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


Nominees for Worst of 2016

Most Overrated Film of 2016


  • Ben-Hur
  • Gods of Egypt
  • High-Rise
  • Ice Age: Collision Course 
  • Jason Bourne
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2


Worst Film of 2016


  • Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • The Do-Over
  • Fifty Shades of Black
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Ride Along 2
  • Zoolander 2


Worst Performance of 2016


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


Monday, June 5, 2017

Announcing the 2016 Cosmos!

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are extending the deadline to cast your nominations to Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at midnight PDT. Scroll down to "Cast Your Nominations" for online and downloadable ballots.


Oh my God, I know!

Totally irresponsible. It's June and we're just now announcing the nomination process for the 2016 Cosmique Movie Awards.

Part of the delay was intentional. Some voters had complained that our previous schedule (beginning nominations with the announcement of the Oscar nominations, announcing our nominees on the day of the Academy Awards) was too rushed. Many voters get a sense of what they want to see from the Academy Awards, often at the night of the awards ceremony itself.

So we decided to delay things a bit, but neglected to tell you that, and then life got in the way and delayed things further.

I know it seems so long ago at this point, but if you can pause on Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 for just a moment and cast your minds back to Moonlight, La La Land, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, that would be great.

Tweaked Awards Categories

Every year we make some slight changes to our awards categories. This year there's one one-off change and another cosmetic change.

Last year, there were so many films set in San Francisco that we decided to have a one-off "Best San Francisco Film of 2015" award. This year, there were hardly any San Francisco films but we noticed a huge uptick in cameos. We had a Best Cameo award for five years, from 2002 through 2006, but then let it die off. This year we've decided to revive it, and we have more "Buzzworthy" suggestions for Best Cameo in a 2016 Film than for any other award this year. You'll find this award at the end of the Best Performances section of the ballot.

The tweak was to the "Best Queer Film" award. Some in our community identify more as "queer" than other labels, and originally we felt it was sufficiently inclusive of the entire community. But others aren't ready to reclaim the term. We therefore decided to rename this award Best LGBTQ Film of 2016. All the same sorts of films as before are eligible to be nominated.

The 2016 Awards Calendar

Here's the schedule for the 2016 awards season.

  • Monday, June 5, 2017 - Nominations are open!
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Last day to cast your nomination ballots. Voting closes at midnight PDT.
  • Monday, July 17, 2017 - Nominees announced, and voting begins to determine the winners.
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 - Final voting closes. Announcement of winners TBD.

Nomination Resources

Can't remember what you saw in 2016? The ballots include "Buzzworthy" suggestions, but you're free to nominate any eligible film or performance. Here are a few resources to let you know which films are eligible:

Cast Your Nominations!

Are you ready? There are two ways to vote:

What About the 2015 Awards?

If you missed our announcement of the 2015 winners, check out the winners for Lifetime Achievement, Best Overall of 2015, Best Performance of 2015, Best by Genre of 2015, and Worst of 2015. We also have some interesting trivia about the 2015 winners.