The 1st Annual ScreenAge Wasteland Awards Nominees: ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Marriage Story’, and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Lead the Pack

The nominees for the 1st Annual ScreenAge Wasteland Awards have been announced!

If you thought there were already too many award shows that’s too bad because here’s another one. The team behind SAW submitted nominees for the best of film in 2019. A lot of films and performances were submitted, but at the end of the day there can only be 5 nominees per category (or 8 for Best Picture and Best Scene).

Here are your nominees…


Best Picture

  • The Irishman
  • Knives Out
  • The Lighthouse
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • Uncut Gems
  • 1917

Best Animated Film

  • Abominable
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Best Director

  • Ari Aster – Midsommar
  • Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse
  • Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
  • Sam Mendes – 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor

  • Adam Driver – Marriage Story
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
  • Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
  • Robert Pattinson – The Lighthouse

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Daniel Craig – Knives Out
  • Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse
  • Joe Pesci – The Irishman
  • Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Best Actress

  • Awkwafina – The Farewell
  • Scarlett Johannson – Marriage Story
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Us
  • Florence Pugh – Midsommar
  • Samara Weaving – Ready or Not

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern – Marriage Story
  • Julia Fox – Uncut Gems
  • Elisabeth Moss – Us
  • Zhao Shuzhen – The Farewell
  • Park So-dam – Parasite

Best Onscreen Movie Ensemble

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • The Irishman
  • Knives Out
  • Little Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • The Farewell
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Little Women

Best Original Screenplay

  • Knives Out
  • The Lighthouse
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best Visual Effects

  • Ad Astra
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 1917

Best Scene of the Year

  • Keanu – Always Be My Maybe
  • “And I…am…Iron Man.” – Avengers: Endgame
  • Dancing Down the Stairs – Joker
  • The Fight – Marriage Story
  • Tensions at Spahn Ranch – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Park Family Comes Home – Parasite
  • Celtics Game 7 – Uncut Gems
  • Church Burning – 1917

SAW Breakout Award

  • Ana de Armas – Knives Out (acting)
  • Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit (acting)
  • Florence Pugh – Midsommar/Little Women (acting)
  • Da’vine Joy Randolph – Dolemite Is My Name (acting)
  • Lulu Wang – The Farewell (directing)

Most Overlooked Film of 2019

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • The Lighthouse
  • Monos
  • Motherless Brooklyn
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Mario Bava
  • Danny DeVito

It’s a three-way tie for most nominations. The Lighthouse, Marriage Story and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood lead the pack with 6 nominations a piece. Next is Parasite and Knives Out with 5, and The Farewell, The Irishman, Uncut Gems and 1917 with 4.

Avengers: Endgame, Dolemite Is My Name, Little Women and Midsommar have 3 nominations each. Jojo Rabbit, Joker and Us finish the multiple nominated films with 2 each.


Voting will be open until midnight January 31, 2020. To access the voting slip for the 2020 SAWards, CLICK HERE.

The winners will be announced Sunday, February 16, 2020 on the @SAWasteland Twitter account with a post going up on the site shortly thereafter.


Let us know down in the comments who you hope wins. Please feel free to share the voting slip with your family, friends, and on social media! Happy voting, Screenagers!

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Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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