1917 cleans up at Digital Spy Reader Awards

Abby Robinson
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Photo credit: Disney/Amazon Prime Video/Netflix/Universal PIctures/Digital Spy - 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: Disney/Amazon Prime Video/Netflix/Universal PIctures/Digital Spy - 20th Century Fox

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The Oscars, the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes and the rest have all been and gone, but it's finally time to get down to the one that really matters: the Digital Spy Reader Awards 2020.

As ever, there were some big movie contenders this year, but who won your votes?

Here's the full rundown:

Best Actor (Female)

Mulan's Liu Yifei was the clear winner in this category, striding out into first place from the get-go and refusing to budge. But there wasn't much in it between second-place Millie Bobby Brown and Margot Robbie in third. We'd expect nothing less from England Vs Australia.

Best Actor (Male)

You chose Tom Hanks as your Best Actor in the Digital Spy 20th Anniversary Reader Awards, but he didn't claim the top spot here. Instead, that honour goes to George MacKay for his outstanding performance in Sam Mendes's war epic, 1917.

"Thank you so much for this truly wonderful award," said MacKay. "The experience of making 1917 has a very special place in my heart, so to win this award as part of that production is a great honour. I share this celebration with all the team involved in the film's making; it truly was a film made together."

Rising Star

Amir Wilson, Maria Bakalova and Roman Griffiths Davies all made a big impression at this year's Reader Awards, but it is Wilson's performance in The Secret Garden which takes first place in the Rising Star category.

Best Movie

Parasite won Best Picture at this year's Oscars, while 1917 took home the big one at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. But you have chosen Mulan as your Best Movie 2020, with the live-action Disney film hoovering up more than a fifth of the votes.

Best Comedy

JoJo Rabbit and Netflix's Eurovision extravaganza ran each other close, but there can only be one winner and it's Taika Waititi's Nazi satire that has been crowed Best Comedy. And it's a commendable third place for the return of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat.

Best Horror

Your Best Horror of 2020 is The Invisible Man, which stormed to victory with 47% of the votes. A mention should also go to Netflix's His House, which was praised by critics and viewers alike for subverting genre expectations.

Best British Movie

1917 scooped up almost half of the votes in the Best British Movie category, making this the most decisive win at this year's Reader Awards.

Most Mind-blowing Moment

The avalanche scene in Mulan was leading the pack for some time, but it was eventually overtaken by Schofield's decision to head 'over the top' in 1917.

Another staggering moment which has also gained a nod this year is *that* Rudy Giuliani interview in Borat 2. It's fair to say the former New York mayor has not painted himself in glory year.

Most Anticipated Movie of 2021

There were just a handful of votes between Black Widow and Spider-Man 3, but your Most Anticipated Movie of 2021 is the final chapter of Daniel Craig's stint as James Bond, No Time to Die.

Most Devastating Death (SPOILER WARNING!)

It's yet another award for 1917, this time for Most Devastating Death. Lance Corporal Blake tragically lost his life in the early stages of the film, but while we didn't spend much time with him, clearly his death made an impact.

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