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2020 Eisner Voting Gets a Redo

Eisner Awards

The voting for the 2020 Eisner Awards was suspended last week due to an “anomaly” that was discovered. It’s being reported that all the ballots cast are being thrown out and new voting will take place.

When the suspension was announced, Comic-Con said:

We were alerted to an anomaly with the site hosting the Eisner’s voting. We have closed voting and are investigating the situation. We will make an announcement as we have additional information. We’re sorry for the inconvenience to voters.

Rumors have swirled as to what exactly has happened and voting is not yet reopened. Previous voters will receive an alert when things begin again.

The issue seems to involve the platform on which the original votes took place:

“As a result of our investigation into the recently reported issues with the Eisner voting website, it appears this was not a malicious attempt but an error in the platform itself,” Glanzer told Newsarama. “While our examination of the records leads us to believe the problem is small and we have no direct evidence that any votes have been altered, out of an abundance of caution and care we have decided to re-run the vote with a current and secure voting platform.”

SFWA Announces the Winners of the SFWA Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the winners of the 55th Annual SFWA Nebula Awards. 
Originally scheduled to take place in Woodland Hills, California, a decision was made to create a virtual conference in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  Aboard the virtual flagship zeppelin, The Nebula, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, Toastmaster Aydrea Walden presided over the award ceremony which featured a star-studded lineup of science fiction and fantasy luminaries as presenters. 

✬ A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker (Berkley)

✬ This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Saga; Jo Fletcher)

✬ Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo (Meerkat) 

Short Story
✬ “Give the Family My Love” by A. T. Greenblatt (Clarkesworld Magazine 2/19)

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
✬ Good Omens: “Hard Times” written by Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios and BBC Studios)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
✬ Riverland by Fran Wilde (Amulet)

Best Game Writing
✬ The Outer Worlds by Leonard Boyarsky, Kate Dollarhyde, Paul Kirsch, Chris L’Etoile, Daniel McPhee, Carrie Patel, Nitai Poddar, Marc Soskin, and Megan Starks (Obsidian Entertainment)

Additional awards and honors presented that evening included the SFWA Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, presented to Lois McMaster Bujold, the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award, presented to both John Picacio and David Gaughran, and the Kevin J. O’Donnell, Jr., Service to SFWA Award, presented to Julia Rios. 

Presenters joined virtually from around the country, including Sam Weller, Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, Lillian Stewart Carl, Greg Bear, George R.R. Martin, Jeffe Kennedy, LeVar Burton, Sarah Gailey, Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, and Charlie Jane Anders. Additionally, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun addressed the festivities with a message for the Nebula audience.

The Ringo Awards 2020 Jury Announced

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards will be presented on Saturday, October 24, 2020 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards is currently in the midst of the 2020 nomination process, which is inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike. Submit nominations before voting closes at midnight on June 25, 2020.

An esteemed jury of comics professionals will participate in the nomination process, selecting favorite works in over 20 categories. The 2020 jury was chosen as a representative cross-section of the comic book industry, with members representing seasoned and venerated educators, publishers, press, and creators across numerous genres.

Joan Hilty

Joan Hilty directs comics and graphic novel licensed publishing at Nickelodeon, and is a founder and consulting editor-in-chief of the book producer Pageturner. She has been a senior editor at DC Comics/Vertigo and a syndicated cartoonist. She serves on programming committees for the Brooklyn Book Festival and Miami Book Fair, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

James Kuhoric

James Kuhoric is a multi-award-winning author, editor, and publisher of comics. He has worked with many studios writing high profile licensed comic books, including Stargate SG-1Battlestar GalacticaThe Six Million Dollar Man, and the fan-favorite mash-up, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash. He created the western horror series Dead Irons with Jae Lee and Jason Shawn Alexander, as well as the whimsical Legendary Talespinners with Grand Bond. His love of horror comics and movies has led to successful scripting runs on Army of DarknessAdam Green’s Hatchet, and Beware the Witch’s Shadow comics. He has been a Managing Editor at Avatar Press, a Director of Purchasing at Diamond, and is currently a Vice President at Dynamite Entertainment. Kuhoric is also the President of American Mythology Comics which can be found at www.americanmythology.net, on Twitter @AmericanMytho, and on Facebook @AmericanMythologyComics.

Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson is a ten-time Eisner Award-winning comic book creator. She is best known for her creations The Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie, her award-winning graphic novel Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, as well as her collaborations with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman, Grant Morrison on The Invisibles, Will Pfeifer on Finals, Evan Dorkin on Beasts of Burden, Mick Foley on Tales From Wrescal Lane, and many more. Jill’s comic work has been translated into many languages and she loves to travel around the world to appear at comic conventions and festivals to meet her wonderful fans! The Scary Godmother has been adapted to the stage as a play, and then to television for Cartoon Network! Jill is actively working to create more Scary Godmother in every form for everyone to enjoy! You can follow her on Instagram @thejillthompson or Twitter @thejillthompson. You can buy beautiful Scary Godmother dolls and other cool stuff at www.thescarygodmother.com

Carol Tilley

Comics historian Carol Tilley is an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at University of Illinois. Her 2012 research on anti-comics advocate Fredric Wertham was featured in the New York Times and other media outlets. Currently she is working on a cultural history of how young readers read, used, and subverted comics in the mid-20th century US to create a vibrant popular print culture. Tilley is a past president of the Comics Studies Society and was a 2016 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards judge.

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. As the Library of Congress’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the L.A. Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His other works include Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), Superman from DC Comics (with various artists), and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics (with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. His most recent books are Dragon Hoops from First Second Books and Superman Smashes the Klan from DC Comics.

UK’s Comedy Women In Print Prize Announce a New Graphic Novel Category

Comedy Women in Print Prize

The Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP) has unveiled the longlists for the second year of the UK and Ireland’s only prize to shine a light on work by funny women. This is also the inaugural year for a new category celebrating graphic novels by women creators. With crime fiction, retellings of classics, coming-of-age and contemporary narratives, the list proves there’s no single formula for funny fiction. The Comedy Women In Print Prize is founded by actress, standup, and author Helen Lederer, and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in London in September.

A new award category celebrates Published Humorous Graphic Novels by women for the first time. The Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 longlist for Published Humorous Graphic Novels is:

  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide: A graphic guide to lesbian and queer history 1950-2020 by Kate Charlesworth (Myriad Editions)
  • The Trials & Tribulations of Mr. T. Deeyum by Susannah Felstead (Self-published)
  • Passing for Human by Liana Finck (Jonathan Cape)
  • The “C” Word by Vanessa Lawrence (Self-published)
  • A Pocketful of Clouds Volume 6: Practical Mythology by Morag Lewis (Sweatdrop Studios)
  • My Husband is a Cultist by Mei Lian Hoe (Self-published)
  • Life Drawing. A Life Under Lights by Jessica Martin (Unbound)
  • Bloodlust and Bonnets by Emily McGovern (Simon & Schuster)
  • Was it… Too Much for You? by Danny Noble (Self-published)
  • Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds (Jonathan Cape)
  • Stand in Your Power by Rachael Smith (Self-published)

The inaugural CWIP Prize for Published Humorous Graphic Novels is chaired by author and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis. Janet is joined by: Rachael Ball from LDComics, author of The Inflatable Woman (a Guardian Best Graphic Novel of 2015); UK Comics Laureate Hannah Berry; stand-up comedian and author Jen BristerDr Nicola Streeten, director of LDComics, writer, artist and teacher; and acclaimed actress Paula Wilcox.

