READ THIS TOPIC BEFORE VOTING.
Hello there, ReelViews board members. My name's Pedro, and I'm here to announce the second annual ReelViews Academy Awards!
You'll have to pardon me: much of this post is going to be a regurgitation of last year's thread, with some slight changes.
Anyway, giving credit where credit is due, p604 came up with the idea. His thought process was, "Everyone complains about the Oscars. Why don't we have our own?" It's brilliant. Here's how it works:
1. Anyone (that's you!) can vote for nominees, so long as you're signed up on the board. Make sure your votes are for who YOU want to win. If you think Easy A's the best film of the year, then damn it vote that way!
2. People who do choose to vote need to suggest five nominees per category, ranked 1-5 with 1 being the theoretical winner. This applies to all categories INCLUDING Best Picture. If the films are not ranked, I will do so alphabetically and no one wants that.
3. You don't need to vote for every category, but I don't want to be the only person voting for Sound Mixing. Do your own research, yar?
4. There are twenty-one categories: nineteen that the Academy uses, the Best Ensemble award that SAG uses, and a modified Best Original Score. They are listed at the end of the post, accompanied by a sample ballot.
5. Many documentaries and foreign language films were excluded from the Academy shortlist of said categories. Same goes for make-up, score, and visual effects. IGNORE THIS. If the film came out domestically between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, it's valid for any category. FOR EXAMPLE: A Prophet (France) came out in February, so it's valid despite being released in 2009 in France. However, Of Gods and Men (France) is not because it comes out in February, despite its 2010 release date in France.
6. PM your votes to me, Pedro, to keep the nomination process secretive and exciting and shit.
The voting cut-off will be on February 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Hopefully that will be enough time to see everything of worth. If it's not, I have no problem extending the date.
I've decided to include some category suggestions in case people are confused. I've based their placements on the definition of Lead/Supporting, irrelevant of screen time. PM any other category confusions to me. If I decide you have committed category fraud, I will discard that vote.
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is 110%, one billion ways to Sunday, the lead actress of her film. DON'T PUT HER IN SUPPORTING.
Lesley Manville (Another Year) would be up for Best Supporting Actress. That movie is about Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen, potential Best Actor and Actress nominees.
Marion Cotillard (Inception), the subject of much category fraud last year, is up for Best Supporting Actress.
Dogtooth has three leads and all of them are the children. The father, mother, and Christina are supporting characters.
Another Year, Barney's Version, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, and The Way Back all came out in 2010 as qualifiers.
The King's Speech is an original screenplay and Toy Story 3 is an adapted screenplay.
Happy voting, fellow members! Don't be shy. If you haven't seen enough films from the year, don't worry about it! Vote on what you know. I want to see a bigger turnout this year!
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Animated Feature
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Documentary Feature
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Film Editing
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Sound Editing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdnrfkFywoc
the creation of sound effects through various layers of manipulation)
Best Sound Mixing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq6ZXnbbQUY
bringing various sound elements together to make a convincing viewing experience)
Best Use of Music (to allow soundtracks and scores based on existing elements)
Best Visual Effects
Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay
Best Writing - Original Screenplay
SAMPLE BALLOT: BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
1. Colin Firth - The King's Speech
2. Tom Hanks - Toy Story 3
3. Shawn Ashmore - Frozen
4. Ewan McGregor - The Ghost Writer
5. Robert Downey, Jr. - Due Date
And finally, here's a list of foreign films that came out domestically in 2010:
The Secret in Their Eyes
The Milk of Sorrow
I Am Love
Samson and Delilah
Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl
Ne Change Rien
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Last Train Home
The Millennium Trilogy