Ah, awards season. You know, those three weeks where you grumble about that film getting nominated when that one was blatantly so much better and these things are all a fix and why do they even bother? Yeah, that awards season. Well, last year, we shared our alternative Oscar nominations (in all the categories we feel well-versed enough in to comment), and hey, it wouldn’t be Academy Awards-bait without sharing our favourite overlooked gems from the previous year. To the nominations!
Winner: This was a hotly debated category (between all two of us), but we both have to admit that Motherless Brooklyn is just a piece of lush cinematic gorgeousness, an ode to the noir genre and the medium at large, and also a one-man Edward Norton hype machine. What’s not to love?