The nominations in the other two Comedy Women In PrInt Prize awards categories are:

The Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 longlist for Published Comic Novels is:

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams(Hachette UK / Trapeze)
  • Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen (John Murray Publishers) 
  • Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld Publishers / Bantam Press) 
  • The Nursery by Asia Mackay (Bonnier Books UK/ Zaffre)
  • The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa (Bloomsbury Publishing)     
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (Quercus)     
  • So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter (HarperCollins UK)        
  • Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe(Penguin Random House
  • Are We Nearly There Yet? by Lucy Vine(Orion)
  • In the Crypt with a Candlestick by Daisy Waugh(Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman(Headline Publishing Group)
  • Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston (Hachette Children’s Group)           
  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson (Jonathan Cape)        
  • Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace by Olga Wojtas (Saraband)

The Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020 longlist for Unpublished Comic Novels is:

  • Nigel by Tierney Acott
  • The Bird in the River by Zahra Barri
  • Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy by Faye Brann
  • Everything Is Under Control by Annette Gordon
  • Sandwich by Nancy Peach
  • The Lady’s Companion by Janey Preger
  • New Members Welcome by Sarah Scally
  • The Club for Mature Indulgence by Elaine Simmonds
  • Plan C by Lindsey Symonds
  • Kassie McKinnon Is Starving by Karen Vivers
  • You Can Drop Me Here by Julia Walter
  • Second Wife Syndrome by Kathleen Whyman

The international bestselling writer Marian Keyes is Chair of Judges for the CWIP Prize for Published Novels. Marian is joined by: BAFTA-winning writer and actress Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, The Thick of It); writers and actresses Emma Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Pauline McLynn (Father Ted); comedian and actress Lolly Adefope, recently seen on BBC Three’s Shrill; and Laura Steven, winner of CWIP’s inaugural published prize for The Exact Opposite of Okay.  

Thejudging panel for the CWIP Prize for Unpublished Novels is chaired by Fanny Blake, a former publisher and author of eight novels, who has judged numerous book prizes including the Costa First Novel Award. Fanny is joined by: Yomi Adegoke, award-winning journalist and co-author of bestseller Slay in Your LaneKate Bradley, Editorial Director at HarperFiction; stand-up comedian, writer, director and activist Grace Campbell;winner of the 2019 CWIP Unpublished novel category, Kirsty Eyre; and Dr Jennifer Young, Head of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University.

The CWIP Prize was launched by actress, author and stand-up HELEN LEDERER in 2019 in response to the lack of exposure for female comedy writing, and as a way of celebrating fresh and established talent.

Check out the Hugo Award’s “Best Graphic Story or Comic” Nominees

Hugo Awards

The nominees for “Best Graphic Story or Comic” for this year’s Hugo Awards have been announced. Normally, the winners are announced at Worldcon but with the event this year canceled due to COVID-19, it’s unknown when the winners will be announced.

The nominees were announced on April 8 and were decided from 1,584 valid nominating ballots with a total of 27,033 nominations. Members nominated up to five works/people in each category, and the top six works/people in each category were shortlisted as finalists.

Check out all of the Hugo nominees and the comic nominees below:

  • Die, Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker, by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)

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  • LaGuardia, written by Nnedi Okorafor, art by Tana Ford, colors by James Devlin (Berger Books; Dark Horse)

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  • Monstress, Volume 4: The Chosen, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)

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  • Mooncakes, by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker, letters by Joamette Gil (Oni Press; Lion Forge)

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  • Paper Girls, Volume 6, written by Brian K. Vaughan, drawn by Cliff Chiang, colors by Matt Wilson, letters by Jared K. Fletcher (Image)

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  • The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 9: “Okay”, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, colors by Matt Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles (Image)

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On top of the comics above, Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel are nominated in “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form,” and Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar” and Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being” are nominated in “Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.”

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Diamond Announces their 2019 Gem Award Winners

Diamond Gem Awards

While the industry was burning, Diamond Comic Distributors announced the winners of the 2019 Gem Awards. The awards recognize and honors sales success.

DC earned four awards, while Marvel, Image, and BOOM! received three each. IDW and Dark Horse each took home an award. Also recognized were VIZ Media and Funko.

