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No Majesty’s Alternative Oscars 2020

No Majesty’s Alternative Oscars 2020

Alternative Oscars 2020

Awards season is almost at its end, and that only means one thing: looking at who the awards forgot and saying “hey, you forgot these guys”. We’ve done this for three years, and we’re doing it again.

The rules are very simple, you cannot be nominated for a film that you already have been at the Oscars, all other awards don’t count, and we pick who we think really deserves a nomination.

So, shake your head at the silly awards as we remind you of some other (better) performances that have missed out this year.

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Best Actor Leading Role

Actual nominees: Antonio Banderas , Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce

No Majesty’s nominees:

Daniel Craig, Knives Out

Winston Duke, Us

Daniel KaluuyaQueen & Slim

Robert PattinsonThe Lighthouse

Adam SandlerUncut Gems

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Best Actress Leading Role

Actual nominees: Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, Renée Zellweger

No Majesty’s nominees:

Ana De ArmasKnives Out

Awkwafina, The Farewell

Lupita Nyong’o, Us

Florence Pugh, Midsommar

Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen & Slim

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Best Actor Supporting Role

Actual nominees: Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt

No Majesty’s nominees:

Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse

Jamie FoxxJust Mercy

Hugh Grant, The Gentlemen

Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Best Actress Supporting Role

Actual nominees: Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Margot Robbie

No Majesty’s nominees:

Frances Conroy, Joker

Kyleigh Curran, Doctor Sleep

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

Tilda Swinton, The Personal History of David Copperfield

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Best Director

Actual nominees: Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Sam Mendes, quentin tarantino, Bong Joon-ho

No Majesty’s nominees:

Alma Har’el, Honey Boy

Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim

Jordan PeeleUs

Lulu Wang, The Farewell

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE

Actual nominees: 1917, Le Mans ’66, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite

No Majesty’s nominees:

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers Endgame Review

Knives Out

Knives Out Review

Honey Boy

Honey-Boy-review

Queen & Slim

Queen and Slim

Rocketman

Rocketman Film

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Personal History of David Copperfield

The Two Popes

The-Two-Popes

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Us
Us

 

BEST WRITING, ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Best Writing Original Screenplay

Actual nominees: Rian Johnson, Noah Baumbach, Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won

No Majesty’s nominees:

Honey Boy
Written by Shia LaBeouf

Midsommar
Written by Ari Aster

Queen & Slim
Written by Lena Waithe
Story by James Frey & Lena Waithe

Uncut Gems
Written by Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie

Us
Written by Jordan Peele

BEST WRITING, ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Best Writing Adapted Screenplay

Actual nominees: The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, The Two Popes

No Majesty’s nominees:

Avengers: Endgame
Screenplay by Christopher Marcus and Stephen McFeely
Based on the Characters appearing in Marvel Comics

Doctor Sleep
Screenplay by Mike Flanagan
Based on the Novel by Stephen King

Gloria Bell
Screenplay by Alice Johnson Boher & Sebastian Lelio
Story by Sebastian Lelio
Based on the Film Gloria by Sebastian Lelio & Gonzalo Maza

The Farewell
Screenplay by Lulu Wang
Based on the Novel What You Don’t Know by Lulu Wang

The Personal History of David Copperfield
Screenplay by Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci
Based on the Novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

 

BEST MUSIC, ORIGINAL SCORE

Actual nominees: Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir Little Women – Alexandre Desplat Marriage Story – Randy Newman 1917 – Thomas Newman Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

No Majesty’s nominees:

Michael Abels, Us

Nathan Johnson, Knives Out

The Haxan Cloak, Midosmmar

Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Endgame

 

BEST MUSIC, ORIGINAL SONG

Actual nominees: “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4 – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman – Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Bernie Taupin “I’m Standing with You” from Breakthrough – M