2018 Movies: The Stevens

In the 11th Post post-Oscars, my true love sent to me: my version of the 2018 Academy Awards.

RECAP
2018 Favorites: Introduction
In the 1st Post post-Oscars: 2018 Movies — Intro + Complete List
In the 2nd Post post-Oscars: 2018 Genre Movies
In the 3rd Post post-Oscars: 2018 Movie Beginnings and Endings
In the 4th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Miscellaneous Movies
In the 5th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Movie Music
In the 6th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Acting
In the 7th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Movie Year of the Year
In the 8th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Actors
In the 9th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Non-English Language Movies
–In the 10th Post post-Oscars: 2018 Documentaries

Herein lies my favorite work — ranked — in each of the Academy’s official categories, plus a few they should add.

When I’m the sole decider of the Oscars, they’re renamed The Stevens.

So clever, right?!?!?


ACTRESS
  1. Toni Collette, Hereditary
  2. Claire Foy, Unsane / First Man
  3. Charlize Theron, Tully
  4. Shinobu Terajima, Oh Lucy!
  5. Eva Melander, Border
  6. Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  7. Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  8. Kathryn Hahn, Private Life
  9. Regina Hall, Support the Girls
  10. Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
  11. Glenn Close, The Wife
    • 11th in my heart, but she would’ve been first on my Academy Awards ballot; one of THE screen legends of all time desperately needs an Oscar.
  12. Juliette Binoche, Let the Sunshine In
  13. Marine Vacth, Double Lover
  14. Regina Williams, Life and Nothing More
  15. Aubrey Plaza, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

ACTOR
  1. Ah-In Yoo, Burning
  2. Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
  3. Tim Kalkhof, The Cakemaker
  4. Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry To Bother You
  5. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  6. Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  7. Paul Giamatti, Private Life
  8. Stephen James, If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Jérémie Renier, Double Lover
  10. John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind
  11. Christian Bale, Vice
  12. Jason Mitchell, Tyrel

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  1. Natalie Portman, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  2. Emma Stone / Olivia Colman / Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
  3. Kaho Minami, Oh Lucy!
  4. Tilda Swinton, Suspiria
  5. Min-hee Kim, The Day After / Claire’s Camera
  6. Mouna Hawa / Sana Jammelieh / Mahmud Shalaby, In Between
  7. Sakura Andô, Shoplifters
  8. Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Under the Tree
  9. Molly Parker, Madeline’s Madeline
  10. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  11. Jong-seo Jeon, Burning
  12. Amy Adams, Vice
  13. Michelle Williams, I Feel Pretty
  14. Sissy Spacek, The Old Man & the Gun

SUPPORTING ACTOR
  1. Steven Yeun, Burning
  2. Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
  3. Alex Wolff, Hereditary
  4. Simon Russell Beale, The Death of Stalin
  5. Robert Pattinson, Damsel
  6. Emile Hirsch, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  7. Tom Waits, The Old Man & the Gun / The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  8. Raúl Castillo, We the Children
  9. Nicholas Hoult, The Favourite
  10. Josh Hamilton, Eighth Grade
  11. Jonathan Pryce, The Wife
  12. Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  13. Antonio Banderas, Life Itself
  14. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Outlaw/King
  15. Jude Law, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  16. Liam Neeson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

ANIMATED
  1. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Tehran Taboo
  4. Early Man
  5. Night is Short, Walk on Girl

CINEMATOGRAPHY
  1. James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Steven Soderbergh, Unsane
  3. Pawel Pogorzelski, Hereditary
  4. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  5. RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  6. Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
  7. Frank Barrera, A Bread Factory, Parts One & Two
  8. Benoît Delhomme, At Eternity’s Gate
  9. Ashley Connor, Madeline’s Madeline
  10. Martin Gschlacht, Alpha
  11. Bruno Delbonnel, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  12. Hyung-ku Kim, The Day After
  13. Jinkeun Lee, Claire’s Camera
  14. Joe Anderson, The Old Man & the Gun
  15. Lukasz Zal, Cold War
  16. Gary Graver, The Other Side of the Wind
  17. Manuel Dacosse, Double Lover / Let the Corpses Tan
  18. Zak Mulligan, We the Animals
  19. Kyung-pyo Hong, Burning
  20. Lol Crawley, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  21. Linus Sandgren, First Man
  22. Alexander Dynan, First Reformed
  23. Thomas Townend, You Were Never Really Here
  24. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria
  25. Matthias Koenigswieser, Christopher Robin
  26. Alexis Zabe, Tyrel
  27. Andrew Wehde, Eighth Grade
  28. Matthias Grunsky, Support the Girls
  29. Tristan Oliver, Isle of Dogs

