The 2nd Annual Golden Katz Awards: Movie Results

Friends, noblemen, country people, readers, and movie lovers, lend me your eyes as you read the following post and your ears as you read the results in your mind. Here is the first of two posts in wrapping up our 2nd Annual Golden Katz Awards, where we award the best in movies and in blogging in the year. Below you can find the results for the movie portion of the awards, with the blogging portion coming later this week. Thank you to everyone who voted and participated!

Best Trailer (2013 Release)

Gravity… 44
Man of Steel… 28
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty… 16

Best Trailer (2014 Release)

Godzilla… 32
Interstellar… 26
X-Men: Days of Future Past… 24

Worst Dialogue

28 People for Movie 43… 31
Fred Wolf, Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy for Grown Ups 2… 19
Cormac McCarthy for The Counselor… 13
James Vanderbilt for White House Down… 9
Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely for Thor: The Dark World… 3

Most Obvious Use of Green Screen

Oz The Great and Powerful… 42
The Great Gatsby… 16
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… 11
Pacific Rim… 8
World War Z… 7

Best Looking Film (Cinematography)

Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity… 60
Chung-hoon Chung for Stoker… 13
Roger Deakins for Prisoners… 6
Claudio Mirando for Oblivion… 3
Stuart Dryburgh for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty… 2

Best Villain

Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps in 12 Years a Slave… 33
Benedict Cumberbatch as Kahn in Star Trek Into Darkness… 22
Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… 16
Sharlto Copley as Kruger in Elysium… 12
Michael Shannon as General Zodd in Man of Steel… 7

Best Hero

Chiwetel Ejofor as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave…21
Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips… 19
Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3… 19
Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim… 14
Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel… 13

Best Soundtrack

Inside Llewyn Davis… 32
The World’s End… 21
About Time… 15

Best Score

Steven Price for Gravity… 48
Ramin Djawadi for Pacific Rim… 18
Hans Zimmer for Rush… 15

Best Voice Work

Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… 31
Scarlett Johansson as Samantha in Her… 25
Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen… 9
Josh Gad as Olaf in Frozen… 8
Charlie Day as Art in Monsters University… 7

Biggest Disappointment

Man of Steel… 31
The Counselor… 24
Iron Man 3… 18
Star Trek Into Darkness… 13
Thor: The Dark World… 6

Biggest Surprise

World War Z… 33
Gravity… 21
Rush… 18
You’re Next… 11
Pain & Gain… 9

Best Worst Movie You Absolutely Love

Pacific Rim… 37
Fast and Furious 6… 14
Pain & Gain… 13
The Great Gatsby… 12
Olympus Has Fallen… 9

The LOLKatz Award (Funniest Film)

This is the End… 34
The World’s End… 20
The Wolf of Wall Street… 20
The Way Way Back… 11
Frozen… 4

Biggest Tear-Jerker

12 Years a Slave… 31
Gravity… 19
About Time… 16
Saving Mr. Banks… 11
Short Term 12… 5

Most Overrated Performance

Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines in The Butler… 26
Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle… 22
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug… 22
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3… 9
Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush… 3

Best Actress Who Will Get No Love Come Award Season

Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color… 20
Allison Janney, The Way Way Back… 17
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight… 13
Brie Larson, Short Term 12… 13
Rachel McAdams, About Time… 10

Best Actor Who Will Get No Love Come Award Season

Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt… 23
Sam Rockwell, The Way Way Back… 21
Hugh Jackman, Prisoners… 20
Idris Elba, Pacific Rim… 9
Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight… 2

Best Movie Overall

Gravity… 55
12 Years a Slave… 14
Before Midnight… 8
Rush… 7
Mud… 5

Stay tuned for the blogging part of the awards which will be given out later this week!

Written By Nick

Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he’s seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.

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  • fernandorafael_c2c

    Cool cool cool!

  • Just like the globes. I have no complaints on who won

  • Vivek Subramanyam

    I have a confession to make, guys. I was the one who suggested “Oz the Great and Powerful” as a contender for most obvious use of green screen, but in doing so, I actually cheated.

    The reason is because technically, that film actually barely used green screens at all. Raimi created massive physical sets and used heavily enhanced blue chroma key instead. Though I’ve only recently verified that that was in fact the case, I pitched “Oz” as a contender because I wanted to see how many people would vote for it if they saw it was on the list. The truth is, the “right” answer actually would be “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” That film had a ton of it, and you could see it in the production videos if you ever watched them on YouTube.

  • Tom

    haha wtf. Man of Steel was soo not that bad. . . .


    gotta agree with Vern here… and some of these awards make me want to see the movies I’ve missed (The Hunt, Blue is The Warmest Color, World War Z)

  • Actually, about six other people suggested Oz in the nomination stage. And this doesn’t look like a stage…

  • Vivek Subramanyam

    The thing is…it might actually be one. That’s what strikes me as kind of bizarre about this film. But I thought I was one of the ones who pitched it first, which is why I figured I might have been responsible.

  • Source: Movie Bob

  • Vivek Subramanyam

    He verified it for me, yeah. But I read a couple articles that all talked about the set, and none of them talked about the green screen. Wikipedia on the film said that they didn’t bother to use it. I read those articles months ago.

  • Rodney

    Cannot understand why Adele Exarchoupolos hasn’t seen any recognition for her work in Blue Is The Warmest Colour. Frankly, I think she gives one of the performances of the year from ANY actor, in my opinion.

  • Rodney

    See Blue Is The Warmest Colour. You won’t regret it.

  • Chris

    Good stuff! Surprised Gravity ran away with the best movie award though. It destroyed everything else!

  • Mark Walker

    Nice! Good to see some love for World War Z

  • jjames36

    Interesting. For the most part, everyone picked some good ones. 🙂

  • karamelkinema

    Ugh Oprah. I’m so glad Chiwitel Ejiofor was choosen here hahaha
    By the way that screencap of Cumberbatch mug while doing motion capture is hilarious 😀

  • So glad to see so many Gravity wins!

  • World War Z winning Biggest surprise doesn’t even upset me. It was a big surprise for me. I was surprised at how bored I was with it.

  • Brittani

    Oh my God, I only got 3 right. But still, great winners all around!

  • I checked the polls a couple of days ago as the voting winded down and then as I compiled the list of winners I was shocked by how a few of them drastically changed in numbers. So my own predictions were really off too! lol

  • They weren’t just wins, they were full out epic blow-away victories.

  • I saw the image and just HAD to use it.

  • Indeed some good choices!

  • I’m happy about that. One of my biggest surprises of the past year as well!

  • I know, right? It wasn’t even close!

  • Too sexy for the Awards. Yet you think that would be compelling to get her votes…

  • I know! I hated putting that up as the biggest disappointment… I liked it a lot.

  • The Hunt is on Netflix now!

  • As they should be 🙂

  • ruth

    I didn’t count how many I voted won, but for sure a few of them. Very sad for Mads and also Daniel Bruhl who are both excellent but no love from Oscar 🙁

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