Monday, October 2, 2017

Moonlight and Hidden Figures Battle Out for Top Cosmo Honors

Both win four Cosmos, with Moonlight winning Best Film of 2016


Moonlight and Hidden Figures battled it out for top honors at the 2016 Cosmique Movie Awards, each winning four awards, more than any other films. Moonlight took home awards for Best Film and Best Director along with Best LGBTQ Film and Best Young Actor (Alex K. Hibbert), while Hidden Figures won Best Dramatic Film, Best Historical Film, Best Actress (Taraji P. Henson), and Best Script.

See the full list of winners.

Other top acting winners included Best Actor winner Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Supporting Actress Viola Davis for Fences, and Supporting Actor John Goodman with a surprise win for 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Vertigo was inducted into the Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame. It was previously nominated for Movie With the Best Background Scenery and Most Effective Use of a Song or Background Music at the first Cosmos, winning neither.

Other Hall of Fame inductees included Rosalind Russell and Paul Newman for the Best Actress/Actor Halls of Fame, and Teri Garr and Richard Pryor for the respective Comedic Halls of Fame. Russell was previously inducted into the Best Comedic Actress Hall of Fame in 2006, making her the only actress to be inducted into both. Robin Williams was inducted into the Best Actor Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Comedic Hall of Fame in 2010, the only other person to achieve induction in both.

Other top 2016 winners with three wins each include Deadpool (Best Comedy, Favorite Heroic Male Character for Ryan Reynolds, and Best Superhero Film), La La Land (Best Musical and well as Actor/Actress’ Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Best Visual Effects, Best Cameo for Carrie Fisher, and Best Male Villain for James Earl Jones, Spencer Wilding, and Daniel Naprous as Darth Vader).

The three actors co-winning Best Villain are the first joint acting awards issued in the awards’ history, though not the first joint acting nominees. (Darth Vader previously received co-acting nomination at the first awards, and this year Peter Cushing and Guy Henry were also co-nominated for depicting Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One). In non-acting awards, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton previously co-won Best Director for Little Miss Sunshine.

In addition to her Best Cameo win, Carrie Fisher was also posthumously recognized as the co-subject of the Best Documentary win for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Check out the complete list of 2016 winners.

Winners of the 2016 Cosmo Awards

Lifetime Achievement Halls of Fame

Best Films of All Time Hall of Fame (2016 Awards)

Winner: Vertigo
Additional Nominees: Amadeus; Dead Again; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Silence of the Lambs; and The World According to Garp


Best Actresses of All Time Hall of Fame (2016 Awards)

Winner: Rosalind Russell
Additional Nominees: Marlene Deitrich; Veronica Lake; Angela Lansbury; Shirley MacClaine; and Holly Woodlawn

Best Actors of All Time Hall of Fame (2016 Awards)

Winner: Paul Newman
Additional Nominees: Michael Caine; Anthony Hopkins; Gregory Peck; Sidney Poitier; and Robert Redford


Best Comedic Actresses of All Time Hall of Fame (2016 Awards)

Winner: Teri Garr
Additional Nominees: Tallulah Bankhead; Fanny Brice; Sandra Bulluck; Thelma Ritter; and Mae West

Best Comedic Actors of All Time Hall of Fame (2016 Awards)

Winner: Richard Pryor
Additional Nominees: Jim Carrey; John Cleese; Bob Hope; Buster Keaton; and James Stewart


Best Overall of 2016

Best Film of 2016

Winner: Moonlight
Additional Nominees: Deadpool; Hell or High Water; Hidden Figures; La La Land; and Sausage Party

Best Director of a 2016 Film

Winner: Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Additional Nominees: Damien Chazelle for La La Land; Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea; David Mackenzie for Hell or High Water; Theodore Melfi for Hidden Figures; and Denis Villeneuve for Arrival


Best Script of a 2016 Film

Winner: Hidden Figures
Additional Nominees: Holding the Man; La La Land; Manchester by the Sea; Moonlight; and Zootopia

Best Cinematography, Art Direction or Set Design for a 2016 Film

Winner: Doctor Strange
Additional Nominees: Arrival; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; La La Land; Lion; and Moonlight


Best Costume Design Or Make-Up for a 2016 Film

Winner: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Additional Nominees: Deadpool; Jackie; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Star Trek Beyond; and Suicide Squad


Best Visual Effects for a 2016 Film

Winner: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Additional Nominees: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Doctor Strange; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Ghostbusters; and X-Men: Apocalypse


Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity in a 2016 Film

Winner: Théo & Hugo
Additional Nominees: Captain Fantastic; Deadpool; Dirty Grandpa; Holding the Man; and Sundown

Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2016

Winner: Sausage Party
Additional Nominees: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; The Bronze; Dirty Grandpa; Nerve; and Swiss Army Man

Best Performances in 2016 Films

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a 2016 Film

Winner: Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures
Additional Nominees: Amy Adams in Arrival; Ruth Negga in Loving; Natalie Portman in Jackie; Emma Stone in La La Land; and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a 2016 Film

Winner: Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge
Additional Nominees: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden; Ryan Gosling in La La Land; Michael Keaton in The Founder; Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool; and Denzel Washington in Fences


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a 2016 Film

Winner: Viola Davis in Fences
Additional Nominees: Naomie Harris in Moonlight; Nicole Kidman in Lion; Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures; Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures; and Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a 2016 Film

Winner: John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane
Additional Nominees: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight; Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water; Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea; Dev Patel in Lion; and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nocturnal Animals


Best Performance by a Young Actress in a 2016 Film

Winner: Madina Nalwanga in Queen of Katwe
Additional Nominees: Beau Gadsdon in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Edith Haagenrud-Sande in The Wave; Jadyn Malone in Arrival; Sofia Rosinsky in The Other Side of the Door; and Madison Wolfe in The Conjuring 2

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a 2016 Film

Winner: Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight
Additional Nominees: Gabriel Bateman in Lights Out; Logan Creran in The Other Side of the Door; Jack Fulton in Closet Monster; Sunny Pawar in Lion; and Neel Sethi in The Jungle Book

Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast of a 2016 Film

Winner: Hail, Caesar!
Additional Nominees: Ghostbusters; Hell or High Water; Hidden Figures; Moonlight; and Nocturnal Animals

Sexiest Ensemble Cast of a 2016 Film

Winner: Everybody Wants Some
Additional Nominees: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Captain America: Civil War; Pride & Prejudice & Zombies; Star Trek Beyond; and X-Men: Apocalypse


Favorite Male Heroic Character of a 2016 Film

Winner: Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool
Additional Nominees: Matt Damon in Jason Bourne; Dylan Minnette in Don't Breathe; Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Alexander Skarsgård in The Legend of Tarzan; and Anton Yelchin in Green Room


Favorite Female Heroic Character of a 2016 Film

Winner: Gal Gadot in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Additional Nominees: Eva Green in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: Civil War; Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Kate McKinnon in Ghostbusters; and Sophie Turner in X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Male Villain of a 2016 Film

Winner: James Earl Jones / Spencer Wilding / Daniel Naprous in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Additional Nominees: Peter Cushing / Guy Henry in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane; Oscar Isaac in X-Men: Apocalypse; Patrick Stewart in Green Room; and Dominic West in Money Monster

Best Female Villain of a 2016 Film

Winner: Olivia Munn in X-Men: Apocalypse
Additional Nominees: Cara Delevingne in Suicide Squad; Allison Janney in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; Scarlett Johansson in The Jungle Book; Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad; and Jenny Slate in Zootopia


Actor's Character from a 2016 Film You Would Most Like to be Intimate With

Winner: Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Additional Nominees: Jon Cho in Star Trek Beyond; Ryan Corr in Holding the Man; Max Greenfield in Hello, My Name is Doris; Miles Heizer in Nerve; and Blake Jenner in Everybody Wants Some


Actress' Character from a 2016 Film You Would Most Like to be Intimate With

Winner: Emma Stone in La La Land
Additional Nominees: Tina Fey in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot; Scarlett Johansson in Captain America: Civil War; Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Jennifer Lawrence in X-Men: Apocalypse; and Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures


Best Cameo in a 2016 Film

Winner: Carrie Fisher in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Additional Nominees: Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage) in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie; Bill Murray in Ghostbusters; Neil deGrasse Tyson in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; John Waters in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Roadchip; and Sigourney Weaver in Finding Dory


Best Films by Genre of 2016

Best Action/Adventure Film of 2016

Winner: Captain America: Civil War
Additional Nominees: Jason Bourne; The Legend of Tarzan; Patriot's Day; Star Trek Beyond; and The Wave


Best Animated Film of 2016

Winner: Zootopia
Additional Nominees: Finding Dory; Moana; Sausage Party; Sing; and Trolls


Best Comedic Film of 2016

Winner: Deadpool
Additional Nominees: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie; Everybody Wants Some; Florence Foster Jenkins; La La Land; and Sausage Party

Best Documentary Film of 2016

Winner: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Additional Nominees: The Eagle Huntress; Fire at Sea; O.J.: Made in America; Tickled; and White Helmets

Best Dramatic Film of 2016

Winner: Hidden Figures
Additional Nominees: Fences; Hacksaw Ridge; Hell or High Water; Manchester by the Sea; and Moonlight