COSTUMES
  1. Caroline Eselin, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Renee Ehrlich Kalfus, A Simple Favor
  3. Christina Blackaller, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  4. Keri Langerman, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  5. Mitchell Travers, Eighth Grade
  6. Camille Garmendia, Skate Kitchen
  7. Sandy Powell, The Favourite
  8. Giulia Piersanti, Suspiria
  9. Annell Brodeur, The Old Man & the Gun
  10. Ruth Carter, Black Panther
  11. Colin Wilkes, Support the Girls
  12. Holly Rebecca, I Am Not a Witch
  13. Deirdra Elizabeth Govan, Sorry To Bother You
  14. Jenny Beavan, Christopher Robin
  15. Judith R. Gellman, Ideal Home
  16. Sean Price Williams, Golden Exits

DIRECTOR
  1. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Ari Aster, Hereditary
  3. Steven Soderbergh, Unsane
  4. Patrick Wang, A Bread Factory, Parts One & Two
  5. Josephine Decker, Madeline’s Madeline
  6. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  7. RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  8. Julian Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate
  9. Jim Hosking, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  10. Sang-soo Hong, Claire’s Camera / The Day After
  11. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  12. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  13. David Lowery, The Old Man & the Gun
  14. Orson Welles & Co., The Other Side of the Wind
  15. Chang-dong Lee, Burning
  16. François Ozon, Double Lover
  17. Brady Corbet, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  18. Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  19. Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
  20. Jeremiah Zagar, We the Animals
  21. Damien Chazelle, First Man
  22. Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin
  23. Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, Let the Corpses Tan
  24. Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You
  25. Claire Denis, Let the Sunshine In
  26. Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  27. Paul Greengrass, 22 July
  28. Andrew Bujalski, Support the Girls
  29. Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria
  30. Debra Granik, Leave No Trace

DOCUMENTARY
  1. Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  2. Minding the Gap
  3. The King
  4. Infinite Football
  5. Watergate — Or, How We Learned to Stop an Out-of-Control President
  6. The Green Fog
  7. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  8. Three Identical Strangers
  9. Filmworker
  10. Generation Wealth
  11. Of Fathers and Sons
  12. On Her Shoulders
  13. The Great Buster
  14. Poop Talk
  15. Hal

EDITING

Documentary

  1. Joe Garrity, Watergate — Or, How We Learned to Stop an Out-of-Control President
  2. RaMell Ross, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  3. Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson, The Green Fog
  4. Michael Hearte, Three Identical Strangers
  5. Joshua Altman & Bing Liu, Minding the Gap
  6. Roxana Szel, Infinite Football
  7. Julien Faraut, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Fiction

  1. Harrison Atkins, Josephine Decker & Elizabeth Rao, Madeline’s Madeline
  2. Bob Murawski, Orson Welles & Co., The Other Side of the Wind
  3. Louise Kugelberg & Julian Schnabel, At Eternity’s Gate
  4. Steven Soderbergh, Unsane
  5. Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders, If Beale Street Could Talk
  6. Bernard Beets, Let the Corpses Tan
  7. Keiko Deguchi & Brian A. Kates, We the Animals
  8. Joe Bini, You Were Never Really Here
  9. Lisa Zeno Churgin, The Old Man & the Gun
  10. Laure Gardette, Double Lover
  11. Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
  12. Tom Cross, First Man
  13. Elwaldo Baptiste, A Bread Factory, Parts One & Two
  14. Da-won Kim & Hyun Kim, Burning
  15. Peter Lambert, The Death of Stalin
  16. Andrew Wesman, Unfriended: Dark Web
  17. Jennifer Lame & Sofía Subercaseaux, Tyrel
  18. Hank Corwin, Vice

MAKEUP + HAIRSTYLING
  1. Border
  2. Suspiria
  3. Vice
  4. The Favourite
  5. Black Panther
  6. Revenge
  7. Let the Corpses Tan
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  10. Overlord
  11. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  12. A Simple Favor
  13. On Chesil Beach

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  1. Burning
  2. Roma
  3. Double Lover
  4. Border
  5. The Day After / Claire’s Camera
  6. Let the Sunshine In
  7. Oh Lucy!
  8. Infinite Football
  9. Under the Tree
  10. The Cakemaker
  11. Let the Corpses Tan
  12. 22 July
  13. Tehran Taboo

PRODUCTION DESIGN
  1. Grace Yun, Hereditary
  2. Jason Kisvarday, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn 
  3. Eugenio Caballero, Roma
  4. Mark Friedberg, If Beale Street Could Talk
  5. Fiona Crombie, The Favourite
  6. Sam Lisenco, Eighth Grade
  7. Inbal Weinberg, Suspiria
  8. Jennifer Williams, Christopher Robin
  9. Jason Kisvarday, Sorry To Bother You
  10. Jake Kuykendall, Support the Girls
  11. Scott Kuzio, The Old Man & the Gun
  12. Sam Lisenco, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  13. Gary Williamson, Paddington 2
  14. Hannah Beachler, Black Panther
  15. Nathan Crowley, First Man
  16. Jon Huntman, The House with a Clock  Its Walls
  17. Jeremy Woodward, Thoroughbreds
  18. Chris Davis, Unfriended: Dark Web

