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The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

The Oscars of horror.

The Chainsaw Awards from Fangoria come the horror streaming service Shudder on Sunday, April 18. The show will be filmed and hosted virtually by actor and writer David Dastmalchian. Some of the names set to appear include Gigi Saul Guerrero, Kevin Smith, and Keith David. 

The Chainsaw Awards began in the 1992 and focus on horror and thriller films. Last year’s big winners were Midsommar and The Lighthouse. Past recipients have been It Follows, The Babadook, and Castle Freak. Last year was a strange one for movies, but there are some strong nominees.

 BEST WIDE RELEASE MOVIE

The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

(from left) Josh Detmer (Misha Osherovich), Ryler (Melissa Collazo), The Butcher in Millie Kessler’s body (Kathryn Newton) and Nyla Chones (Celeste O’Connor) in Freaky, co-written and directed by Christopher Landon.

Freaky
Gretel & Hansel
The Hunt
The Invisible Man
Underwater

BEST LIMITED RELEASE MOVIE

The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

Color Out of Space
The Dark and the Wicked
Possessor
Relic
The Wolf of Snow Hollow

BEST FIRST FEATURE

The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

Amulet
Come to Daddy
Dead Dicks
Extra Ordinary
Sea Fever

BEST STREAMING PREMIERE MOVIE

beach house

Anything For Jackson
The Beach House
His House
Host
The Mortuary Collection
Run

BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE

la llorona

Bacurau
Blood Quantum
Impetigore
La Llorona
Sputnik

BEST SERIES

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Dracula
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Helstrom
Lovecraft Country
What We Do in the Shadows

BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE

after midnight

Jim Cummings – The Wolf of Snow Hollow
Sopé Dìrísù – His House
Jeremy Gardner – After Midnight
Heston Horwin – Dead Dicks
Marin Ireland – The Dark and the Wicked
Carla Juri – Amulet
Tamara Lawrance – Kindred
Emily Mortimer – Relic
Wunmi Mosaku – His House
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man
Andrea Riseborough – Possessor
Alec Secareanu – Amulet
Vince Vaughn – Freaky

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE

The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

Xander Berkeley – The Dark and the Wicked
Clancy Brown – The Mortuary Collection
Will Forte – Extra Ordinary
Brea Grant – After Midnight
Udo Kier – Bacurau
Alice Krige – Gretel & Hansel
Stephen McHattie – Come to Daddy
Robyn Nevin – Relic
Julie Oliver-Touchstone – The Dark and the Wicked
Misha Osherovich – Freaky
Vanessa Williams – Bad Hair

BEST DIRECTOR

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Bryan Bertino – The Dark and the Wicked
Justin G. Dyck – Anything for Jackson
Romola Garai – Amulet
Natalie Erika James – Relic
Remi Weekes – His House
Leigh Whannell – The Invisible Man

BEST SCREENPLAY

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Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles – Bacurau
Toby Harvard – Come to Daddy
Michael Kennedy & Christopher Landon – Freaky
Remi Weekes – His House
Leigh Whannell – The Invisible Man

BEST SCORE

the empty man

Evan Jonigkeit as Greg in 20th Century Studios’ THE EMPTY MAN. Photo by Ilze Kitshoff. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Roque Baños – His House
Rob – Gretel & Hansel
Tom Schraeder – The Dark and the Wicked
Jim Williams – Possessor
Christopher Young & Lustmord – The Empty Man

BEST MAKEUP FX

The Chainsaw Awards Nominees

Alterian Studios – Freaky
Amalgamated Dynamics – The Mortuary Collection
Liz Byrne – Gretel & Hansel
Paul Jones – Random Acts of Violence
Dan Martin – Possessor

BEST CREATURE FX

the wretched

Jim Henson Studio – Come Play
David Martí & Montse Ribé, – His House
Dan Martin – Color Out of Space
Erik Porn – The Wretched
Cliff Wallace – Amulet

ACHIEVEMENT IN NON-FICTION

leap of faith: william friedkin on the exorcist

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection
Cursed Films
The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist
Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

The Chainsaw Awards air on Shudder April 18

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