The 2nd Annual Movie Talk With Jake Salinas Awards

american-hustleAlright, here we are again. I enjoyed doing it last year so I thought, what the hell, let’s do it again. I’m of course talking about the 2nd Annual Movie Talk With Jake Salinas Awards, or the M.T.W.J.S. Awards to make it shorter. I always get pissed off at the academy for not recognizing films that I enjoyed or performances, etc. So here, I will honor what I feel is the best of the best. I’ll start out with the technical categories, then move on the writing, acting, directing, and then best picture. I don’t like to beat around the bush, so let’s get to it, shall we?

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity

(Runner Ups:

Roger Deakins – Prisoners

Hoyte van Hoytema – Her

Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska

Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Visual Effects:


(Runner Ups:

Star Trek: Into Darkness


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Iron Man 3)

Best Film Editing

Thelma Schoonmaker – The Wolf of Wall Street

(Runner Ups:

Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, Alan Baumgarten – American Hustle

Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Singer – Gravity

Christopher Roose – Captain Phillips

Eric Zumbrunnen and Jeff Buchanan – Her)


Best Original Score

Mark Orton – Nebraska

(Runner Ups:

Arcade Fire – Her

Steven Price – Gravity

Hans Zimmer – 12 Years A Slave

Rodrigo Leao – Lee Daniels’ The Butler)


Worst Picture

The Counselor

(Runner Ups:

Only God Forgives

The Great Gatsby

Red 2)


Most Overlooked Film:


(Runner Ups:

Labor Day

The Way Way Back


Sound City)


Best Action Film:

Captain Phillips

(Runner Ups:

Star Trek Into Darkness


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)


Best Documentary

The Act of Killing

(Runner Ups:


We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Sound City)


Best Adapted Screenplay:

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy – Before Midnight

(Runner Ups:

Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Billy Ray – Captain Phillips

John Ridley – 12 Years A Slave

Jason Reitman – Labor Day)


Best Original Screenplay:

Spike Jonze –Her

(Runner Ups:

David O. Russell and Eric Singer – American Hustle

Bob Nelson – Nebraska

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis

Jeff Nichols – Mud)


Best Supporting Actress

June Squibb – Nebraska

(Runner Ups:

Scarlett Johansson – Her

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle)


Best Supporting Actor:

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

(Runner Ups:

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Bradley Cooper – American Hustle

Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street

Andrew Dice Clay – Blue Jasmine

Jake Gyllenhaal – Prisoners)


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

(Runner Ups:

Amy Adams – American Hustle

Sandra Bullock – Gravity

Judi Dench – Philomena

Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks)


Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

(Runner Ups:

Christian Bale – American Hustle

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

Bruce Dern – Nebraska

Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave)


Best Director

Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

(Runner Ups:

David O. Russell – American Hustle

Richard Linklater – Before Midnight

Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips

Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

Steven McQueen – 12 Years a Slave)


Best Picture

The Wolf of Wall Street

(Runner Ups:


American Hustle


Before Midnight


Captain Phillips

Inside Llewyn Davis


Saving Mr. Banks



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