The Golden Schmoes: Voting ends soon!

Thanks to your nominations, we have compiled the final list of nominees for The 20th Annual Golden Schmoes, honoring the movies of 2021! Final voting is on now and ends at midnight tonight, with winners to be announced on Monday, March 21st, with the Oscars set to happen just under a week later, on Sunday, March 27th. For those experiencing the Golden Schmoes for the first time CLICK HERE to see what it’s all about. You can get a ton more info in our FAQ, but the process is a piece of cake and lots of fun. Even if you didn’t take part in the nominations part of the process, you can still help vote for the winners.

As expected, Spider-Man: No Way Home was the most nominated movie of the year, counting a solid 15 nominations and being nominated numerous times in multiple categories.


Spider-Man: No Way Home: 15 nominations

Dune: 12 nominations

Nobody: 6 nominations

No Time to Die: 5 nominations

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: 5 nominations

No records were broken in terms of MOST nominations (which to this day still belongs to Christopher Nolan’s Inception with 19 nominations). Still, one thing worth noting is the amazing diversity of 2021 films chosen for this year’s Golden Schmoes. I think the fan community is often looked down on by critics who assume we’ll only watch comic book movies, but movies like The Power of the Dog and Licorice Pizza earned 4 nominations each, while a lot of neglected films such as The Last Duel and The Green Knight got tons of love, and Nicolas Cage earned a much-deserved nod for his standout work in Pig. Nominations like this make me proud to be part of the community!

Check out the complete list of nominations below and start voting right hereAre some of your favorite 2021 movies in this year’s Golden Schmoes?

Favorite Movie
Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Worst Movie
– Space Jam: A New Legacy
– F9: The Fast Saga
– The Matrix Resurrections
– Thunder Force
– Tom & Jerry
Best Director
– Denis Villeneuve: Dune
– Jon Watts: Spider-Man No Way Home
– Jane Campion: The Power of the Dog
– Steven Spielberg: West Side Story
– Paul Thomas Anderson: Licorice Pizza
Best Screenplay
– Dune
– Spider-Man: No Way Home
– Licorice Pizza
– The Power of the Dog
– The Last Duel
Most Overrated Movie
Don’t Look Up
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
The Power of the Dog
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Most Underrated Movie
– The Last Duel
– Nobody
– The Green Knight
– Last Night in Soho
– Pig
Trippiest Movie
Last Night in Soho
The Green Knight
Best Comedy
– Free Guy
– The Mitchells vs The Machines
– The Suicide Squad
– Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
– Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Best Horror
A Quiet Place: Part II
Last Night in Soho
Halloween Kills
Best Animated
– Encanto
– The Mitchells vs the Machines
– Raya & the Last Dragon
– Luca
– Flee
Best Sci-Fi Flick
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Free Guy
Godzilla vs Kong
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Best Special Effects
– Dune
– Spider-Man: No Way Home
– The Suicide Squad
– Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings
– Godzilla vs Kong
Biggest Disappointment
The Matrix Resurrections
– Black Widow
– Space Jam: A New Legacy

Halloween Kills
Biggest Surprise
– Nobody
– Free Guy
– Pig
– The Suicide Squad
– The Mitchells vs the Machines 
Best Actor
– Will Smith: King Richard
– Benedict Cumberbatch: The Power of the Dog
– Andrew Garfield: Tick, Tick, Boom
– Tom Holland: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– Nicolas Cage: Pig
Best Actress
– Lady Gaga: House of Gucci
– Alana Haim: Licorice Pizza
– Kristen Stewart: Spencer
– Jodie Comer: The Last Duel
– Jessica Chastain: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Supporting Actor
– Andrew Garfield: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– Willem Dafoe: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– Troy Kotsur: Coda
– Kodi Smit McPhee: The Power of the Dog
– Jared Leto: House of Gucci
Best Supporting Actress
– Florence Pugh: Black Widow
– Kirsten Dunst: The Power of the Dog
– Ariana DeBose: West Side Story
– Aunjanue Ellis: King Richard
– Rebecca Ferguson: Dune
Breakthrough Performance
– Alana Haim: Licorice Pizza
– Mckenna Grace: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
– Simu Liu: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
– Cooper Hoffman: Licorice Pizza
– Rachel Zegler: West Side Story
Favorite Celebrity
– Tom Holland
– Zendaya
– Ryan Reynolds
– Lady Gaga
– Andrew Garfield
Coolest Character
– Andrew Garfield: Spider-Man
– Bob Odenkirk: Hutch Mansel
– Lady Gaga: Patrizia Reggiani
– Daniel Craig: James Bond
– Simu Liu: Shang-Chi
Best Music
– Dune
– Encanto
– West Side Story
– The Suicide Squad
– Last Night in Soho
Favorite Poster
– Dune
– Spider-Man: No Way Home
– The Suicide Squad
– Last Night in Soho
– Godzilla vs Kong
Best Trailer
– Spider-Man: No Way Home
– Dune
– No Time to Die
– House of Gucci
– The Matrix Resurrections
Most Memorable Scene
– The death of 007: No Time to Die
– Gabriel reveal: Malignant
– Matt Murdock: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– The three Spider-Men meet: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– The real Ghostbusters: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Best Action Sequence
– Paloma & Bond shootout: No Time to Die
– Godzilla & Kong vs Mechagodzilla: Godzilla vs Kong
– Police precinct massacre: Malignant
– Bus fight: Nobody
– Three Spider-Men working together: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Best Line of the Year
– “A great man doesn’t seek to lead, he’s called to it, he answers.” : Dune
– “Father, son, House of Gucci” : House of Gucci
– “With great power, comes great responsibility”: Spider-Man: No Way Home
– “Peacemaker, what a joke” : The Suicide Squad
– “I’m gonna f*ck you up”: Nobody

About the Author

Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.