Film Awards Archive

Been meaning to make this for a while, and the end of the decade is as good a time as any. Below is the listing of my various film awards since I first started awarding them in 2012. In that time I have made plenty of changes – merging categories, splitting others, ditching the more negative awards – but everything listed below is what is currently awarded.

Film Rankings

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Film of the Year

Awarded to the highest ranked film of the year.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013: Les Miserables

2014: 12 Years A Slave

2015: Birdman

2016: Sing Street

2017: Dunkirk

2018: Coco

2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Actor

Awarded to the actor who has impressed the most throughout the year in leading roles.

2012: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Premium Rush, Looper)

2013: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

2014: Chewital Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

2015: Michael Keaton (Birdman)

2016: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Sing Street)

2017: Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk)

2018: John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

2019: Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, Ad Astra)

Best Supporting Actor

Awarded to the actor who has impressed the most throughout the year in roles other than the lead.

2012: Ian McKellan (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

2013: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

2014: Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days Of Future Past)

2015: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

2016: Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)

2017: Bill Nighy (Their Finest)

2018: Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

2019: Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Best Actress

Awarded to the actress who has impressed the most throughout the year in leading roles.

2012: Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)

2013: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook)

2014: Amy Adams (American Hustle)

2015: Charlize Thereon (Mad Max: Fury Road)

2016: Lucy Boynton (Sing Street)

2017: Gemma Atherton (Their Finest)

2018: Meryl Streep (The Post)

2019: Ana de Armas (Knives Out)

Best Supporting Actress

Awarded to the actress who has most impressed throughout the year in roles other than the lead.

2012: Judi Dench (Skyfall)

2013: Kristin Wiig (Despicable Me 2, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues)

2014: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)

2015: Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)

2016: Tessa Thompson (Creed)

2017: Dafne Keen (Logan)

2018: Tessa Thompson (Creed II, Annihilation)

2019: Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Best Ensemble

Awarded to the best cast, generally, of any film during the year.

2012: The Avengers

2013: Les Miserables

2014: Calvary

2015: Birdman

2016: Hail, Caesar!

2017: Dunkirk

2018: Black Panther

2019: Knives Out

Best Director

Awarded to the best director of the year.

2012: Ben Affleck (Argo)

2013: Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)

2014: Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)

2015: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)

2016: The Coen Brothers (Hail, Caesar!)

2017: Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)

2018: Wes Anderson (Isle Of Dogs)

2019: Rian Johnson (Knives Out)

Best Production

Awarded to the film that has the best production values of the year, in terms of sets, props and other associated elements.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Black Panther

2019: Knives Out

Best CGI

Awarded to the film with the best use of computer-generated imagery and graphics.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

2015: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story

2019: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

Best Score

Awarded to the composer/ film with the best instrumental (non-lyrical) music of the year.

2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Howard Shore)

2013: Rush (Hanz Zimmer)

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (Howard Shore)

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road (Junkie XL)

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Michael Giacchino)

2017: DunkirkWonder Woman (Hanz Zimmer)

2018: Isle Of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

2019: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker (John Williams)

Best Soundtrack

Awarded to the film with the best songs, generally, of the year.

2013: Les Miserables

2014: Inside Llewyn Davis

2015: Whiplash

2016: Sing Street

2017: Baby Driver

2018: Coco

2019: Yesterday

Best Original Song

Awarded to the best song created for a film of the year.

2012: “Skyfall” – Adele (Skyfall)

2013: “I See Fire” – Ed Sheeran (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

2014: “Everything Is Awesome” – Tegan and Sara, The Lonely Island, Cast (The Lego Movie)

2015: “Glory” – Common and John Legend (Selma)

2016: “Up” – Sing Street and John Carney (Sing Street)

2017: “Another Day Of Sun” – Cast (La La Land)

2018: “Remember Me” – Cast (Coco)

2019: “Final Scene Rap” – Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)

Best Adapted Script

Awarded to the best script adapted from another source of the year.

2012 (As Best Script): The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guilherme Del Toro)

2013 (As Best Script): Lincoln (Tony Kushner)

2014: 12 Years A Slave (John Ridley)

2015: Cinderella (Chris Weitz)

2016: The Siege Of Jadotville (Kevin Brodbin)

2017: Their Finest (Gaby Chiappe)

2018: BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee)

2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home (Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers)

Best Original Script

Awarded to the best original script of the year.

2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

2015: Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo)

2016: Sing Street (John Carney)

2017: Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)

2018: Coco (Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich, Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz)

2019: Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

Best Cinematography

Awarded to the best camerawork of any film of the year.

2012: Skyfall (Roger Deakins)

2013: Rush (Anthony Dod Mantle)

2014: Interstellar (Hoyte van Hoytema)

2015: Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)

2016: Hail, Caesar! (Roger Deakins)

2017: Dunkirk (Hoyte van Hoytema)

2018: Annihilation (Rob Hardy)

2019: Ad Astra (Hoyte van Hoytema)

Best Make-Up/Hairstyling/Costuming

Awarded to the film with the best combined make-up, hairstyling and costuming work of the year.

