Hello, and welcome back to The Friendly Film Fan! The Fisher Awards (named for the late Carrie Fisher) are a staple of my awards season coverage, dating all the way back to 2016. By now, if you joined me on my Instagram live this morning, you already know who the nominees for the 5th Annual Fisher Awards are; this list is both to keep a record of those nominees and to inform those who do not know who they are…well, who they are.
A bit about how The Fishers work: each category reflects the same categories as the Oscars, with some combined (such as Sound Design as a mix of Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, which now is how the Oscars are awarding it as well) due to a lack of knowledge about different forms of said category and how they work or the lack of necessity for separation (see: Character Design), and some left off entirely (such as the short film categories), as I do not have the requisite knowledge to nominate what might actually have been the best over the course of a given year. The nominees are chosen based on what I believe were the best five (or in Best Picture’s case, ten) examples in their respective categories, and the winners are announced later in their own post with added sections explaining why said film or nominee was crowned the winner of that category.
Now, without further ado, here are your 5th Annual Fisher Award nominees in all 14 categories!
The winners of the 5th Annual Fisher Awards will be announced on Saturday, April 17! Stay tuned!
- The Friendly Film Fan
Film critic in my free time. Film enthusiast in my down time. Writer for Bitesize Breakdown.