The 2018 Bob Awards!

29 Jan

As a film fanatic in my teens I began taking part in the time honored tradition that so many of us do. Waking up at 5:30 AM to watch the Oscar nominations and immediately begin complaining about them. After a few years of this I decided that if I wasn’t happy with the Academy’s choices then I should create my own awards. So I started the imaginatively named… Bob Awards. (It only occurs to me now that had I been named Oscar I’d have had a problem. Bullet dodged. Thanks, Mom and Dad.)

For the second year in a row I will be sharing the Bob Award nominations as a writer for More Than One Lesson. I really hope you enjoy them. If you don’t like these nominees then by all means create your own movie awards. Go on. Do it! I dare you!… No, really, you’ll feel better. It works for me. (If your name is Bob or Oscar though then I’m so sorry, but you’ll just have to accept these.) Of course I still complain about the Oscar nominations. But slightly less. And I guess that’s something.

I will be back before the Oscars to reveal the winners in not only these categories but several other fun ones.

Best Picture
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Coco
Dunkirk
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
Lucky
Molly’s Game
Phantom Thread

Cinematography
Baby Driver – Bill Pope
The Beguiled
– Philippe Le Sourd
Blade Runner 2049
– Roger Deakins
Dunkirk
– Hoyte van Hoytema
Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson

Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
– Jacqueline Durran
Blade Runner 2049
– Renee April
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
– Judianna Makovsky
Phantom Thread
– Mark Bridges
The Shape of Water
– Luis Sequeira
Thor: Ragnarok
– Mayes C. Rubeo

Film Editing
Baby Driver – Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos
Dunkirk
– Lee Smith
I, Tonya – Tatiana S. Riegel
John Wick: Chapter 2
– Evan Schiff
T2: Trainspotting
– Jon Harris

Makeup
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok

Original Score
Blade Runner 2049 – Hans Zimmer
Coco
– Michael Giacchino
Darkest Hour
– Dario Marianelli
Dunkirk
– Hans Zimmer
The Last Jedi
– John Williams
Phantom Thread
– Jonny Greenwood

Original Song
Call Me By Your Name
– “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens
Call Me By Your Name
– “Visions of Gideon” by Sufjan Stevens
Coco
– “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
David Brent: Life on the Road – “Equality Street” by Ricky Gervais
Killing Gunther
– “Earthquake Love” (Writing Credit Unknown)

Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
– Sarah Greenwood, Niall Moroney, Katie Spencer
Blade Runner 2049
– Dennis Gassner, Paul Inglis, Alessandra Querzola
Coco
– Harley Jessup, Tim Evatt
Dunkirk
– Nathan Crowley, Kevin Ishioka, Eggert Ketilsson, Gary Fettis
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
– Scott Chambliss, Ramsey Avery, Jay Hart
Thor: Ragnarok
– Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, Bill Booth, Brendan Heffernan, Richard Hobbs, Alex McCarroll, Laura Ng, Beverley Dunn

Sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Coco
Dunkirk
John Wick: Chapter 2

Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
The Last Jedi
Thor: Ragnarok

Animated Film
Coco
The Lego Batman Movie

Supporting Actor
Robert Carlyle – T2: Trainspotting
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Paul Walter Hauser – I, Tonya
John C. Reilly – Kong: Skull Island
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Patrick Stewart – Logan

Supporting Actress
Ana de Armas – Blade Runner 2049
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Alison Janney – I, Tonya
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Elizabeth Marvel – The Meyerowitz Stories
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Actor
Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Harry Dean Stanton – Lucky

Actress
Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aubrey Plaza – Ingrid Goes West
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Ensemble Cast
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Meyerowitz Stories

T2: Trainspotting
Thor: Ragnarok
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Adapted Screenplay
Blade Runner 2049 – Hampton Fancher and Michael Green
The Disaster Artist
– Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Logan
– Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green
Molly’s Game
– Aaron Sorkin
Spider-Man: Homecoming
– Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
T2: Trainspotting
– John Hodge

Original Screenplay
Baby Driver – Edgar Wright
Get Out
– Jordan Peele
I, Tonya
– Steven Rogers
Lady Bird
– Greta Gerwig
The Meyerowitz Stories
– Noah Baumbach
Phantom Thread
– Paul Thomas Anderson

Director
Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Craig Gillespie – I, Tonya
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049
Edgar Wright – Baby Driver

2 Responses to “The 2018 Bob Awards!”

  1. Bro February 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    As the father of your niece and nephew, and a person who is therefore contractually obligated to watch a butt load of kids movies, I find your snub of the Lego Ninjago Movie in the animation category disturbing. While the Batman movie was a Bat-cross-reference extravaganza, and that was fun, I actually thought Ninjago was a better movie on its own accord. Seen em both twice, enjoyed Ninjago better both times. YOUR AWARDS ARE A SHAM! A SHAM, I SAY!

  2. Bob February 18, 2018 at 11:15 pm #

    Sadly I missed “Lego Ninjago.” I remember you saying it was good though. I’ll get it at Redbox or something one of these days.

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