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The Best of the Decade Blankies Awards AKA "The Blankies" (not to be confused with "blankies" who are fans of the podcast) is episode 47 of the Blank Check: Special Features and the sixth entry in the series of standalone Blankies episodes, where Griffin, David, and guest Joe Reid get to "pick the Oscars!" and reveal their picks for the best in film of the 2010s. The episode was released on Patreon February 10, 2020.

Episode Summary[]

"The Two Friends welcome back Joe Reid, co-chairman of the Blankies committee, for a special edition of the Blankie Awards: Best of the Decade. Together they discuss their own personal nominations for the 2010s, it being tough to make the five and the heroic pilot, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, portrayed by Tom Hanks in 2016 film “Sully” who you may recall performed a forced water landing in the Hudson River of New York City." [1]

Milestones and Ephemera[]

And The Blankie Goes To...[]

Griffin David Joe
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Tree of Life (2011)
Lesley Manville
Another Year (2010)
Amy Adams
The Fighter (2010)
J. Smith-Cameron
Margaret (2011)
Laurie Metcalf
Lady Bird (2017)
Rose Byrne
Bridesmaids (2011)
Kaitlyn Dever
Short Term 12 (2013)
Elizabeth Debicki
Widows (2018)
Jennifer Lopez
Hustlers (2019)
Margot Robbie
Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Kristen Stewart
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Laurie Metcalf
Lady Bird (2017)
Mya Taylor
Tangerine (2015)
Emily Blunt
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Dianne Wiest
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master (2012)
Mahershala Ali
Moonlight (2016)
Michael Stuhlbarg
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Mahershala Ali
Moonlight (2016)
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Master (2012)
Alden Ehrenreich
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Alden Ehrenreich
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Willem Dafoe
The Florida Project (2017)
André Holland
Moonlight (2016)
Ben Mendelsohn
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Mark Rylance
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Matthew McConaughey
Magic Mike (2012)
Adam Driver
The Last Jedi (2017)
Michael B. Jordan
Black Panther (2018)
Steven Yeun
Burning (2018)
Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan
Margaret (2011)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Phantom Thread (2017)
Greta Gerwig
Lady Bird (2017)
Wes Anderson
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Abbas Kiarostami
Certified Copy (2010)
Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Little Men (2016)
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
Frances Ha (2012)
Mike Leigh
Another Year (2010)
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won
Parasite (2019)
Olivier Assayas
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
Frances Ha (2012)
Chris Butler
ParaNorman (2012)
Maren Ade
Toni Erdmann (2016)
Kenneth Lonergan
Manchester By the Sea (2016)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
Phyllis Nagy
Carol (2015)
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Black Panther (2018)
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
James Ivory
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Aaron Sorkin
Molly's Game (2017)
Tony Kushner
Lincoln (2012)
Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
Moneyball (2011)
Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
Leave No Trace (2018)
Phyllis Nagy
Carol (2015)
Lynne Ramsay
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Aaron Sorkin
The Social Network (2010)
Aaron Sorkin
Steve Jobs (2015)
Best Actress
Anna Paquin
Margaret (2011)
Juliet Binoche
Certified Copy (2010)
Annette Bening
20th Century Women (2016)
Nina Hoss
Phoenix (2014)
Rooney Mara
Carol (2015)
Elizabeth Moss
Her Smell (2018)
Isabelle Huppert
Elle (2016)
Regina Hall
Support the Girls (2018)
Natalie Portman
Black Swan (2010)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Beyond the Lights (2014)
Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird (2017)
Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird (2017)
Brie Larson
Short Term 12 (2013)
Annette Bening
20th Century Women (2016)
Charlize Theron
Young Adult (2011)
Best Actor
Ralph Fiennes
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Brad Pitt
Moneyball (2011)
Tom Hanks
Captain Phillips (2015)
Brad Pitt
Moneyball (2011)
Daniel Kaluuya
Get Out (2017)
Timothée Chalamet
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Michael B. Jordan
Creed (2015)
Denis Lavant
Holy Motors (2012)
Adam Driver
Marriage Story (2019)
Denis Lavant
Holy Motors (2012)
Leonardo DiCaprio
Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Michael B. Jordan
Creed (2015)
Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network (2010)
Tom Hanks
Sully (2016)
Daniel Kaluuya
Get Out (2017)
Best Cinematography
(Only David had a list and did not list a winner)
Moonlight (2016)
Carol (2015)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Skyfall (2012)
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Best Score
(Nominees only)
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Cloud Atlas (2012) Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
You Were Never Really Here (2017) The Social Network (2010) Cloud Atlas (2012)
ParaNorman (2012) Upstream Color (2013)
20th Century Women (2016) Interstellar (2014)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Best Animated Film
(Nominees only. Joe didn't have his spreadsheet, so listed two that were otherwise not covered.)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Wind Rises (2013) Inside Out (2015)
Coco (2017) The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013) Moana (2016)
Anomalisa (2015) Your Name (2016)
ParaNorman (2012) Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Best Director
George Miller
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
David Fincher
The Social Network (2010)
Denis Villeneuve
Arrival (2016)
Jennifer Kent
The Babadook (2014)
Christopher Nolan
Interstellar (2014)
Todd Haynes
Carol (2015)
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
James Gray
The Lost City of Z (2016)
Noah Baumbach
Frances Ha (2012)
Paul Thomas Anderson
The Master (2012)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Phantom Thread (2017)
George Miller
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Wes Anderson
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
Barry Jenkins
Moonlight (2016)
Best Documentary
(Nominees only)
Manakamana (2013) Faces places (2017) The Act of Killing (2012)
The Imposter (2012) Rat Film (2016) The Look of Silence (2014)
Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson (2016) 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
The Queen of Versailles (2012) Meru (2015)
Weiner (2016) The Act of Killing (2012)
Best Film
10 ParaNorman (2012) Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) BPM (2017)
9 Spring Breakers (2012) The Wind Rises (2013) Widows (2018)
8 Fast Five (2011) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
7 Parasite (2019) American Honey (2016) Carol (2015)
6 The Babadook (2014) Margaret (2011) Moonlight (2016)
5 Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Moonlight (2016) Lady Bird (2017)
4 The Master (2012) Phantom Thread (2017) Certified Copy (2010)
3 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) The Lost City of Z (2016) 20th Century Women (2016)
2 Margaret (2011) Interstellar (2014) Arrival (2016)
1 Moonlight (2016) The Social Network (2010) Frances Ha (2012)

