The First Annual Midseason KohOscars

The First Annual Midseason KohOscars

Presented by Multiplex Entertainment, The KohOscars return with our first midseason awards. At the midpoint of 2019, we brought together a panel of voters and came together with these nominees. The purpose of this is to shine a light on films that we may not get the chance to shine a light on later in the year and to give an idea of what we have on our ballots going into awards season. Leading the pack with the most nominees is Avengers: Endgame with twenty nominations. Second place is held by Rocketman with fifteen nominations and in third place, with fourteen nominations, is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The studio with the most nominations is Disney once again, bringing home  a grand total of forty-seven nominations. Here are the nominees….

Best Picture:commentary-avengers-endgame-700x500

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Booksmart
  • The Farewell
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Long Shot
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Rocketman
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Toy Story 4

Best Actor:screen-shot-2018-09-28-at-8.58.28-am

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Robert Downey Jr, Avengers: Endgame
  • Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Shia LaBeouf, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • James McAvoy, Glass
  • Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Seth Rogen, Long Shot

Best Actress:https3a2f2fblogs-images.forbes.com2fsarahkim2ffiles2f20192f032flupita-nyongo-1200x721

  • Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart
  • Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
  • Lupita Nyong’o, Us
  • Florence Pugh, Fighting with my Family
  • Charlize Theron, Long Shot
  • Emma Thompson, Late Night

Best Supporting Actor:02-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-1566479285

  • Jamie Bell, Rocketman
  • Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Tony Hale, Toy Story 4
  • Chris Hemsworth, Avengers: Endgame
  • Richard Madden, Rocketman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress:BOOKSMART

  • Bryce Dallas Howard, Rocketman
  • Lily James, Yesterday
  • Scarlett Johansson, Avengers: Endgame
  • Vanessa Kirby, Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • Billie Lourd, Booksmart
  • Naomi Scott, Aladdin
  • Shuzhen Zhao, The Farewell

Best Director:shutterstock_editorial_10248532cm-e1563401097775

  • Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4
  • Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman
  • Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Anthony & Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell
  • Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

Best Young Actor/Actress:hero_brightburn-image-2

  • Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Jackson A. Dunn, Brightburn 
  • Jack Dylan Grazer, Shazam!
  • Shahidi Wright Joseph, Us
  • Isabella Moner, Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Brady Noon, Good Boys
  • Jacob Tremblay, Good Boys

Best Original Screenplay:peanut-butter-falcon-740x400402x

  • Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, & Katie Silberman, Booksmart
  • Lulu Wang, The Farewell
  • Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky, Good Boys
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Tyler Nilson & Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Lee Hall, Rocketman
  • Jordan Peele, Us

Best Adapted Screenplay:zi1ijvmrlmmbkiv8gdbn

  • Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Endgame
  • Micki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis, Five Feet Apart
  • M. Night Shyamalan, Glass
  • Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke, Shazam!
  • Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Andrew Stanton & Stephany Folsom, Toy Story 4

Best Cameo:john-lennon

  • Robert Carlyle, Yesterday
  • Stan Lee, Avengers: Endgame
  • Stan Lee, Captain Marvel
  • Stephan Merchant, Good Boys
  • Ryan Reynolds, Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • J.K. Simmons, Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • John Slattery, Avengers: Endgame

Best Animated Feature:how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-world-1095x520

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
  • The Lion King
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4
  • Weathering With You

Best Comic Book Movie:spider-man-far-from-home-mysterio-post-credits-scene

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Captain Marvel
  • Dark Phoenix
  • Men in Black: International
  • Polar
  • Shazam!
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Sequel:merlin_156497223_cd82f699-944f-44eb-b614-f1d93e10d283-articlelarge

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Toy Story 4

Best Remake/Reboot:dora-top-625x352

  • Aladdin
  • Child’s Play
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • Dumbo
  • The Lion King
  • Men in Black: International
  • Pet Semetary

Best Cinematography:eg113_shopify

  • Trent Opalach, Avengers: Endgame
  • Anna Franquesa Solano, The Farewell
  • Dan Lausten, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Nigel Bluck, The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • George Richmond, Rocketman
  • Mike Gioulakis, Us

Best Film Editing:farewell-thumb-new2

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Farewell
  •  John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Rocketman
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Toy Story 4

Best Production Design:aladdin-2-1

  • Aladdin
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Farewell
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Ready or Not
  • Rocketman
  • Us

Best Original Score:null

  • Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Endgame
  • Alex Weston, The Farewell
  • John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Hans Zimmer, The Lion King
  • Matthew Margeson, Rocketman
  • Randy Newman, Toy Story 4
  • Michael Abels, Us

Best Orignal Song:maxresdefault

  • “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” Toy Story 4
  • “The Dead Don’t Die,” The Dead Don’t Die
  • “Glasgow,” Wild Rose
  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
  • “Never Too Late,” The Lion King
  • “Summer Song,” Yesterday
  • “Speechless,” Aladdin

