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.

Films Eligible for the 2018 Cosmique Movie Awards

The following films have been deemed eligible for nomination in the 2018 Cosmique Movie Awards.

This list was created by taking the list of films eligible for the Oscars (generally, films with a Los Angeles theatrical showing for at least seven consecutive days in the calendar year) and supplementing with additional films that met our own more relaxed criteria, even if they didn't meet the Academy's. These are generally films that were only released in film festivals that we felt Cosmo voters had an opportunity to see due to subsequent DVD or streaming release in the 2018 calendar year.

If a film you think should be eligible doesn't appear on this list, contact us. We can review and announce their eligibility if you successfully make the case for them.

You can also download a PDF copy of this list.

Films A

According to Matthew; Acrimony; Action Point; Adrift; Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguranmaar; Alex Strangelove; All About Nina; All Is True; Alpha; Amazing Grace; American Animals; American Chaos; Ana y Bruno; Andover; Anna and the Apocalypse; Annihilation; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Apartment 407; Apostle; Aquaman; Assassination Nation; At Eternity’s Gate; Avengers: Infinity War; Azad

Films B

Bad Samaritan; Bad Times at the El Royale; Bali: Beats of Paradise; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Bathtubs Over Broadway; Beast; Beautiful Boy; Beirut; Bel Canto; Believer; Ben Is Back; Bernard and Huey; Better Angels; Bhayanakam; Big Kill; Billionaire Boys Club; Bird Box; Black Panther; Blackkklansman; Blaze; The Bleeding Edge; Blindspotting; Blockers; Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare; Bodied; Bohemian Rhapsody; Book Club; Border; Borg vs. Mcenroe; Boundaries; Boy Erased; Breaking In; Breath; Bullitt County; Bumblebee; Burning

Films C

The Cakemaker; Can You Ever Forgive Me?; Capernaum; Chappaquiddick; The Children Act; Christopher Robin; Climax; Cold War; Colette; Come Sunday; The Commuter; Con Man; Crazy Rich Asians; Creed II˙; Crime + Punishment

Films D

Damsel; Dark Money; The Darkest Minds; The Dawn Wall; Deadpool 2; Dear Molly; The Death of Stalin; Death Wish; Delaware Shore; Den of Thieves; The Desert Bride; Destroyer; Detective Chinatown 2; Disobedience; The Divide; Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot; Dovlatov; Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch; Dumplin’

Films E

Early Man; Eighth Grade; El Ángel; The Endless; The Equalizer 2; Every Day; Everybody Knows

Films F

Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald; The Favourite; The 15:17 To Paris; Fifty Shades Freed; Final Portrait; Finding Your Feet; Fireworks; First Man; First Match; The First Purge; First Reformed; Flower; Forever My Girl; Free Solo; The Front Runner; The Frozen Fire

Films G

Gabriel and the Mountain; Game Night; Gemini; Generation Wealth; Getting Grace; The Girl In the Spider’s Web; Gone Are the Days; Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween; Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer; The Gospel According To André; Gotti; Green Book; Gringo; The Guilty

Films H

Hal; Half the Picture; Halloween; The Happy Prince; The Happytime Murders; The Hate U Give; Have A Nice Day; Head Full of Honey; The Heart of Nuba; Hearts Beat Loud; Hell Fest; Hereditary; Hold the Dark; Holmes & Watson; Hot Summer Nights; Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation; The House That Jack Built; The House With A Clock In Its Walls; Hunter Killer

Films I

I Can Only Imagine; I Feel Pretty; If Beale Street Could Talk; Incredibles 2; Insidious: the Last Key; Instant Family; Inventing Tomorrow; Isle of Dogs

Films J

John Mcenroe: In the Realm of Perfection; Johnny English Strikes Again; Journey’s End; The Judge; Juliet, Naked; Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Films K

Kayamkulam Kochunni; Kill the Monsters; Killer ˙Bees; Kin; The Kindergarten Teacher; The King; Kodachrome

Films L

The Land of Steady Habits; The Last Movie Star; The Laws of the Universe - Part 1; Leave No Trace; Let the Sunshine In; Life Itself; Life of the Party; Little Pink House; The Little Stranger; Liz and the Blue Bird; Lizzie; Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story; Love After Love; Love, Gilda; Love, Simon; Lu Over the Wall

Films M

Madeline’s Madeline; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again; Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms; Maria By Callas; Mary Poppins Returns; Mary Queen of Scots; Maze Runner: the Death Cure; Mcqueen; The Meg; Mfkz; Mid90S; Mile 22; Minding the Gap; Mirai; The Misandrists; The Miseducation of Cameron Post; Miss Dalí; Mission: Impossible - Fallout; Molly’s Game; The Monkey King 3; Monster Hunt 2; Monsters and Men; Mortal Engines; Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle; Moynihan; The Mule; Museo; Mute

Films N

Nancy; Nappily Ever After; Never Look Away; The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl; Night School; 93Queen; Nobody’s Fool; Nostalgia; The Nun; The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Films O

The Oath; Ocean’s Eight; The Old Man & the Gun; On Chesil Beach; On Happiness Road; On Her Shoulders; On the Basis of Sex; Operation Finale; The Other Side of the Wind; Outlaw King; The Outsider; Overboard; Overlord

Films P

Pacific Rim Uprising; Paddington 2; Papa; Papillon; The Party; Paul, Apostle of Christ; Peppermint; Pickings; Pope Francis - A Man of His Word; The Possession of Hannah Grace; The Predator; The Price of Everything; The Price of Free; Private Life; A Private War; Proud Mary; Puzzle; Pyewacket

Films Q

A Quiet Place; Quincy

Films R

The Rachel Divide; Ralph Breaks the Internet; Rampage; RBG; Ready Player One; Red Sparrow; Replicas; Return To Seattle; Revenge; Reversing Roe; The Rider; The Road Movie; Robin Hood; Roma; Roxanne Roxanne; Ruben Brandt, Collector

Films S

The Samuel Project; Science Fair; The Seagull; Searching; Searching For Ingmar Bergman; Second Act; Seeing Allred; The Sentence; 7 Days In Entebbe; Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero; Sherlock Gnomes; Shirkers; Shock and Awe; Shoplifters; A Simple Favor; The Sisters Brothers; Skate Kitchen; Skyscraper; Slender Man; Smallfoot; Sollers Point; Solo: A Star Wars Story; The Song of Sway Lake; Songwriter; Sorry To Bother You; The Sound Story; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; The Spy Who Dumped Me; Stan & Ollie; A Star Is Born; The Strangers: Prey at Night; Superfly; Support the Girls; Surfer; Suspiria; Sweet Country

Films T

Tag; Tall Tales From the Magical Garden of Antoon Krings; Teen Titans Go! To the Movies; They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead; 3100: Run and Become; Thoroughbreds; Three Identical Strangers; Tiger; Tinker’; Tito and the Birds; Tomb Raider; Traffik; Tully; The 12th Man; 12 Strong; 22 July; Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Films U

Uncle Drew; United Skates; Unsane; Upgrade

Films V

Venom; Vice; Viper Club; Vox Lux

Films W

We the Animals; Welcome M1Ll10Ns; Welcome to Marwen; What Lies Upstream; What They Had; Where Is Kyra?; White Boy Rick; Whitney; Widows; The Wife; Wildlife; Winchester; Won’t You Be My Neighbor?; The Workshop; A Wrinkle In Time

Films Y

Yadvi - the Dignified Princess; You Were Never Really Here; The Young Karl Marx

Films Z