So, back in the last 90s, when I was in high school, I already had a few blogs. On one of them, I decided to run my own movie awards. I chose the categories and nominees based on what myself and my friends enjoyed. The entire idea was something that Hot Donna and I came up with. We chose the nominees. Then we polled students at both of our schools. Plus we took votes online. Back in my day, that meant folks emailing in their answers or responding to my e newsletter. You can see the original awards here. (I just reposted them on this site, because why not?) P.S. I know, I know, Leo still hasn’t won. Did I jinx him? Doh!
The idea of these awards is that the Academy Awards are held in such high esteem, but are often films that most average people do not have the means to see, even today, even with streaming, etc. Well, you can pirate them, I guess, but that’s technically illegal, so I am not advocating it. Plus, they are so, so, so serious. Why not give out awards for films that run the gamut of genre and emotion, not just crying, so much crying. Want to know more? Watch the next 3 videos. You can also learn about what films were released in 2015, in case, like us (myself and Robert Sunshine), you’ve been super busy.
What’s so great now? You can vote, and it’s much easier. I’ll use it all, a poll on this blog, email, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, tumblr, etc
We are still hammering out the details, but categories will include the following:
Best Supporting Actress
Best Writing (all)
Best Animated Movie (maybe, still deciding)
Most Visually Appealing Movie
Best Makeup and Hair Dos
Best Music (all)
Best Set Design
Best Visual Effects
The exact rules on entering and dates will be announced in the upcoming poll blog. In the meantime, try to catch up on those 2015 flicks, if you can.