Best Costume Design:once-1068x713

  • Aladdin
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Midsommar
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Ready or Not
  • Rocketman
  • Us

Best Hair & Makeup:the-dead-dont-die-tddd_tp_00043_rgb

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Dead Don’t Die
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Ready or Not
  • Rocketman
  • Us

Best Sound Design:lead_720_405

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Guava Island
  • The Lion King
  • Rocketman
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Toy Story 4
  • Yesterday

Best Visual Effects:maxresdefault-1

  • Alita: Battle Angel
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • The Lion King
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  • Shazam!
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Stunts:john-wick-3-jw3_d07_02224_rc_rgb

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Crawl
  • Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • Fighting with my Family
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

Best Ensemble:good-boys

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Booksmart
  • The Farewell
  • Good Boys
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Ready or Not

Best Soundtrack:yesterday-movie-poster

  • Booksmart
  • Climax
  • Guava Island
  • The Lion King
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Rocketman
  • Yesterday

Best Post-Credits Scene:brie-larson-as-carol-danvers-in-captain-marvel

  • Captain Marvel
  • Fast and Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Shazam!
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Toy Story 4

The voting is open until September 23rd and winners will be announced on September 25th right here. Once again, a big thank you to our nominating committee and to Multiplex Entertainment for hosting the video version of this show.

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Lover: A Review

Lover: A Review

Intro

Taylor Swift is the undisputed, reigning queen of pop for a reason. When she releases an album, everyone stops to listen. She is really the only artist that comes to mind to have transitioned so seamlessly and organically from country music to pop. Her first album, Taylor Swift, is very innocent and happy. Fearless & Speak Now demonstrated some maturing, while still mainly focusing on life as a teenager and young adult. It was Red that began her transition into a pop titan and showed her ability to write about complex ideas within the same broad topics she covered like love and loss. 1989 solidified her as the queen of pop and was easily one of the bets pop records of all time. But the media and press kept getting to her and criticizing her, with many public splits and friendships being broken. This lead to her most muddled and cynical record ever: reputation. I found the record to be confused and unsure of whether it wanted to be something very different and dark or if she wanted it to be 1989, Vol. 2. This record has been marked as brighter and happier, just from the cover art and singles. I’m ready to dive into the latest album and see what T-Swift has to say.

1. I Forgot That You Existed

This song sets the tone of the album pretty strongly. Coming of the darker and more cynical Reputation, Taylor gives a short, sweet, cheery song about moving on. Maybe it’s because of where I’m at myself personally, but I really like this song. I’ve missed the sort of bubblegum pop music that’s been replaced with trap and cynicism lately. This was a nice breath of fresh air and opens up a new, seemingly happier album from the new queen of pop.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: A-

2. Cruel Summer

This track sounds more in keeping with 1989 Taylor in terms of style, but in substance, it keeps the heartbroken, melancholy topics but dressed in a happier pop style. It’s a good song, it’s just not as unique as opening track. Taylor is really good at presenting very real looks into love and relationships and this doesn’t falter in that aspect. I just wish it felt more unique in the production. The lyricism is solid, however.

Track Rating: 7/10

Grade: B+

3. Lover

Our first slow song of the album is so unique in its instrumentation and production that it doesn’t even sound like a Taylor Swift song. It’s more in line with a Father John Misty song than a Taylor Swift pop anthem. It’s a gorgeous, slowly paced love song that is really well-done. It’s one of the most dynamic vocal performances in Swift’s repertoire. It answers all my issues with the previous track and just made me eat my words. I’m back on board.

Track Rating: 9/10

Grade: A+

4. The Man

Its electronic and groovy and it honestly slaps. The song itself, lyrically and thematically, is actually really unique and cool. Dealing with feminism and sexism, it’s actually a boss anthem. It’s a very well constructed pop anthem musically and lyrically. Again, it’s another unique and really good song in what’s shaping up to be not just a good T-Swift album, but one of the best pop albums of the year.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

5. The Archer

Slowing down a bit again, Swift gives a very vocal-driven performance. The steady beat and groove is very gentle and feels more like a score to a pivotal speech scene in a film than the beat for a song. Lyrically, Taylor explores self-worth and worth in the eyes of people. It’s well-written, while the music gets a little stagnant. It builds but it never really crescendos. I don’t hate that choice seeing how it’s more there to score Taylor’s inner thoughts. A very personal song and a solid entry.

Track Rating: 7/10

Grade: B+

6. I Think He Knows

It’s groovy and very bubblegum in nature. That bass line is real sweet. Lyrically, he kind of treads similar topics that she covered in 1989 and Reputation. I don’t fault her, it’s about love and desire, which is very on brand for Taylor Swift. Musically, it’s very diverse and interesting to listen to. It’s a good inclusion. So far, I have no severe issues with any of the songs with this album.

