The Birth.Movies.Death. Alternate Oscars: Directing & Writing

Have your say in the only awards that really matter.

Welcome to the Birth.Movies.Death. Alternate Oscars, in which we, the BMD staff, pick alternate award nominees from the films that were snubbed by the Oscars, and you, the readers, vote on the winners. We’re not limited by Academy rules, regulations and tastes, so we're purely giving our favourites a shout-out. Our nominees are made up of the BMD team's personal picks, so you'll might not agree. But tough shit: they're our nominees. Your job is voting on them.

We've been running new categories each week while revealing the winners from the previous week, and you can vote on your favourites right here. Before we get into directing and screenwriting, congratulations to the winners of the acting categories:

Alternate Best Actress: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Alternate Best Actor: Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, & Alex Hibbert, Moonlight

Alternate Best Supporting Actress: Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys

Alternate Best Supporting Actor: John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane

We're getting into the big guns now, so let's lock and load.

Thanks for voting! Discuss your favourites in the comments, and speculate as to what we should nominate in our final salvo of categories next week: the best pictures of the year (including documentaries, foreign language films, and animation).