“And the Nominees are . . . “
Greetings, readers! Announcing The 5th Annual The Critic Corner Awards!
For my newer readers, you will not be familiar with The Critic Corner. The past couple of months I have been referencing it through my various film reviews. Next month will mark 6 years since I “retired” The Critic Corner. Well, I retired the blog as my last official post there was March 3, 2010, but my media coverage – and consumption – never changed.
The last The Critic Corner Awards show was February 27, 2010. I loved every moment of it! I revisited it recently when I was organizing the archives for future posts. I had great fun doing that last show, but alas it was only through audio podcast. Still, it made for entertaining radio theatre!
This winter I got to cover several films for The Critic Corner here on The Newsreel site. As this year got rolling, I keep thinking about revisiting my awards show for one last performance. After all, thanks to my Tech Corner production, I now have the tools to produce a better version of the show. So after several nights of tossing and turning with excitement, I am officially announcing the reboot/one-off 5th The Critic Corner Awards Show!
This time around it will be completely different than the previous format. The most notable difference is that it will be a video not simply audio! Other changes include the incorporation of television programming (think Oscars meets Emmys). And, I will not be announcing the nominees ahead of time. This way I keep the drama and suspense under wraps! However, I won’t simply not announce anything. What I can tell you are what categories will be showcased, and what films and shows the nominees will be pooled from.
Before I get to that, some of you are probably wondering, “What’s the prize for the winners?” Well, they get a very well deserved pat on the back not to mention recognition on my program FOR FREE! It just can’t get any better than that! Except for, of course, the real golden statutes and award bags of goodies handed out at the Academy Awards and Emmy’s . . .
Well, enough of the shenanigans. What are the criteria to even be considered a nominee?
- The film’s release and TV show premiere have to fall between January 1st and December 31st of that corresponding award year – in this case, 2015. (American Sniper is technically a 2014 film therefore does not qualify.)
- The film or TV show, cast and crew MUST deserve the nomination not just be a space filler
- The TV Show must debut in the calendar year though not necessarily conclude in the year
- Favorite Actress
- Favorite Actor
- Most Disappointing Film
- Best Animated Film
- The Editor’s Best Picture of the Year
- Best Ensemble Cast for a Miniseries or Anthology
- Best Episode
- Most Disappointing New Show or Season
- Best Miniseries or Anthology
- Best New Show
Selections will be made from among these qualified films:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Minions, The Martian, Cinderella, Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation, Hotel Transylvania 2, San Andreas, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Peanuts Movie, Spy, The Revenant, Fantastic Four, The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Sicario, Spotlight, Ex Machina, Burnt, Room, Shaun The Sheep
Selections will be made from among these qualified television shows:
A.D. The Bible Continues, Ash vs Evil Dead, Daredevil, Fargo (Season 2), Fear The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones (Season 5), Gotham (Season 2), Heroes Reborn, iZombie, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mr. Robot, Penny Dreadful (Season 2), The Strain (Season 2), The Walking Dead (Season 6), True Detective (Season 2)
The 5th Annual The Critic Corner Awards Show will air February 27, 2016!