After the nominees were announced on Monday morning, it became clear the folks who were nominated were overwhelmingly white and, in non-gendered categories, very male. So, Elsie took it upon herself to create her own list of nominees that actually gets it right, and I am so glad this nominations list exists.
Elsie hopped on Twitter on Monday, announcing, "I’ve decided to start my own film awards because sometimes other ones suck, so here are the nominations for the first annual Elsie Awards." From there, the actress announced her own award-show nominees using categories included in the Oscars nominations list and ones she created on her own.
Those categories included everything from best actress and best cinematography to best horror feature and best young performer. Like a breath of fresh air, Elsie's Elsie Awards nominees are very much an inclusive bunch, with folks including Awkwafina, Lupita Nyong'o, Park So-dam, Alma Har'el, Jordan Peele, and Ana de Armas getting "nominations" for their work. Elsie also made sure to recognize movies big and small, with features including Hustlers, The Lighthouse, and Midsommar getting nominated alongside Oscar-nominated films like Parasite and Marriage Story.
Elsie ended her thread by noting winners would be announced on Tuesday, January 14, at 9 p.m. PT/12 a.m. ET and I seriously hope that ends up happening. If you're also interested in seeing how the actual 2020 Oscars turn out, you'll have to wait a little while longer. The Oscars are set to air on ABC on Sunday, February 9 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
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