Welcome to the [new and late] Commies
Thank you for your patience. After much delay due to the crushing disappointment and requirement of real life, it’s time to discover that, sometimes, Christmas miracles do come true. Sometimes, we get to take our insanely detailed love for a website and the people who make it up, and make a goddamn awards celebration around it no matter how aggravating and seemingly endless the constant parade of forced family time may feel. No, I haven’t been drinking, why do you ask?
Anyways, a few things have been changed this year. First and foremost, I’ve cleaned the site up a little. If there’s some creaking and moaning here and there, it’s only because you bought a house that’s still settling because your budget couldn’t handle anything better, and yes, you’ll probably continue to be a failure to the in-laws. But, the good news is, is if there’s an issue on the site, just let me know, and I’ll fix it.
The other new item is the schedule. Obviously, last year we were already done with the nominations at this point in time, but now we’re just staring. Why? Well there’s a few reasons. The end of the year turned out to be an even busier time, work-wise, than I had imagined, and last year we had to cut off some fantastic films just because of their release date. This year, we’re course-correcting.
Obviously, what happened, happened, but any film that had a wide-release after the initial nomination date for last year’s Commies will be eligible for nominations this year. Additionally, if you guys want, said films can also be open for 2013’s 2012 Film of the Year Awards, but I will defer to you guys to figure that out in the below comments/nominating process.
There are also a few other changes to the nomination process. This year, We’re going to leave nominations open until January 15th. You’ll be able to submit your nominations using the Google Docs form I link below. For each item, you can nominate as many things as you wish, so long as they are separated by a comma. On January 20th, the final round of voting will start for two weeks, until the 31st, and on February 3rd, Awards Week will start.
In order to make the nominations process a little easier this year, I’m creating a Nomination Pool page that anyone can freely submit to by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then add the suggested item(s) to the page. This is in no way an official acceptance or nomination of said item(s), but merely a way to create a list of pop culture stuffs, writers, articles, and comments that might otherwise be forgotten or lost in the shuffle. If you wish for me to post a comment, please include a link to the comment, so I can link to it from the page (as well as mention if it requires a previous comment as its set up). Ideally, this page will allow the nominations to expand and become more varied than last year, and hopefully, expand the scope of comments and articles being noticed.
Well, I believe that’s all of it. If you want to get to the nominations page, you can do so from here. Thanks for taking part, waiting for this thing, and reading through all of this nonsense. If you have any questions, suggestions, or complaints, feel free to write in the comments below or get in touch via the email or on Twitter @The_Commies. I’m pretty excited. I hope you are too.
The Commies 2013 Dates
Nominations: December 23 – January 15
Final Voting: January 20 – January 31
Awards Week: February 3 – February 7