The 2023 MoFo Film Awards

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The nominations are in, and it's time to vote for the winners!
The deadline to submit your ballots is April 26th.


Isn't there already a thread for this?
That was just a preliminary thread to gather the nominations. You'll find the finalists here, and once everyone's votes are in, the reveal will happen in this thread as well.

I didn't nominate any films, can I still vote?
Yes, of course! The more the merrier!

How do I submit a ballot?
You need to select one option from each category and PM those choices to me. Please do not post them in the thread - though you are welcome to discuss your opinions on the nominations. There will be a text-only version of all the finalists in Post 7 for reference. Feel free to copy it over, and just delete the things you don't want to vote for.

Do I need to have seen every film in a category to vote in it?
No, but we recommend making an effort to see as many of the nominations as possible before voting -- with the exception of the Worst Film category, of course. This isn't a Hall of Fame, so you don't need to sit through any film you don't like.

Do I need to vote in every category?
Please do, even if you don't like any of the available choices. If you literally haven't seen a single film in that category, then feel free to skip it.

Is it possible to alter my ballot after I've already sent it in?
Yes, as long as it is received before the deadline.

My question wasn't covered here, what do I do?
You can ask in the thread, or PM me if you're not comfortable posting your question publicly.


Table of Contents:
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Best Visual Effects
  • The Creator
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Oppenheimer
Best Sound


  • Enys Men
  • The Creator
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  • Oppenheimer
  • Zone of Interest
Best Score

  • Barbie
  • The Boy and the Heron
  • The Creator
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Spider-man: Across the Spiderverse

Best Breakout Performance

  • Abby Ryder Fortson, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
  • Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers
  • Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Milo Machado-Graner, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Cinematography

  • Barbie
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Zone of Interest
Best Ensemble Cast

  • Asteroid City
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • The Iron Claw
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

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"Mixed Bag" Award

  • Barbie
  • Maestro
  • Napoleon
  • Scream VI
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Funniest Scene

  • Barbie – commercial for Depression Barbie
  • Barbie – Kens play guitar
  • Bottoms – the football field scene
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - questioning the undead
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – bard spell distraction

Most Memorable Scene

  • Barbie – "I'm just Ken" performance
  • Mission Impossible - train sequence
  • Oppenheimer – Trinity test
  • Saltburn – dance to "Murder on the Dancefloor"
  • Saltburn – tub scene
Most Underrated Movie

  • Asteroid City
  • Blackberry
  • The Creator
  • Dream Scenario
  • Knock at the Cabin
  • Polite Society

Most Overrated Movie

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
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Biggest Disappointment

  • The Exorcist: Believer
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • The Killer
  • Maestro
  • Napoleon
  • Next Goal Wins
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Biggest Surprise

  • Barbie
  • Blackberry
  • Dream Scenario
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
  • Talk to Me
  • They Cloned Tyronne

Best Foreign Film

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • Perfect Days
  • Society of the Snow
  • Zone of Interest
Best Documentary

  • 20 Days in Mariupol
  • The League
  • Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make Believe
  • Sly
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
  • Thriller 40
  • Wham!

Best Animated Film

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Nimona
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem



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Best Screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Past Lives
  • Saltburn
Best Supporting Actress

  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
  • Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
  • Julianne Moore, May December
  • Penélope Cruz, Ferrari
  • Sandra Hüller - The Zone of Interest

Best Supporting Actor

  • Glenn Howerton, Blackberry
  • Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things
  • Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer
  • Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Best Actress

  • Carey Mulligan, Maestro
  • Emma Stone, Poor Things
  • Lily Gladstone, Killer of the Flower Moon
  • Margot Robbie, Barbie
  • Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Best Actor
  • Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
  • Bradley Cooper, Maestro
  • Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Best Director

  • Alexander Payne, The Holdovers
  • Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
  • Emerald Fennell, Saltburn
  • Jonathan Glazer, Zone of Interest
  • Martin Scorsese for Killers of the Flower Moon

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Worst Film

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • Elemental
  • Expend4bles
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Quasi

Best Film

  • All of Us Strangers
  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
  • Dream Scenario
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • Poor Things
  • Saltburn
  • Spider-man: Across the Spiderverse

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All Nominations:
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Received Ballots:
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Thursday Next
Torgo

Winners Reveal
To see the start of the reveal, click here.
To see the list of winners, click here.
To see the post-awards survey, click here.

Previous Awards Threads:
2023 Film Awards - Nominations
2022 Film Awards - Nominations
2022 Film Awards
2019 Film Awards - Nominations
2019 Film Awards
2018 Film Awards - Nominations
2018 Film Awards
2017 Film Awards - Nominations
2017 Film Awards
2016 Film Awards - Nominations
2016 Film Awards



Alright, all the posts have been updated! Any surprises or disappointments?

