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The Deathies20212021

Our fan led community version of the Oscars

The Deathies is a community award ceremonies run by the AoDR where members and friends can vote on the year's Academy Award categories as if they were members of that academy! 

In addition, our own special branches create their own category, which can then be voted on by all particpants. 

In addition to the nominees in each categories in the year's Academy Awards, the AoDR consists of 6 branches, each of which create a category and shortlist nominees that go forward to the Deathies ballot.In 2023, the branches and their categories were:
  • Food & Drink Branch - The Best Food or Drink Scene
  • Animal Lovers Branch - The Best Animal Performance [The Johnny Award]
  • Kino Branch - The Best Kino Film
  • Queer Branch - The Best LGBTQ+ Film [The Queer Palme d’AoDR]
  • Creators Branch - The Best Conversation Piece [The Biggest Cow Award]
Any member of the AoDR can join multiple branches, and be involved in creating the branch categories and shortlist that year. For further information, see the Community branches section of this site, or the individual branch's page.
Why is it called the Deathies?As most voters are participants in the yearly Death Race to watch all Academy Award (Oscars) nominees, our ceremony is commonly referred to as The Deathies after a comment during the very first live ceremony.How can I participate in The Deathies?Anyone is able to vote for The Deathies and linkns are shared on this website, Discord, Reddit, and through other official AoDR social media.It's much more fun being a member of the AoDR which enables you to participate in the shortlisting process of Branches.

The AoDR are keen to be the most open and transparent of organisations, and as such we attempt to publish anonymised voting data for each category.

In addition, the full Rules around the AoDR Deathies are available on this website.

Many thanks to everyone who voted, watched, presented, sent in suggestions, or has commented. The recording of the livestream is available to rewatch, as is the News Segment which was sadly omitted in error from the broadcast.

All % are not counting voters who skipped the categories.

171 voters in total


Academy of Death Racers categories:

Favourite Film: 407 valid votes cast for 87 different films


Biggest Cow: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (34.51%)

Best Food & Drink scene: The Final Scene from ANOTHER ROUND (41.56%)

Too Indie the Oscars: I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (30.13%)

Best Animal Performance: The Octopus from MY OCTOPUS TEACHER (38.06%)

Secret Hawaiian Branch: WOLFWALKERS


Oscar Categories

Best Picture – THE FATHER (See breakdown by round below)

Best Director – Chloé Zhao – NOMADLAND (56.55% of the vote)

Best Actor in a Leading Role – ANTHONY HOPKINS in The Father (37.87% of the vote)

Best Actress in a Leading Role – CAREY MULLIGAN in Promising Young Woman (49.10%)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – DANIEL KALUUYA in Judas and the Black Messiah (56.80%)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – YUH-JUNG YOUN in Minari (49.09%)

Best Adapted Screenplay – THE FATHER (52.12%)

Best Original Screenplay – PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (46.15%)

Best Cinematography – NOMADLAND (68.29%)

Best Documentary Feature – Collective (38.85%)

Best Original Song – HUSAVIK from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (55.41%)

Best Original Score – SOUL (57.67%)

Best Sound – SOUND OF METAL (92.68%)

Best Costume Design – EMMA (54.66%)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling – PINOCCHIO (37.27%)

Best Production Design: Mank (43.37%)

Best Animated Feature Film: SOUL (49.38%)

Best Visual Effects: TENET (60.23%)

Best Film Editing: THE FATHER (43.27%)

Best International Feature Film: ANOTHER ROUND (45.03%)

Best Live Action Short Film: Two Distant Strangers (36.59%)

Best Documentary Short Subject: DO NOT SPLIT (25.15%)

Best Animated Short Film: OPERA (38.17%)


Best Picture – by round:

Rules: need =>50% to win

Round 1: Mank is eliminated

Judas and the Black Messiah (4.68%)

Mank (2.34%)

Minari (13.45%)

Nomadland (21.05%)

Promising Young Woman (18.71%)

Sound of Metal (15.79%)

The Father (18.13%)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (5.85%)

Round 2: Judas and the Black Messiah is eliminated

Judas and the Black Messiah (4.68%)

Minari (14.04%)

Nomadland (22.22%)

Promising Young Woman (18.71%)

Sound of Metal (15.79%)

The Father (18.71%)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (5.85%)

Round 3: The Trial of the Chicago 7 is eliminated

Minari (15.20%)

Nomadland (22.81%)

Promising Young Woman (19.30%)

Sound of Metal (16.96%)

The Father (19.88%)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (5.85%)

Round 4: Minari is eliminated

Minari (15.79%)

Nomadland (24.56%)

Promising Young Woman (21.64%)

Sound of Metal (17.54%)

The Father (20.47%)

Round 5: Sound of Metal is eliminated

Nomadland (27.49%)

Promising Young Woman (24.56%)

Sound of Metal (23.39%)

The Father (24.56%)

Round 6: Promising Young Woman is eliminated

Nomadland (35.09%)

Promising Young Woman (30.99%)

The Father (33.92%)

Round 7: THE FATHER wins

Nomadland (47.95%)

The Father (52.05%)