The Badass Digest Alternate Oscars: Best Directing

Learn who won best actor and actress and vote on best director!

We're nearing the end of our weekly tribute to being disagreeable, the Badass Digest Alternate Oscars. It's our chance to bestow accolades on those deserving but denied by the Academy this year, with YOUR help. Last week, we voted on the Alternate Best Actor and Actress. Our nominees:

Alternate Best Actor:

Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE


Denis Lavant, HOLY MOTORS


Joseph Gordon-Levitt, LOOPER

Alternate Best Actress:

Emily Blunt, LOOPER

Gretchen Lodge, LOVELY MOLLY

Keira Knightley, ANNA KARENINA

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, SMASHED

Melanie Lynskey, HELLO I MUST BE GOING


You guys voted via Facebook, and the people have spoken! Our Badass Digest Alternate Best Actor, by a margin of 13 votes, is...

Denis Lavant of Holy Motors!

And our Badass Digest Alternate Best Actress, by a margin of 40 votes, is...

Emily Blunt of Looper

Solid voting, everybody. Now on to today's category. 

Alternate Best Director

Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, CLOUD ATLAS

Gareth Evans, THE RAID

Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY

Paul Thomas Anderson, THE MASTER

Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED

(Read the real Oscar nominees here.) So those are our picks, as agreed upon by the Badass Digest staff. Now it's up to you to vote for your favorite! Head to our Facebook page and weigh in. And you only have one day to vote on these babies, because TOMORROW you can tune back in here to find out who won and to vote on the big one - Best Picture!

Sunday we'll announce all of the winners right before the real deal - albeit less fun - Oscars, and that post can also serve as an open thread for us to mock, talk, challenge and applaud all that fancy business. 

And as always, don't forget to speak up on who both the Academy and Badass Digest snubbed in the comments.