Welcome to the 2018 Birth.Movies.Death Alternate Oscars! This is the second-annual edition of the awards, in which we, the staff of BMD, pick nominees from all the films the Oscars ignored, and you, the readers of BMD, vote on the winners. 2017 was a terrific year for cinema, and the so-called “official” Oscars have honoured a great bunch of films, but this is our chance - and your chance - to spread a little more love around.
Each week leading up to the Oscars, we’ll have a new set of categories and nominees for you to vote on, while revealing the winners from the previous week. This is your opportunity to recognise some of the best Oscar snubs around, so let’s get voting!
Last week's voting was extremely close. Mother!'s overwhelming aural design won Best Sound; Michael Giacchino's emotional work on War For the Planet of the Apes scored Best Score; and “The Pure and the Damned,” from Good Time, took away Best Song.
This week, we’re switching to the visual, looking at the (alternate) best visual effects, costume design, and makeup/hair...
Thanks for voting, everyone! Feel free to leave comments below about what you liked, what we left out and what you’d like to see in the upcoming categories. Meanwhile, we’ll be back next week with the winners of the above Alternate Oscars and the nominees for Cinematography, Production Design, and Editing.