Unhappy with the Golden Globes? Let down by the Oscars? Well, now it's your turn! It's time to plug in YOUR nominations! In order to take part in the nomination process you need only supply a valid e-mail address. That's it! The nomination process will be held from January 10th - January 17th where you'll be able to supply your picks for each of our 29 categories.
We'll announce the official nominees on January 20th and you can begin VOTING from January 22nd through February 5th. Winners will be announced on February 7th!
Now, let's get to nominating!
*It’s also important to note that you can CHANGE YOUR MIND until the last day (final tally's won't be counted until February 21st), as all of your nominees are SAVED whenever you log back into the Golden Schmoes website. So, if you have a change of heart, you have until the last day to alter your list.
FAVORITE MOVIE OF THE YEAR Avengers: Endgame Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Joker Parasite The Irishman
WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR Cats Dark Phoenix Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Hellboy The Lion King
BEST DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Bong Joon-Ho - Parasite Martin Scorsese - The Irishman Todd Phillips - Joker Sam Mendes - 1917
BEST SCREENPLAY OF THE YEAR Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Todd Phillips & Scott Silver - Joker Steven Zaillian - The Irishman Rian Johnson - Knives Out Bong Joon-Ho - Parasite
MOST OVERRATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR Captain Marvel Joker Avengers: Endgame The Irishman The Lion King
MOST UNDERRATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR The Lighthouse Booksmart Ad Astra Midsommar Alita: Battle Angel
TRIPPIEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR Midsommar The Lighthouse Us Joker Parasite
BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR Booksmart Long Shot Knives Out JoJo Rabbit Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
BEST HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR Midsommar Us Doctor Sleep The Lighthouse Ready or Not
BEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF THE YEAR How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Toy Story 4 Klaus Missing Link Frozen II
BEST SCI-FI MOVIE OF THE YEAR Ad Astra Avengers: Endgame Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Alita: Battle Angel Captain Marvel
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS OF THE YEAR Avengers: Endgame Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Alita: Battle Angel The Irishman Spider-Man: Far From Home
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker The Lion King Dark Phoenix Glass Terminator: Dark Fate
BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR Joker Knives Out Parasite Booksmart Ready or Not
BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR Eddie Murphy - Dolemite Is My Name Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Adam Driver - Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix - Joker Adam Sandler - Uncut Gems
BEST ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Scarlett Johansson - Avengers: Endgame Lupita Nyong'o - Us Florence Pugh - Midsommar Ana De Armas - Knives Out Awkwafina - The Farewell
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR Brad Pitt - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Al Pacino - The Irishman Joe Pesci - The Irishman Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Margot Robbie - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Laura Dern - Marriage Story Scarlett Johansson - JoJo Rabbit Florence Pugh - Little Women Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Florence Pugh - Midsommar Roman Griffin Davis - JoJo Rabbit Ana De Armas - Knives Out Beanie Feldstein - Booksmart Awkwafina - The Farewell
FAVORITE CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR Keanu Reeves Adam Driver Brad Pitt Scarlett Johansson Chris Evans
COOLEST CHARACTER OF THE YEAR Cliff Booth - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood John Wick - John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Joker/Arthur Fleck - Joker Benoit Blanc - Knives Out Iron Man/Tony Stark - Avengers: Endgame
BEST MUSIC IN A MOVIE Joker Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Avengers: Endgame Rocketman
FAVORITE MOVIE POSTER OF THE YEAR Avengers: Endgame Joker Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
BEST TRAILER OF THE YEAR Avengers: Endgame Joker Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Knives Out Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
BEST Blu-Ray/DVD OF THE YEAR Avengers: Endgame Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Joker Us Toy Story 4
BEST ACTION SEQUENCE OF THE YEAR Final Battle - Avengers: Endgame Final Fight - John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Hippie Beat Down - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Knife Fight in Shop - John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Finale and Drone Battle - Spider-Man: Far From Home
MOST MEMORABLE SCENE OF THE YEAR Captain America lifts Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame Iron Man "snap" and death in Avengers: Endgame Toy Story 4 Ending Bruce Lee vs. Cliff Booth in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Murray Franklin Interview in Joker
BEST T&A OF THE YEAR Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers Margot Robbie - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Julia Fox - Uncut Gems Samara Weaving - Ready or Not Brie Larson - Captain Marvel
BEST LINE OF THE YEAR "You're Rick Fucking Dalton. Don't you forget it!" - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood "Avengers Assemble!" - Avengers: Endgame "It is what it is." - The Irishman "And I am...Iron Man." - Avengers: Endgame "I used to think my life was a tragedy, but now I realize it's a comedy." - Joker
