3rd Annual Rants Of A Crazy Person Award Nominations

Posted: January 7, 2014 in award season, Movie Reviews 2013, movies, ROCP Awards

I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for the nominations for the very prestigious 3rd Annual ROCP awards. It comes late this year, partially because I wanted to be able to watch more of the “Oscar” contenders, and the Golden Globe nominees. I still have two films to watch Dallas Buyers Club and Inside Llewlyn Davis that could potentially make this list (from the rave reviews I have a feeling Jared Leto and Matthew Mcconaughey will be making an appearance), but here are my nominations.

Check back this weekend for the winners! Don’t be surprised if there are additional nominations for the above movies…I’ve added a few more categories from last years. Let me know if I forgot anyone.





Best Movie of The Year

  • Gravity
  • Captain Phillips
  • Short Term 12
  • Her


Biggest Surprise Of The Year (*new category)
*Surprise, meaning how much I liked it, what I wasn’t sure I would.*

  • Don Jon
  • The Way Way Back
  • Pacific Rim
  • World War Z
  • This Is The End


Worst Movie Of The Year

  • Getaway
  • Trance
  • The Big Wedding
  • A Good Day To Die Hard
  • Struck By Lightning


Biggest Let Down of The Year (*new category)

  • Carrie
  • Enders Game
  • Man Of Steel
  • The Host
  • Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


Best Actor

  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
  • Hugh Jackman, Prisoners
  • Daniel Bruhl, Rush
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street


Best Actress

  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
  • Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and American Hustle
  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks


Worst Actor/Actress

  • Jeremy Renner, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Bruce Willis, A Good Day To Die Hard
  • Jayden Smith, After Earth
  • Selena Gomez, Get Away
  • Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments


Best Visual Effects

  • Gravity
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
  • Oz The Great And Powerful
  • Pacific Rim


Best Cinematography

  • Emmanuel Lubezki and Michael Seresin, Gravity
  • Stuart Dryburgh, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years A Slave
  • Andrew Lesnie, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug


Best Romantic Movie or Rom-Com Of The Year

  • Don Jon
  • Safe Haven
  • About Time
  • Her
  • Frozen


Best Action/Thriller Movie Of The Year

  • Star Trek: Into Darkness
  • Pacific Rim
  • World War Z
  • Oblivion
  • Prisoners


Best Movie About Super Heroes (Or Super Hero types)

  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Iron Man 3
  • Kick Ass 2


Best Cheesy, Campy, Goodness Film

  • The To Do List
  • Delivery Man
  • The Internship
  • This Is The End
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues


Most Depressing Movie

  • August: Osage County
  • Short Term 12
  • Blackfish
  • Prisoners
  • Blue Jasmine


Most Disturbing Movie (*new category)

  • Blackfish
  • Trance
  • Stoker
  • The Wolf On Wall Street
  • Side Effects


Best Tearjearker

  • Short Term 12
  • About Time
  • The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • Fruitvale Station


Best Indie Movie (*new category)

  • Short Term 12
  • The Spectacular Now
  • The Way Way Back
  • Her
  • Don Jon


The Movie That Had All The Makings To Be Great, But Wasn’t.

  • The Host
  • Oz The Great and Powerful
  • After Earth
  • Gangster Squad
  • The Lone Ranger


The Worst Movie This Year I’ve Never Seen (Refuse To See)

  • The Smurfs 2
  • 21 & Over
  • Justin Bieber’s: Believe
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Machete Kills


Miscast Actors (*new category*)

  • Moises Arias as Bonzo in Ender’s Game
  • Jake Gyllenhaal Detective Loki in Prisoners
  • Jamie Foxx as the President in White House Down
  • Michael Shannon as General Zod in Man Of Steel
  • Bradley Cooper as Richie DiMaso in American Hustle
  • Armie Hammer as John Reid in The Lone Ranger


Performance That Made Me a Fan (when I was otherwise neutral)

  • Scarlett Johannsen, Her and Don Jon
  • Nicholas Hoult, Warm Bodies
  • Sam Rockwell, The Way Way Back
  • Brie Larson, Short Term 12 and Don Jon


Breakout Performance of the Year

  • Liam James, The Way Way Back
  • Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now
  • Keith Stanfield, Short Term 12
  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Henry Cavill, Man Of Steel
  • Domhnall Gleeson, About Time




**warning do not read if you don’t want to know what happens in a certain movie!!**




Most Disturbing Image, I’ll Never Get Out Of My Head

  • That orca pulling his trainer under water again and again and again in Blackfish.
  • The first 2 minutes of Fruitvale Station showing the You Tube clip of what really happened that day on the train: watching an innocent man get shot.
  • Seeing Carson Phillips’ rotting body (Chris Colfer) after not being found until after the weekend outside of the high school, Struck By Lightning
  • The Annabelle doll and the Hide and Seek game, from The Conjuring
  • The beaten and tortured face of Alex Jones (Paul Dano), on The Prisoners


The Moment That Ruined An Otherwise Good Movie

  • The exorcism in The Conjuring.
  • Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez catching/colliding mid-air, Fast and Furious Six
  • Charlie Hunnam’s stupid “I’m so cool, I’m so hot,” swagger with his hands down his pants walk, in Pacific Rim
  • The miscast of Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners
  • The blandness of Armie Hammer and length of The Lone Ranger
  • The ending to The Call where the Halley Berry and Abigail Breslin in turn capture their kidnapper, The Call


The Moment That Saved An Otherwise Bad Movie

  • The hotness of Henry Cavill, Man of Steel
  • Anna Kendrick’s performance, Drinking Buddies
  • The performance of Meryl Streep, August: Osage County


The Best Laugh-Out-Loud moment (*new category)

  • Brie Larson’s one and only line in Don Jon after many reaction shots of her playing on her phone throughout the movie.
  • Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) freaking out because his legs disappeared on the green screen monitor: “93!”, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Loki (Tom Hiddleston) shifting into Captain America, in Thor: The Dark World
  • Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) laughing like a ventriloquist dummy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) looking so nervous waiting for Daisy (Carey Mulligan) to arrive then he disappears, only to reappear at the front door soaking wet, The Great Gatsby


Most Tearful Moment

  • When Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) finally lets the ordeal and trauma of what happened to him affect him, Captain Phillips
  • Watching this old school, hillbilly, red neck old man cry when realizing the horrible things he did as a young kid, Blackfish
  • Mrs. Travers (Emma Thompson) watching the end of Mary Poppins while remembering her life with her father, Saving Mr. Banks.
  • Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) being reunited with his family, 12 Years A Slave
  • Marcus (Keith Stanfield) reciting that poem about his painful past of abuse, in Short Term 12


Best Movie Moment

  • Sandra Bullock finally making it to land after her excruciating journey, Gravity
  • Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) final look of despair, then anger, then wrath to camera at the end of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
  • The ending credits scene to Fast and Furious 6 realizing the 3rd movie had a purpose and the reveal of Jason Statham as the guy who killed Han, on purpose.
  • Gatsby and Daisy running around as he throws shirts at her. Leo looked so young!, The Great Gatsby.
  • The argument between Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams in the bathroom leading up to that purely crazy kiss, in American Hustle.
  • Jordan Belmont (Leonardo DiCaprio) extremely high and incapacitated, trying to make it from the payphone inside the building to his car outside by crawling to it, The Wolf On Wall Street


These are the nominations. Check back this weekend for the winners.





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