Category Archives: Summer Awards

Our Summer Awards: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Wins Big

It’s hard to believe that the Summer is already over. It seems like only yesterday that I sat in a theater for ‘The Avengers’, and now I’m wrapping up the movies that I saw in August. Oscar season is just around the corner and I’m already geeking out for the great movies soon to come! But before we do that, I have some awards we wish to give out to the courageous summer films that both inspired us and made us shake our heads.

Each category will have 5 nominees and the winner will be highlighted in bold. Let us know what you think of our decisions, and remember, this is only 3 months of movies that we’re picking from (in a relatively week Summer for great movies), so don’t be upset if our winner is less than stellar.

Best Film of the Summer

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Dark Knight Rises

Moonrise Kingdom¬†(Easily the best film of the year so far, Wes Anderson’s masterpiece deserves the #1 spot. Sorry, Batman.)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Director of the Summer

Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)

John Madden (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)

Joss Whedon (The Avengers)

Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Actor of the Summer

Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises)

Steve Carrell (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)

Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom)

Tommy Lee Jones (Hope Springs)

Best Actress of the Summer

Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Keira Knightly (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)

Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom)

Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)

Quvenzhane’ Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor of the Summer

Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises)

Michael Fassbender (Prometheus)

Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Edward Norton (Moonrise Kingdom)

Bruce Willis (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Supporting Actress of the Summer

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) 

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers)

Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom)

Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man)

Worst Movie of the Summer (that we saw…)

The Campaign

Prometheus

Ted

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