Elsie Fisher, the younger Golden Globe-nominated star of Eighth Grade is as mad on the Oscars as you might be. Properly, perhaps. Everybody’s mad in regards to the Oscars for some motive or different, even for those who’re simply mad that different individuals appear to care about it a lot. However not like most individuals, Fisher has determined to do one thing about it: create her personal, vastly superior movie awards: the Elsie Awards!
Now, admittedly, it’s only a Twitter thread however give it some thought: is a tweet actually that a lot much less significant than a bit of golden statue? In any case, what the Elsies lack in glitz and glamor they greater than make up for in attraction, a deep appreciation for smaller movies that are likely to get neglected throughout award season and social media accessibility.
For instance, Fisher correctly parsed out nominations by style, that means she’s giving out awards for Finest Horror Function (Us, Prepared or Not, Climax and Midsommar) and Finest Unbiased Function (Booksmart, The Artwork of Self Protection, The Lighthouse and Honey Boy) as an alternative of getting, say, Booksmart and Us go face to face.
Likewise, she highlights Finest Younger Performer, in order that 10-year-old Julia Butters (As soon as Upon a Time in …Hollywood) doesn’t should face off in opposition to Laura Dern. See? That is objectively higher.
So what’s nominated? A wealthy tapestry of 2019’s finest achievements in movie. For instance, are you rightfully upset that Lupita Nyong’o was snubbed for her work in Us? Properly, she was nominated for Finest Actress right here, together with Awkwafina (The Farewell), Ana De Armas (Knives Out) and Constance Wu (Hustlers).
Do you are feeling like Adam Sandler’s work in Uncut Gems ought to have gotten some consideration? The Elsies do too. Sandler bought his nomination there, together with Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Adam Driver (presumably Marriage Story), Robert DeNiro (The Irishman) and Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse).
And the cream of the crop, the Finest Image nominees: The Farewell, Parasite, Honeyboy and Jojo Rabbit. As you’ll be able to see, it’s not altogether completely different from the Oscars, which nominated Jojo Rabbit and Parasite for a similar award. It’s simply higher.
And Joker, which dominated the bulletins with 11 nominations, alas walks away with only one Elsie nom, for Finest Hair and Make-up.
You may see all of the Elsie noms right here and tune in at 9PM PST tonight to catch the winners for Hollywood’s most charming night time.