Saturday, June 29, 2019

Nominations Announced for 2018 Cosmo Awards

Nominations have been announced for the Cosmique Movie Awards, and Black Panther leads with 17 nominations, followed by The Favourite with 13, A Star is Born (2018) with 11, and BlackKklansman, Roma, and Vice with 8 each.

Stan Lee leads the individual nominations with six, but only because a special one-off Best Stan Lee Cameo of 2018 was created in his honor. He's followed by Chadwick Boseman with three individual nominations, and Christian Bale, Alden Ehrenreich, Michael B. Jordan, Lopita Nyong’o, and Dick Van Dyke with two each.

Black Panther's nominations make it the fourth most-nominated film in Cosmo history, behind Wonder Woman with 27 nominations, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King with 26, and The Two Towers with 21.

A total of 98 different films and 102 individuals received one or more nominations at the 2018 Cosmique Movie Awards. You can find the nominees here:




Vote now for the winners!


Voting is now open through July 31, 2019 by midnight. The online ballots are here:




2018 Lifetime Achievement Nominations

Here are the 2018 nominations for the Cosmique Movie Awards' Lifetime Achievement Halls of Fame.

Best Films of All Time


  • Amadeus
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s
  • Girls Will Be Girls
  • A Letter To Three Wives
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley


Best Actresses of All Time


  • Angela Bassett
  • Madeline Kahn
  • Jessica Lange
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Rita Moreno


Best Actors of All Time


  • James Dean
  • Henry Fonda
  • Clark Gable
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Robert Redford


Best Comedic Actresses of All Time


  • Megan Mullally
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Coco Peru
  • Thelma Ritter
  • Joan Rivers
  • Tracey Ullman


Best Comedic Actors of All Time


  • John Belushi
  • John Cleese
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Chris Rock
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Dick Van Dyke


2018 Best Overall Nominations

Here are the Cosmique Movie Awards' 2018 nominations for the Best Films Overall, regardless of genre.

Best Film of 2018


  • Black Panther
  • BlackKklansman
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born (2018)


Best Director of 2018


  • Ryan Coogler - Black Panther
  • Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born (2018)
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
  • Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
  • Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay - Vice


Best Script of 2018


  • BlackKklansman
  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • Vice


Best Cinematography, Art Direction or Set Design for a 2018 Film


  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born (2018)


Best Costume Design or Make-Up for a 2018 Film


  • Black Panther
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
  • Vice


Best Visual Effects for a 2018 Film


  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • First Man
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2018



  • Blockers
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
  • The Meg
  • Rampage
  • Ready Player One
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me


Best Use of (Gratuitous?) Nudity in a 2018 Film


  • Billy Boy
  • Blockers
  • Game Over, Man!
  • Papillon
  • Red Sparrow
  • Revenge


2018 Best Performances Nominations

Here are the Cosmique Movie Awards' 2018 nominations for the Best Performances awards.

Best Lead Actress of 2018


  • Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
  • Glenn Close - The Wife
  • Olivia Coleman - The Favourite
  • Toni Colette - Hereditary
  • Lady Gaga - A Star is Born (2018)
  • Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?


Best Lead Actor of 2018


  • Christian Bale - Vice
  • Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther
  • Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born (2018)
  • Ethan Hawke - First Reformed
  • Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman


Best Supporting Actress of 2018


  • Amy Adams - Vice
  • Marina de Tavira - Roma
  • Claire Foy - First Man
  • Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone - The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz - The Favourite


Best Supporting Actor of 2018


  • Mahershali Ali - Green Book
  • Steve Carell - Vice
  • Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Michael B. Jordan - Black Panther
  • Jonathan Pryce - The Wife


Best Young Actress of 2018


  • Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
  • Thomasin McKenzie - Leave No Trace
  • Storm Reid - A Wrinkle in Time
  • Ekaterina Samsonov - You Were Never Really Here
  • Milly Shapiro - Hereditary
  • Millicent Simmonds - A Quiet Place


Best Young Actor of 2018


  • Asher Miles Fallica - Tully
  • Noah Jupe - A Quiet Place
  • Deric McCabe - A Wrinkle in Time
  • Levi Miller - A Wrinkle in Time
  • Ed Oxenbould - Wildlife
  • Sunny Suljic - Mid90s


Best Ensemble of 2018


  • BlackKklansman
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Ocean's 8
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born (2018)


Sexiest Ensemble of 2018


  • American Animals
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Billionaire Boys Club
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story


Favorite Male Hero of 2018


  • Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther
  • Alden Ehrenreich - Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • John Krasinski - A Quiet Place
  • Jason Mamoa - Aquaman
  • Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool 2
  • Tye Sheridan - Ready Player One


Favorite Female Hero of 2018


  • Emily Blunt - A Quiet Place
  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween (2018)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - RBG
  • Danai Gurira - Black Panther
  • Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz - Revenge
  • Lopita Nyong’o - Black Panther


Best Male Villain of 2018


  • Christian Bale - Vice
  • James Jude Courtney - Halloween (2018)
  • Topher Grace - BlackKklansman
  • Michael B. Jordan - Black Panther
  • Ross Lynch - My Friend Dahmer
  • Evan Peters - American Animals


Best Female Villain of 2018


  • Gillian Anderson - The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Ann Dowd - Hereditary
  • Zoë Kravitz - Gemini
  • Deborah Messing - Searching
  • Charlotte Rampling - Red Sparrow
  • Anya Taylor-Joy - Thoroughbreds


Actor’s Character of 2018 You’d Most Like to be Intimate With


  • Joe Alwyn - The Favourite
  • Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther
  • Alden Ehrenreich - Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Chris Evans - Avengers: Infinity War
  • Henry Golding - Crazy Rich Asians
  • Nick Robinson - Love, Simon


Actress’ Character of 2018 You’d Most Like to be Intimate With


  • Olivia Cooke - Ready Player One
  • Amber Heard - Aquaman
  • Evangeline Lilly - Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Rachel McAdams - Disobedience
  • Lopita Nyong’o - Black Panther
  • Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians


2018 Best by Genre Awards

Here are the Cosmique Movie Awards' 2018 nominees for the Best by Genre awards.

