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Here Are The Nominees For Geek Culture’s Alternate Academy Awards 2019

Sadly, there won’t be a live telecast of the annual Oscars in Singapore, but in celebration of the top awards event in cinema, we have come up with our very own nominations in new categories, to celebrate the best and brightest.

Leading the awards is Aquaman and Avengers: Infinity War, tied at 5 nominations each, followed by Crazy Rich Asians and Glass, also tied at 4 nominations apiece.

Without further ado, here are our nominations for the Geek Culture Alternate Academy Awards 2019.

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Most Potentially Chatty

The female thieves in Ocean’s 8 and the female thieves in Widows
Driver Viggo Mortensen in Green Book and driver Clint Eastwood in The Mule
The talking rabbits in Peter Rabbit and the talking animals in Christopher Robin
The giant megalodon in The Meg and Aquaman


Best Team-Up Of Man and Animal

Prehistoric dude and wolf in Alpha
Dwayne Johnson and giant gorilla in Rampage
Han Solo and Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars Story
James McAvoy (man) and James McAvoy (animal) in Glass
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Freed


Most Drama Queen

Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen Of Scots, in Mary Queen Of Scots
Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary Queen Of Scots
Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury of Queen in Bohemian Rhapsody


Most Frigid

Liam Neeson as the snowplough driver in Cold Pursuit
The Grinch who stole Christmas in The Grinch
The Yetis (abominable snowmen) in Smallfoot
Glenn Close as the severely cold wife in The Wife


Most Full Of Nuts And Bolts

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Transformers in Bumblebee
Cyborgs in Alita: Battle Angel
The mechanised city on wheels in Mortal Engines
The mental institution containing the super-powered nutcase escapees in Glass


Most Full Of Crap

Mandy
The Brits Are Coming
Iceman: The Time Traveller
The crap, er, crab people in the ginormous underwater battle finale in Aquaman


Best New Face

Yalitza Aparicio in Roma
Madison Wolfe in I Kill Giants
Storm Reid in A Wrinkle In Time
Rosa Salazar in Alita: Battle Angel
Nicole Kidman in Destroyer and Aquaman


Most Spaced-Out Performance

Timothee Chalamet as a drugged-out youth in Beautiful Boy
Bradley Cooper as a drunk country music star in A Star Is Born
Samuel L Jackson as a very sedated patient in Glass
Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong in First Man


Most Impressive Collection Of Very Old Things

The dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The cavemen in Early Man
Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen in Book Club
Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, both 93, in Mary Poppins Returns


Best Performance By A Johnson

Dwayne Johnson in Rampage and Skyscraper
Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades Freed and Bad Times At The El Royale
Don Johnson in Book Club
The guy doing martial arts while being full-frontal naked in front of his girlfriend in Roma


Most Powerful Asian In-Charge

Michelle Yeoh as the domineering mother in Crazy Rich Asians
Chin Han as the super-rich skyscraper owner hiring Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper
The lookalike playing North Korean president Kim Jong Il in The Spy Gone North
James Wan, uber-director of superhero blockbuster Aquaman


Best Use Of Black And White

Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in Creed II
Liam Neeson and Viola Davis in Widows
Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in The Upside
The entire movie filmed in black-and-white in Roma


Best Use Of A Hood

The hood of the demon nun in The Nun
The hoods of the Ku Klux Klan in BlacKkKlansman
The hood over Bruce Willis’s head in Glass
Taron Egerton as Robin Hood in Robin Hood


Best Use Of A Small Person

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp
Matt Damon in Downsizing
Peter Dinklage playing a giant in Avengers: Infinity War
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout


Best Use Of Total Silence

Bumblebee, the mute Autobot, in Bumblebee
Michael Myers, the silent serial killer, in Halloween
The family keeping very quiet to prevent monsters from hearing them in A Quiet Place
Donnie Yen’s estimated three-second blink-and-you’ll-miss cameo in Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy


Most Formidable Co-Star Of Dave Bautista

Sylvester Stallone in Escape Plan 2: Hades
Jodie Foster in Hotel Artemis
Michelle Yeoh in Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War


Most Moving Display Of Parenthood

Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians
Dolph Lundgren and Florian Munteanu in Creed II
Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp
Nicole Kidman and Jason Momoa in Aquaman
Thanos and Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War


Most Stressed-Out Star Trek Crew Member

Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) in A Wrinkle In Time
John Cho (Hikaru Sulu) in Searching
Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura) in Avengers: Infinity War
Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou) in Crazy Rich Asians


Most Stretchable Female Action Star

Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider
Rebecca Ferguson in Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Claire Foy in The Girl In The Spider’s Web
Elastigirl in Incredibles 2


Most Exotic Destination

Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl in 7 Days In Entebbe, aka Destination Uganda
Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther, aka Destination Wakanda
Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon in 12 Strong, aka Destination Afghanistan
Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians, aka Destination Singapore
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in Destination Wedding


Most On The Basis Of Something

On The Basis Of Sex
On The Basis Of Hex – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
On The Basis Of Text – Searching
On The Basis Of T-Rex – Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom


Most Spider-y

Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War
Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Venom in Venom
Claire Foy in The Girl In The Spider’s Web 


Quite the list this year. A ton of strong contenders (and pun-tenders).

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