Maybe Fangoria should change the name of the Chainsaw Awards to the Ari Aster Awards. The director and another one of his movies dominated the Fangoria 2020 Chainsaw Awards, a fan-voted contest honoring the best horror movies released in 2019.
Aster and his A24 film Midsommar won five of the 16 Chainsaw Awards, according to an article by Phil Nobile Jr. posted February 7th on Fangoria.com.
Aster won for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and Midsommar earned awards for Best Wide-Release Movie, Best Score, and Best Kill. Last year, Aster dominated the Chainsaw Awards with six wins for his film Hereditary, including Best Wide-Release Movie and Best Director.
The Lighthouse was the other big winner with three awards, including Best Limited-Release Movie. Robert Pattinson won Best Actor and Willem Dafoe won Best Supporting Actor for their performances in The Lighthouse.
Here’s the complete list of winners, according to Fangoria.com:
- BEST KILL: Christian in the Bear Suit on Fire!, Midsommar
- BEST CREATURE FX: Spectral Motion, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
- BEST MAKEUP FX: Mike Marino, The Dead Don’t Die
- BEST SCORE: The Haxan Cloak, Midsommar
- BEST SCREENPLAY: Ari Aster, Midsommar
- BEST DIRECTOR: Ari Aster, Midsommar
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rebecca Ferguson, Doctor Sleep
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
- BEST ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o, Us
- BEST ACTOR: Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
- BEST SERIES: Stranger Things
- BEST FIRST FEATURE: Travis Stevens, Girl on the Third Floor
- BEST FOREIGN MOVIE: Tigers Are Not Afraid
- BEST STREAMING PREMIERE MOVIE: The Perfection
- BEST LIMITED-RELEASE MOVIE: The Lighthouse
- BEST WIDE-RELEASE MOVIE: Midsommar
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