Track Rating: 7/10

Grade: A-

7. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince

I’m instantly into this song from the instrumentation. Lyrically, it’s really good. It’s a great story song that throws it back to her high school experiences and it really plays into nostalgic feelings. Thematically, it’s really solid too, touching on “boys will be boys”. I think this is my favorite song on the album so far. It’s firing on all cylinders and you can hear the effort put forward into crafting this song. The rhyme schemes are so on point. This is very reminiscent of the Taylor we heard on Red lyrically & 1989 musically.

Track Rating: 9/10

Grade: A+

8. Paper Rings

This song is great from the jump. It’s fits the tone and style of the opening track to a tee. The bright, happy love song is excellent. It moves bitingly fast and feels a little like a 50s-60s doo-wop song meets a 70’s “Walking on Sunshine”/Grease style song. This is an excellent song and is the exact style I was hoping for with this record. Lyrically, the song is great. The rhymes are all on-point, same with the instrumentation. Excellent track that feels like a ride. The album honestly could end here and I’d love it.

Track Rating: 10/10

Grade: A+

9. Cornelia Street

Lyrically, the song rhymes well. I wish there was more dynamic instrumentation. The song feels a little tired and boring, musically. I like the song. It just doesn’t live up to the previous songs. It’s a shame because lyrically it’s a beautiful song.

Track Rating: 7/10

Grade: B+

10. Death By A Thousand Cuts

Musically it starts out really unique and interesting. The acoustic guitar gives the song a strong summer vibe. The song is kind of cynical and sad lyrically, but the music doesn’t necessarily back it at every point. It is great instrumentation and great lyricism, I’m just sure they match. Maybe more listens will change my feelings on the song either way, but right now, I really dig the song. It’s a unique and diverse song for her musically, so it wins points for me there.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: B+

11. London Boy

The musicality fits the album and its very bright and happy. It’s a fun and cute song that makes reference to her country music past. It’s a fun song, if not feeling a bit like a B-side.

Track Rating: 7/10

Grade: B

12. Soon You’ll Get Better (feat. Dixie Chicks)

The first country song in Taylor’s career since maybe Red, she recognizes her country past by collaborating with the Dixie Chicks, a group I haven’t heard from in years. The song is tragic and heartbreaking lyrically and is very clearly a very genuine and deeply personal song to her. This is a great and very emotional song and a worthy inclusion on this album.

Track Rating: 9/10

Grade: A+

13. False God

The horns at the start tease a very different song than what we actually get. It sounds kind of like a song you’d find on 1989 or Reputation, but it doesn’t really match the rest of the album. It’s just a little to relaxed and chill to belong on a record that is otherwise pretty vibrant and cheerful.

Track Rating: 6/10

Grade: B-

14. You Need To Calm Down

I might be slightly jaded due to having heard this song a ton on the radio, but I think this song is good, not great. It fits the album perfectly and capture the happy-go-lucky attitude of the album and it really speaks to the current social media culture. I do really like the song. It’s a great anthem for love over hate.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: B+

15. Afterglow

Another slower jam that feels like it belongs more on 1989 than Lover. I think this is part of handful of songs that could’ve been saved for an EP or a later album. It just doesn’t totally fit the tone and vibe of the album. This song is really unique for Taylor lyrically though. It’s a song about taking responsibility for heartbreak, which is a shade we haven’t seen on Taylor since Speak Now. It just doesn’t quite fit into this album.

Track Rating: 6/10

Grade: B-

16. ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco)

Yes, I’ve heard this song a billion times. It doesn’t change that this is the perfect summation of the album Lover. Serving as an anthem for self-love on a bright, bubblegum pop song that brings on the alternative king Panic! At the Disco for a pitch perfect collaboration. Their voices mesh so beautifully. This very easily could’ve been the end of the album and left everything in a perfect place, summarizing the sound, themes, tone, and lyricism of Lover. 

Track Rating: 9/10

Grade: A+

17. It’s Nice To Have A Friend

The production is extremely unique and diverse. Chimes, steel drums, harps, and pianos create a really chill vibe that actually complements the vibe of the album. The lyrics reflect where Taylor is at right now and they fit the tone of the record. It works like a great epilogue to the last track. The horn solos are really sweet and add an extra layer to the song. It’s ultimately a really cool addition to the album.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

18. Daylight

The closer of the album, once again, is a chill song, which seems extremely unusual, considering the general style of the album. The lyrics, however, totally fit as the finale. The song is a large self-reflection of Taylor Swift’s life up to this point and summarizes where she’s at now. It’s honestly a really strong finale. “Threw out our cloaks and our daggers cuz it’s morning now.” A direct reference to reputation and the darkness of that album, which is very fitting for the themes and general tone of Lover, which is a muc brighter album.

