TFR’s Best of 2023 Awards

 

*These are my subjective choices based on the feature films I saw in 2023*

Awards finalized on 12/31/23; they are subject to change over time as I see more films

See full 2023 stats on Letterboxd

Best Sound Design

🏆 Oppenheimer 🏆

2. Godzilla minus one
3. Ferrari
4. The Killer
5. May December 

Best Score

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Killers of the Flower Moon
3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
4. The Holdovers
5. The Killer

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

🏆 Poor Things ðŸ†

2. Barbie
3. Maestro
4. Beau is Afraid
5. Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Costume Design

🏆 Barbie ðŸ†

2. Poor Things
3. The Holdovers
4. Asteroid City
5. Saltburn

Wildest “Exposure” Scene(s)

🏆 Jennifer Lawrence (No Hard Feelings) ðŸ†

2. Emma Stone (Poor Things)
3. Barry Keoghan (Saltburn)
4. Parker Posey (Beau is Afraid)
5. Mia Goth (Infinity Pool)

Best Visual Effects

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
3. Godzilla minus one
4. The Creator
5. John Wick 4

Best Film Editing

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Past Lives
3. The Killer
4. Poor Things
5. Maestro

Best Action Set Piece

🏆 Top-Down/Dragons Breath Shotgun (John Wick 4) 🏆

2. Stairs Fight (John Wick 4)
3. Florida Man Fight (The Killer)
4. Battle of Austerlitz (Napoleon)
5. Tesla Crashes (Leave the World Behind)

Best Production Design

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Barbie
3. Poor Things
4. Killers of the Flower Moon
5. The Iron Claw

Best Cinematography

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Maestro
3. Past Lives
4. Leave the World Behind
5. Poor Things

Best Adapted Screenplay

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Killers of the Flower Moon
3. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
4. Ferrari
5. Poor Things

Best Original Screenplay

🏆 Past Lives ðŸ†

2. The Iron Claw
3. Barbie
4. May December
5. Anatomy of a Fall

Best Supporting Actress

🏆 Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers) ðŸ†

2. Rachel McAdams (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret)
3. Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)
4. Penelope Cruz (Ferrari)
5. Rosamund Pike (Saltburn)

Best Supporting Actor

🏆 Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things) ðŸ†

2. Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer)
3. Ryan Gosling (Barbie)
4. Charles Melton (May December)
5. Dominic Sessa (The Holdovers)

Best Actress

🏆 Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon) ðŸ†

2. Emma Stone (Poor Things)
3. Greta Lee (Past Lives)
4. Sandra Huller (Anatomy of a Fall)
5. Carey Mulligan (Maestro)

Best Actor

🏆 Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) ðŸ†

2. Bradley Cooper (Maestro)
3. Zac Effron (The Iron Claw)
4. Adam Driver (Ferrari)
5. Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers)

Most Underrated Films

🏆 The Caine Mutiny Court Martial ðŸ†

2. No Hard Feelings
3. Theater Camp
4. Boston Strangler
5. Wildflower

Best Director

🏆 Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer) ðŸ†

2. Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon)
3. Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things)
4. Celine Song (Past Lives)
5. Takashi Yamazaki (Godzilla minus one)

Best Picture (My Top 20)

🏆 Oppenheimer ðŸ†

2. Poor Things
3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
4. Godzilla minus one
5. Past Lives
6. Killers of the Flower Moon
7. The Iron Claw
8. Anatomy of a Fall
9. The Killer
10. The Holdovers
11. Barbie
12. John Wick 4
13. Ferrari
14. Maestro
15. The Caine Mutiny Court Martial
16. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
17. Leave the World Behind
18. May December
19. No Hard Feelings
20. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Movies I Still Want/Need To See

🏆 American Fiction ðŸ†

• The Zone of Interest
• How To Blow Up A Pipeline
• Bottoms
• Dream Scenario
• Priscilla
• Talk To Me
• Blackberry
• Passages
• The Covenant
• Dumb Money
• A Thousand and One
• Earth Mama
• Fallen Leaves
• Monster
• The Color Purple

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