Well, they did a pretty good job this year. A few snubs excluded, the film community is relatively pleased with the announcements of the nominees at this year’s big movie awards ceremony. But tradition is tradition, so we will continue as we always do. Which means…

It’s time for the THIRD ANNUAL AE-CADEMY AWARDS.

Below you can find this year’s list of nominees, which we still believe to be a much improved collection relative to the “real deal.” We’ve diplomatically and democratically selected what we think stand as the best entrants in each category, and we want you to make the final decision. Use the polls embedded below to make your voice heard and to push your favorite performers, artists, and films ahead in the race.

But if you come here often, you know that’s not all. Regardless of the outcome, hearts will be broken on the biggest night in movies, and we want to make sure as many people are happy in spite of that. And as always, we want to capitalize on this celebratory spirit of that weekend and extend to you a chance to win something for yourself as well. So…

The Prize

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, we will randomly select one winner who will receive his or her choice of:

a.) One copy of each movie to win in the following categories at the Academy Awards (winner will choose Blu-Ray or DVD): Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay.

b.) One copy of each movie to win in the following categories at the AE-cademy Awards (winner will choose Blu-Ray or DVD): Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay.

Here’s how you can become that winner.

How to Win

1.) Vote for your favorites in our nominee list (poll below).

2.) Follow our site on Twitter:  [twitter-follow username=”WeTalkMovies” scheme=”dark”]

3.) Use the following hashtag before 11:59 on February 24th, 2017: #AEcademyVoter.  Every tweet and/or retweet is a chance to win.

4.) A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday, February 25th. He/she will have 24 hours to claim his/her prize.

Vote for the Winner!

Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced Saturday, February 25th at 2:30 p.m.

Nominees

AE-Cademy Award for Best Sound Mixing

  • Arrival
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Evolution
  • La La Land
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

Arrival, Paramount Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Sound Editing

  • Arrival
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Jackie
  • Silence
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

Arrival

Arrival, Paramount Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Score

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Neon Demon
  • Swiss Army Man

And the winner is…

La La Land Still

La La Land, Summit Entertainment

AE-Cademy for Best Visual Effects

  • Arrival
  • The Jungle Book
  • Rogue One

And the winner is…

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Original Song

  • “Audition” – La La Land
  • “Bin Laden” – Popstar
  • “City of Stars” – La La Land
  • “Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
  • “Equal Rights” – Popstar

And the winner is…

City of Stars, La La Land; Summit Entertainment

AE-Cademy Award for Best Documentary

  • 13th
  • Cameraperson
  • Newtown
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Tickled

And the winner is…

O.J.: Made in America

O.J. Made in America, ESPN

AE-Cademy Award for Best Production Design

  • Arrival
  • Green Room
  • La La Land
  • Silence
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

La La Land, Summit Entertainment

AE-Cademy Award for Best Costume Design

  • The Handmaiden
  • The Love Witch
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Sing Street
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

The Handmaiden, CJ Entertainment

AE-Cademy Award for Best Make Up and Hairstyling

  • Ceasar!
  • Neon Demon
  • The Nice Guys
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Star Trek Beyond

And the winner is…

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond, Paramount Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

  • Cosmos
  • Evolution
  • The Handmaiden
  • Julieta
  • The Wailing

And the winner is…

The Handmaiden, CJ Entertainment

AE-Cademy Award for Best Film Editing

  • OJ: Made in America
  • Silence
  • Moonlight
  • La La Land
  • Arrival

And the winner is…

Moonlight, A24

AE-Cademy Award for Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Silence
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

Moonlight

Moonlight, A24

AE-Cademy Award for Best Animated Feature

  • Only Yesterday
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Zootopia
  • Moana
  • Sausage Party

And the winner is…

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings, Focus Features

AE-Cademy Award for Best Original Screenplay

  • The Lobster
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • The Nice Guys
  • Swiss Army Man
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, Roadside Attractions

AE-Cademy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival
  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • High Rise
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

And the winner is…

Moonlight

Moonlight, A24

AE-Cademy Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis – Fences
  • Kate Dickie – The Witch
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Janelle Monae – Moonlight
  • Imogen Poots – Green Room

And the winner is…

Viola Davis, Fences, Paramount Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  • Issei Ogata – Silence
  • Daniel Radcliffe – Swiss Army Man
  • Trevante Rhodes – Moonlight
  • Ashton Sanders – Moonlight

And the winner is…

Moonlight

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight, A24

AE-Cademy Award for Best Actress

  • Amy Adams – Arrival
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch
  • Emma Stone – La La Land

And the winner is…

Arrival

Amy Adams, Arrival, Paramount Pictures

AE-Cademy Award for Best Actor

  • Michael Shannon – Midnight Special
  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield – Silence
  • Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys
  • Colin Farrell – The Lobster

And the winner is…

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea, Roadside Attractions

AE-Cademy Award for Best Director

  • Robert Eggers – The Witch
  • Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
  • Denis Villenueve – Arrival
  • Damian Chazelle – La La Land
  • Martin Scorsese – Silence

And the winner is…

Moonlight

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight, A24

AE-Cademy Award for Best Picture

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Arrival
  • Green Room
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • Moonlight
  • OJ: Made in America
  • Silence
  • The Witch

And the winner is…

Moonlight

Moonlight, A24

 

Contest Rules

1.) Staff of Audiences Everywhere are not eligible to win prizes.

2.) All readers, contestants, and contests must abide by our site’s Terms and Conditions.

3.) All prizes must be claimed within 24 hours by the chosen winner or a replacement winner will be chosen.

4.) All winners must provide a shipping address to receive the prize.

5.) Prizes will be shipped within 7-14 days of the announcement of the winners, or within 7-14 days after the home media (Blu-ray or DVD) release of the latest film.

6.) Prizes are assumed to have zero (0) cash value and no refunds or substitutions will be provided.

7.) Only contestants 18 years of age or older are eligible.

Featured Image: Summit Entertainment