More often than not, we tend to disagree with at least some of what official organizations and academies decide to nominate during awards season. This season is no different, with all kinds of snubs for people of color, LGBT characters and films and stories about women. So we’re giving out some unofficial awards in this week’s Huddle, and invite you to do the same.
Group, who or what would you award?
Grace Chu: Best Hope for Being a Worthy Protagonist in Star Wars, Rather Than Those Weak Ass, Whiny Skywalker Boys Who are Always Turning to the Dark Side or Running Away and Hiding in Disheveled Clothing: Daisy Ridley as Rey.
Dorothy Snarker: CAROL FOR BEST EVERYTHING. CAROL FOR ALWAYS. CAROL FOR PERPETUAL SUNRISES.
Bridget McManus: The Best Robot Award goes to Alicia Vikander for her role in Ex-Machina. Vikander was the heart and soul of this beautiful indie movie and her character didn’t even have a soul. A+++++
The Best Shade of Lipstick goes to “Coral Carol” for looking so divine on Cate Blanchett‘s pout.
Lucy Hallowell: I would like to award the Charles Darwin award to the Motion Picture Academy for hastening its own extinction into complete irrelevance by going two years in a row without nominating a single person of color in its major categories (and ignoring Carol for Best Picture). Next year, at this time I expect the overwhelming number of white men in the Academy to be camped out at the Hollywood sign incoherently demanding the government give them back what’s theirs while receiving boxes of dildos in the mail.
Dana Piccoli: Unsung Comedic Actress Award goes to Yara Martinez, who absolutely slays as Luisa in Jane the Virgin. Yara doesn’t get nearly enough props for her fabulous role. Luisa is a gorgeous train wreck and Yara plays the role with gleeful abandon. There’s not nearly enough of her on the show.
Chelsea Steiner: Best Erasure of a Female Protagonist’s Bisexuality: The Danish Girl.
Also Best Kickass Female Warrior for Imperator Furiosa aka Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Miranda Meyer: Most Infuriating Inappropriate Hype: “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town. Not only is it even more bait and switch than “I Kissed a Girl,” but then country radio went and made a damn controversy out of it and got me interested until I learned the truth.
Trish Bendix: Kristen Stewart for Best Actress in Clouds of Sils Maria. One of the queerest films of the last year and with commentary on women, aging, acting and female intimacy. Kristen kills it; just ask the French!
Also, Tangerine for Unsung Film of the Year and stars Mya Taylor and Kitana Kiki Rodriguez for Best On-Screen Duo.
Chloe: I think Magic Mike XXL should receive every award. Channing Tatum is everything to me.
Valerie Anne: I think Jenna Dewan Tatum as Channing Tatum as Magic Mike on Lip Sync Battle deserves an award for being the sexiest thing ever.
Lindsay King-Miller: I nominate Samira Wiley for the Samira Wiley Award for Excellence in Samira Wiley.
What awards would you give?