YOUNG CRITIC AWARDS

2021

Young Critic Awards for 2021’s films

2019

YCA for 2019

2017

Best Motion Picture Dunkirk Nominees:Call Me By Your Name​Dunkirk​Get Out​The Post​The Shape of...

2016

Best Motion Picture La La Land Nominees:ArrivalHell or HighwaterLa La LandMoonlightTower Best Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Nominees:Dennis...

2015

Best Motion Picture The Martian Nominees:Beasts of No NationThe Big ShortBrooklynCarolInside...

2013

Best Motion Picture Gravity Nominees:12 Years a SlaveAll is LostAmerican HustleDallas Buyers...

TOP 10s

Top 10 of 2021

Top 10 films of 2021 according to Young Critic

Top 10 of 2020

top 10 films of 2020 according to Young Critic

Top 10 2018

 As the year comes to an end, so come the “end of year lists.” Here I’ve compiled our...

Top 10 2016

The annual top 10 list is here. Note that I haven’t been able to see some of the films...

Young Critic Awards

By year

2019

Nominees: Honey Boy Pain and Glory Parasite Portrait of a Lady on Fire Waves Nominees: Booksmart Dolemite is My Name Jojo Rabbit Knives Out Long Shot Nominees: Doctor Sleep The Lighthouse Midsommar Uncut Gems Us Nominees: 1917 Avengers: Endgame Ford v. Ferrari John...

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2021

Nominees: The Father The Lost Daughter ​Nomadland The Power of the Dog SpencerNominees: Antlers Candyman The Card Counter The Night House Nightmare AlleyNominees: Don't Look Up The French Dispatch I'm Your Man Licorice Pizza Shiva BabyNominees: Dune Free Guy The Green...

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2018

Nominees: A Star is Born Cold War The Favorite​ If Beale Street Could Talk Roma Nominees: Crazy Rich Asians The Death of Stalin Game Night Love, Simon Sorry to Bother You Nominees: A Quiet Place Hereditary Searching Suspiria You Were Never Really Here Nominees: Black...

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2012

Nominees: Argo Les Miserables Lincoln Silver Linings Playbook Skyfall The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel The Dark Knight Rises Zero Dark Thirty Nominees: Ben Affleck​ (Argo) Tom Hooper​ (Les Miserables​)  ​Steven Spielberg​​ (Lincoln)​​ Sam Mendes​​ (​Skyfall)​ Katheryn...

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2013

Nominees: 12 Years a Slave All is Lost American Hustle Dallas Buyers Club  Gravity Her Nebraska Saving Mr. Banks The Great Gatsby The Wolf on Wall StreetNominees: Alexander Payne (Nebraska) Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) David O. Russell (American Hustle) Martin...

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2015

Nominees: Beasts of No Nation The Big Short Brooklyn Carol Inside Out Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Nominees: Adam McKay (The Big Short) Alejandro G. Iñarritu (The Revenant) George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) Ridley Scott (The Martian) Tom...

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2016

Nominees: Arrival Hell or Highwater La La Land Moonlight Tower Nominees: Dennis Villeneuve (Arrival) Pablo Larrain (Jackie) Damien Chazelle (La La Land) Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) Nominees: Denzel Washington (Fences) Michael...

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2017

Nominees: Call Me By Your Name ​Dunkirk ​Get Out ​The Post ​The Shape of Water Nominees: Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) ​Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) ​Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Steven Spielberg (The Post) Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) Nominees:...

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2014

Nominees: American Sniper Boyhood Fury Gone Girl Interstellar The Imitation Game Nominees: Begin Again Big Eyes Birdman St. Vincent The Grand Budapest Hotel The Skeleton Twins Nominees: Richard Linklater (Boyhood) David Ayer (Fury) David Fincher (Gone Girl)...

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Top 10s

Top 10 of 2021

Top 10 films of 2021 according to Young Critic2021 was the year that movie theaters finally opened their doors and let a few brave cinephiles return to experience the magic of the big screen. The first movie I went back to see was nothing out of this world (Guy...

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Top 10 of 2020

Top 10 films of 2020 according to Young Critic2020 comes to a close, a year that will undoubtedly live in infamy in history books, and we can only hope we can start looking back on its effects instead of living through them. The year has been an unexpected constant...

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Top 10 2016

The annual top 10 list is here. Note that I haven't been able to see some of the films coming out late this year, due to geographical location or because of their limited release. Keep an eye out for them in the 2017 Young Critic Award Nominations, to be announced...

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Top 10 2017

2017 has been one of the best years for films in a while, at least in quality if not for the box office. Each genre has had revitalization, from the western with Hostiles and Wind River, to the romantic comedy with The Big Sick, to horror with Split and Get Out. It’s...

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Top 10 2018

 As the year comes to an end, so come the "end of year lists." Here I’ve compiled our top 10 picks of movies for the year. It should be noted that it was not humanly possible for me to see every movie that came out this year and thus am sad that they might be excluded...

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Top 10 2019

2019 has been an incredible year for film, with so many great and distinct voices so that it has made the rounding of a top 10 a nightmare for most critics. As such it felt unfair to only do 10 films here, as many would have been top 3 in any other year of the decade;...

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