2023 FANGORIA Chainsaw Award Nominees

NOPE leads the pack, view the full list right here!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · January 27, 2023, 10:00 AM PST

This past year in horror has been an absolute feast of frights, and we are so excited to celebrate outstanding achievements in horror film and television with our 2023 Chainsaw Award nominations. Past recipients include Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Hopkins, and Elisabeth Moss. Jordan Peele's Nope leads the pack this year with a total of ten nominations, including Best Wide Release Movie and Best Director. Other nominees include “Barbarian,” “Pearl,” “Hellraiser,” “Chucky” and “Yellowjackets.” FANGORIA has also introduced two new categories this year: Best Short and Best Cinematography.

Our Editor-In-Chief, Phil Nobile Jr., shared, “We shouldn’t be surprised at the lack of love horror received from mainstream awards this year, but 2022 was an embarrassment of riches for the horror fan, and to see none of it nominated by the bigger institutions was a bit of a shock. As ever, FANGORIA is happy to pick up the slack.

“The genre excellence on display in 2022 encompasses veterans and new voices, productions of all sizes, and every color of the dark. The competition this year is going to be a bloodbath.”

Details on the award ceremony and where you can watch will be announced at a later date. Voting is now live, take a look at the full list of nominees below and vote for your favorites right here.