The Odyssey Awards: 2018 Retrospective

As everyone begins to wind down after Christmas, here at JUMPCUT we’re excitedly gearing up for 2019! Before we’re done with 2018 though, we have a few more treats up our sleeve for you, including our most anticipated films of 2019 list and some big news which we’ll be sharing in a few days!

The retrospective features just some of our favourite films this year* (sadly we couldn’t fit them all in!) including A Quiet Place, BlacKkKlansman, Blindspotting, Bumblebee, Hereditary, Widows, Annihilation, Avengers: Infinity War, Love, Simon, and First Man to name but a few.

We’re sure you’ll likely pick up some notable absences from our video, but we aimed to keep it less than 2 minutes long – so not all our choices made the final cut!

We’d love to hear what films you’ve enjoyed this year and if you’ve got your top 10 list firmly nailed, share it with us on Twitter!


*based on UK release dates

The Odysseys 2017: Awards Show

It’s here! We’re so happy to present to you The Odyssey Awards 2017! Our team, partners, and friends have come together to nominate, and even present this year’s awards. The voting was SO CLOSE that there was literally 1 vote between some of the winners and the runner ups.

‘Baby Driver’, ‘Logan’, and ‘IT’ are this year’s big winners, each claiming 3 awards a piece. ‘Baby Driver’ took home this year’s top prize of ‘Best Film’ and Hugh Jackman and Dafne keen won ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Support Actress’ for ‘Logan’. Finn Wolfhard was voted as this year’s ‘JUMPCUT Breakthrough Star’ for his role in ‘IT’.

We’d love for you to watch the award show as the team did a great job presenting their awards, but a full list of winners can be seen below:

JUMPCUT’s Breakthrough Star:  Finn Wolfhard (IT)
Best Support Actor: Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Best Support Actress: Dafne Keen (Logan)
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best Score: La La Land
Best Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes
Best Adapted Screenplay: IT
Best Original Screenplay: Get Out
Best Editing: Baby Driver
Best Action Film: Baby Driver
Best Animated Film: Loving Vincent
Best Comedy Film: Thor: Ragnarok
Best Comic Book Film: Logan
Best Drama Film: Dunkirk
Best Family Film: Paddington 2
Best Horror Film: IT
Best Indie Film: Get Out
Best SciFi Film: Blade Runner 2049
Best Netflix Original: Okja
Biggest Disappointment Award: The Dark Tower
The Under the Radar Award: The Lost City of Z
The Guilty Pleasure Award: Power Rangers
Best Lead Actor: Hugh Jackman (Logan)
Best Lead Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Director: Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Best Film: Baby Driver

With a few surprise wins this year, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the results and who your personal winners would have been. Tweet us at @JUMPCUT_ONLINE

The Odysseys 2017: Public Vote Categories

Each year we like to put some of our Odyssey categories to the public vote – this year we have added an extra one into the mix which is our newest category – ‘Best Netflix Original’.

You can see the nominations below and you can SUBMIT YOUR VOTES HERE.

Please feel free to share the submissions link with friends and film fans alike!


The date of our awards show will be revealed shortly… 


under the radar



The Odysseys 2017: The Nominations Are In!

We’ve been working hard over the last several weeks bringing together our team, partners, and film fans, to help us with this years Odysseys awards! We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the nomination process – your support and love for films never ceases to amaze us!

Before we get to the good stuff, we’d just like to make it clear that the films nominated were all released in the UK during 2017 – therefore the likes of ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ were eligible to be voted despite releasing in 2016 in the U.S. Likewise, films were excluded from our list that are currently out in the U.S but haven’t been released in the UK just yet, i.e ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Lady Bird’.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Logan’ lead the nominations this year with a staggering 9 nominations each, both will be battling it out in ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Lead Actor’, and ‘Best Film’ . Not far behind are ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘La La Land’ with 7 nominations a piece.

We’ll have more details on when our award show will be going live in the next couple weeks!

Without further a do, here are the official nominations for The Odysseys 2017:

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comic book film





sci fi




under the radar

The Odysseys 2017: 2017 Retrospective

As we begin to get things underway for our annual awards event, The Odysseys, we’ve created a little something to remind you of just some of the films to grace our cinema screens this year, and also a possible look at films you’ll likely see mentioned in this year’s awards show.

Please feel free to share, leave feedback, and enjoy our 2017 retrospective!

More details about The Odysseys, including public nominations and upload date, will be available soon… 

The Odysseys 2016: Save The Date

Awards season is coming to an end, with just two major events left to go; one is a little, unknown ceremony, and the other, is The Odysseys. If you watched the JumpCut UK Film Awards show last year, you’ll know that The Odysseys (as the show is now known) will be the most fun film awards show out there. The Odysseys is all about true film fans from all over the world coming together to celebrate the films that really mattered to the most important people in the industry – the fans!

Well, you’re all surely dying with excitement to see the show and find out who wins our prestigious awards, and we can now confirm that the show will be ready for you all to view from 7pm on Sunday 19th February. So, clear your diary, because your Sunday evening entertainment is sorted. Look out for more details nearer the time, by keeping an eye on our Twitter.

The Odysseys 2016: Public Vote

Now is your chance to influence the results of some of the categories for The Odysseys 2016! Until the 7th January, you can vote for your winner of the “Guilty Pleasure Award”, the “Under The Radar Award” and the film which was the “Biggest Disappointment” of 2016. 

Click here to cast your votes. Thanks in advance for taking part!

The Odysseys 2016: Extra Categories

If you’re a part of our amazing Film Twitter community, you will have seen that we announced the nominees for our annual film awards show – The Odysseys 2016 -yesterday. If you missed them, click here to check them out.

Now, those were the serious categories, but here are three more categories that are a little bit more “fun”, if you will. Returning from last year, is the “Guilty Pleasure Award”, which is basically for the films you maybe shouldn’t have enjoyed as much as you did. A new category for this year is the “Under The Radar Award”, for films which may have had a limited release and didn’t get the attention they deserve. And finally, the “Biggest Disappointment” is here to replace the “Worst Film” category.

These three categories will be open to a public vote, starting on the 1st January 2017 and closing on the 7th January 2017, so look out for the directions on how to vote tomorrow.


The Guilty Pleasure Award
Bad Moms
Gods Of Egypt
Me Before You
Under The Radar Award
Girl With All The Gifts
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Midnight Special
Sing Street
Biggest Disappointment
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Independence Day: Resurgence
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse