should check out before they die, and I will be presenting my first time at Disneyland. This year’s awards show is going to be great, it is coming along, and I cannot wait for you all to check it out. Speaking of checking things out, if you would like to watch the official trailer for this year’s show, watch the video below!

If you want to be alerted when the show goes up and know more about upcoming content, follow Scene Before with an email or WordPress account! Also, check out the official Facebook page! Scene Before is your click to the flicks, and once again, may the best picture win.


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