It’s hard to believe that it’s our favourite time of the year again already, but here we are – The Odysseys 2019! This year we’ve made some changes to our categories, including the addition of a couple of new ones!

Our team submitted their initial 5 nominations for each category, and with a points-based system and some spreadsheet wizardry, our final 6 nominations were decided.

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell leads the nominations this year with a total of 8, including, Awkwafina for Best Lead Actress and Breakthrough Star, Best Original Story, and Lulu Wang for Best Director. Just behind The Farewell is Ari Aster’s Midsommar with 7 nominations, and Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood, If Beale Street Could Talk and Ad Astra are tied for third place with 6 nominations each.

This year’s awards show will take place on Sunday 2nd February.

Below you can click to reveal each category


[pane title=”    Best Lead Actress”]

Florence PughMidsommar
Scarlett JohannsonMarriage Story
AwkwafinaThe Farewell
Lupita Nyong’oUs
Jessie BuckleyWild Rose
Olivia ColmanThe Favourite
[pane title=”    Best Lead Actor”]

Adam DriverMarriage Story
Taron EgertonRocketman
Brad Pitt – Ad Astra
Joaquin PhoenixJoker
Antonia Banderas – Pain & Glory
Shia LaBeoufHoney Boy

[pane title=”    Best Support Actress”]

Jennifer LopezHustlers
Emma StoneThe Favourite
Shuzhen Zhao The Farewell
Florence PughLittle Women
Rebecca Ferguson – Doctor Sleep
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
[pane title=”    Best Support Actor”]

Brad PittOnce Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Steven Yeun Burning
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk

[pane title=”    Breakthrough Star”]

Florence PughMidsommar
Kaitlyn DeverBooksmart
Noah Jupe Honey Boy
Ana de Armas – Knives Out
Aisling Franciosi – The Nightingale
Awkwafina – The Farewell

[pane title=”    Best Director”]

Greta Gerwig – Little Women
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Ari Aster Midsommar
Lulu WangThe Farewell
Rian Johnson – Knives Out
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

[pane title=”    Breakthrough Director”]

Olivia WildeBooksmart
Bo BurnhamEighth Grade
Mati Diop Atlantics
Joe TalbotThe Last Black Man In San Francisco
Alma Har’el – Honey Boy
Lulu Wang – The Farewell
[pane title=”    Best Film”]

Ad AstraJames Gray
Avengers: EndgameAnthony & Joe Russo
Knives Out Rian Johnson
Marriage StoryNoah Baumbach
Midsommar – Ari Aster
The FarewellLulu Wang

[pane title=”    Best Animated Film”]

Frozen II – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Dean DeBlois
I Lost My Body Jérémy Clapin
KlausSergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López
Missing Link – Chris Butler
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley

[pane title=”    Best Foreign Language Film”]

BurningChang-dong Lee
Pain & GloryPedro Almodóvar
Tigers Are Not Afraid – Issa López
MonosAlejandro Landes
The Farewell – Lulu Wang
One Cut of the DeadShin’ichirô Ueda

[pane title=”    Best Documentary”]

Hail Satan?Penny Lane
Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
Fyre Chris Smith
For SamaWaad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Knock Down The HouseRachel Lears
One Child NationNanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

[pane title=”    Best Production & Costume Design”]

Once Upon a Time In… HollywoodBarbara Ling, Arianne Phillips
The FavouriteFiona Crombie, Sandy Powell
Little Women Jess Gonchor, Jacqueline Durran
RocketmanMarcus Rowland, Julian Day
Mary Queen of ScotsJames Merifield, Alexandra Byrne
Knives OutDavid Crank, Jenny Eagan

[pane title=”    Best Editing”]

Le Mans ’66Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker, Dirk Westervelt
Marriage StoryJennifer Lame
Midsommar Lucian Johnston
The IrishmanThelma Schoonmaker
Once Upon a Time In… HollywoodFred Raskin
Ad AstraJohn Axelrad, Lee Haugen

[pane title=”    Best Visual Effects”]

Avengers: Endgame
Ad Astra
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Lion King
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The Irishman

[pane title=”    Best Score/Soundtrack”]

JokerHildur Guðnadóttir
Avengers: EndgameAlan Silvestri
Ad Astra Max Richter
RocketmanMatthew Margeson, Elton John
Wild RoseJack C. Arnold
If Beale Street Could TalkNicholas Britell

[pane title=”    Best Original Story”]

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Knives OutRian Johnson
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
The Farewell – Lulu Wang
BooksmartEmily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman
MidsommarAri Aster

[pane title=”    Best Adapted Story”]

Little WomenGreta Gerwig
The IrishmanSteven Zaillian
If Beale Steet Could Talk Barry Jenkins
Avengers: EndgameChristopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
HustlersLorene Scafaria
Doctor Sleep – Mike Flanagan

[pane title=”    Best Cinematography”]

Once Upon a Time In… HollywoodRobert Richardson
Ad AstraHoyte Van Hoytema
If Beale Street Could Talk James Laxton
JokerLawrence Sher
MidsommarPawel Pogorzelski
Le Mans ’66Phedon Papamichael

[pane title=”    Best Stunt Work”]

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Avengers: Endgame
Le Mans ’66
Fighting With My Family
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

[pane title=”    JumpCut Legacy Award”]

The new JUMPCUT LEGACY AWARD is designed to recognise individuals or organisations who have consistently achieved great things in the film industry throughout their career, and whose contributions reached particularly new highs in the last year. The winner of this award may have changed the face of cinema, championed minority voices, or gone out of their way to simply make the world a better place. Whatever the reason, we think the following people deserve to be celebrated in a very special way

Ava DuVernay – In 2010, DuVernay founded African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) which supports films created or focussing on POC. In 2015 the organisation was rebrand as ARRAY with Ava stressing the importance of supporting women in film too. Ava’s producer credits include Selma, 13th, When They See Us, The Red Line, Queen Sugar, and the DCEU’s upcoming The New Gods film – which she will also direct and is currently writing the script for.

Kevin Feige – Feige was hired as a Producer at Marvel in 2000 and worked on 13 films (including X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four). In 2007 he became the President of Marvel Studios and in 2008 the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born when Iron Man hit cinemas. The MCU currently consists of 23 films and has grossed over $22 billion at the worldwide box office. Feige will also serve as a producer on the upcoming Disney+ shows.

Keanu Reeves – 2019 was quite the year for Reeves. He returned to our screens as John Wick in Parabellum, he voiced Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4, he got punched in the face and had a song written about him in Always Be My Maybe, Bill and Ted 3 was announced, and he called us all breathtaking when he revealed he will feature in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. Amongst his film work, Reeves has always been the nice guy of Hollywood with his philanthropy work and general kindness.

Brad Pitt – Outside of his film work, Pitt has supported numerous charities as well as created a couple, including Not On Our Watch (which he founded with George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle) and the Jolie-Pitt Foundation which aids humanitarian causes around the world. Pitt is also the CEO of Plan B Entertainment production company, which he founded in 2001 with Brady Grey and Jennifer Aniston and has produced films such as Moonlight, Ad Astra, If Beale Street Could Talk, Okja, The Lost City of Z and 12 Years a Slave to name just a few.

So there we have it! What do you make of our nominations this year? Who are your favourites to win? Let us know!