Track Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

Conclusion:

Coming off of a very dark and confused album in reputation, Taylor Swift has seemingly come around to a much happier and well-adjusted place after the media storm that preceded and followed her last album. Lover is optimistic and shows a lot of growth in Taylor as a person. As the spoken word ending of “Daylight” summarizes what Taylor wants you to take away, you are defined by what you love, not your mistakes, what others think of you, what you hate or what you fear. It’s a very mature record that shows a lot of growth and continues a very personal journey for the thirty year old artist. It’s a very good album, if a little crowded by some songs that don’t need to be on the album. That doesn’t take away from the great effort put forth by the queen of pop Taylor Swift. In my opinion, it lands as her fourth best album.

  1. Red
  2. 1989
  3. Fearless
  4. Lover
  5. Taylor Swift
  6. Speak Now
  7. reputation.

 

 

The Second Annual KohGrammys

The Second Annual KohGrammys

THIS IS VERY LATE! But here are the Second Annual KohGrammys.

Record of the Year:panic_social

  • “Better Now,” Post Malone
  • “Born to Be Yours,” Kygo featuring Imagine Dragons
  • “Happier,” Marshmello featuring Bastille
  • “God’s Plan,” Drake
  • “God is a Woman,” Ariana Grande
  • “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “I’m A Mess,” Bebe Rexha
  • “Marmalade,” Macklemore featuring Lil Yachty
  • “Leaning In,” MyzBeatz
  • “Sober Up,” AJR

Artist of the Year:103344673_gettyimages-1022492306

  • Ariana Grande
  • NF
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Post Malone

Album of the Year:maxresdefault

  • beerbongs and bentleys, Post Malone
  • Gemini, Macklemore
  • God’s Favorite Customer, Father John Misty
  • Pray for the Wicked, Panic! at the Disco
  • Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes

Song of the Year:bebe-rexha

  • “2002,” Anne-Marie
  • “Back to You,” Selena Gomez
  • “Better Now,” Post Malone
  • “Dying in LA,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “Get Up,” Shinedown
  • “Happier,” Marshmello featuring Bastille
  • “Have It All,” Jason Mara
  • “I’m A Mess,” Bebe Rexha
  • “In My Blood,” Shawn Mendes
  • “The Songwriter,” Father John Misty

Best New Artist:marshmello-1

  • Anne-Marie
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Marshmello
  • MyzBeatz
  • Lauv

Best Pop Solo Performance:demi-lovato3

  • “All My Friends,” Owl City
  • “Because I Had You,” Shawn Mendes
  • “I’m A Mess,” Bebe Rexha
  • “Leaning In,” MyzBeatz
  • “Sober,” Demi Lovato
  • “Stay,” Post Malone
  • “Without Me,” Halsey

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:lin-manuel-miranda

  • “Dying in LA,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “Found/Tonight,” Ben Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • “Happier,” Marshmello featuring Bastille
  • “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “Sober Up,” AJR
  • “Pray,” Sam Smith featuring Logic
  • “Youth,” Shawn Mendes featuring Khalid

Best Pop Vocal Album:61st Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Feb 2019

  • Beerbongs and Bentleys, Post Malone
  • Cinematic, Owl City
  • Pray for the Wicked, Panic! At the Disco
  • Shawn Mendes, Shawn Mendes
  • Sweetner, Ariana Grande

Best Dance Recording:imagine-dragons-press-photo-by-eliot-lee-hazel-2018-billboard-1548

  • “Born to Be Yours,” Kygo featuring Imagine Dragons
  • “God’s Plan,” Drake
  • “Happier,” Marshmello featuring Bastille
  • “House Wren,” Owl City
  • “These Days,” Rudimental featuring Jess Glyne, Macklemore, & Dan Caplen

Best Rock Performance:bad-wolves-2018-billboard-1500

  • “Are You Ready,” Disturbed
  • “Black Holes (Solid Ground),” Blue Stones
  • “Dying in LA,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “Natural,” Imagine Dragons
  • “Rescue Me,” Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • “Thought Contagion,” Muse
  • “Zombie,” Bad Wolves

Best Rock Song:band_md_2

  • “High Hopes,” Panic! At the Disco
  • “Get Up,” Shinedown
  • “The Mountain,” Three Days Grace
  • “Mr. Tillman,” Father John Misty
  • “Love You to Death,” Starset
  • “Rescue Me,” Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • “When Legends Rise,” Godsmack

Best Rock Album:shinedown-slide

  • America, Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • ATTENTION ATTENTION, Shinedown
  • God’s Favorite Customer, Father John Misty
  • Pray for the Wicked, Panic! At the Disco
  • When Legends Rise, Godsmack

Rock Artist of the Year:ap_17044014784622

  • Bad Wolves
  • Godsmack
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Father John Misty
  • Panic! At the Disco

Best Rap Performance:rag2020bone20x20eminem203

  • “Arose,” Eminem
  • “Clarity,” Andy Mineo
  • “Icon,” Jaden Smith
  • “Lucky You,” Eminem featuring Joyner Lucas
  • “Shame,” Andy Mineo featuring Josh Garrels
  • “WHY,” NF

