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2023 Film & Television 1st Quarter Polls

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Not sure what to watch on those rainy Sundays? Or those late Wednesday nights? Here are my awards for excellence in film and television for the first quarter (January-March) of 2023!

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Check out the podcast version of the 2023 1st Quarter Polls here! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2O6NpwAZh0su2VTVLbDOxv


If we hand out awards for sports, why not movies & television? With the first quarter of 2023 in the books, it’s time to look back at the best movies, shows & performances of the last three months! (Important to note that these are my favorites, not what I think are necessarily the best; that’s what my Oscars posts are for).


For films & tv, the number of noms in each category will be half or half rounded up if there is an odd number… So this quarter, the film categories will have 9 nominations and the tv categories will have 5.


*Disclaimer: Obviously I couldn’t watch every movie and show, so if you don’t see your favorite from the 1st quarter here I do apologize. Here are the lists of films & shows from the 1st quarter of 2023 that I watched and therefore eligible for award consideration:


Films: Shows:

Ant-Man 3 Bel-Air s2

Champions Full Swing s1

Cocaine Bear How I Met You Father s2

Creed III Kaleidoscope s1

Dungeons & Dragons Mandalorian s3

House Party National Treasure s1

Infinity Pool Poker Face s1

Knock at the Cabin Shrinking s1

Magic Mike 3 The Last of Us s1

Megan

Murder Mystery 2

Scream 6

Shazam 2

Tetris

The Boston Strangler

You People

80 for Brady


Now to the film awards! (Each category has nine nominees, winners in bold)


Favorite Film

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Champions

Cocaine Bear

Creed III

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Knock at the Cabin

Megan

Scream 6

80 for Brady


Favorite Performance By A Lead Actor in Film

Adam Sandler as Nick Spitz (Murder Mystery 2)

Channing Tatum as Mike Lane (Magic Mike’s Last Dance)

Chris Pine as Edgin (Dungeons & Dragons)

Jonah Hill as Ezra (You People)

Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed (Creed III)

O’Shea Jackson Jr as Daveed (Cocaine Bear)

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Ant-Man 3)

Taron Egerton as Hank Rogers (Tetris)

Woody Harrelson as Marcus (Champions)


Favorite Performance By A Lead Actress in Film

Allison Williams as Gemma (Megan)

Jennifer Anniston as Audrey Spitz (Murder Mystery 2)

Kaitlin Olson as Alex (Champions)

Keira Knightley as Loretta McLaughlin (The Boston Strangler)

Melissa Berrera as Sam Carpenter (Scream 6)

Mia Goth as Gabi Bauer (Infinity Pool)

Michelle Rodriguez as Holga (Dungeons & Dragons)

Salma Hayek as Maxandra Mendoza (Magic Mike’s Last Dance)

Tessa Thompson as Bianca Creed (Creed III)


Favorite Performance By A Supporting Actor in Film

Dave Bautista as Leonard (Knock at the Cabin)

Dermot Mulroney as Detective Bailey (Scream 6)

Eddie Murphy as Akbar (You People)

Jack Dylan-Grazer as Freddie Freeman (Shazam: Fury of the Gods)

Jonathan Majors as Damian Anderson (Creed III)

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror (Ant-Man 3)

Justice Smith as Simon (Dungeons & Dragons)

Kevin Iannucci as Johnny (Champions)

Rupert Grint as Redmond (Knock at the Cabin)


Favorite Performance By A Supporting Actress in Film

Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers (Scream 6)

Jane Fonda as Trish (80 for Brady)

Jenna Ortega as Tara Carpenter (Scream 6)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Shelley (You People)

Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang/Stature (Ant-Man 3)

Rachel Zegler as Anthea (Shazam: Fury of the Gods)

Rita Morena as Maura (80 for Brady)

Sally Field as Betty (80 for Brady)

Sophia Lillis as Doric (Dungeons & Dragons)


Favorite Cameo (1 scene, Actor & Actress Combined)

Bill Murray as Lord Krylar (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania)

Bradley Cooper as Marlamin (Dungeons & Dragons)

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (Shazam: Fury of the Gods)

Joe Manganiello as Big Dick Richie (Magic Mike’s Last Dance)

Kevin Nash as Tarzan (Magic Mike’s Last Dance)

Matt Bomer as Ken (Magic Mike’s Last Dance)

Retta as Retta (80 for Brady)

Samara Weaving as Laura Crane (Scream 6)

Tony Revolori as Jason Carvey (Scream 6)


