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The Nominees for the 1st Annual Double Viking Excellence in Film Awards, aka The Vikies

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Everybody's getting into the awards game these days, so why shouldn't we? We're proud to announce the nominees and categories for the 1st Annual Double Viking Excellence in Film Awards, a.k.a. The Vikies. Check out the nominees below, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and get ready for the awards presentation on Friday, February 26, the Friday before the Oscars, and we'll bring you some more in-depth looks at the contenders in each category between now and then! 

Best Movie

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Inside Out

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ex Machina

The Big Short

 

Biggest Surprise

This award is given to a film that overcame bad pre-release publicity or terrible trailers to be entertaining and fun

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Ant-Man

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation

Creed

Goosebumps

 

Best Male Performance that Was Better than the Movie it was in

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Tom Hardy, Legend

Ben Mendelsohn, Lost River

Tony Hale, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Johnny Depp, Black Mass

Christoph Waltz, Spectre 

 

Best Female Performance that Was Better than the Movie it was in

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Julianne Nicholson, Black Mass

Cate Blanchett, Cinderella

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Eva Mendes, Lost River

Jane Fonda, Youth

 

The "Nice Try" Award 

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This award is presented to the actor or actress this year who really thought they were going to win an Oscar. Whether they shaved, grew a beard, lost a ton of weight, used a funny accent, some combination of those elements, or whatever else they may have tried, it was all in vain. 

Will Smith, Concussion

Angelina Jolie, By the Sea

Joseph Gordon Levitt, The Walk

Chris Hemsworth, In the Heart of the Sea

The entire ensemble of Suffragette

 

Movie that Audiences Should Hate Themselves for Not Seeing

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The Good Dinosaur

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Tomorrowland 

The Gift

What We Do in the Shadows

 

Blockbuster Movie ($100 million+ in North America) that Sucked the Most 

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Jurassic World

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Fifty Shades of Grey

San Andreas

Hotel Transylvania 2

 

Trailers that were Better than the Movie

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Spectre

Black Mass

The Visit

The Boy Next Door

Magic Mike XXL

  

Best Wig

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Steve Carell, The Big Short

Joel Edgerton, The Gift

Peter Dinklage, Pixels

Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Stanley Tucci, Spotlight

 

1st Annual Wig Vanguard Award

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This year's recipient is Paul Giamatti, for his strong wig work in both Love & Mercy and Straight Outta Compton


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