Rap Artist of the Year:nf-web2

  • Andy Mineo
  • Cardi B
  • Macklemore
  • NF
  • Post Malone

Best Rap/Sung Performance:lil-dicky

  • “Better Now,” Post Malone
  • “Freaky Friday,” Lil Dicky featuring Chris Brown
  • “Friends,” Andy Mineo
  • “Good Old Days,” Macklemore featuring Kesha
  • “Intentions,” Macklemore featuring Dan Caplan
  • “Leaning In,” MyzBeatz
  • “…Lost,” Andy Mineo

Best Rap Song:macklemore-38fcbf81-a0bb-4c91-b00b-69c9413187dc

  • “Everyday,” Logic featuring Marshmello
  • “I Ain’t Done,” Andy Mineo
  • “Icon,” Jaden Smith
  • “…Lost,” Andy Mineo
  • “Marmalade,” Macklemore featuring Lil Yachty
  • “Rap Devil,” Machine Gun Kelly
  • “Talk,” Futuristic featuring Tech N9ne and Devvon Terrell

Best Rap Album:andy-mineo-top20-sm

  • Blessings, Futuristic
  • Gemini, Macklemore
  • I: The Arrow, Andy Mineo
  • II: The Sword, Andy Mineo
  • Shoot For Teams, The Forks

Best Soundtrack For Visual Media:e7ce5vx4kquuz0pekdhrvzb0pn8

  • A Star is Born
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bumblebee
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Song Written For Visual Media:A STAR IS BORN

  • “Is That Alright?” A Star is Born
  • “Maybe It’s Time,” A Star is Born
  • “Nowhere to Go But Up,” Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow,” A Star is Born
  • “Sunflower,” Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Head Above Water: A VinylTap Review

Head Above Water: A VinylTap Review

Introduction:

It’s been a long time since the name Avril Lavigne was said in the same sentence as new music. The last we heard from her was 2013, when rocking self-titled album was released and she finalized her very public divorce from Nickelback’s Chad Kroger. Since then, she’s gone to war with her own demons and with her own body, contracting Lyme disease. Now finally healthy and back to full strength, Avril Lavigne returns with a record that is sure to reflect her own life, while also having something subtextual to say about pop music today.

1. Head Above Water

The blend of pianos and vocals is gorgeous. It’s a really moving song to start the album with. The inclusion of guitars and strings makes the build to the chorus even more powerful. Lyrically, the song is simple in structure, but I really appreciate the imagery. I think the arrangement of instruments and vocals is the really shining part of the song. It’s a moving, powerful song that feels very real and it’s very different for what we’ve heard Avril Lavigne do in the past.

Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

2. Birdie

This song has a more alternative vibe to it with ringing organs and deep, echoing drums. Built on its pianos, this song comes across more as a traditional Avril Lavigne rock anthem and it kicks. She uses poignant imagery to show struggle. It’s an anthem with a heartbeat. While less rebellious and antagonistic than previous anthems, Lavigne stills show defiance in the face of what adversity she faces. It’s a new sound for Avril Lavigne, but I really dig it.

Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

3. I Fell In Love With The Devil

With a title like this, we knew we were in for an emotional song. I figured it would be more upbeat than the ballad we got. Utilizing the booming drums and moving strings, as well as layered vocals, Lavigne delivers another moving song. While the first was a plea for help and the second was a declaration of freedom, this one is a letter of forbidden love and a realization of a painful situation. It is also well-made and another solid entry to the album.

Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

4. Tell Me It’s Over

The second single off the album has a blues rock vibe with really funky guitars and horns. It’s a very different song than anything Lavigne has ever made and it feels really fresh. Another declaration of freedom or a questioning of status? The answer is the song works as both at times. Lyrically, the song is probably the most well-constructed of the album thus far. This song feels like a Sunday morning church ballad, but this isn’t subject matter you’d air in a church. The piece builds and grows with each refrain as she grows more and more independent from the mystery partner that’s playing with her emotions in the song. It’s a strong entry into the album.

Rating: 9/10

Grade: A

5. Dumb Blonde (feat. Nicki Minaj)

With a drumline and booming bass, this song sounds like a school fight song. Lyrically, this is classic Lavigne. It’s an anthem of self-confidence and identity. It’s infectious fun. The production is really solid, with biting guitars and a drum section that just kicks. This is the most fun song on the album so far and it is infectious. Nicki Minaj’s feature only solidifies the toughness of the song and she brings the exact right tone to this fight song. It’s an infectiously fun tune.

Rating: 9/10

Grade: A

6. It Was In Me

We slow things back down with another piano ballad, which we’ve had a few of this record. The strings and guitars help make this song feel grander and more moving. The lyricism feels genuine to her emotions and struggle and like a genuine realization song. It just feels a little much and I’d like to hear maybe a little more diversity in subject matter. Not to take anything away from this piece, which is a very moving and inspirational song about the epiphanies one has about themselves as they grow old. I really appreciate the sentiment and craft of the song. It brings tears to my eyes.