2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

2015: Cinderella

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Black Panther

2019: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

The Ashling Award

Awarded to my girlfriend’s favourite film of the year.

2019: Knives Out

Best Comedy

Awarded to the best comedic film of the year.

2012: The Five Year Engagement

2013: Much Ado About Nothing

2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel

2015: Spy

2016: Hail, Caesar!

2017: Their Finest

2018: A Futile And Stupid Gesture

2019: Between Two Ferns: The Movie

Best Animation

Awarded to the best animated film of the year.

2012: The Lorax

2013: Despicable Me 2

2014: The Lego Movie

2015: Inside Out

2016: Moana

2017: The Lego Batman Movie

2018: Coco

2019: Toy Story 4

Best Romance

Awarded to the best romantic film of the year.

2012: Ruby Sparks

2013: Much Ado About Nothing

2014: American Hustle

2015: Cinderella

2016: Sing Street

2017: Their Finest

2018: Orbiter 9

2019: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Best Sci-Fi

Awarded to the best science fiction film of the year.

2012: John Carter

2013: Gravity

2014: Interstellar

2015: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Annihilation

2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Comic Book

Awarded to the best film based on a comic book/graphic novel of the year.

2012: The Dark Knight Rises

2013: Man Of Steel

2014: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

2015: Avengers: Age Of Ultron

2016: Captain America: Civil War

2017: Wonder Woman

2018: Black Panther

2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Documentary

Awarded to the best non-fiction film with a documentarian focus.

2014: Next Goal Wins

2015: Best Of Enemies

2016: The Propaganda Game

2017: The Farthest

2018: The Survivors Guide To Prison

2019: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Best Historical

Awarded to the best historical film of the year.

2012: Argo

2013: Lincoln

2014: 12 Years A Slave

2015: Selma

2016: The Siege Of Jadotville

2017: Dunkirk

2018: Black ’47

2019: The King

Best Irish

Awarded to the best Irish film of the year.

2014: Calvary

2015: Song Of The Sea

2016: Sing Street

2017: The Farthest

2018: The Breadwinner

2019: Extra Ordinary

Best Scene

Awarded to the best, non-action, scene of the year.

2012 (as Best Non-Fight Scene): Boarding gate (Argo)

2013: Lincoln debates sending a telegram/Euclidian equality (Lincoln)

2014: Soloman and Epps discuss a letter (12 Years A Slave)

2015: Riggan Brings The Curtain Down (Birdman)

2016: Go Now”/Finale (Sing Street)

2017: The Climactic Rescue (Dunkirk)

2018: Miguel sings to his grandmother (Coco)

2019: Finding Out Why Collin Was In Prison (Blindspotting)

Best Action Scene

Awarded to the best action/fight scene of the year.

2012 (As Best Fight Scene): Batman/Bane #1 (The Dark Knight Rises)

2013: Barrels out of Bond (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

2014: Sherman vs Tiger (Fury)

2015: The First Chase (Mad Max: Fury Road)

2016: Leipzig Airport (Captain America: Civil War)

2017: Going Over The Top (Wonder Woman)

2018: Trying To Get The Glove Off Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War)

2019: Rey/Kylo Ren Final Duel (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker)

Best Battle Scene

Awarded to the best large-scale battle scene of the year.

2013: Kryptonian Civil War (Man Of Steel)

2014: The Battle Of Five Armies (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)

2015: The Final Chase (Mad Max: Fury Road)

2016: The Siege Of Jadotville (The Siege Of Jadotville)

2017: Bombing The Dreadnought (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi)

2018: Finale (Black Panther)

2019: London Bridge (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Best Delivered Line

Awarded to the best written and delivered line(s) of the year.

2012: “You’re right. We don’t belong anywhere. I wish you all the luck in the world.” – James Nesbitt (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

2013:  “Blood has been spilled to afford us this moment, now, now NOW!…I am the President of the United States, clothed in immense power!…You will procure me these votes.” – Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

2014: I will not fall into despair! I will keep myself hardy until freedom is opportune!” – Chewital Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

2015: “Dad…” – Emma Stone (Birdman)

2016: “Do you see that guitar? I used to be able to play that guitar well. I used to ride hot girls. I could run 200 meters faster than anybody in my school. You’re the youngest. You get to follow the path that I macheted through the jungle that is our mad family. I was alone with them for six years. You think they’re crazy now? Think about what they were like when they were in their late 20’s. Two Catholics in a rented flat with a screaming baby who just got married because they wanted to have sex. They didn’t even love each other. I was in the middle of that, alone! And then you came along, thank God! And you followed the path that I cut for us. Untouched. You just moved in my jet stream. And people laugh at me, Conor. The stoner, the college dropout. And they praise you, which is fine! But once, I was a fucking jet engine!“ – Jack Reynor (Sing Street)

2017: Well…it’s got water…it’s got water.”- Hugh Jackman (Logan)

2018: “Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ’cause they knew death was better than bondage.” – Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

2019: “But I’ve been sprintin’ till I limp across the finish with a gun,
Up in my blind spot, really,
Ain’t too hard to figure that you probably never really felt a pressure of a n***a,
But you know what? I ain’t never felt a pressure of a trigger!” -Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)

Best Set-Piece

Awarded to the best single set-piece sequence or segment of the year.

