About The Show

The Raw Footage Podcast is a film review show hosted by Colin Gazeley from Bath, England.

Originally as soon as I came out of the cinema I recorded my raw, unedited thoughts about the film I've just seen, then released these reviews in podcast form.

Over the years this morphed into a more traditional weekly(ish) film review podcast with occasional special episodes called 4Plays where I recount my most recommended films from a particular month. I also have my own 'Oscars' and a Top 10 show at the end of the year.

Annual Awards

These are my personal Oscars. I give out awards for entertainment value rather than importance or even quality. I also try to highlight performances and films that get overlooked by the overly political mainstream movie award system. This means that there are some very strange, even inexplicable, choices for who and what I give my awards to.


(Although this podcast didn't exist at the end of 2010, I compiled my personal Oscars for my now defunct music podcast, The Ourobouros Podcast.)

Best Film: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Best Foreign Film: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Best Animated Film: How To Train Your Dragon
Best Actor: Andy Serkis (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll)
Best Actress: Kim Hye-ja (Mother)
Best Supporting Actor: Justin Timberlake (The Social Network)
Best Supporting Actress: Rinko Kikuchi (The Brothers Bloom)
Best Director: Rodrigo Cortés (Buried)
Best Screenplay: Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3)

Best Film: Super
Best Foreign Film: Confessions
Best Animated Film: Kung Fu Panda 2
Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
Best Actress: Lubna Azabal (Incendies)
Best Supporting Actor: William Jøhnk Nielsen (In A Better World)
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Best Director: Tarsem (Immortals)
Best Screenplay: Will Reiser (50/50)

Best Film: The Avengers
Best Foreign Film: Amour
Best Animated Film: ParaNorman
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Best Actress: Deannie Yip (A Simple Life)
Best Supporting Actor: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair)
Best Supporting Actress: Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)
Best Ensemble: Carnage
Best Director: Ang Lee (Life Of Pi)
Best Screenplay: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram (Sightseers)

Best Film: Before Midnight
Best Foreign Film: The Patience Stone
Best Animated Film: Ernest & Celestine
Best Documentary: Stories We Tell
Best Actor: James McAvoy (Filth)
Best Actress: Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone)
Best Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Ensemble: Before Midnight
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Best Screenplay: Richard Linklater (Bernie & Before Midnight)

Best Film: Her
Best Foreign Film: Two Days, One Night
Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Best Documentary: Life Itself
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Best Actress: Robin Weigert (Concussion)
Best Supporting Actor: Sid Lucero (Norte, The End Of History)
Best Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore (Maps To The Stars & The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)
Best Ensemble: We Are The Best!
Best Director: Michel Gondry (Mood Indigo)
Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze (Her)
Hall Of Fame Inductee: Michael Fassbender

Best Film: Blind
Best Foreign Film: Blind
Best Animated Film: The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
Best Documentary: Best Of Enemies
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything)
Best Actress: Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Blind)
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina & The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
Best Ensemble: Foxcatcher
Best Director: Jafar Panahi (Taxi Tehran)
Best Screenplay: Alex Garland (Ex_Machina)
Hall Of Fame Inductee: Julianne Moore

Best Film: Victoria
Best Foreign Film: Victoria
Best Animated Film: Phantom Boy
Best Documentary: 13th
Best Actor: Alfredo Castro (From Afar & The Club)
Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room)
Best Supporting Actor: Roberto Farías (The Club)
Best Supporting Actress: Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Best Young Performer: Jacob Tremblay (Room)
Best Ensemble: Spotlight
Best Director: Sebastian Schipper (Victoria)
Best Screenplay: Donald Margulies (The End Of The Tour)
Hall Of Fame Inductees: Amy Adams, Christian Bale & Mark Ruffalo

Best Film: Moonlight
Best Foreign Film: The Handmaiden
Best Animated Film: The Red Turtle
Best Documentary: Icarus
Best Actor: James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Best Actress: Rebecca Hall (Christine & Professor Marston And The Wonder Women)
Best Supporting Actor: Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
Best Supporting Actress: Viktoriya Isakova (The Student)
Best Young Performer: Dafne Keen (Logan)
Best Ensemble: The Handmaiden
Best Director: Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Best Screenplay: Armando Ianucci, David Schneider & Ian Martin (The Death Of Stalin)

Best Film: Blindspotting
Best Foreign Film: Summer 1993
Best Animated Film: The Breadwinner
Best Documentary: Free Solo
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here, Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot & Mary Magdalene)
Best Actress: Charlize Theron (Tully)
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World)
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Young Performer: Charlie Plummer (Lean On Pete & All The Money In The World)
Best Ensemble: Thoroughbreds
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)
Best Screenplay: Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal (Blindspotting)
Hall Of Fame Inductees: Alfonso Cuarón & Joaquin Phoenix

Best Film: Eighth Grade
Best Foreign Film: One Cut Of The Dead
Best Animated Film: A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Best Documentary: Apollo 11
Best Actor: Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce)
Best Actress: Olivia Colman (The Favourite & Them That Follow)
Best Supporting Actor: Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy & The Peanut Butter Falcon)
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Best Young Performer: Zain Al Rafeea (Capernaum)
Best Ensemble: What They Had
Best Director: Mark Jenkin (Bait)
Best Screenplay: Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Best Film: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Best Foreign Film: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Best Animated Film: Wolfwalkers
Best Documentary: Collective
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)
Best Actress: Alfre Woodard (Clemency)
Best Supporting Actor: Aldis Hodge (Clemency & The Invisible Man)
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Raine (Carmilla)
Best Young Performer: Senan Jennings (Vivarium)
Best Ensemble: Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Best Director: Sam Mendes (1917)
Best Screenplay: Michael Angelo Covino & Kyle Marvin (The Climb)
Hall Of Fame Inductees: Eddie Redmayne & Saoirse Ronan

Best Film: The Father
Best Foreign Film: Two Of Us
Best Animated Film: Bombay Rose
Best Documentary: Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Best Actress: Vanessa Kirby (Pieces Of A Woman & The World To Come)
Best Supporting Actor: Stanley Tucci (Supernova, Worth & Jolt)
Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman (The Father, & Mothering Sunday)
Best Young Performer: Skye Dakota Turner (Respect)
Best Ensemble: Mouthpiece
Best Director: Rebecca Hall (Passing)
Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon (The Last Duel)
Hall Of Fame Inductees: Olivia Colman, Kirsten Dunst, Rebecca Hall & Stanley Tucci