Rating: 10/10

Grade: A+

7. Souvenir

I love the summer road trip vibe this song gives off. The guitars and drums are standout. The song feels bright with the memory of love and discovery of new love. It’s glowing with this fun, summer anthem radiance. The lyricism isn’t necessarily deep, but it crushes the purpose. It’s poppy and fun and the kind of anthem that the past few summers have been desperately missing.

Rating: 10/10

Grade: A+

8. Crush

Going back to the swinging blues guitars and echoing snares, Lavigne has backed off the darker, more real songs about personal struggle and presented a lighter relief as alternative. This love song is really well produced, giving a black and white, Chicago vibe. Lyrically, Lavigne crushes. Pun fully intended. It’s a really sweet love song that I really dig.

Rating: 9/10

Grade: A+

9. Goddess

The acoustic guitars that open up this track are beautiful. Avril Lavigne sings about being found and coming out the other side of tragedy and the new found love, both romantic and self, that she’s found. It’s a beautifully crafted song with a really sweet sentimentality. From the lovely lyrics to the enchanting production, this song steals my heart and reaches the top spot on my personal rankings.

Rating: 10/10

Grade: A+

10. Bigger Wow

Going back to the summer love song vibe, this one takes a more straightforward approach to the anthem and crushes it again. The catchy, well-crafted lyrics are filled with poppy flare. It’s ultimately another sweet love song that is a breath of fresh air from the recent pop records. It’s stellar for all the same reasons as “Souvenir”.

Rating: 9/10

Grade: A=

11. Love Me Insane

Continuing the trend of poppy love songs, this one takes a slower, groovier approach. While it doesn’t land as strongly as the previous songs, it’s another solid entry. Well-produced and well-written. Its ultimately candy fluff, but delicious nonetheless.

Rating: 7/10

Grade: A-

12. Warrior

Capping off the record is one last piano ballad about overcoming adversity. Her vocal performance is strongest on this effort, as well as the songwriting. The strength of her lyricism is apparent on this final ballad. Well-produced and layered with strings, this caps off the album pretty strongly. It summarizes the album’s ultimate message well and is a good finale for the record.

Rating: 8/10

Grade: A

Conclusion:

I think the biggest issue with Lavigne’s record is track listing. It feels unbalanced, with the first half of the album being front-loaded with ballads of struggle and love lost, while the second half is filled with pop songs about new love. The tone of the album is a little mixed, but every song contains the theme of rebirth, exactly reflecting the difficulty that Lavigne faced these last six years. It’s genuinely the best pop record I’ve heard since 2014. There isn’t one bad song on this album and it’s ultimately not for the fans. This album is for her and I respect that immensely. It’s a poignant window into her life, while also being a true pop record and using a style of production that I haven’t heard since early 2010s. Rather than coming back and adopting the new music trends, she stays planted in the era she left and, thusly, reinvigorates an increasingly stale genre with new life; which is only fitting with her rebirth record.

Rating: 9/10

Grade: A

The Fourth Annual KohOscars

FeaturedThe Fourth Annual KohOscars

The fourth annual KohOscars are here! With a brand new voting committee instated, this year’s awards capture a wide array of films and genres. Coming home with most nominations for a single film this year is Avengers: Infinity War, picking up fifteen nominations. A Star is Born came second with thirteen nominations, followed by Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse tying for third with twelve nominations. Disney was the studio with the most nominations with forty-one total nominations.

Best Picture:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Creed II
  • The Favourite
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star is Born

Best Actor:

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  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Jeff Bridges, Bad Times at the El Royale
  • John Cho, Searching
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Michael B. Jordan, Creed II
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress:

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  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  • Anna Kendrick, A Simple Favor

Best Supporting Actor:

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  • Mahershalla Ali, Green Book
  • Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliot, A Star is Born
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
  • Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed II

Best Supporting Actress:

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  • Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
  • Zoe Saldana, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Young Actor/Actress:

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  • Rohan Chan, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • Julian Dennison, Deadpool 2
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  • Abby Ryder Fortson, Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Milly Shapiro, Hereditary
  • Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place

Best Director:

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  • Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale
  • John Kraskinski, A Quiet Place
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War

Best Adapted Screenplay:

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  • Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Jungmi Oh & Chang-dong Lee, Burning
  • Jessica Sharzer, A Simple Favor
  • Rodney Rothman & Phil Lord, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, & Will Fetters, A Star is Born

Best Original Screenplay:

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  • Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie & Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, & John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
  • Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian, Searching
  • Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

Best Cameo:

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  • Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Stan Lee, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Stan Lee, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Ross Marquand, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Brad Pitt, Deadpool 2
  • Ray Park and Sam Witwer, Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • X-Men, Deadpool 2 