For interesting voting facts, the only ones I know off-hand is that late support for Spider-man gave it just enough points to kick Zone of Interest out of the "Best Film" category, and Asteroid City was 1-point away from making both the "Most Overrated" and "Most Underrated" categories. It narrowed missed out on being overrated.

Oh, and "Most Memorable Scene" had a 6 or 7-way tie for 6th place, and the 5th place scene was only 1-point ahead of them. I probably would've had that category be only 4 options if the maths had worked out any different haha.



I just realized I accidentally cut Cillian Murphy out of the "Best Actor" category. I'm fixing the image now. None of the others were included by mistake though, since DiCaprio and Cooper had the same number of votes to tie for 5th.

Edit: done!



It’s A Classic Rope-A-Dope
Good job Cosmic. I am going to try and watch s few before I vote.

Nothing earth shattering shocking, but didn’t expect to see Saltburn so much and didn’t expect to see Dream Scenario at all.
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I'm really surprised Barbie didn't make the best film list. I'm also surprised Elemental is on the list for worst Film. It's a bit weak for Disney, but there are a lot of way worse films out there.

I'm also surprised Cocaine Bear, Five Nights at Freddy's, and M3gan didn't appear anywhere. I'm not sure exactly where each would appear, but I thought I'd see them in more categories.



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knew i should've made more of an effort to submit nominations, maybe then i could've knocked saltbore out of some of these categories.
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Great job hosting this.

Personally it's extremely disappointing to see barely any surprises. I expect it will just go the way of the academy awards. Hardly any international films in any of the nominations.

Are you there God it's me Margaret up for one of the best films but Zone of Interest isn't there? Seriously? Really disappointing.

Nota single mention for Love According to Dalva, the Eight Mountains or Godland? Feel like I wasted time putting effort into this (which is not to diminish the hard work organising it)

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Eight Mountains or Godland? Feel like I wasted time putting effort into this (which is not to diminish the hard work organising it)
Both of these got some votes for me as well.



Nice presentation Cosmic, you're truly a winner by default. Besides the lack of love for legendary composer John Williams, no big surprises. A couple films I haven't seen yet so, let's hope they release Gojira digitally before this deadline.



Thanks for the kind words, guys!

Nothing earth shattering shocking, but didn’t expect to see Saltburn so much and didn’t expect to see Dream Scenario at all.
Dream Scenario actually got the same number of points as All of Us Strangers, Are You There God?, Past Lives, and Spider-man. I already mentioned that Zone of Interest was bumped off due to a late ballot that really boosted Spider-man, but The Iron Claw would've made it if one of the later participants hadn't given Dream Scenario the extra points it needed to push ahead that little bit. It's proof that every vote counts!

I really liked Dream Scenario and had it on my ballot in a number of places, so I'm perfectly happy with that outcome haha.

I'm also surprised Cocaine Bear, Five Nights at Freddy's, and M3gan didn't appear anywhere. I'm not sure exactly where each would appear, but I thought I'd see them in more categories.
M3GAN was nominated in a number of categories by a couple people, but didn't quite have enough points to break into them. Five Nights at Freddy's didn't get much attention, but it was nominated in both Overrated and Underrated, which I thought was amusing.



Another little fact: While Sandra Hüller made both the "Best Actress" and "Best Supporting Actress" categories for two different roles, Lily Gladstone nearly made both categories for the same role.



knew i should've made more of an effort to submit nominations, maybe then i could've knocked saltbore out of some of these categories.
It's possible. Many of these categories were close calls, or the votes were spread so thin that a single point or two could've shaken things up quite a bit.

Are you there God it's me Margaret up for one of the best films but Zone of Interest isn't there? Seriously? Really disappointing.
Zone of Interest nearly made "Best Film", but was knocked off in the 11th hour. That was probably the biggest surprise for me. Like I said, it's just proof that every single vote counts. Sorry the nominations are ultimately disappointing, but maybe the close calls this year will get more people voting next time around.



It's possible. Many of these categories were close calls, or the votes were spread so thin that a single point or two could've shaken things up quite a bit.


Zone of Interest nearly made "Best Film", but was knocked off in the 11th hour. That was probably the biggest surprise for me. Like I said, it's just proof that every single vote counts. Sorry the nominations are ultimately disappointing, but maybe the close calls this year will get more people voting next time around.
I'm the only one disappointed, I'm sure it'll be a great MoFo awards and thanks for all your hard work.



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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Thanks for organizing this, Cosmic.


I'm going to try to catch up with some of the ones I haven't seen yet like The Creator and Are you there God it's me Margaret?