2012: The Battle of New York (The Avengers)

2013: Nürburgring (Rush)

2014: Docking the ship (Interstellar)

2015: Finale On Starkiller Base (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

2016: “Drive It Like You Stole It” music video (Sing Street)

2017: Opening/Onto The Beach (Dunkirk)

2018: The Kessel Run (Solo: A Star Wars Story)

2019: Cardinal Bergoglio Remembers The Junta (The Two Popes)

Best Hero

Awarded to the year’s best presented protagonist character.

2012: Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

2013: Jean Val Jean (Les Miserables)

2014: Father James Lavelle (Calvary)

2015: Cinderella (Cinderella)

2016: Captain Claus Michael Pedersen (Krigen)

2017: Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman)

2018: T’Challa/Black Panther (Black Panther)

2019: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

Best Villain

Awarded to the year’s best presented antagonist character.

2012: Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)

2013: Smaug (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

2014: Epps (12 Years A Slave)

2015: Ava (Ex Machina)

2016: Not awarded

2017: Kylo Ren (Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi)

2018: Erik Killmonger (Black Panther)

2019: Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

“Diamond In The Rough” Award

Awarded to the actor/actress who gives the best performance of an otherwise bad movie.

2012:  Chris Hemsworth (Snow White And The Huntsman)

2013: Chris Pratt/Joel Edgarton (Zero Dark Thirty)

2014: Tara Breathnack (A Nightingale Falling)

2015: Tom Hardy (Legend)

2016: Walter Goggins (The Hateful Eight)

2017Idris Elba (The Dark Tower)

2018: Liam Neeson (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)

2019: Tory Kittles (Dragged Across Concrete)

“Bang For Your Buck” Award

Awarded to the best film in the shortest running time.

2012: Dredd (95 minutes)

2013: Much Ado About Nothing (108 minutes)

2014: The Stag (94 minutes)

2015: Best Of Enemies (87 Minutes)

2016: Sully (96 minutes)

2017: Dunkirk (106 minutes)

2018: The Breadwinner (94 minutes)

2019: Arctic (97 minutes)

“Inception” Award

Awarded to a film that is still good despite its plot holes.

2012: Looper

2013: Man of Steel

2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2015: Ant-Man

2016: Captain America: Civil War

2017: Get Out

2018: Avengers: Infinity War

2019: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

“Walter Mitty” Award

Awarded to a film that is still good despite its clichéd elements.

2013: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

2014: Fury

2015: Cinderella

2016: Sing Street

2017: Their Finest

2018: Black Panther

2019: Knives Out

“Lonely Planet Guide To…” Award

Awarded to the best world/universe building within a film.

2014: Interstellar

2015: Mad Max: Fury Road

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Black Panther

2019: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise Of Skywalker

“On The Shoulders Of Giants” Award

Awarded to the best sequel, reboot or remake of the year.

2013: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug 

2014: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

2015: Cinderella

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Avengers: Infinity War

2019: Spider-Man: Far From Home

“Equality Now” Award

Awarded to the film that features the best use of female characters.

2013: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2014: American Hustle

2015: Cinderella

2016: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

2018: Annihilation

2019: Knives Out

“Surprisingly Tolerable” Award

Awarded to the worst movie idea that turned good.

2013: Despicable Me 2

2014: The Lego Movie

2015: Cinderella

2016: Sully

2017: Spider-Man: Homecoming

2018: Solo: A Star Wars Story

2019: Klaus

“Why Is No One Applauding?” Award

Awarded to the film that has been rated too lowly by the critical community.

2012 (As “Meh” Award): John Carter

2013: Man Of Steel

2014: RoboCop

2015: Fantastic Four

2016: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

2017: iBoy

2018: Orbiter 9

2019: Aladdin

“We’re Going To That” Award

Awarded to the film with the best trailer(s) of the year.

2013: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

2014: Interstellar

2015: Macbeth 

2016: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017: Dunkirk

2018: Avengers: Infinity War

2019: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

“You Can’t Take The Sky From Me” Award

Awarded to the best thing of the year

2012: “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.” (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

2013:  ”Tomorrow  Coooooomes!”, Les Miserables

2014: “I apologize for my appearance. But I have had a difficult time these past several years.” (12 Years A Slave)

2015: “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” (Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

2016: “This is your life / You gotta grab the wheel and own it / And drive it like you stole it…” (Sing Street)

2017: The ticking stops (Dunkirk)

2018: “Remember me…” (Coco)

2019: “I’m going to go, because I’ve got a date. Uh, bye.” (Spider-Man: Far From Home)

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