Best Animated Feature:

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  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary and the Witch’s Flower
  • Mirai
  • The Night is Short, Walk On Girl
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Comic Book Movie:

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Deadpool 2
  • Incredibles 2
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Sequel:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Creed II
  • Halloween
  • Incredibles 2
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Paddington 2
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Remake/Reboot:

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  • Bumblebee
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Predator
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star is Born
  • Suspiria
  • Venom

Best Cinematography:

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  • Annihilation
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Hereditary
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born

Best Film Editing:

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  • American Animals
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Searching
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Production Design:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Hereditary

Best Original Score:

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  • Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
  • Ludwig Göransson, Creed II
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man
  • Nicholas Brittell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
  • John Powell, Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Original Song:

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  • “All the Stars,” Black Panther
  • “Is That Alright?” A Star is Born
  • “Maybe It’s Time,” A Star is Born
  • “Shallow,” A Star is Born
  • “Sunflower,” Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • “Suspirium,” Suspiria
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Costume Design:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Best Hair & Makeup:

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  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Destroyer
  • The Favourite
  • Suspiria
  • Vice

Best Sound Design:

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Halloween
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • A Quiet Place
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star is Born

Best Visual Effects:

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  • Annihilation
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • First Man
  • Paddington 2
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Stunts:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Creed II
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The Night Comes For Us
  • Skyscraper 

Best Ensemble:

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  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • Black Panther
  • Blindspotting
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best Soundtrack:

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  • Black Panther
  • Blindspotting
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Creed II
  • Ready Player One
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star is Born

Best Post-Credits Scene:

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  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Deadpool 2
  • Paddington 2
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The Oscars 2019: My Picks

The Oscars 2019: My Picks

I. Best Picture:

  • Black Panther – Will Win
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born – Should Win
  • Vice

Winner: Green Book

II. Best Actor:

  • Christian Bale, Vice – Dark Horse
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born 
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody – Will/Should Win
  • Viggo Mortenson, Green Book

Winner: Rami Malek

III. Best Actress:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Glenn Close, The Wife – Will Win
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born – Should Win
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Winner: Glenn Close

IV. Best Supporting Actor:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book – Will/Should Win Win
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman – Dark Horse
  • Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Winner: Mahershalla Ali

V. Best Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk – Will/Should Win
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite – Dark Horse

Winner: Regina King

VI. Best Director:

  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman – Should Win 
  • Paweł Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma – Will Win
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón

VII. Best Animated Feature:

  • Incredibles 2 – Dark Horse
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirari
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – Will/Should Win

Winner: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

VIII. Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Should Win
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman – Will Win
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk – Dark Horse
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, A Star is Born

Winner: BlacKkKlansman

IX. Best Original Screenplay:

  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite – Will Win
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book – Should/Dark Horse
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Winner: Green Book

X. Best Cinematography:

  • Łukasz Żal, Cold War
  • Robbie Ryan, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma – Will Win
  • Matthew Libatique, A Star is Born – Should Win

Winner: Roma

XI. Best Film Editing:

  • Barry Alexander Brown, BlacKkKlansman
  • John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody – Will/Should Win
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite
  • Patrick J. Don Vito, Green Book
  • Hank Corwin, Vice – Dark Horse

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

XII. Best Production Design:

  • Hannah Beachler & Jay Hart, Black Panther – Will/Should Win
  • Fiona Crombie & Alice Felton, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Nathan Crowley & Kathy Lucas, First Man
  • John Myhre & Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Eugenio Caballero & Bárbara Enrı́quez, Roma

Winner: Black Panther

XIII. Best Original Score:

  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther – Will/Should Win
  • Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
  • Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk – Dark Horse
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Winner: Black Panther

XIV. Best Original Song:

  • “All the Stars,” Black Panther – Dark Horse
  • “I’ll Fight,” RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow,” A Star is Born – Will/Should Win
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Winner: Shallow

XV. Best Costume Design:

  • Maty Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Should Win
  • Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther – Will Win
  • Sandy Powell, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Winner: Black Panther

XVI. Best Hair & Makeup:

  • Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer, Border
  • Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, and Jessica Brooks, Mary Queen of Scots
  • Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice – Will/Should Win

Winner: Vice

XVII. Best Sound Editing:

  • Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker, Black Panther
  • John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, Bohemian Rhapsody – Dark Horse
  • Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, First Man
  • Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, A Quiet Place – Will/Should Win
  • Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay, Roma

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

XVIII. Best Sound Mixing:

  • Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin, Black Panther
  • Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody – Will Win
  • Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis, First Man
  • Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García, Roma
  • Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow, A Star is Born – Dark Horse

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

XVIX. Best Visual Effects:

  • Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick, Avengers: Infinity War – Will/Should Win
  • Chris Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones, & Chris Corbould, Christopher Robin
  • Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J. D. Schwalm, First Man
  • Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, & David Shirk, Ready Player One
  • Rob Bredow, Pat Tubach, Neal Scanlan, & Dominic Tuohy, Solo: A Star Wars Story

