The Peanut Butter Falcon, Greener Grass Win Big At Alt-Oscar Awards

Written by: Ryan Nilsen – February 12th, 2020 12:00pm PT

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In this day and age, it has become nearly impossible to to recognize all Oscar-worthy films so in January, Popcorn Talk announced the first ever Alt-Oscar nominations!

The Alt-Oscars are awarded to films that were not nominated for Oscars in their respective categories with the intention of recognizing more superb work in the field of motion pictures.

Below are the winners of our inaugural awards!


WINNER: Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe – Greener Grass

Greener Grass. Credit: Gulp Splash Productions

The other nominees…

Paul Downs Colaizzo – Brittany Runs a Marathon

Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman – Booksmart

Joraan Peele – Us

Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski – Dolemite Is My Name


WINNER: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor – Blinded by The Light

Blinded By The Light. Credit: New Line Cinema

The other nominees…

Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant – I Lost My Body 

David Michôd, Joel Edgerton – The King

Andrew Stanton, Stephany Folsom – Toy Story 4

Gary Dauberman – It Chapter 2


WINNER: Zack Gottseigen – The Peanut Butter Falcon

Zack Gottsagen. Credit: Armory Films

The other nominees…

Shia LeBouf – Honey Boy

Sam Rockwell – Jojo Rabbit

Archie Yates – Jojo Rabbit

Alan Alda – Marriage Story


WINNER: Adèle Haenel – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Adèle Haenel. Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Credit: Lilies Films

The other nominees…

Toni Collete – Knives Out

Janelle Monáe – Harriet

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers

Cho Yeo-jeong – Parasite


WINNER: Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name

Eddie Murphy. Dolemite is My Name. Credit: Netflix

The other nominees…

Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems

Daniel Craig – Knives Out

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Viveik Karla – Blinded By The Light


WINNER: Lupita Nyong’o – Us

Lupita Nyong’o. Us. Credit: Universal Pictures

The other nominees…

Ana De Armas – Knives Out

Akwafina – The Farewell

Emma Thompson – Late Night

Jillian Bell – Britney Runs a Marathon


WINNER: Lulu Wang – The Farewell

Lulu Wang. Credit: Ray Productions

The other nominees…

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Josh and Benny Safdie – Uncut Gems

Robert Eggers – The Lighthouse

Trey Edward Shults – Waves


WINNER: The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon. Credit: Armory Films

The other nominees…


Knives Out

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Avengers: Endgame

Uncut Gems

Dolemite Is My Name

Pain And Glory


A Beautiful In The Neighborhood

Those are the winners! What an incredible year in film, and congratulations too all the film nominated!

Special thanks to Maria Menounos, Keven Undergarro, and the entire Popcorn Talk Network and AfterBuzz TV!

About The Author:

Ryan Nilsen is the head of the Popcorn Talk Network as well as a host/producer for AfterBuzz TV. He has 4 years of Television and Filmmaking experience, starting in production on Daytime talkshows in New York City and Philadelphia.

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