Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Third Annual Stella Awards!

The Stella, made by Stellar Four friend Ash!
It's award season, folks! While Hollywood lovingly fawns over films like The Imitation Game, Selma and American Sniper, they consistently overlook the finest films in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. I get it, Hollywood. You're still too cool to give Chris Pratt the Oscar he so rightly deserves for his portrayal of Star Lord. Whatever.

Well, three years ago, I was sick of it. I wanted to give recognition to the films that thrilled me and my fellow geeks that the Academy Awards stubbornly refuse to nominate. An award made for sci-fi/fantasy movies chosen by sci-fi/fantasy fans! In past years, we've crowned Pacific Rim and The Avengers as the Best Picture winners. Who will take home the Stella this year?

There have been some changes to our nominees this go round. Last year we introduced the "Most Disappointing Film" category. I've decided to not bring that category back. It felt a little too mean spirited for our lovely Stella Award. In it's place are two new categories: Best Special Effects and Best Ensemble Cast.

Go below to see the nominees for the 2014 Stella Award and cast YOUR vote!

Best Picture of the Year
Guardians of the Galaxy
Maleficent
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Interstellar
Edge of Tomorrow

Best Director 
James Gunn - Guardians of the Galaxy
Christopher Nolan - Interstellar
Peter Jackson - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill) - Guardians of the Galaxy
Chris Evans (Captain America) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
James McAvoy (Professor X) - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Chris Pratt (Emmet Brickowski) - The Lego Movie
Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield) - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Zoe Saldana (Gamora) - Guardians of the Galaxy
Emily Blunt (Sergeant Rita Vrataski) - Edge of Tomorrow
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent) - Maleficent
Anne Hathaway (Amelia Brand) - Interstellar
Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Lee Pace (Thranduil) - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Sebastian Stan (The Winter Soldier) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) - Guardians of the Galaxy
Will Arnett (Batman) - The Lego Movie
Anthony Mackie (Falcon) - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Karen Gillan (Nebula) - Guardians of the Galaxy
Natalie Dormer (Cressida) - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Jessica Chastain (Murph) - Interstellar
Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde) - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jena Malone (Johanna Mason) - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Best Animated Feature
The Lego Movie
Big Hero 6
How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Book of Life

Best Special Effects
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Interstellar

Best Ensemble Cast
Guardians of the Galaxy
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Cast your vote for the Stella Awards! 
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1 comment:

  1. Do you know how hard it was to pick between Chris Pratt and Richard Armitage? Do you? I agonized over that one. ;) Besides that, this was so much fun to vote for! Waaaayy better than those other awards shows!

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