SCORE
  1. Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Colin Stetson, Hereditary
  3. Mowg, Burning
  4. Scott Walker, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  5. Jonny Greenwood, You Were Never Really Here
  6. Caroline Shaw, Madeline’s Madeline
  7. Andrew Hung, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  8. Anna Meredith, Eighth Grade
  9. Carter Burwell, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  10. Thom Yorke, Suspiria 
  11. The Octopus Project, Damsel
  12. Daniel Hart, The Old Man & the Gun
  13. Nick Zammuto, We the Animals
SCREENPLAY

Adapted

  1. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  3. Jung-mi Oh & Chang-dong Lee, Burning
  4. Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows & Fabien Nury, The Death of Stalin
  5. David Kajganich, Suspiria
  6. Claire Denis & Christine Argot, Let the Sunshine In
  7. François Ozon & Philippe Piazzo, Double Lover
  8. Michael Jelenic & Aaron Horvath, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  9. Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf & John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border

Original

  1. Patrick Wang, A Bread Factory, Parts One & Two
  2. Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You
  3. Diablo Cody, Tully
  4. Brady Corbet, Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  5. Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  6. Tamara Jenkins, Private Life
  7. Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  8. Jim Hosking & David Wike, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  9. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson & Huldar Breiðfjörð, Under the Tree
  10. Andrew Bujalski, Support the Girls
  11. Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  12. Atsuko Hirayanagi, Oh Lucy!
  13. Brian Cano, Permission
  14. Hank Corwin, Vice
  15. Sebastián Silva, Tyrel

SHORTS

Animated

  1. “Late Afternoon”
  2. “Animal Behaviour”
  3. “Weekends”
  4. “One Small Step”
  5. “Bao”

Documentary

  1. “End Game”
  2. “Black Sheep”
  3. “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.”
  4. “A Night at the Garden”
  5. “Lifeboat”

Live Action

  1. “Marguerite”
  2. “Detainment”
  3. “Madre”
  4. “Fauve”
  5. “Skin”

ORIGINAL SONG (In-Movie)
  1. “Little Joe the Wrangler (Surly Joe)” — The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  2. “Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life” — Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  3. Opps” — Black Panther
  4. Hearts Beat Loud” — Hearts Beat Loud
  5. “Smokin’ and Cryin’  — Forever My Girl
  6. Cash’s Rap — Sorry To Bother You
  7. Ocean to Ocean” — Aquaman
  8. Selfie Singin’ in the Rain Song — A Bread Factory, Part Two
  9. “Revelation” — Boy Erased
  10. “Turning My Life Around” — Anna and the Apocalypse
  11. The Beverly Luff Linn Band — An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
  12. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” — The Grinch
  13. Backseat Tribal Campfire — We the Animals
  14. “This Way” — Superfly
  15. “No Shame” — Superfly

ORIGINAL SONG (Closing-Credits)
  1. “Could You Be a Little Less Supportive” — A Bread Factory, Part Two
  2. “Whose Side Are You On / End of Part One” — A Bread Factory, Part One
  3. “Let’s Go (The Royal We)” — Venom
  4. “Not A Game” — Blindspotting
  5. Venom” — Venom

SOUND

Editing

  1. Hereditary
  2. First Man
  3. Let the Corpses Tan
  4. Roma
  5. Suspiria
  6. Revenge
  7. Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  8. Madeline’s Madeline
  9. The Guilty
  10. A Quiet Place
  11. Overlord
  12. Isle of Dogs

Mixing

  1. Roma
  2. Hereditary
  3. Madeline’s Madeline
  4. The Old Man & the Gun
  5. Let the Corpses Tan
  6. The Guilty
  7. The Other Side of the Wind
  8. If Beale Street Could Talk
  9. At Eternity’s Gate
  10. You Were Never Really Here
  11. First Man
  12. Tyrel
  13. The Favourite
  14. First Reformed
  15. Vox Lux: A 21st Century Portrait
  16. Suspiria
  17. Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  18. A Quiet Place
  19. John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
  20. Revenge
  21. Isle of Dogs
  22. The Green Fog

VISUAL EFFECTS
  1. Christopher Robin
  2. Paddington 2
  3. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  4. Alpha
  5. First Man
  6. Welcome to Marwen
  7. Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  8. Pacific Rim: Uprising
  9. The Hurricane Heist

BEST PICTURE

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