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Film Bitch Award Winners

This site's own prizes, Nathaniel's long-running Film Bitch Awards, the Oscar correlative categories at least, all arrrived before the Oscar nominations this year. I was on schedule for once!

Amy & Jeremy wondering how they only managed one gold medal in the first round of Film Bitch Awards

I'm behind schedule on the "extra categories" which are supposed to be done by now (sigh) but for now, please to enjoy the medal ceremony in the standard categories. If you're a purist and only want winners and not "gold / silver / bronze" which is my personal awards preference because spreading the wealth is the only way to go with awards for things as apples & oranges beautiful as movies, the list of gold medalists is after the jump...


Page 1 -Picture
PICTURE 20th Century Women
DIRECTOR Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

Page 2 - Acting

ACTRESS Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
ACTOR Denzel Washington, Fences
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
SUPPORTING ACTOR Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash

Page 3 - Visuals

COSTUME DESIGN Mary Zophres, La La Land
PRODUCTION DESIGN Ryu Seong-hie, The Handmaiden
CINEMATOGRAPHY James Laxton, Moonlight
EDITING Leslie Jones, 20th Century Women

Page 4 - Aurals
SOUND MIXING The Handmaiden
ORIGINAL SONG "Drive It Like You Stole It," Sing Street
(The Film Bitch Awards have one extra score category since so many scores aren't the traditional original but full of either song scoring or a mix of preexisting songs or prexisting score elements with an original score)

NOMINATION LEADERS La La Land and Arrival (9 nominations each)
MOST MEDALS Arrival wins 7 medals, 1 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze
SECOND MOST MEDALS Moonlight and The Handmaiden received 6 medals (2 each in all three colors)
MOST GOLDS 20th Century Women wins 5 from 7 nominations
ONLY FILM WITH MULTIPLE NODS NOT TO WIN ANY MEDALS Florence Foster Jenkins (3 nominations)

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Reader Comments (20)


February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Can't wait to finally see 20th Century Women... I hope it becomes a cult movie soon. I really hope Annette would win that Oscar in the next few years, she's so deserving.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStefano

Yay! I hope you still do the Extra categories, I look forward to them all year!

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Note to self: see THE HANDMAIDEN.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHustler

A best picture winner that is not even nominated for directing?

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

I'm quite shocked that Viggo got a silver and Viola got bronze. Thought for sure they'd get gold and silver respectively.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris

How can you rank Viola so high in your top performances of the decade and then give her bronze? Seems inconsistent to me.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

Here are my top6


February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMARKGORDONUK

beyaccount: It's "Top Oscar Nominees", not necessarily "Top Performances of the Decade." Huppert would be his top choice of the nominees (above Davis) and he thinks an un-nominated performance is better than both of them.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Nice picks. Not a big fan of 20th Century, maybe it needs a 2nd time. One thing tough, how is Ralph Fiennes a supporting actor? The movie goes all around him

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLSS

bey -- yeah, very good year. Bening wasn't on that oscar rank list because she wasn't nominated but she'd be in my top ten of the decade.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I look forward to these every year almost as much/more than the Oscars. Great pics! I do though wonder, with all of the disapproving of Viola's supporting actress push, how Fiennes falls into the supporting category. I've seen A Bigger Splash three four times and to me he is a lead all the way. Anyhow, it's nice to see him recognized somewhere. Cause... wow!

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCory Rivard

I like these winners a lot. Annette Bening, FTW!

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRob

As always, I greatly appreciate The Film Bitch Awards. I've been introduced to many wonderful films I might not have noticed throughout the years and, in years like this, I get to see I'm not alone in a lot of my own preferences. Our nominees are pretty similar, even if the wins are different.

Picture: The Lobster
Director: Robert Eggers, The Witch
Actor: Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Actress: Krisha Fairchild, Krisha (that film is our biggest divergence for the year)
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Supporting Actress: Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Original Screenplay: The Lobster
Adapted Screenplay: Love & Friendship

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

Love your acting choices. I will forever wish that 20th Century Women had been released earlier. And finally I'm glad there was some love for Arrival.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

I love Nicole Kidman, but I feel your love for her is really making this performance something it isn't lol. It's great, solid work, but silver medal worthy? I think she elevated what was written on the page for sure, but....
They're your awards, so do you, I just can't remember being so miffed by a performance you're cheering before lol.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

I totally agree on Nat's assessment of Kidman but not on Viola that's why I like this blog,he likes things I don't but it's worth seeing it from another's perspective,bit like politics.

February 26, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordon

I know there is a great love for Kidman here but really! Top three in supporting category. She proved during this award season on the carpet ,on stage etc. That she can shrug her shoulders to fit ALL emotions.

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMax

and she claps like a seal out of water.

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMax

I wouldn't have nominated Nicole this year, but I thought her clapping was cute!

February 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

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