Best Fantasy Film of 2015

Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Additional Nominees: Alice Through the Looking Glass; Ghostbusters; The Jungle Book; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; and Warcraft

Best Historical Film of 2016

Winner: Hidden Figures
Additional Nominees: Deepwater Horizon; Hacksaw Ridge; Loving; Patriot's Day; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


Best Horror or Thriller Film of 2016

Winner: 10 Cloverfield Lane
Additional Nominees: The Conjuring 2; Don't Breathe; Green Room; Lights Out; and The Other Side of the Door

Best Musical Film of 2016

Winner: La La Land
Additional Nominees: Hail, Caesar!; Moana; Sing; Sing Street; and Trolls


Best Mystery or Suspense Film of 2016

Winner: The Girl on the Train
Additional Nominees: A Cure for Wellness; Nerve; Nocturnal Animals; Now You See Me 2; and Zootopia


Best Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer Film of 2016

Winner: Moonlight
Additional Nominees: Holding the Man; Hurricane Bianca; The Pass; Tab Hunter Confidential; and Théo & Hugo

Best Science Fiction Film of 2016

Winner: Arrival
Additional Nominees: Independence Day: Resurgence; Passengers; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Star Trek Beyond; and 10 Cloverfield Lane


Best Superhero Film of 2015

Winner: Deadpool
Additional Nominees: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Captain America: Civil War; Doctor Strange; Suicide Squad; and X-Men: Apocalypse

Cinematic Worsts of 2016

Most Overrated Film of 2015

Winner: Ben-Hur
Additional Nominees: Gods of Egypt; High-Rise; Ice Age: Collision Course ; Jason Bourne; and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2


Worst Film of 2016

Winner: Fifty Shades of Black
Additional Nominees: Boo! A Madea Halloween; The Do-Over; Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates; Ride Along 2; and Zoolander 2

Worst Performance in a 2016 Film

Winner: David Spade in The Do-Over
Additional Nominees: Nicolas Cage in Army of One; Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice; Megan Fox in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows; Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2; and Adam Sandler in The Do-Over

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vote for the Winners!

It's time to cast your votes for the best (and worst) films of 2016.

Voting begins now and continues through midnight on Sunday, September 24th.

The ballot is multiple choice (just fill out the bubbles!), and completely online.

You can skim through the list of 2016 nominees first, or just dive right in and vote.

There are five ballots, one for each of the Cosmique Movie Award sections:


Again, the deadline is midnight on Sunday, September 24, 2017!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame Nominees for 2016

Best Films of All Time Hall of Fame


  • Amadeus
  • Dead Again
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Vertigo
  • The World According to Garp


Best Actresses of All Time Hall of Fame


  • Marlene Deitrich 
  • Veronica Lake
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Shirley MacClaine
  • Rosalind Russell
  • Holly Woodlawn


Best Actors of All Time Hall of Fame


  • Michael Caine
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Paul Newman
  • Gregory Peck
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Robert Redford


Best Comedic Actresses of All Time


  • Tallulah Bankhead
  • Fanny Brice
  • Sandra Bulluck
  • Teri Garr
  • Thelma Ritter
  • Mae West


Best Comedic Actors of All Time


  • Jim Carrey
  • John Cleese
  • Bob Hope
  • Buster Keaton
  • Richard Pryor
  • James Stewart


Best Films Overall of 2016

Best Film of 2016


  • Deadpool
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Sausage Party


Best Director of a 2016 Film


  • Damien Chazelle - La La Land
  • Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
  • David Mackenzie - Hell or High Water
  • Theodore Melfi - Hidden Figures
  • Denis Villeneuve - Arrival


Best Script of a 2016 Film


  • Hidden Figures
  • Holding the Man
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
  • Zootopia


Best Cinematography, Art Direction or Set Design of a 2016 Film


  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight


Best Costume Design Or Make-Up of a 2016 Film


  • Deadpool
  • Jackie
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad


Best Visual Effects of a 2016 Film


  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Ghostbusters
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • X-Men: Apocalypse


Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2016


  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • The Bronze
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Nerve
  • Sausage Party
  • Swiss Army Man


Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity in a 2016 Film


  • Captain Fantastic
  • Deadpool
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Holding the Man
  • Sundown
  • Théo & Hugo


Best Performances of 2016

Best Lead Actress of 2016


  • Amy Adams - Arrival
  • Taraji P. Henson - Hidden Figures
  • Ruth Negga - Loving
  • Natalie Portman - Jackie
  • Emma Stone - La La Land
  • Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Lead Actor of 2016


  • Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Snowden
  • Ryan Gosling - La La Land
  • Michael Keaton - The Founder
  • Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool
  • Denzel Washington - Fences


Best Supporting Actress of 2016


  • Viola Davis - Fences
  • Naomie Harris - Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman - Lion
  • Janelle Monáe - Hidden Figures
  • Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea


Best Supporting Actor of 2016


  • Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
  • John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel - Lion
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals


Best Young Actress of 2016


  • Beau Gadsdon - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Edith Haagenrud-Sande - The Wave
  • Jadyn Malone - Arrival
  • Madina Nalwanga - Queen of Katwe
  • Sofia Rosinsky - The Other Side of the Door
  • Madison Wolfe - The Conjuring 2


Best Young Actor of 2016


  • Gabriel Bateman - Lights Out
  • Logan Creran - The Other Side of the Door
  • Jack Fulton - Closet Monster
  • Alex R. Hibbert - Moonlight
  • Sunny Pawar - Lion
  • Neel Sethi - The Jungle Book


Best Ensemble Cast of 2016


  • Ghostbusters
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • Moonlight
  • Nocturnal Animals


Sexiest Ensemble Cast of 2016


  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • X-Men: Apocalypse


Favorite Male Hero of 2016


  • Matt Damon - Jason Bourne
  • Dylan Minnette - Don't Breathe
  • Eddie Redmayne - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool
  • Alexander Skarsgård - The Legend of Tarzan
  • Anton Yelchin - Green Room


Favorite Female Hero of 2016


  • Gal Gadot - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Eva Green - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Scarlett Johansson - Captain America: Civil War
  • Felicity Jones - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Kate McKinnon - Ghostbusters
  • Sophie Turner - X-Men: Apocalypse


Best Male Villain of 2016


  • Peter Cushing / Guy Henry - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Oscar Isaac - X-Men: Apocalypse
  • James Earl Jones / Spencer Wilding / Daniel Naprous - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Patrick Stewart - Green Room
  • Dominic West - Money Monster


Best Female Villain of 2016


  • Cara Delevingne - Suicide Squad
  • Allison Janney - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Scarlett Johansson - The Jungle Book
  • Olivia Munn - X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Margot Robbie - Suicide Squad
  • Jenny Slate – Zootopia


Actor’s 2016 Character You’d Most Like to be Intimate With


  • Jon Cho - Star Trek Beyond
  • Ryan Corr - Holding the Man
  • Ryan Gosling - La La Land
  • Max Greenfield - Hello, My Name is Doris
  • Miles Heizer - Nerve
  • Blake Jenner - Everybody Wants Some


Actress’ 2016 Character You’d Most Like to be Intimate With


  • Tina Fey - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Scarlett Johansson - Captain America: Civil War
  • Felicity Jones - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Jennifer Lawrence - X-Men: Apocalypse
  • Janelle Monáe - Hidden Figures
  • Emma Stone - La La Land


Best Cameo in a 2016 Film


  • Carrie Fisher - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage) - Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Bill Murray - Ghostbusters
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson - Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • John Waters - Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Roadchip
  • Sigourney Weaver - Finding Dory


Nominees for Best by Genre 2016

Best Action/Adventure Film of 2016


  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Jason Bourne
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Patriot's Day
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • The Wave


Best Animated Film of 2016


  • Finding Dory
  • Moana
  • Sausage Party
  • Sing
  • Trolls
  • Zootopia


Best Comedic Film of 2016


  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Deadpool
  • Everybody Wants Some
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • La La Land
  • Sausage Party


Best Documentary Film of 2016


  • Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  • The Eagle Huntress
  • Fire at Sea
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Tickled
  • White Helmets


Best Dramatic Film of 2016


  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight


Best Fantasy Film of 2016


  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Jungle Book
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Warcraft


Best Historical Film of 2016


  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hidden Figures
  • Loving
  • Patriot's Day
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


Best Horror/Thriller Film of 2016


  • The Conjuring 2
  • Don't Breathe
  • Green Room
  • Lights Out
  • The Other Side of the Door
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane


Best LGBTQ Film of 2016


  • Holding the Man
  • Hurricane Bianca
  • Moonlight
  • The Pass
  • Tab Hunter Confidential
  • Théo & Hugo


Best Musical Film of 2016


  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Moana
  • Sing
  • Sing Street
  • Trolls


Best Mystery/Suspense of 2016


  • A Cure for Wellness
  • The Girl on the Train
  • Nerve
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Now You See Me 2
  • Zootopia


Best Science Fiction Film of 2016


  • Arrival
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Passengers
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane


Best Superhero Film of 2016


  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Suicide Squad
  • X-Men: Apocalypse