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Tribeca’s 2nd Annual Alternative Oscars

So many performances and films from last year didn't get the recognition they deserve (for good or for ill). We offer up our choices for Tribeca’s Second Annual Alternative Oscars.

While the Oscars are no doubt Hollywood’s most coveted prize, we can’t help but think of all the noteworthy films and performances that are not being recognized by the Academy. With tongue in cheek (but seriously too), we take a look some alternative categories that recognize (and call out) some unlikely films and performances of both the legitimate and dubious variety.

Most Woefully Overlooked Performance of the Year
Kyle Chandler in The Spectacular Now
Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners
Nicole Kidman in Stoker
Keith Stanfield in Short Term 12
Lili Taylor in The Conjuring

​Best Movie President
Aaron Eckhart as President Benjamin Archer in Olympus Has Fallen
Idris Elba as President Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Jamie Foxx as President Sawyer in White House Down
James Marsden as President John F. Kennedy in Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Donald Sutherland as President Coriolanus Snow in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Most Dysfunctional Family in a Movie
The Bazes in Out of the Furnace
The Blakes (aka The Manzonis) in The Family
The Parkers in We Are What We Are
The Westons in August Osage County
The Smiths in After Earth

Most Ridiculous Casting of the Year
Halle Berry as a 911 operator in The Call
Russell Crowe as the Mayor of New York in Broken City
Zac Efron as a Surgeon in Parkland
Selena Gomez as a hacker in Getaway
Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in Jobs

Most Spot-On Casting of the Year
The cast of This is The End as Themselves in This Is The End
Steve Coogan as a curmudgemon in Philomena
Justin Timberlake as a singer in Inside Llewyn Davis
Vince Vaughn as a manchild in Delivery Man
Robin Wright and Naomi Watts as hot moms in Adore

Best Addition to a Franchise
Before Midnight
Fast & Furious 6
Insidious Part 2
Iron Man 3

Worst Addition to the Franchise

Anchorman: The Legend Continues
A Good Day to Die Hard
Red 2
Scary Movie 5
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

Best Movie Tattoo

Veerle Baetens' body art in The Broken Circle Breakdown
James Franco’s body art in Spring Breakers
Ryan Gosling’s body art in A Place Beyond the Pines
Matthew McConaughey’s serpent tattoo in Mud
Mark L. Young’s ‘No Ragrets’ on his chest in We’re the Millers

Most Complete Waste of Time By An Entire Ensemble Cast 
The Counselor
Gangster Squad
Movie 43
Now You See Me

Best Movie That Shows How Truly Terrifying The Future Will Be
The Host
Pacific Rim
The Purge

Best Movie You Didn’t See This Year
Escape from Tomorrow
Ginger & Rosa
The Kings of Summer
What Maisie Knew

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