The 5th Annual CineMunchies: The Performances of the Year

Now that the 91st Annual Oscars are long behind us, it's high time we closed the book on 2018 with our 5th Annual CineMunchies! Honoring our favorite films and performances from the previous year, below you'll find the first half of our awards, crowning the best (and worst) performances the cinematic year had to offer.  Our individual Top Ten lists were revealed in the latest CineDrunk podcast, so read on and listen in to find out which lucky actors netted a coveted CineMunchie this year.

For our acting awards, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

Cheers to another year of cinematic superlatives!


Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

2. Kathryn Hahn in Private Life
3. Toni Collette in Hereditary
4. Charlize Theron in Tully
5. Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade



Best Actor: Paul Giamatti in Private Life

2. Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
3. Ben Foster in Leave No Trace
4. Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You
5. Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman in The Favourite

2. Rachel Weisz in The Favourite
3. Elizabeth Debicki in Widows
4. Sakura Ando in Shoplifters
5. (TIE) Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk & Jennifer Jason Leigh in Annihilation



Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

2. Josh Hamilton in Eighth Grade
3. Brian Tyree Henry in If Beale Street Could Talk
4. Hugh Grant in Paddington 2
5. Alex Wolff in Hereditary


Ensembles of the Year
The casts of Black Panther, Game Night, Shoplifters, & Support the Girls

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace

Best Performance in a Bad Movie
Michelle Williams in I Feel Pretty

Worst Performance in a Goodish Movie
Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin’


Sexiest Performance
   Female: Cate Blanchett in Ocean’s 8
   Male: Steven Yeun in Burning

You’ve Got It: The ‘X Factor’ Award
Lily James in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Breakthrough of the Year
   On Screen: Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade
   Behind the Camera: Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade


Best Feline Performance
Towne the cat as Jersey in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The "I Wasn't Sure You Had That In You" Award
Blake Lively in A Simple Favor

Best Performance by an Elderly British Actor
Penelope Wilton in The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The 2nd Annual "Wait. Jacki Weaver is in this?! I love her!" Award
Jacki Weaver in Bird Box, Life of the Party, & Widows


The Julie Walters is a G-Damn Treasure Award
Julie Walters in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, Mary Poppins Returns, & Paddington 2

The “I’ll Be Talking to My Therapist About This” Award
Adam Driver’s hotness in BlacKkKlansman

Special 'WTF' Commendation
Everyone involved in Life Itself

Part 2 featuring the best films and scenes of the year coming soon!

The 1st Annual CineMunchies

The 2nd Annual CineMunchies

The 3rd Annual CineMunchies

The 4th Annual CineMunchies: Part One & Part Two