Cast A Vote In The 1st Annual 'Wommie' Awards: The Categories Oscar Overlooks | New Hampshire Public Radio

Cast A Vote In The 1st Annual 'Wommie' Awards: The Categories Oscar Overlooks

Feb 18, 2015

Credit Oscar Image: Davidlohr Bueso via flickr Creative Commons /

Of course the Oscar ceremony is already too long, they even have a whole separate awards ceremony for the awards most people outside of the film industry don't understand, but we still think the Oscars are missing a few key awards. Enter the 1st Annual Wommie Awards! We asked Amy Diaz from The Hippo to help us create a ballot chock full of amazing talent that aren't getting the recognition we think they deserve. 

Check out the nominees below and then cast your vote by 

Wednesday, February 18th 12:00am Eastern

We'll announce the winners on Thursday's show and publish the results here. 

Chris Pratt | Emmet Brickowski | The LEGO Movie

Will Ferrell | Lord Business/President Business | The LEGO Movie

Morgan Freeman | Vitruvius | The LEGO Movie

Bradley Cooper | Rocket | Guardians of the Galaxy

Vin Diesel | Groot | Guardians of the Galaxy

Elle Fanning | Winnie | The Boxtrolls

Andy Serkis | Caesar | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Benedict Cumberbatch | Smaug | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

With notes from Amy Diaz


"Miles Teller, JK Simmons — also a great duo — plus small roles from Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell as the all-American-ish Miles replacement."

Guardians of the Galaxy

"Chris Pratt as great cast anchor, modern action star; strong voice actors, Zoe Saldana as the bad-ass girl, Dave Bautista a WWE guy as Dax; small roles from John C. Reilly and Glenn Close."

 Gone Girl

"Ben Affleck kind of the perfect choice, Rosamund Pike creepy and perfect, Neil Patrick Harris great as creepy ex, Tyler Perry is unbelievably awesome, Carrie Coon as Affleck's sister is a nice bit of bitter comic relief/voice of the audience, Casey Wilson as the stupid friend is on point and Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit as the investigative detectives deserve their own show." 

 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I

"The actors, including Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer, are so good you forget that you don't really care what's happening. Also, you forget you don't care about the allegedly love triangle with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth." 

 The LEGO Movie

"Perfectly uses the actors voices — and our expectations from those actors —to build the characters and for comic effect. Morgan Freeman and his voice of God voice. Chris Pratt at his most excitable aka Andy from Parks & Recreation. Will Ferrell making everything sound ridiculous. Liam Neeson making everything sounding terrifying —and then there's his happy-face voice. Even smaller roles, Will Arnett's arrogance as Batman, Alison Brie's angry cuteness as Unikitty, Jonah Hill as the needy Green Lantern always psyched to be around Superman." 

Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike | Gone Girl

Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt | Edge of Tomorrow

Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman | The Railway Man

The Book of Life



Begin Again

With notes from Amy Diaz

Obvious Child

"Solid, smart comedy from writer/director Gillian Robespierre, also great first major movie role for Jenny Slate."

Dear White People

"First feature film for writer/director Justin Simien; Smart, more-nuanced-than-expected look at identity politics in college and how, at their core, most people don't fit comfortably into "their" group — good performances by Tyler James Williams, probably best known for Everybody Hates Chris, and Tessa Tompson, who was also in Selma"

St. Vincent

"First time as a feature length movie director for Ted Melfi and second feature film screenplay."