Check out below for the complete list of honorees.

2019 Diamond Gem Award Suppliers of the Year 

2019 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Over 3% – Marvel Comics

2019 Comic Book Publisher of the Year – Under 3% – BOOM! Studios

2019 Backlist Publisher of the Year – Image Comics

2019 Manga Publisherof the Year – VIZ Media

2019 Game Manufacturer of the Year – WizKids/NECA

2019 Toy Manufacturer of the Year – Funko

2019 Diamond Gem Award Products of the Year

2019 Comic Book of the Year – $3.99 or Under – Once & Future #1BOOM! STUDIOS

2019 Comic Book of the Year – Over $3.99 – Spawn #300IMAGE COMICS

2019 Licensed Comic of the Year – Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1BOOM! STUDIOS

2019 Magazine of the Year – Heavy MetalHEAVY METAL MAGAZINE

2019 Original GN of the Year – Teen Titans: RavenDC COMICS

2019 Reprint TP or HC of the Year – Dark Nights Metal TPDC COMICS

2019 Licensed TP or HC of the Year – Stranger Things, Vol. 1: The Other SideDARK HORSE COMICS

2019 Manga TP of the Year – Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection HCVIZ MEDIA LLC 

2019 Anthology of the Year – Marvel Comics #1000MARVEL COMICS

2019 Indie GN of the Year – They Called Us Enemy TPIDW – TOP SHELF

2019 Trade Book of the Year – Silver Surfer Black Treasury Edition TPMARVEL COMICS

2019 Game Product of the Year – Dungeons & Dragons Stranger Things Edition Starter EditionHASBRO

2019 Toy Product of the Year – DC Prime Batman Action FigureDC COMICS

2019 Toy Line of the Year – FUNKO POP

2019 Collectible Statue of the Year – Batman Black & White Batgirl by Bruce Timm StatueDC COMICS

2019 Best Free Comic Book Day Book – FCBD 2019 Spawn #1IMAGE COMICS

2019 Best All Ages Series – Dog ManGRAPHIX

2019 Best All Ages Original/Reprint GN – Miles Morales: Spider-Man TPMARVEL COMICS

2019 Best New Comic Book Series – Once & FutureBOOM! STUDIOS

Jerry Craft’s New Kid is the First Graphic Novel to Win Newbery

New Kid

Jerry Craft made history as his graphic novel New Kid became the first graphic novel to win the John Newbery Medal.

New Kid is about Jordan Banks who’s anxious about being the new kid at school and one of the few kids of color. While that concept could be interesting enough, the graphic novel is really an examination of micro and macroaggressions Jordan endures from classmates and teachers.

Craft also earned the Coretta Scott King Author Award for New Kid, which was one of many graphic novels honored. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, was named a Printz Honor book. The Asian/Pacific American Awards honored two graphic novels: Stargazing by Jen Wang won for Children’s Literature and They Called Us Enemy, written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott, with art by Harmony Becker, won in the Young Adult Literature category. In Waves by AJ Dungo and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe won Alex Awards. Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka won the Odyssey Award for best audiobook.

Graphic novels had been named Newbery Honor titles in the past but this is the first win for a graphic novel.

Joker Nabs a Leading 11 Oscar Nominations, Avengers: Endgame Nominated for 1. Lion Forge Animation Gets Its First.


The nominees for the 92nd annual Academy Awards have been announced. Joker has an impressive amount of nominations with 11 total including “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” and “Lead Actor.” That amount leads the pack of nominated films.

The film goes into the race with a good chance of nabbing “Lead Actor,” which Joaquin Phoenix has already been winning numerous awards for, and “Original Score,” which Hildur Guðnadóttir has also been bringing in the wins.

The Warner Bros. film wasn’t the only comic adaptation to get a nomination. Marvel StudiosAvengers: Endgame received one nomination for “Visual Effects.”

