IJR Awards 2018: Nominations, Part One of Two

Today I’m revealing the first half of the 2018 nominations for this blog’s IJR Awards (I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, but you probably already guessed that). The two legend awards (Film Legend and TV Legend) aren’t getting any nominees, instead, I’ll reveal the winners, or honorees, in the two upcoming IJR Awards 2018-posts.

The second half of the nominations (the film nominations) will be revealed at some point in February so that I am able to watch some of the Oscarworthy films that won’t be released in Denmark until the beginning of 2019. Without further ado, let’s get to it.


Gaming Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A VOICE ACTOR IN A GAMING EXPERIENCE

  • Clark, Roger — Red Dead Redemption II
  • Davis, Benjamin Byron — Red Dead Redemption II
  • Judge, Christopher — God of War
  • Lowenthal, Yuri — Spider-Man

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Beat Saber — Beat Games
  • God of War — Santa Monico Studio
  • Red Dead Redemption II — Rockstar Games
  • Spider-Man — Insomniac Games
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Bandai Namco Studios

Music Awards

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • All the Stars,” — Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA (From the Motion Picture “Black Panther”)
  • Make Me Feel,” — Performed by Janelle Monáe
  • Shallow,” — Performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the Motion Picture “A Star is Born”
  • “Sunflower,”Performed by Post Malone and Swae Lee (From the Motion Picture “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)
  • thank u, next,” — Performed by Ariana Grande

For the film-specific Best Original Score Award, check back when I announce the Film Awards nominations. More details at the bottom of the article.


Superhero Awards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW

  • Brolin, Josh — Avengers: Infinity War
  • Cage, Nicolas — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Hemsworth, Chris — Avengers: Infinity War
  • Jordan, Michael B. — Black Panther
  • Momoa, Jason — Aquaman

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW

  • Heard, Amber — Aquaman
  • Lily, Evangeline — Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Olsen, Elizabeth — Avengers: Infinity War
  • Saldana, Zoe — Avengers: Infinity War
  • Wright, Letitia — Black Panther

SUPERHERO FILM OF THE YEAR

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp — dir. Peyton Reed — Disney / Marvel Studios
  • Avengers: Infinity War — dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo — Disney / Marvel Studios
  • Black Panther — dir. Ryan Coogler — Disney / Marvel Studios
  • Incredibles 2 — dir. Brad Bird — Disney / Pixar
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — dir. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman — Sony Pictures Releasing

Television Awards

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Borstein, Alex — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Clarkson, Patricia — Sharp Objects
  • Scanlen, Eliza — Sharp Objects
  • Spacek, Sissy — Castle Rock: Season One
  • Winkler, Henry — Barry: Season One

BEST NEW TV SHOW 

  • BarryHBO
  • HomecomingAmazon Video
  • Patrick MelroseShowtime
  • Sharp Objects HBO
  • The Haunting of Hill HouseNetflix

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Criss, Darren — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  • Cumberbatch, Benedict — Patrick Melrose
  • Hader, Bill — Barry: Season One
  • Harris, Ed — Westworld: Season Two
  • Odenkirk, Bob — Better Call Saul: Season Four

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Adams, Amy — Sharp Objects
  • Brosnahan, Rachel — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season Two
  • Roberts, Julia — Homecoming
  • Seehorn, Rhea — Better Call Saul: Season Four
  • Stone, Emma — Maniac

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A TELEVISION SHOW

  • Barry: Season OneHBO
  • Better Call Saul: Season FourAMC
  • Sharp ObjectsHBO
  • The Haunting of Hill House: Season OneNetflix
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season TwoAmazon Video

TELEVISION EPISODE OF THE YEAR

  • Chapter One: Make Your Mark,” — Barry: Season One
  • Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going,” — Barry: Season One
  • Free Churro,” — BoJack Horseman: Season Five
  • The Queen,” — Castle Rock: Season One
  • Winner,” — Better Call Saul: Season Four

TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR

  • Barry: Season One — HBO
  • Better Call Saul: Season FourAMC
  • BoJack Horseman: Season FiveNetflix
  • Patrick MelroseShowtime
  • Sharp ObjectsHBO

UNFORGETTABLE TELEVISION QUOTE OF THE YEAR

  • “So I guess I have technically had my first audition, but it was just, like, in North Hollywood, in this guy’s apartment. And he was like, “Dance.” And so I was like, “What is this going to be on?” And then he said, “The Internet.”” – Barry: Commit… To You
  • “If you want to have a hobby or something, then you can take up painting. Hitler painted! John Wayne Gacy painted. It’s a good, solid hobby. It never got in the way of what they were doing.” – Barry: Make Your Mark
  • “This isn’t fun for me. Being a woman is not a hobby or a pet interest of mine. You get to drop in and play Joss Whedon and everybody cheers, but when you move on to your next thing I’m still here.” – BoJack Horseman: BoJack the Feminist
  • “My demons are not remotely tackled. They’re just mildly concussed.” – Sharp Objects: Dirt
  • “Do you want to know what they are really celebrating in there? That, darling, is the sound of fools fiddling while the whole fucking species starts to burn. And the funniest fucking part? They lit the match. So, here’s to you, assholes. May your forever be blissfully short.” – Westworld: Reunion

The winners of the TV, Games, Superhero, and Music Awards will be revealed on December 31st, 2018.


My annual Top Ten TV-Shows of the Year-list will be revealed on January 1st, 2019.


The nominations for the remaining Film Awards will be revealed during February 2019.


Updated on December 22nd: Two nominations were changed in part due to further consideration (an episode of BoJack Horseman was added, and an episode nomination was taken away from Sharp Objects), but also the fact that I finally got the chance to watch The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.


– Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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