Best Action/Adventure Film of 2018


  • Beirut
  • Destroyer
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Tomb Raider (2018)


Best Animated Film of 2018


  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies


Best Comedic Film of 2018


  • Blockers
  • Deadpool 2
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Vice


Best Documentary Film of 2018


  • Free Solo
  • McQueen
  • RBG
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Whitney
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor


Best Dramatic Film of 2018


  • Black Panther
  • First Reformed
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Leave No Trace
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born (2018)


Best Fantasy Film of 2018


  • Christopher Robin
  • The Endless
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Peter Rabbit


Best Historical Film of 2018


  • Colette
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Journey's End
  • Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
  • On the Basis of Sex


Best Horror or Thriller Film of 2018


  • Blumworth’s Truth or Dare
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Hereditary
  • A Quiet Place
  • Revenge
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night


Best Musical Film of 2018


  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • A Star is Born (2018)


Best Mystery or Suspense Film of 2018


  • American Animals
  • Ocean's 8
  • A Simple Favor
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Unsane
  • Widows


Best LGBTQ Film of 2018


  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Boy Erased
  • Disobedience
  • The Favourite
  • Love, Simon
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post


Best Science Fiction Film of 2018


  • Annihilation
  • Bird Box
  • Black Panther
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story


Best Superhero Film of 2018


  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Deadpool 2
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Venom

2018 Specialty One-Off Nominees

Here are the 2018 Cosmique Movie Award nominees for various specialty and one-off award categories.

Best Stan Lee Cameo of 2018


  • Stan Lee - Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Stan Lee - Black Panther
  • Stan Lee - Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Stan Lee - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Stan Lee - Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Stan Lee - Venom


Best Male Cameo of 2018


  • Alec Baldwin - BlackKklansman
  • Matt Damon - Unsane
  • Adam Lambert - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • D.J. "Shangela" Pierce - A Star is Born (2018)
  • Harry Shum, Jr. - Crazy Rich Asians
  • Dick Van Dyke - Mary Poppins Returns


Best Female Lee Cameo of 2018


  • Angela Lansbury - Mary Poppins Returns
  • Yoko Ono - Isle of Dogs
  • Cobie Smulders - Avengers: Infinity War
  • Marlo Thomas - Ocean's 8
  • Serena Williams - Ocean's 8
  • Anna Wintour - Ocean's 8


Favorite Female Empowerment Film of 2018


  • Black Panther
  • Molly's Game
  • Ocean's 8
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • RBG
  • Widows


Best Soundtrack or Score of a 2018 Film


  • Billionaire Boys Club
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Hot Summer Nights
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
  • A Star is Born (2018)
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Nominations open for the 2018 Cosmique Movie Awards

The Oscars are over, and now it's your turn to react. Did your favorites win? Were they even nominated? The Cosmique Movie Awards are your chance to react with -- and against -- the other major movie awards. You get to pick the winners...and the nominees.

The 2018 awards categories are mostly unchanged since last year, with one slight tweak. Last year, we decided to set aside the negative categories (Worst Film, Most Over-Rated Film, and Worst Performance) in favor of a handful of one-off, potentially one-time-only awards. Those included Best Cameo, Favorite Female Empowerment Film, and Best Movie Soundtrack.

This year, we're doing the same with one slight adjustment. There were so many great cameos in 2018, we decided to split it into separate Male and Female categories.

In addition, Stan Lee, the famous creator of numerous Marvel comics characters, passed away in 2018. He was known for having cameos in every Marvel film, and last year may have set a record for the most cameos in a calendar year. In his honor, we're creating a one-time-only third cameo award for just Stan Lee Cameos. Yes, that's right, three cameo awards: Best Female Cameo, Best Non-Stan Lee Male Cameo, and Best Stan Lee Cameo.

(Whatever, you knew we were ridiculous years ago.)

Nomination Resources

We have created a list of film eligible for the 2018 Cosmique Movie Awards. This is based on the list of films eligible for the Academy Awards, which we have supplemented with additional films that were only on the film festival circuit before being available on DVD or streaming.

We have also created a "buzzworthy" list of potential nominees. This is based on films that received nominations at similar awards, or were on Gold Derby critics' list of predicted nominees, supplemented with our own thoughts. These are only intended as ideas to get your wheels turning. Feel free to nominate any eligible film or performance that strikes your fancy.




Nomination Rules


  • Lifetime Achievement films are only open to films released in 2017 or prior (in other words, not films eligible for regular awards in the current or future award years). 
  • Lifetime Achievement nominees cannot be previous winners of the same award, as they are already in the Hall of Fame.
  • For the other categories, films must have been theatrically released in 2018 or were not available to general theater-goers before 2018 (such as a 2017 film festival movie that came out on DVD in 2018).
  • For each award, you may nominate up to six different films or performances. You may not make the same nomination more than once in the same category.
  • For each award, you have the option of giving a Power Vote to one of your nominees. This gives it extra weight, the same as if you voted for it twice. Passion counts, but not too much.
  • Nominations are due by midnight PDT on Saturday, April 6, 2019.


Nomination Ballots



Last Year's Winners

If you missed it (and you probably did because we were terrible about announcing it properly), check out last year's winners alone and alongside their fellow nominees.