Nominees for 1st Annual FilmExodus Awards Released; Vote Now!

That’s right, we’re doing awards now.

The FilmExodus Awards, alternatively known as The Bernies, take a look at all the films released in 2018. We don’t care if it was a laugh-out-loud comedy, a $200 million dollar blockbuster, or a prestigious indie. If it was good, there’s a high chance it got nominated. If it was really good, there’s an even better chance it dominated the categories (looking at you Hereditary and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

The nominees for The 1st Annual FilmExodus Awards have been released. Our Awards Panel looked at all the eligible contenders that the FilmExodus Community sent in last month and narrowed it down to the official five nominations per category (eight for Best Picture and Best Scene of the Year). Please note that the contender in each category that had the most submissions was automatically nominated meaning there are a few wildcards.

Let’s take a look at the nominees and how you can vote for who should win.


Best Picture

  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Eighth Grade
  • Game Night
  • Hereditary
  • Paddington 2
  • Roma
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Animated Film

  • The Death of Superman
  • Early Man
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director

  • Ari Aster, Hereditary
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Alex Garland, Annihilation
  • John Krasinksi, A Quiet Place
  • Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Actor

  • Nicolas Cage, Mandy
  • Matt Dillon, The House That Jack Built
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really There

Best Supporting Actor

  • Henry Cavill, Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
  • Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Jesse Plemmons, Game Night
  • Tom Waits, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Actress

  • Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
  • Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  • Natalie Portman, Annihilation

Best Supporting Actress

  • Rachel McAdams, Game Night
  • Andrea Riseborough, Mandy
  • Milly Shapiro, Hereditary
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Alex Garland, Annihilation
  • Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Eric Roth & Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, A Star is Born

Best Original Screenplay

  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  • Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Mark Perez, Game Night
  • Ari Aster, Hereditary

Best Scene of the Year

  • Annihiliation:”The Bear Scene”
  • Avengers: Infinity War: “The Snap”
  • Bohemian Rhapsody: “Live Aid”
  • Free Solo: “The Climb”
  • Mandy: “Cheddar Goblin Commercial”
  • Roma: “The Corpus Christi Massacre”
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: “Comicbook Introductions”
  • The Strangers: Prey at Night: “Pool Fight”

Film with multiple nominations:

  • 5: Annihilation, Hereditary, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • 4: The Favourite, Game Night
  • 3: Avengers: Infinity War, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mandy, Roma
  • 2: Bohemian Rhapsody, First Reformed, A Quiet Place

Voting is open until February 23, 2019 at 00:00 a.m. An awards “ceremony” will follow the first week in March.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE IN THE INAUGURAL BERNIES!