The Patriots

Every year, The Hollywood Foreign Press awards Oscars to the best movies and performances. But here at the Patriot Press, we have our own ideas on where the trophies belong. These are our picks for the 2020-2021 Patriots.

Allison Stucky, Entertainment Editor

Best actor in a movie: Lil Huddy

Who should this esteemed honor—The Patriot for best actor—go to? The talented Sacha Baron Cohen? No. Daniel Kaluuya, for his incredible performance in Judas and the Black Messiah? No. What about the impressive Lakeith Stanfield? Nope. This award goes to teenage-TikToker Lil Huddy. He starred in Downfalls High, a short musical film by Machine Gun Kelly. 


Best actress: Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy amazed us all with her performance in the 2016 hit film Split. This year, the rising star won multiple awards for her lead roles in both Emma and The Queen’s Gambit. We all fell in love with chess-queen Beth Harmon, and we love Taylor-Joy just the same. Big things are coming for Taylor-Joy, and we’ll be stanning her all the way.


Biggest flop: The Kissing Booth 2

No one had high expectations for this. Literally no one. Even those who watched it for the pitiful and fleeting entertainment that comes from this special genre of teen movies—the ones where all the dumb main characters go to Ivy League schools—would be let down. Unless dance breaks, predictable relationship hurdles, and cringey dialogue are your dream come true, consider this the flop of the year. Did you know The Kissing Booth was adapted from a fifteen year old’s Wattpad novel? I didn’t, but that explains a lot! Wow, we are just too excited for The Kissing Booth 3, releasing later this year.


Famous person of the year: Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is everywhere. Whether it’s that meme of him awkwardly standing in a kitchen or the strange facts about him that are constantly resurfacing—i.e when he took his stalker out on a date, or when he revealed his ridiculous recipe for hand-held pasta, whose ingredients include nine packs of pre-sliced cheese, “just any sauce,” a box of corn flakes, and sugar. Pattinson’s mind certainly works in mysterious ways, and we enjoy hearing about the actor’s bizarre escapades. Plus, he had a great year on-screen, starring in the box office hit Tenet and the Oscar-nominated film The Lighthouse.