1) Did people submit their votes for Worst Movie before realizing that there's a Biggest Disappointment category? Because the latter was created specifically to make sure movies like THE RISE OF SKYWALKER get placed where they belong. By the way, while I didn't think any of these Worst Movie nominees are good, none of my picks (GODZILLA PART 2, THE HUSTLE, SEXTUPLETS, STUBER and UGLYDOLLS) made it. 2) I thought AD ASTRA would be nominated for Trippiest Movie. 3) Who was disappointed by THE LION KING? I mean, who expected it to be good in the first place? I would've nominated THE DEAD DON'T DIE, IT CHAPTER 2, VELVET BUZZSAW or WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE INSTEAD. 4) I considered voting for KNIVES OUT as Biggest Surprise, but then I realized "What were the odds of it not being great?" Therefore, I would've nominated DETECTIVE PIKACHU (the 1st ever good video game adaptation!), KLAUS or SHAZAM. 5) Yes! I was afraid that the Golden Globes and the Vits Awards would be the only ones to recognize Ana de Armas' performance. 6) I always get confused on what constitutes as a breakthrough performance. I assumed that Ana, Awkwafina and Florence Pugh had already done that in BLADE RUNNER 2049, CRAZY RICH ASIANS/OCEAN'S 8 and LADY MACBETH. Anyway, I assumed this would be the one category were all my picks would make it. Roman Griffin Davis did, but Kyliegh Curran, Paul Walter Hauser, Himesh Patel and Rosa Salazar didn't. 7) I was expecting Alita to be nominated for Coolest Character (I voted for her, Queen Elsa of Arendelle, Gabby Gabby and Elsa Korr), but at least Arthur Fleck/Joker made it. 8) It's so funny how many people complain about the Oscars' choices, yet public-voting awards like these mirror so many of the nominees. Once again, THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is nominated for Best Music instead of MIDSOMMAR and US, but at least AVENGERS PART 4 made it. Since this category is for score but also soundtrack, I also voted for DOLEMITE IS MY NAME and THE PERFECTION. 9) The Best Blu-Ray category is usually an opportunity to have old movies compete against new ones, so it's disappointing when only new movies are nominated. In case you're interested, I voted for 4D MAN, THE BIG CLOCK, COMING HOME, DETOUR and MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS. 10) Good choices for Best Action Sequence, but I think the first fight between Spider-Man and Mysterio (the one full of illusions) and the final fight just between Iron-Man and Thanos were better. I also voted for AD ASTRA (falling down to Earth at the beginning), GEMINI MAN (the chase in Colombia) and JOKER (running through the subway). 11) Most Memorable scene was the hardest for me to choose... and none of my 30 or so possible picks were nominated. I ended up choosing THE IRISHMAN (Frank and Jimmy ride in a car and then go to the house), JOJO RABBIT (Jojo blames Elsa for that certain something and goes to her room), ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (everything that happens at Spahn Ranch), PARASITE (the family goes to the basement) and ROCKETMAN (Elton sings the title song). The actual nominees are OK though... except for TOY STORY PART 4! The worst ending I saw in all of 2019! 12) Best T&A is the most subjective category, but I still thought I'd be able to predict the nominees. Jennifer Lopez made it (though I didn't vote for her), while Vanessa Kirby and Margaret Qualley didn't (I did vote for them). Huh. I also voted for Anne Hathaway, Isabela Moner and Sophie Nelisse, but I knew they didn't stand a chance. I don't get why Brie Larson and Samara Weaving are here. The award isn't for the hottest one in real life, but in the movie itself.
Some of you may be wondering when we’re going to reveal the nominees for this year’s edition of The Golden Schmoes. This would have marked our 20th edition of the Schmoes (aka the JoBlo Movie Awards), our very own answer to the increasingly silly Golden Globes and of course, the less silly but still divisive Oscars. Read more about what the Golden Schmoes are right HERE.
Here’s the thing though - 2020 was not a good year for movies (or much else, for that matter). Or, at least, it was a terrible, terrible year for blockbusters and tentpoles, the kind of crowd-pleasing fare that usually highlight our The Golden Schmoes nominees (see our previous winners HERE). The main culprit is COVID-19, as virtually all of the movies we were psyched to see in 2020, got pushed into later this year and beyond (I still wonder when I’ll finally get to see No Time To Die).
As such, we’ve decided to shelve the awards for a year.
Now, we don’t mean to suggest that 2020 was a total wash for movies. There were some good-to-great ones like Sound of Metal, Nomadland, Palm Springs and more. But again, none of these were the kinds of movies that normally get nominated for the Golden Schmoes by our readers. Remember that our nominees are chosen by you and after that, our winners are also chosen by you!
Rather than do what the rest of Hollywood seems to be doing - pushing the eligibility deadline to February, we've decided to simply sit this one year out. Take a break, if you will. Next year, you’ll once again be able to vote for all your favorites from the past year and depending how things go, maybe we'll cover both 2020 and 2021...we'll see! Here’s hoping things turn around and at least we’ll get some quality tentpoles by end of this year. But really....nobody knows.
All that to say, the Golden Schmoes WILL be back as we continue to the tradition of allowing actual movie fans vote for their favorites, rather than stuffy critics or the insanely out of touch Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Sia's Music for best comedy/musical? The Prom? Really?). Until then, enjoy HBO MAX, AMAZON PRIME, NETFLIX, DISNEY+, APPLE TV, etc and so forth....