But, there’s one more comic-related nomination. Hair Love is nominated for “Animated Short.” The film by Matthew A. Cherry was the first project for Lion Forge Animation, the studio under Polarity the parent company of comic companies Lion Forge and Oni Press. The short played along The Angry Birds Movie 2 and started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2017 that raised almost $300,000.

The Academy Awards will air live Feb. 6 on ABC. Check out below for the full list of nominees:

Best Picture:

  • “Ford v Ferrari”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Joker”
  • “Little Women”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “1917”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • “Parasite”

Lead Actor:

  • Antonio Banderas “Pain and Glory”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Adam Driver “Marriage Story”
  • Joaquin Phoenix “Joker”
  • Jonathan Pryce “The Two Popes”

Lead Actress:

  • Cynthia Erivo “Harriet”
  • Scarlett Johansson “Marriage Story”
  • Saoirse Ronan “Little Women”
  • Charlize Theron “Bombshell”
  • Renee Zellweger “Judy”

Supporting Actor:

  • Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
  • Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
  • Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
  • Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Supporting Actress:

  • Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
  • Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
  • Scarlett Johannson, “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
  • Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”


  • Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
  • Todd Phillips, “Joker”
  • Sam Mendes, “1917”
  • Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Animated Feature:

  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois
  • “I Lost My Body” Jeremy Clapin
  • “Klaus” Sergio Pablos
  • “Missing Link” Chris Butler
  • “Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley

Animated Short:

  • “Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
  • “Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
  • “Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
  • “Memorable,” Bruno Collet
  • “Sister,” Siqi Song

Adapted Screenplay:

  • “The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
  • “Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
  • “Just Mercy” Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham
  • “Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
  • “The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:

  • “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson
  • “Marriage Story,” Noah Baumbach
  • “1917,” Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino
  • “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han


  • “The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
  • “Joker,” Lawrence Sher
  • “The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
  • “1917,” Roger Deakins
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

Best Documentary Feature:

  • “American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
  • “The Cave,” Feras Fayyad
  • “The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa
  • “For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • “Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov

Best Documentary Short Subject:

  • “In the Absence”
  • “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
  • “Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas
  • “St. Louis Superman”
  • “Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix

Best Live Action Short Film:

  • “Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
  • “Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
  • “The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
  • “Saria,” Bryan Buckley
  • “A Sister,” Delphine Girard

Best International Feature Film:

  • “Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
  • “Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
  • “Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
  • “Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
  • “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho

Film Editing:

  • “Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
  • “The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
  • “Joker,” Jeff Groth
  • “Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Sound Editing:

  • “Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester
  • “Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
  • “1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord

Sound Mixing:

  • “Ad Astra”
  • “Ford v Ferrari”
  • “Joker”
  • “1917”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Production Design:

  • “The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
  • “1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
  • “Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee

Original Score:

  • “Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Marriage Story,”Randy Newman
  • “1917,” Thomas Newman
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams*“The King,” Nicholas Britell

Original Song:

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
  • “I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”
  • “Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
  • “Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Makeup and Hair:

  • “Bombshell”
  • “Joker”
  • “Judy”
  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
  • “1917”

Costume Design:

  • ”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
  • “Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
  • “Joker,” Mark Bridges
  • “Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips

Visual Effects:

  • “Avengers Endgame”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “1917”
  • “The Lion King”
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Avengers: Endgame, Joker, and Watchmen Walk Away Winners From the Critic’s Choice Awards


Joker and Watchmen both took home multiple prizes from the 2020 Critics Choice Awards.

Joaquin Phoenix won for “Best Actor” for his lead portrayal in Joker. It also saw another win for Hildur Guðnadóttir for “Best Score.”

The film lost “Best Picture,” “Best Adapted Screenplay,” “Best Cinematography,” “Best Production Design,” and “Best Hair and Makeup.”

Avengers: Endgame won for “Best Visual Effects” and “Best Action Movie” where it beat Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie lost “Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie.”

