Every vote has been counted and it’s time to announce our winners! Special thanks to everyone who voted! This is truly our favorite time of the year, and having you all with us makes it all the more special.
Enough mushy stuff, let’s get to the fun part. Your Tommy Awards 2023 winners are:
The Tommy Legacy Award 2023
If you’re unsure why a 2018 film just won an award for 2023, you’re certainly not alone. Every year, our beloved CineBoi Tom (the awards are named after him) selects a film or TV show from the past that he finally had time for in 2023 and loved. Tom loves taking his time, but his winners are never wrong.
Congratulations to Alex Garland, Natalie Portman, and the rest of the cast and crew of „Annihilation“.
Best Actress of the Year 2023
Ayo Edebiri, who just won the Golden Globe on Sunday night, is our winner for the „Actress of the Year“ award. Is a Tommy more prestigious than a Golden Globe? Probably not, but at least you don’t have to endure a Jo-Koy monologue… shots fired. Edebiri was everywhere this year, but what really put her over the top was her supporting role in „The Bear“. This is Ayo Edebiri’s first nomination and first win.
Best Actor of the Year 2023
Another Golden Globe winner from Sunday also receives his first Tommy Awards. He has patiently waited 20 years to play supporting roles in Christopher Nolan films to finally take on the lead role, and he absolutely nailed it. Perhaps the best individual performance by an actor in 2023. I think he can confidently look forward to taking home the Oscar in March. This is Cillian Murphy’s first nomination and first win.
Best TV Show of the Year 2023
Frankly, we thought „Succession“ would take the win last year, but „The Bear“ sneaked up from behind and grabbed the Tommy. It might even be good enough to fill the hole the size of a „Succession“ in my heart. I guess that makes up for not participating in the voting for Tommy’s last year. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Best Film of the Year 2023
Are you really surprised? Yes, „Barbie“ got a lot of votes this year, but let’s be honest, Christopher Nolan is one of the most popular directors of all time, and this is his magnum opus. It truly deserves this prestigious award. What do you think of this year’s Tommy Award winners? Is there anyone you think we missed? Be sure to call us out on Twitter (@korkedbats; @thecineboiz) and Instagram (@korkedbats; @thecineboiz). Also, be sure to follow Korked Bats on YouTube and subscribe to the CineBoiz Podcast wherever podcasts are available! Here’s a sneak peek of our latest episode where we announce the winners: