What the Hell Have You Led Me To?
Well, we’ll see how this goes.
So every year, the staff at the AV Club makes a list of the best of things, and we like some of it and we hate the rest of it. Often, we supplement it with our own more accurate lists. We even do this before the end of the year list makes its way around, so I thought “Hey, why not make our own award lists where we have no one to blame but ourselves!” Thus, I’m suggesting the first ever AV Club Commenter Awards: The AV Club Commies.
Now, I know what you’re saying. “But, Gary X, that sounds like a popularity contest!”
Yes. That’s exactly what democracy and freedom are. Good criticism, terrorist. What I’m suggesting is that we nominate items in various categories for about two weeks. Following that round of nomination, the items are then narrowed down to a set amount of winners (this number I’m not sure of yet, but partially comes from the amount of interest we have). This way, we have a wider list that allows things to get in that might not have otherwise, no one can accuse me of placing my own favorites in the running and we all get more to complain about when so and so doesn’t make the final cut. I’ll likely be using a 3rd party polling software to gather data that way it’s easier, but we’ll see what ends up being best. Below I’ve written out the preliminary dates and categories for the awards, but please add or critique what you think the awards should be via either a comment on here (our disqus overlord commenting system works!) or as a reply on the AV Club proper.
Nomination period: November 19 – November 30
Polling period: December 1 – December 18
Awards: December 19 – December 23
2012’s 2011 Film of the Year
2012’s 2011 Album of the Year
2012’s 2011 TV Show of the Year
2012’s 2011 Game of the Year (NOTE: These first four are concerning media that you were a year late to, for whatever reason, but still found yourself enjoying immensely in this final year of our civilization. Yes, it’s also ripped off from Giant Bomb. Suck it.)
Best Use of the Big Red No
Favorite Gimmick/Character Account
Gimmick Account That Should Really Just Stop
The SIIIIIIIIIIIMS! Award for Most Clueless Reviewer
Most Improved Commenter
Best Film Review
Best TV Club Reviews
Worst TV Club Reviews
Most Insane “For Your Consideration”
Best Use of O’Neal (or Best Newswire)
Best Evidence for Todd VanderWerff’s Slipping Hold on Sanity
Best Use of the Big Butt Book
Best New TV Show
Best TV Character (More for a character that won’t win an acting award but is a fan favorite nonetheless)
Best Film Soundtrack
Best Game Soundtrack
Best Actress in a TV Show
Best Actress in a Film
Best Actor in a TV Show
Best Actor in a Film
Book of the Year
Album of the Year
Game of the Year
Episode of the Year
TV Show of the Year
Film of the Year
There’s probably more that could exist, and some of these are likely to get cut. These are just the ones off the top of my head.
Oh, and obviously, this has no official affiliation with the AV Club, so don’t sue me Phipps. Please.