Wonder Awards

Cinefantastique’s annual recognition of the highest achievement in fantasy films, horror movies, and science fiction cinema.

2nd Annual Wonder Awards Winners

2nd Annual Wonder Awards Winners

It’s Sunday, March 7, and everyone is wondering what the winners will be. Well, wonder no more, because here are the official winners of this year’s Cinefantastique Wonder Awards. Oh sure, other people are tuning into the Oscar telecast to see whether Sandra Bullock takes home an Academy Award, but for aficionados of horror, fantasy, [...]

2nd Annual Wonder Awards Nominations

2nd Annual Wonder Awards Nominations

What were the best horror, fantasy, and science fiction films of 2009? Well, we’re here to tell you, with this year’s nominations Cinefantastique’s second annual Wonder Awards. In a year when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science broke with tradition by nomination two science fiction films (AVATAR and DISTRICT 9) in multiple categories (including Best [...]

The Wonder Awards Post-Mortem: Dissecting the Best Achievements in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror from 2008

The Wonder Awards Post-Mortem: Dissecting the Best Achievements in Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror from 2008

Now that Cinefantastique’s 2009 Wonder Award Winners have been posted, it seems like a good time to do a little post-mortem, offering some of the voters a chance to explain their choices and voice their agreement or disagreement with the final results. After all, as interesting as the list of winners is, it is still [...]

Wonder Awards 2009: Rationale of a Conflicted Contrarian

Wonder Awards 2009: Rationale of a Conflicted Contrarian

As cinema buffs and Hollywood’s elite await the Academy Awards this weekend, Cinefantastique Online has addressed the unfortunate lack of critical appreciation for films of the fantastic through its 2009 Wonder Awards. As in any other subjective human endeavor those of us who voted on the nominations disagreed at times with the selections of others. [...]

Cinefantastique selects winners of the first annual Wonder Awards

Cinefantastique selects winners of the first annual Wonder Awards

The votes are counted. At times it was a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish – resulting in several ties – but now we have announced the results for Cinefantstique Online’s first ever Wonder Awards. The winners include a satisfying mix of worthy titles; each nominee for Best Picture prevailed in at least one category. [...]

2009 Wonder Award Winners - The Complete List

2009 Wonder Award Winners – The Complete List

What are the Wonder Awards? They are Cinefantastique Online’s answer to the Oscars – a chance to recognize the great science fiction, fantasy, and horror films that are denied Academy Award nominations because of their genre affiliation. Below is a complete list of the 2009 Wonder Award Winnerss. You can find the nominations listed here. For [...]

Cinefantastique nominates 1st Annual Wonder Awards

Cinefantastique nominates 1st Annual Wonder Awards

Looking for an alternative to the Academy Awards? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, who reveal their annual Oscar nominations this morning, are notorious for overlooking fantasy films, horror movies, and science fiction cinema. Therefore, Cinefantastique Online has decided to presents its nominations for the first annual Wonder Awards. The name, of course, is taken [...]

Cinefantastique's 2009 Wonder Awards Nominations Complete List

Cinefantastique’s 2009 Wonder Awards Nominations Complete List

Here is a complete list of the nominations for the best achievements in fantasy films, horror movies, and science fiction cinema released last year.
BEST FILM

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Let the Right One In
Wall-E

BEST DIRECTOR

David Fincher for BENJAMIN BUTTON
Christopher Nolan for DARK KNIGHT
Jon Favreau for IRON MAN
Tomas Alfredson for LET THE RIGHT ONE [...]