Best of 2020 – The Nerddys!

Welcome to the 4th Annual Nerddys Award Ceremony! Where we like to honor some of the best films in several categories. Each category has a limit of five nominees, with the first one listed being our winner.

This year was tough, with many films releases being postponed to 2021, but I believe there were still some great movies this year.

Marvel

The New Mutants has a new August 2020 release date - The Verge

The New Mutants

It was the only Marvel movie this year…so…yeah. I’m bummed about how excited for this movie I was.

DC

WONDER WOMAN 1984 Will be Released Simultaneously in Theaters and on HBO  Max - Y.M.Cinema - News & Insights on Digital Cinema

Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey

As of this posting, I have not actually seen this movie, but the trailer alone was better than Birds of Prey.

Superhero

Gal Gadot shares stunning first pic of Wonder Woman in WW84, reveals new  costume - hollywood - Hindustan Times

Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey, Bloodshot, The New Mutants

Wonder Woman is a joyous character, moreso than many others, so this is what we needed.

Scifi

The first trailer for Christopher Nolan's Tenet is here and it's weird -  SlashGear

Tenet, Monster Hunter, Project Power

Though he thought that his movie was stronger than a pandemic, Christopher Nolan is good at science fiction.

Horror

What Happened to 'The New Mutants'?

The New Mutants, The Invisible Man, Fantasy Island

There were just not a lot of movies this year, were there?

Comedy

Palm Springs Trailer Starring Andy Samberg & Cristin Milioti

Palm Springs, Bad Boys for Life, Sonic the Hedgehog, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Bill and Ted Face the Music

This movie was actually genuinely good! In other years of blockbusters, I might have missed this movie, but luckily it had room to be seen and talked about. If you haven’t seen this rom-com time-loop movie, do yourself a favor and go see it on Hulu.

Animated

Pixar's 'Onward' & Hollywood's Battle Against Originality | Observer

Onward, Scoob!, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Soul, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe

Pixar AND Dungeons & Dragons!? Of course I’m going to love this!

Sequel

Watch Bill & Ted Face the Music at home for $25, or get the trilogy in 4K  for $35 - CNET

Bill and Ted Face the Music, Bad Boys for Life, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Remember: Be excellent to each other!

Reboot

Mulan (2020) Review | Movie - Empire

Mulan, Dolittle, The Invisible Man, Scoob!

While not a perfect film, this was a great, new, adaptation of this Disney movie. I wish they practiced reimaginings for Live Action like this, instead of just remakes.

Based on Game/Book/Show/True Story

Enola Holmes review: Sherlock's kid sister solves a pretty good case of her  own - The Verge

Enola Holmes, Mulan, Sonic the Hedgehog, Artemis Fowl, The New Mutants

Millie Bobby Brown is becoming a wonderful actress, more than just Eleven from Stranger Things. Also, Henry Cavil and Brown are both so incredibly charismatic.

Original

Palm Springs (2020) | T-Man's Movie Reviews | Movies

Palm Springs, Onward, Extraction, The Old Guard, Tenet

That’s right, this movie, which premiered at Sundance this year, was the best original story I’ve seen, and I still think about it. Certainly my favorite Andy Samberg performance, and that’s saying something.

Honorable Mention

Disney Plus 'Hamilton' Viewership Exceeds Those Who've Seen It Live,  Research Company Says | Next TV

Hamilton

Not a movie, but this filmed stageplay was everything I hoped it would be. It’s so much more accessible to show to other people now that there are close ups and closed captioning (otherwise “Guns and Ships” would be impossible). I want more filmed Broadway please!

Best Picture

Palm Springs review: the perfect comedy for a world where nothing matters  anymore - The Verge

Palm Springs, Onward, Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, Enola Holmes

Oh yeah. Seriously, go check out Palm Springs. If “being stuck in the same day over and over, unable to escape” sounds like your 2020, then go watch this movie!

What were your favorite movies of the year? Let us know in the comments below!

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