History of I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards

I'm Jeffrey Rex Awards

Having moved into more formal reviews of games, and especially films, I decided to actually have my own award ‘show’ in 2013.

Originally containing 17 categories, the ‘show’ would eventually evolve into having a bigger scope, but it would also lose some categories in the process. Later, some awards were retitled in early 2016 and late 2018. The following list contains all current categories, and its winner(s):


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

FILM LEGEND AWARD (2016-)
2016 – Thelma Schoonmaker – Film Editor
2017 – Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill – Actors, Character Custodians, Icons
2018 – John Williams – Composer, Conductor

TELEVISION LEGEND AWARD (2016-)
2016 – Bryan Cranston – Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
2017 – Michael J. Fox – Actor, Director, Author, Producer, Activist
2018 – Henry Winkler – Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer, Producer


FILM

BEST ACHIEVEMENT BY A RISING STAR: FILMMAKING (2016-)
2016 – Robert Eggers – The Witch
2017 – Jordan Peele Get Out
2018 – Ari AsterHereditary

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN (2018-)
2018 – Sandy PowellThe Favourite

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING A FILM (2013-)
2013 – Alfonso CuarónGravity
2014 – Richard LinklaterBoyhood
2015 – Denis VilleneuveSicario
2016 – Damien Chazelle La La Land
2017 – Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
2018 – Alfonso CuarónRoma

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS IN A FILM (2016-)
2016 – The Jungle Book – Robert Legato; Dan Lemmon; Andrew R. Jones; Adam Valdez.
2017 – Blade Runner 2049 John Nelson; Gerd Nefzer; Paul Lambert; Richard R. Hoover.
2018 – First ManPaul Lambert; Ian Hunter; Tristan Myles; J. D. Schwalm.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING A FILM – ADAPTED (2014-) [5]
2014 – Gillian FlynnGone Girl
2018 – Oh Jung-mi & Lee Chang-dongBurning

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING A FILM – ORIGINAL (2014-) [5]
2015 – Alex GarlandEX_MACHINA
2016 – Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea
2017 – Jordan PeeleGet Out
2018 – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamaraThe Favourite

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY (2017-)
2017 – Roger Deakins Blade Runner 2049
2018 – Łukasz ŻalCold War

BEST ANIMATED FILM (2018-)
2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseSony Pictures Animation

BEST FILM (2013-)
2013 – GravityWarner Brothers Pictures
2014 – BoyhoodIFC Films
2015 – Inside OutWalt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studios
2016 – La La Land Summit Entertainment
2017 – Phantom Thread Focus Features
2018 – You Were Never Really Here Amazon Studios

BEST FILM SCORE (2016-)
2016 – La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
2017 – Phantom Thread Jonny Greenwood
2018 – First ManJustin Hurwitz

BEST MOVIE POSTER (2016-)
2016 – O. J.: Made in America – American Glove (LINK)
2017 – Good Time Lost in the Bottle (LINK)
2018 – BurningDancing in the Blue-Orange Night (LINK)

BEST MOVIE TRAILER (2016-)
2016 – 10 Cloverfield Lane – Announcement Trailer (LINK)
2017 – Baby Driver TeKillYah / Critics Trailer (LINK)
2018 – A Star is BornOfficial Trailer #1 (LINK)

BEST NON-AMERICAN FILM (2017-)
2017 – Dunkirk British/International
2018 – BurningSouth Korean

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FILM (2013-)
2013 – Mads MikkelsenJagten [1]
2014 – Jake GyllenhaalNightcrawler
2015 – Adam DriverStar Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
2016 – Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea
2017 – Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread
2018 – Ethan HawkeFirst Reformed

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FILM (2013-)
2013 – Sandra BullockGravity
2014 – Patricia ArquetteBoyhood
2015 – Alicia VikanderEX_MACHINA
2016 – Amy Adams Arrival
2017 – Vicky Krieps Phantom Thread
2018 – Olivia ColmanThe Favourite