Watchmen picked up actor wins but lost “Best Drama Series.” Regina King won for “Best Actress in a Drama Series” while Jean Smart won for “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” Tim Blake Nelson was also nominated for “Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” but did not win.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below.


Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Uncut Gems

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas — Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro — The Irishman
Leonardo DiCaprio — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver — Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy — Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix — Joker
Adam Sandler — Uncut Gems

Best Actress

Awkwafina — The Farewell
Cynthia Erivo — Harriet
Scarlett Johansson — Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o — Us
Saoirse Ronan — Little Women
Charlize Theron — Bombshell
Renée Zellweger — Judy

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe — The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks — A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins — The Two Popes
Al Pacino — The Irishman
Joe Pesci — The Irishman
Brad Pitt — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern — Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson — Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez — Hustlers
Florence Pugh — Little Women
Margot Robbie — Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen — The Farewell 

Best Young Actor/Actress

Julia Butters — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis — Jojo Rabbit
Noah Jupe — Honey Boy
Thomas McKenzie — Jojo Rabbit
Shahadi Wright Joseph — Us
Archie Yates — Jojo Rabbit

Best Acting Ensemble

The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Director

Noah Baumbach — Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig — Little Women
Bong Joon Ho — Parasite
Sam Mendes — 1917
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie — Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese — The Irishman 
Quentin Tarantino — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay

Noah Baumbach — Marriage Story
Rian Johnson — Knives Out
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won — Parasite
Quentin Tarantino — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lulu Wang — The Farewell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Greta Gerwig — Little Women
Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue — A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony McCarten — The Two Popes 
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver — Joker
Taika Waititi — Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian — The Irishman

Best Cinematography

Jarin Blaschke — The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins — 1917
Phedon Papamichael — Ford v Ferrari
Rodrigo Prieto — The Irishman
Robert Richardson — Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood 
Lawrence Sher — Joker

Best Production Design

Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran — Joker
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales — 1917
Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman — Little Women
Lee Ha Jun — Parasite
Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bob Shaw, Regina Graves — The Irishman
Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell — Downton Abbey

Best Editing

Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie — Uncut Gems
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker — Ford v Ferrari
Yang Jinmo — Parasite
Fred Raskin — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Thelma Schoonmaker — The Irishman
Lee Smith — 1917

Best Costume Design

Ruth E. Carter — Dolemite Is My Name
Julian Day — Rocketman
Jacqueline Durran — Little Women
Arianne Phillips — Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson — The Irishman
Anna Robbins — Downton Abbey

Best Hair and Makeup

Dolemite Is My Name
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects

Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

Best Animated Feature

Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Action Movie

Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name
The Farewell
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame

Best Foreign Language Film

Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Song

“Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” – Wild Rose
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You” – Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown” – Frozen II
“Speechless” – Aladdin
“Spirit “– The Lion King
“Stand Up” – Harriet

Best Score

Michael Abels – Us
Alexandre Desplat – Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Randy Newman – Marriage Story
Thomas Newman – 1917
Robbie Robertson – The Irishman


Best Drama Series

The Crown (Netflix)
David Makes Man (OWN)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)
Watchmen (HBO)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)
Mike Colter – Evil (CBS)
Paul Giamatti – Billions (Showtime)
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones (HBO)
Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor (ABC)
Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)
Billy Porter – Pose (FX)
Jeremy Strong – Succession (HBO)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Olivia Colman – The Crown (Netflix)
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America)
Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies (HBO)
Regina King – Watchmen (HBO)
Mj Rodriguez – Pose (FX)
Sarah Snook – Succession (HBO)
Zendaya – Euphoria (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Asante Blackk – This Is Us (NBC)
Billy Crudup – The Morning Show (Apple)
Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones (HBO)
Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Tim Blake Nelson – Watchmen (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown (Netflix)
Gwendoline Christie – Game of Thrones (HBO)
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies (HBO)
Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Jean Smart – Watchmen (HBO)
Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies (HBO)
Susan Kelechi Watson – This Is Us (NBC)

