PGCMAs: And the Nominees Are…(2013)

Posted: January 20, 2014 by Daniel Simpson (PG Cooper) in PGCMAs

Written by Daniel “PG Cooper” Simpson

PGCMA 2013*The above image represents 2012’s Best Director and Best Picture winner; Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.

As has been tradition on this site, I’m honouring last year in film through the PG Cooper Movie Awards, or PGCMAs for short. I thought 2013 was an overall great year and most categories are full of lots of interesting choices. I also had to make some pretty hard cuts to secure my nominations. With the exception of Best Hero, all of the awards from last year are back as well as some new entries like Best Sequel/Prequel/Remake, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Soundtrack. I’ve also brought back Best Animated Film despite not seeing very many. I also should again note that Best Director and Best Picture are tied together as one award which I will present via a top ten list. With all that said, my nominees….

Best Fight

Can’t Shop Here, The Hunt

Get Off the Phone!, The Wolf of Wall Street

Superman vs. Zod, Man of Steel

“The moment we’ve both dreamed about”, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

“Wanna fight?”, Only God Forgives

Best Shootout

Highway Robbery, A Touch of Sin

Runway Shooting, Spring Breakers

Snipers, Captain Phillips

Storming the Hotel, Gangster Squad

Tunnel of Love, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Best Chase

Grabbing the Codex, Man of Steel

Leaving the Bank, The Place Beyond the Pines

Rescue, Prisoners

Second Boarding Attempt, Captain Phillips

The Wall, World War Z

Best Set-Piece

Batman vs. Superman, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

First Jam, The East

Fruitvale, Fruitvale Station

The Onslaught Begins, Gravity

Train, The Wolverine

Best Production Design

Elysium

The Great Gatsby

Her

Man of Steel

Pacific Rim

Best Hair and Make-Up

All is Lost

American Hustle

Blue is the Warmest Color

Evil Dead

The Lone Ranger

Best Costume Design

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

The Great Gatsby

Inside Llewyn Davis

Man of Steel

Best Visual Effects

Elysium

Gravity

Man of Steel

Oblivion

Pacific Rim

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, Prisoners

Benoît Debie, Spring Breakers

Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Amir Mokri, Man of Steel

Best Editing

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Paul Machliss, The World’s End

Christopher Rouse, Captain Phillips

Thelma Schoonmaker, The Wolf of Wall Street

Joe Walker, 12 Years a Slave

Best Soundtrack

American Hustle

Frances Ha

The Great Gatsby

Inside Llewyn Davis

Spring Breakers

Best Use of Source Music

“Every1’s a Winner” by Hot Chocolate, Frances Ha

“Everytime” by Britney Spears, Spring Breakers

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, This is the End

“Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney and Wings, American Hustle

“The Snow Angel” by Mike Patton, The Place Beyond the Pines

Best Score

Christopher Drake, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Cliff Martinez, Only God Forgives

Steven Price, Gravity

Hanan Townshend, To the Wonder

Hans Zimmer, Man of Steel

Best Poster

Evil Dead

Gravity

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Spring Breakers

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Trailer

The East

Only God Forgives

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Carey Mulligan, Inside Llewyn Davis

Léa Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

James Franco, Spring Breakers

Ryan Gosling, The Place Beyond the Pines

Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Cameo

Paul Giamatti, 12 Years a Slave

John Goodman, Inside Llewyn Davis

Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Before Midnight

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, The Wolverine

Channing Tatum, This is the End

Best Villain

Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas), Only God Forgives

Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), 12 Years a Slave

“The Mandarin” (Ben Kingsley), Iron Man 3

Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Zod (Michael Shannon), Man of Steel

Best Comedy

American Hustle

Inside Llewyn Davis

This is the End

The Wolf of Wall Street

The World’s End

Best Animated Film

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Monsters University

Best Horror Film

The Conjuring

Evil Dead

Gravity

Insidious Chapter Two

Maniac

Best Foreign Language Film

A Touch of Sin

Blue is the Warmest Color

The Hunt

Best Action Film

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Captain Phillips

Elysium

Iron Man 3

Man of Steel

Best Sequel/Prequel/Remake

Before Midnight

Insidious Chapter Two

Iron Man 3

Man of Steel

The World’s End

Best Breakthrough Performance

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Andrew Dice Clay, Blue Jasmine

Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street

Biggest Surprise

Dead Man Down

The Great Gatsby

Insidious Chapter Two

Spring Breakers

World War Z

Most Underrated/Underappreciated Film

The East

Elysium

Insidious Chapter Two

Man of Steel

The Place Beyond the Pines

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine

Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder, The Place Beyond the Pines

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Spike Jonze, Her

David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer, American Hustle

Best Adapted Screenplay

Bob Goodman, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

David Goyer and Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Terrence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Cast

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Wolf of Wall Street

The World’s End

Best Director and Best Picture

To be revealed through a top ten list

Comments
  1. ianthecool says:

    But what about Best Kiss??

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