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The 2023 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards To Premiere On Shudder May 21

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | Awards, News

In case you’ve forgotten what an absolutely incredible year 2022 was for our genre, ‘Horror’s Biggest Night’ is here to remind you. Don’t miss the 2023 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, premiering on Sunday, May 21st at 9 pm ET, exclusively on Shudder.

The ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievements in horror film and television, will for the third year in a row be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Late Night with the Devil, Dune), this time joined by co-host Peaches Christ (All About Evil, the Midnight Mass podcast) and will feature Jamie Clayton (Hellraiser), Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw (The Black Phone), and Akela Cooper (Malignant, M3GAN) among its presenters. Nominees include:

Best Wide Release Movie:

  • Barbarian
  • The Black Phone
  • Nope
  • Pearl
  • X

Best Limited-Release Movie:

  • Orphan: First Kill
  • Resurrection
  • Something in the Dirt
  • Terrifier 2
  • Mad God

Best Streaming Premiere Movie:

  • Fresh
  • Hellbender
  • Hellraiser
  • Prey
  • A Wounded Fawn

Best Lead Performance:

  • Anna Diop, Nanny
  • Isabelle Fuhrman, Orphan: First Kill
  • Mia Goth, Pearl
  • Rebecca Hall, Resurrection
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Nope
  • Amber Midthunder, Prey
  • Maika Monroe, Watcher
  • Keke Palmer, Nope
  • Josh Ruben, A Wounded Fawn
  • Taylor Russell, Bones and All

Best Supporting Performance:

  • Jamie Clayton, Hellraiser
  • Ethan Hawke, The Black Phone
  • Justin Long, Barbarian
  • Madeleine McGraw, The Black Phone
  • Jenna Ortega, Scream
  • Mark Rylance, Bones and All
  • Rachel Sennott, Bodies Bodies Bodies
  • Brittany Snow, X
  • Kristen Stewart, Crimes of the Future
  • Steven Yeun, Nope

To view the full list of nominees, click here!

Grace Detwiler
Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.