About The Show

The Raw Footage Podcast is a film review show hosted by Colin Gazeley from Bath, England, where as soon as I come out of the cinema I record my raw, unedited thoughts about the film I've just seen. I then release these reviews in podcast form with only minor edits for clarity and excess background noise.

The basic philosophy of this show is that the initial impression you get of a film is often the most accurate one.


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.

2010

(Although this podcast didn't exist at the end of 2010, I compiled my personal Oscars for 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 Cortes (Buried)
Best Screenplay: Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3)

2011
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)

2012
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)

2013
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)

2014
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

2015
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)

2016
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