Other Awards[]

  • Putters and Murmurs of the Decade: Tom Hardy
  • Best Peaches of the Deacde:
    • Call Me By Your Name (2017)
    • Parasite (2019)
    • Batman v Superman (2016)
  • Best movie that thinks your better than me: The Town (2010)
  • Blank Checks
    • Biggest Clear: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    • Biggest Bounce: Cloud Atlas (2012)
  • Griffin
    • Best Casting of the Decade: Short Term 12 (2013)
    • Best Actor of the Decade: Tom Hanks
  • Joe
    • Best Actress of the Decade: Amy Adams

Ben's Awards[]

  • Best: Assassins Creed

Statistics[]

Most Decorated Movies[]

The Blankies committee nominated 93 different movies. The most nominated film was Moonlight by a wide margin, and 18 movies achieved at least three nominations.

Movie Griffin David Joe Total
Moonlight (2016) 4 5 4 13
Carol (2015) 0 3 3 6
Lady Bird (2017) 0 2 4 6
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 2 1 2 5
Margaret (2011) 4 1 0 5
The Social Network (2010) 1 4 0 5
20th Century Women (2016) 1 1 2 4
Frances Ha (2012) 0 1 3 4
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 4 0 0 4
ParaNorman (2012) 4 0 0 4
The Master (2012) 3 1 0 4
Call Me By Your Name (2017) 0 0 3 3
Certified Copy (2010) 0 2 1 3
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) 0 3 0 3
Interstellar (2014) 0 3 0 3
Moneyball (2011) 2 1 0 3
Phantom Thread (2017) 0 3 0 3
The Lost City of Z (2016) 0 3 0 3

Yearly Breakdown[]

The most heavily nominated year overall, and for David and Joe individually, was 2016 with 27 total nominations. The highest nominated year for Griffin was 2011, which was the second most nominated year overall.

Year Griffin David Joe Total
2010 2 7 5 14
2011 8 2 2 12
2012 11 8 7 26
2013 6 6 1 13
2014 8 7 1 16
2015 5 7 9 21
2016 9 16 12 37
2017 6 8 9 23
2018 2 4 4 10
2019 2 0 2 4
Total 59 65 52

References[]

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