Favorite Movie Scene of the 1st Quarter

A Bear! Did! Cocaine! (Cocaine Bear)

Adonis vs. Dame (Creed III)

Ant-Man’s Working Together for Cassie (Ant-Man 3)

Audrey Cheese-Shames Nick (Murder Mystery 2)

Breaking and Entering (Knock at the Cabin)

Gale vs. Ghostface (Scream 6)

Johnny Takes a Shower (Champions)

We’re All Champions! (Champions)

Who Gives a Fuck About Movies? (Scream 6)


Movie Studio of the 1st Quarter

Paramount! Scream 6, 80 for Brady & Dungeons & Dragons combine for enough fire power to take home the victory for Paramount. Shoutout to Universal for coming in a cloooooose second place.


Film Scoreboard:

Scream 6- 7 (2)

Champions- 6 (1)

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves- 6 (1)

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania- 6

Creed III- 5 (2)

80 for Brady- 5 (1)

Magic Mike’s Last Dance- 5

Knock at the Cabin- 4

Cocaine Bear- 3

Murder Mystery 2- 3

Shazam: Fury of the Gods- 3

You People- 3

Megan- 2

Infinity Pool- 1

Tetris- 1

The Boston Strangler- 1

House Party- 0


Now to the show awards! (Each category has five nominees, winners in bold)


Favorite Show

Bel-Air season 2

National Treasure: Edge of History season 1

Poker Face season 1

Shrinking season 1

The Last of Us season 1


Favorite Performance By A Lead Actor in Television

Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap (Kaleidoscope)

Jabari Banks as Will Smith (Bel-Air)

Jason Segel as Jimmy (Shrinking)

Pedro Pascal as Din Jarin/Mandalorian (The Mandalorian)

Pedro Pascal as Joel (The Last of Us)


Favorite Performance By A Lead Actress in Television

Bella Ramsey as Ellie (The Last of Us)

Hilary Duff as Sophie (How I Met Your Father)

Katie Sackhoff as Bo Katan (The Mandalorian)

Lisette Olivera as Jess Valenzuela (National Treasure: Edge of History)

Natasha Lyone as Charlie Cale (Poker Face)


Favorite Performance By A Supporting Actor in Television

Antonio Cipriano as Oren Bradley (National Treasure: Edge of History)

Harrison Ford as Paul (Shrinking)

Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks (Bel-Air)

Peter Mark-Kendall as Stan Loomis (Kaleidoscope)

Simon Helberg as Luca (Poker Face)


Favorite Performance By A Supporting Actress in Television

Anna Torv as Tess (The Last of Us)

Coco Jones as Hillary Banks (Bel-Air)

Jessica Williams as Gaby (Shrinking)

Tati Gabrielle as Hannah Jim (Kaleidoscope)

Tien Tran as Ellen (How I Met Your Father)


Favorite Guest Appearance (1 episode, Actor & Actress Combined)

Hong Chau as Marge (Poker Face)

Joseph-Gordon Leavitt as Trey Mendez (Poker Face)

Justin Bartha as Riley Poole (National Treasure: Edge of History)

Lamar Johnson as Henry Burrell (The Last of Us)

Lil Rey Howery as Taffy Boyle (Poker Face)

Murray Bartlett as Frank (The Last of Us)

Neil Patrick-Harris as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Father)

Nick Offerman as Bill (The Last of Us)

Nico Parker as Sarah Miller (The Last of Us)

Stephanie Hsu as Morty (Poker Face)


Favorite 1st Quarter Television Episode

Closure (Shrinking season 1 episode 10)

Escape From Shit Mountain (Poker Face season 1 episode 9)

Long, Long Time (The Last of Us season 1 episode 3)

When We Are In Need (The Last of Us season 1 episode 8)

When You’re Lost in the Darkness (The Last of Us season 1 episode 1)


Streamer of the 1st Quarter

Peacock! No streamer really took this quarter by the balls, so Peacock with Bel-Air and Poker Face gets the job done!


Television Scoreboard:

The Last of Us- 11 (3)

Poker Face- 8 (1)

Shrinking- 5 (3)

Bel-Air- 4

National Treasure: Edge of History- 4

How I Met Your Father- 3

Kaleidoscope- 3

The Mandalorian- 2

Full Swing- 0*


There you have it! The Film & Television Awards for the 1st Quarter of 2023! Make sure to check back in at the end of June to check out who will take home some hardware for the 2nd quarter!


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