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The Winners of the 2017 Meltdown Awards

     To hear our Oscar night "coverage" as well as all the discussions surrounding these categories,
listen to our 
Oscar Meltdown episode:


1. Most questionable career decision made by an actor/actress/filmmaker in 2017?

A) Brian Cranston in Power Rangers. 

B) Hugh Jackman AS The Greatest Showman. 

C) Mark Wahlberg negotiating for 2 million dollars for “All the Money in the World” reshoots that Michelle Williams offered to do for free.

D) (Runner-up) Sir Patrick Stewart in “The Emoji Movie”  

     And the winner is… Sir Anthony Hopkins in “Transformers: The Last Knight”


2. Most shocking moment in a 2017 film? (SPOILER ALERT!!)

A) Monster/human sex scene in “The Shape of Water”

B) She ate the whole pie! in "A Ghost Story"

C) All the crazy scary scenes in "The Cure for Wellness"

D) Baby headbangers ball… in “Mother!”

     And the winner is… The Death of Snoke in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”


3. Most miscast actor/actress for their role in a 2017 film?

A) Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnham in "The Greatest Showman"

B) Emma Watson as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” 

C) Matthew McConaughey in "The Dark Tower"

D) (Runner-up) Tom Cruise in “The Mummy”

     And the winner is… Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell”


4. Most impressive visuals (CG, practical, whatever…) in a 2017 film?

A) Valerian

B) The skating in "I, Tonya"

C) Star Wars 

D) (Runner-up) The Shape of Water

     And the winner is… Blade Runner 2049 


5. Most obnoxious use of CGI in a 2017 film?

A) Valerian 

B) Young Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

C) Wonder Woman 

D) Riding on the Fathiers/the casino in  "Star Wars: Last Jedi" 

     And the winner is… Justice League 


6. Best kill/death in a film in 2017? (SPOILER ALERT!!)

A) Happy Death Day (Multiple kills that were just outright fun.)

B) Snoke in “The Last Jedi”

C) Chris… in the rec room… with the antlers – in “Get Out”

D) Every kill in John Wick 2 (including/specifically the pencil kill)

     And the winner is… Logan in “Logan”  


7. Best villain in a 2017 film?

A) The rich white people in “Get Out”

B) Michael Shannon in “The Shape of Water”

C) Jason Sudeikis in "Colossal"

D) Sylvia Hoeks in “Blade Runner 2049”

     And the winner is… Michael Keaton as The Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”


8. Best monster in a 2017 film? 

A) Anne Hathaway (Gloria) in "Colossal"

B) Casey Affleck as that sheet, time-jumping ghost in "A Ghost Story"

C)  James McAvoy (Kevin Wendell Crumb) in “Split”

D) (Runner-up) The fishman from “The Shape of Water”   

     And the winner is… Pennywise from “It”


9. Best action sequence in a 2017 film?  

A) The opening heist in ”Baby Driver”

B) Kong vs. helicopters in “Kong: Skull Island”

C) The throne room lightsaber battle in “The Last Jedi”

D) (Runner-up) The stairwell fight in “Atomic Blonde”

     And the winner is… Wonder Woman going into ‘No Man’s Land’ 


 **(In the world we currently live, we would never be so crass as to have a category like “Hottest actor/actress in a 2017 film”. So how about…)

10. Performer that you feel is aesthetically pleasing while also having an amazing charisma that you are inexplicably drawn to…  but if you were ever in their presence in the real world you would be completely respectful and not at all creepy toward them (in a film in 2017)?


A) Vicky Krieps in "Phantom Thread" 

B) Lily James in "Baby Driver"

C) Oliva Munn in "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" 

D) (Runner-up) Cate Blanchett in “Thor: Ragnarok”  

     And the winner is…   Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman" 



A) Keanu Reeves in “John Wick 2”

B) Jon Hamm in “Baby Driver” 

C) Tom Hiddleston in Thor: Ragnarok 

D) Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Ragnarok”

     And the winner is… Timothée Chalamet


11. The 2017 movie you expected to hate, but ended up enjoying?

A) The Girl with all the Gifts 

B) I, Tonya

C) Get Out 

D) The Greatest Showman

     And the winner is…  “Justice League” 


12. Dreariest study of the human condition (in a film in 2017)?

A) I, Tonya

B) The Only Living Boy in New York

C) Mother!

D) (Runner-up) Blade Runner 2049

     And the winner is…  Get Out


13. Favorite use of a song in a 2017 film? (It does NOT have to be originally created for the film.)    

A) “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra from “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”

B) “Space Oddity” by David Bowie from the "Valerian" opening credits

C) “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin from “Thor Ragnarok”

D) “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion from “Baby Driver”

     And the winner is…  “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs from “Call Me By Your Name”


14. Favorite score in a 2017 film? (Again, it does NOT have to be specifically created for the film.)

A) Phantom Thread

B) The Shape of Water

C) Star Wars: The Last Jedi

D) (Runner-up) Blade Runner 2049

     And the winner is…  Baby Driver 


15. Most impressive director of a 2017 film?

A) Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)

B) Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

C) Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)

D) (Runner-up) Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049)

     And the winner is…  Jordan Peele (Get Out)


16. Favorite (what you would consider) mainstream movie in 2017?

A) Wonder Woman

B) Thor: Ragnarok

C) Star Wars: The Last Jedi

D) (Runner-up) Get Out                               

     And the winner is…  The Shape of Water


17. Favorite (what you would consider) indie movie in 2017?

A) The Florida Project

B) The Disaster Artist

C) Phantom Thread

D) (Runner-up) Call Me by your Name

     And the winner is…  Baby Driver


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