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A FILM (2016-)
2016 – Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Michelle Williams, C. J. Wilson.
2017 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriDarrell Britt-Gibson, Kerry Condon, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Zejlko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Sandy Martin, Frances McDormand, Kathryn Newton, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Brendan Sexton III, Amanda Warren, Samara Weaving.
2018 – The FavouriteJoe Alwyn; Olivia Colman; Mark Gatiss; Nicholas Hoult; Jenny Rainsford; James Smith; Emma Stone; Rachel Weisz.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A RISING STAR: ACTING (2015-)
2015 – Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
2016 – Anya Taylor-Joy The Witch
2017 – Timothée Chalamet Call Me By Your Name
2018 – Cynthia ErivoBad Times at the El Royale

BEST SEQUEL, PREQUEL, OR REMAKE (2016-)
2016 – Captain America: Civil War – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
2017 – Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. Pictures
2018 – Mission: Impossible – FalloutParamount Pictures

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FILM (2017-)
2017 – Barry KeoghanThe Killing of a Sacred Deer
2018 – Steven YeunBurning

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FILM (2017-)
2017 – Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
2018 – Emma StoneThe Favourite

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS OR VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FILM (2017-)
2017 – Andy SerkisWar for the Planet of the Apes
2018 – Josh BrolinAvengers: Infinity War

UNFORGETTABLE MOVIE QUOTE OF THE YEAR (2016-)
2016 – “Would that it were so simple.” – Hail, Caesar!
2017 – “Luke, we are what they grow beyond, that is the true burden of all masters.” –Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2018 – “Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, ‘cause they knew death was better than bondage.” – Black Panther

UNFORGETTABLE SCENE OR SEQUENCE OF THE YEAR (2018-)
2018 – The Snap – Avengers: Infinity War


DOCUMENTARY

BEST DOCUMENTARY (2016-)
2016 – O. J.: Made in America – ESPN Films
2017 – Five Came Back Netflix
2018 – They Shall Not Grow OldWarner Bros. Pictures


TELEVISION

BEST NEW TELEVISION SHOW (2017-)
2017 – FEUD: Bette and Joan – FX
2018 – Sharp Objects HBO

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW (2013-)
2013 – Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad: Season 5 [3]
2014 – Matthew McConaugheyTrue Detective: Season 1
2015 – Mads MikkelsenHannibal: Season 3
2016 – John Turturro The Night Of
2017 – Justin TherouxThe Leftovers: Season 3
2018 – Bill HaderBarry: Season 1

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SHOW (2013-)
2013 – Robin WrightHouse of Cards: Season 1
2014 – Robin WrightHouse of Cards: Season 2
2015 – Krysten RitterMarvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1
2016 – Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul: Season 2
2017 – Carrie CoonThe Leftovers: Season 3
2018 – Amy Adams Sharp Objects

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A TELEVISION SHOW (2016-)
2016 – Westworld: Season 1 – Ben Barnes; Oliver Bell; Ingrid Bolsø Berdal; Clifton Collins, Jr.; Ed Harris; Luke Hemsworth; Louis Herthum; Anthony Hopkins; Sidse Babett Knudsen; James Marsden; Leonardo Nam; Thandie Newton; Steven Ogg; Simon Quarterman; Talulah Riley; Rodrigo Santoro; Angela Sarafyan; Jimmi Simpson; Ptolemy Slocum; Bradford Tatum; Tessa Thompson; Evan Rachel Wood; Shannon Woodward; Jeffrey Wright.
2017 – The Leftovers: Season 3 – Jovan Adepo; Amy Brenneman; Jasmin Savoy Brown; Brett Butler; Bill Camp; Kevin Carroll; Carrie Coon; Ann Dowd; Lindsay Duncan; Christopher Eccleston; Damien Garvey; Michael Gaston; Scott Glenn; Natalie Gold; David Gulpilil; Katja Herpers; Regina King; Mark Linn-Baker; Janel Molony; Joel Murray; Turk Pipkin; Margaret Qualley; Justin Theroux; Liv Tyler; Chris Zylka.
2018 – Sharp Objects Amy Adams; Jennifer Aspen; Beth Broderick; Will Chase; Patricia Clarkson; Matt Craven; Henry Czerny; Madison Davenport; Barbara Eve Harris; Jackson Hurst; Sophia Lillis; Chris Messina; Reagan Pasternak; Elizabeth Perkins; Miguel Sandoval; Eliza Scanlen; Taylor John Smith; David Sullivan; Sydney Sweeney; Lulu Wilson; Emily Yancy.