Best Comedy Series

Barry (HBO)
Fleabag (Amazon)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Mom (CBS)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
PEN15 (Hulu)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
Walton Goggins – The Unicorn (CBS)
Bill Hader – Barry (HBO)
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Paul Rudd – Living with Yourself (Netflix)
Bashir Salahuddin – Sherman’s Showcase (IFC)
Ramy Youssef – Ramy (Hulu)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me (Netflix)
Alison Brie – GLOW (Netflix)
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag (Amazon)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)
Anthony Carrigan – Barry (HBO)
William Jackson Harper – The Good Place (NBC)
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Nico Santos – Superstore (NBC)
Andrew Scott – Fleabag (Amazon)
Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
D’Arcy Carden – The Good Place (NBC)
Sian Clifford – Fleabag (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)
Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
Molly Shannon – The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Best Limited Series

Catch-22 (Hulu)
Chernobyl (HBO)
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
Unbelievable (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)
Years and Years (HBO)

Best Movie Made for Television

Brexit (HBO)
Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Guava Island (Amazon)
Native Son (HBO)
Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Christopher Abbott – Catch-22 (Hulu)
Mahershala Ali – True Detective (HBO)
Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice (Showtime)
Jared Harris – Chernobyl (HBO)
Jharrel Jerome – When They See Us (Netflix)
Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Noah Wyle – The Red Line (CBS)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable (Netflix)
Anne Hathaway – Modern Love (Amazon)
Megan Hilty – Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)
Joey King – The Act (Hulu)
Jessie Mueller – Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)
Merritt Wever – Unbelievable (Netflix)
Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Asante Blackk – When They See Us (Netflix)
George Clooney – Catch-22 (Hulu)
John Leguizamo – When They See Us (Netflix)
Dev Patel – Modern Love (Amazon)
Jesse Plemons – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)
Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl (HBO)
Russell Tovey – Years and Years (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television

Patricia Arquette – The Act (Hulu)
Marsha Stephanie Blake – When They See Us (Netflix)
Toni Collette – Unbelievable (Netflix)
Niecy Nash – When They See Us (Netflix)
Margaret Qualley – Fosse/Verdon (FX)
Emma Thompson – Years and Years (HBO)
Emily Watson – Chernobyl (HBO)

Best Animated Series

Big Mouth (Netflix)
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix)
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Netflix)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Undone (Amazon)

Best Talk Show

Desus & Mero (Showtime)
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)

Best Comedy Special

Amy Schumer: Growing (Netflix)
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (Netflix)
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons (ABC)
Ramy Youssef: Feelings (HBO)
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby (Netflix)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (Netflix)
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

Joker Wins Two at the Golden Globes as the Film’s Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Makes History


It was a good night for Joker at last night’s Golden Globes. The controversial film won two awards by evening’s end.

Hildur Guðnadóttir won for “Best Original Score” making history. The composer is the first solo woman to win a Golden Globe in the category. Lisa Gerrard was a co-winner with Hans Zimmer for Gladiator in 2000 and Karen O was the last woman to be nominated, shared with Carter Burwell, in 2009 for Where the Wild Things Are.

Guðnadóttir is bringing in the awards. She won an Emmy for scoring Chernobyl and she’s nominated for a Grammy. She’s also nominated for both Joker and Chernobyl at the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ awards, happening Tuesday night at the Skirball Center.

Director Todd Phillips discovered her music in Sicario: Day of the Soldado and sought her out for his film. Phillips provided her with the script and had her “take it from there.” The score was played on set so reactions to the music are in real-time.

Joaquin Phoenix also walked away a winner for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” for his leading role in the film.

The film also lost in two categories. The movie lost to 1917 for “Best Motion Picture – Drama” and Todd Phillips lost to Sam Menders for “Best Director – Motion Picture.”

The controversial film with just a $55 million budget has gone on to earn over $1 billion making it one of the most profitable films ever.

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