Winner: First Man

XX. Best Foreign Language Film

  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Cold War (Poland) – Dark Horse
  • Never Look Away (Germany)
  • Roma (Mexico) – Will Win
  • Shoplifters (Japan) – Should Win

Winner: Roma

XXI. Best Documentary Feature

  • Free Solo – Will Win
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding The Gap – Should Win
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG – Dark Horse

Winner: Free Solo

XXII. Best Animated Short

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bao – Will/Should Win
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Winner: Bao

XXIII. Best Live Action Short

  • Detainment – Will/Should Win
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Winner: Skin

XXIV. Best Documentary Short

  • Black Sheep – Will/Should Win
  • End Game – Dark Horse
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night in the Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Winner: Period. End of Sentence.

My Score: 17/24

Multiplex Entertainment Presents: Fandom Awards 2019

Multiplex Entertainment is a YouTube channel dedicated to making quality shows in the vein of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown, as well as none-trivia related content. Fandom Fight, the premier show of Multiplex, is an expanded Innergeekdom trivia league tailored to more geek and largely followed franchises. The show combines theatrics and storylines with legitimate knowledge and game skills to bring a unique experience. Now, Fandom presents their year end awards for the players, personalities and matches who stood above the rest this season. The Fandom Awards will be broadcast on January 5th, 2019, on Multiplex Entertainment’s YouTube Channel and hosted by Kaleb Koho and Cain McMillan.

Overall Player of the Year:

  • Kees Cornelisse
  • Paul Oyama
  • Robert Parker
  • Dominic Rizzi
  • Lucas Schildbach

Singles Player of the Year:

  • Kees Cornelisse
  • Jen Kempe
  • Robert Parker
  • Dominic Rizzi
  • Alex Worden

Team of the Year:

  • Arkham Knights
  • Kings of Winter
  • Nuclear Option
  • Silver Shamrocks
  • The Usual Suspects

Face of the Year:

  • Jeremy Adams
  • Jen Kempe
  • Robert Parker
  • Nico Suave Regoli
  • Dominic Rizzi
  • Sandy Robinson

Heel of the Year:

  • Jim Green
  • Kaleb Koho
  • Cody Newberry
  • Paul Oyama
  • Ryan Permison
  • Lucas Schildbach

Face Team of the Year:

  • Arkham Knights
  • Arrowverse Champions
  • Ranger Force
  • Team 80’s
  • The Usual Suspects

Heel Team of the Year:

  • Kings of Winter
  • Knights of Hydra
  • Nuclear Option
  • Pat Out of Hell
  • Silver Shamrocks

Rookie of the Year:

  • Tim Brzakala
  • Kees Cornelisse
  • Chris Dohmen
  • Jen Kempe
  • Dominic Rizzi
  • Sandy Robinson
  • Lucas Schildbach

Manager of the Year:

  • Jeremy Adams
  • Michael Campbell
  • Cody Newberry
  • Ryan Permison
  • Nico Suave Regoli

Surprise Player of the Year:

  • Tim Brzakala
  • Eli McCaig
  • Kaleb Koho
  • Paul Oyama
  • Lucas Schildbach

Singles Match of the Year:

  • Alex Worden vs Jim Green
  • Alex Worden vs Kaleb Koho vs Eli McCaig
  • Cain McMillan vs Jeremy Adams vs JD West vs Matthew Rosa
  • Jim Green vs Nico Suave Regoli
  • Kaleb Koho vs Eli McCaig
  • Kees Corneliise vs Dominic Rizzi vs Jen Kempe
  • Robert Parker vs Kees Cornelisse

Team Match of the Year:

  • Arkham Knights vs Knights of Hydra
  • Arkham Knights vs Nuclear Option vs Silver Shamrocks
  • Kings of Winter vs Team 80’s
  • Nuclear Option vs Silver Shamrocks
  • Ranger Force vs The Odd Couple
  • Siver Shamrocks vs Usual Suspects
  • The Usual Suspects vs The Odd Couple

Entrance Song of the Year:

  • “Go The Distance,” Nico Suave Regoli
  • “Happy Halloween,” Silver Shamrocks
  • “Immigrant’s Song,” Cain McMillan
  • “The Show Must Go On,” Eli McCaig
  • “Victorious,” Kaleb Koho

Promo of the Year:

  • Kaleb Koho – Alex Worden vs Kaleb Koho vs Eli McCaig
  • Kings of Winter – Kings of Winter vs Team 80’s
  • Cody Newberry – Arkham Knights vs Smartacus
  • Silver Shamrocks – Arkham Knights vs Nuclear Option vs Silver Shamrocks
  • Silver Shamrocks – Killer Nerd Squad vs Silver Shamrocks