It all boils down to these difficult choices.
Welcome to 2019 Birth.Movies.Death Alternative Oscars! We are now in the third annual incarnation of this new tradition, in which BMD staff selects candidates for Oscar-ignored films, and readers vote for the winners. There are a lot of good movies nominated for the "real" Oscars, but it's our chance – and yours – to give lovin 'to movies that were too small, too weird or too hard to recognize.
We will have a new series of nominations every Wednesday, in anticipation of the Oscars, and each week we will unveil the names of the winners of the previous categories. So, put your votes and the best movies win.
Last week, we conducted our latest surveys on some key creative departments: writing, directing, cinematography and editing. Once again, two films dominated: Annihilation won Best Film and Adapted Screenplay, while Mission: Impossible – Fallout won the Best Editing and Director Award (for Chris McQuarrie). And in the Original Scenery category, Boots Riley's sorry to disturb you frankly demolished the competition.
Congratulations to these people and thank you all for voting.
This week, our last week, we are reviewing the categories of the best film, in all areas covered. For the main award for best film, we do something a little different – like the Oscars, it's a classified ballot. Get the vote and good luck to make some of these decisions.
Thank you for voting! We will be back next week with all the winners. In the comments below, feel free to rent your picks for this week – or to complain about what was left out last month -.