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW [2] (2018-)
2018 – Henry Winkler – Barry: Season 1

TELEVISION EPISODE OF THE YEAR (2015-)
2015 – “Five-O” – Better Call Saul: Season 1
2016 – “Fish Out of Water” – BoJack Horseman: Season 3
2017 – “The Most Powerful Man In The World (And His Identical Twin Brother)” – The Leftovers: Season 3
2018 – “Free Churro” – BoJack Horseman: Season 5

TELEVISION SHOW OF THE YEAR (2013-)
2013 – Breaking Bad: Season 5AMC – Created by Vince Gilligan
2014 – True Detective: Season 1HBO – Created by Nic Pizzolatto
2015 – Better Call Saul: Season 1AMC – Created by Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould
2016 – BoJack Horseman: Season 3 – Netflix – Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
2017 – The Leftovers: Season 3 – HBO – Created by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta
2018 – Sharp Objects – HBO – Created by Marti Noxon

UNFORGETTABLE TELEVISION QUOTE OF THE YEAR (2016-)
2016 – “Hold the Door!” – Game of Thrones: The Door
2017 – “Mr President, due to advancements in plastic surgery anyone with enough resources can copy a person’s face. But your, uh, your penis, sir. Well, they’re not going to go to that length.” – The Leftovers: The Most Powerful Man In The World (And His Identical Twin Brother)
2018 – “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


HEROES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW [4] (2014-)
2014 – Dave BautistaGuardians of the Galaxy
2015 – Michael DouglasAnt-Man
2016 – Ryan Reynolds Deadpool
2017 – Hugh Jackman Logan
2018 – Michael B. JordanBlack Panther

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO FILM OR TELEVISION SHOW [4] (2014-)
2014 – Emma StoneThe Amazing Spider-Man 2
2015 – Scarlett JohanssonAvengers: Age of Ultron
2016 – Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange
2017 – Gal Gadot Wonder Woman
2018 – Zoe SaldanaAvengers: Infinity War

SUPERHERO FILM OF THE YEAR (2014-)
2014 – Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Studios
2015 – Avengers: Age of UltronMarvel Studios
2016 – Captain America: Civil War – Marvel Studios
2017 – Logan 20th Century Fox
2018 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sony Pictures Animation


GAMES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A VOICE ACTOR IN A GAMING EXPERIENCE (2014-)
2014 – Melissa HutchisonTelltale’s The Walking Dead Season Two
2015 – Ashly BurchLife Is Strange
2016 – Nolan North – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
2017 – Ashly Burch Horizon Zero Dawn
2018 – Christopher JudgeGod of War

GAME OF THE YEAR (2013-)
2013 – The Last of UsNaughty Dog
2014 – Shovel KnightYacht Club Games
2015 – Rocket LeaguePsyOnix
2016 – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog
2017 – Horizon Zero Dawn Guerrilla Games
2018 – God of WarSanta Monica Studio


MISCELLANEOUS

SONG OF THE YEAR (2013-)
2013 – “Headlights” – Eminem featuring Nate Ruess
2014 – “True Love” – Coldplay
2015 – “When I Was A Boy” – Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
2016 – “Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street
2017 – “Looking For An Answer” – Linkin Park
2018 – “Make Me Feel” – Janelle Monáe


1st I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, for the year 2013.
2nd I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, for the year 2014.
3rd I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, for the year 2015.
4th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, for the year 2016.
5th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards: Part One, Part Two, for the year 2017.
6th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards: Part One, Part Two, for the year 2018.


The award for Best Film (Previously known as ‘Movie of the Year.’) honors the best film of the year, but the award has previously been announced earlier than my annual Top 10 Films of the Year list has.

Therefore there have been times where my no. 1 film wasn’t the winner of the Best Film category, due to me having seen more films when I release my final list. The same thing has happened with the award for Television Show of the Year after I’ve introduced my Top Ten TV-Shows of the year lists.

As of 2017, the award for Best Documentary can be won by both documentary films and documentary series or mini-series. Also, while documentary films may be featured on my annual Top 10 Films of the Year list, documentaries cannot be nominated for Best Film. Documentary series, or mini-series, may also be featured on my annual Top 10 TV-Shows of the Year list, but aren’t eligible to win the Television Show of the Year award.


Eligibility Criteria for Best Non-American Film:
– A film must have no significant creative involvement by individuals who are American. Significant creative involvement, as defined by me, signifies that you are are a writer, co-writer or director on the film. Additionally, a film made by an international creative team may still be deemed as an American film — and thus ineligible — if it only takes place in America. When a film is based on a book or a play, then that work of art must not have been created – or co-created by an American – for the film to be eligible (however, in exceptional circumstances it may still be eligible). If a person of significant creative involvement holds a dual citizenship, then I will use mine own best judgment. A film’s listed countries of production may ultimately have an influence on the nomination.

The criteria above was designed by Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen and inspired by BAFTA’s Outstanding British Film eligibility criteria.


There are a couple of rules for the trailer and poster awards. Only posters for films released in the given year are eligible for the Best Movie Poster. It’s different for trailers. If I see a great trailer for a movie that isn’t released until the next year, then it is eligible for Best Movie Trailer.


[1] – Jagten/The Hunt was released at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, but in Denmark in 2013.
[2] – Actor, in this case, is not gender-specific. For the discontinued guest performance category: Originally, ‘Thespian’ was used to indicate that it can be an actor of either gender. It was later changed to ‘actor,’ but it can still be awarded to an actor of either gender.
[3] – Though initially undecided, the winner was finally chosen in 2016.
[4] – In 2016, the titles of the awards were changed to include television performances.
[5] – In 2018, the Best Achievement in Writing a Film-award was split into two to honor both adapted and original screenplays.


If I’ve previously announced the nominees prior to the presentation itself, they’ll be listed here:

1st I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards – Nominees, for the year 2013.
No nominees were announced for the 2nd I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, for the year 2014.
3rd I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards – Nominees, for the year 2015.
4th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards – Nominees: Part One, Part Two, for the year 2016.
5th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards – Nominees: Part One, Part Two, for the year 2017.
6th I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards – Nominees: Part One, Part Two, for the year 2018.





DISCONTINUED/RETIRED AWARDS

BEST GUEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SHOW [2] (2016-2017)
2016 – Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead: Season 6
2017 – Cameron BrittonMINDHUNTER: Season 1

OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – The Last of UsNaughty Dog
2014 – BoyhoodIFC Films

SUPERHERO OF THE YEAR (2014-2015)
2014 – Captain America / Steve Rogers – Marvel Comics
2015 – Ant-Man / Scott Lang – Marvel Comics

SUPERHEROINE OF THE YEAR (2014-2015)
2014 – Ms Marvel / Kamala Khan – Marvel Comics
2015 – Jessica Jones – Marvel Comics

CHELSEA FC PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – Eden HazardWinger/Playmaker
2014 – Nemanja MaticDefensive Midfielder

CHICAGO BEARS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – Alshon JefferyWide Receiver
2014 – Willie YoungDefensive End

FC COPENHAGEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – Thomas DelaneyDefensive Midfielder
2014 – Thomas DelaneyDefensive Midfielder

BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR (2014)
2014 – DRIVECLUBEvolution Studios

NINTENDO GAME OF THE YEAR (2014)
2014 – Mario Kart 8Nintendo EAD Group No. 1

PC/MAC GAME OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – Gone HomeThe Fullbright Company
2014 – Shovel KnightYacht Club Games

PLAYSTATION 3 GAME OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – The Last of UsNaughty Dog
2014 – South Park: The Stick of TruthUbisoft

PLAYSTATION 4 GAME OF THE YEAR (2013-2014)
2013 – RESOGUNHousemarque
2014 – Far Cry 4Ubisoft

PLAYSTATION VITA GAME OF THE YEAR (2013)
2013 – Guacamelee!DrinkBox Studios

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