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  • LetsgoIrish4
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    Hey guys I came up with this idea and thought here would be the best place to introduce it and see what the feedback is.

    When you get to
    know me you’ll know two things; I love college sports and I love movies. I
    usually like to watch the Oscars, and frankly, they have not been interesting
    in the past couple of years. Between The King’s Speech knocking off The Social
    Network and the silent film The Artist beating out a fairly weak Best Picture
    field, the movies in the field have not really hit home with the younger
    demographic of movie-goers, such as myself. Of the movies I thoroughly enjoyed
    over the past two years (The Social Network, The Fighter, Toy Story 3, Scott
    Pilgrim vs. The World, and Inception in 2010 and Drive, Moneyball, Bridesmaids,
    HP 7.2, and 50/50 in 2011) only The Social Network was a serious Best Picture contender.
    All of the remaining movies were major hits with the critics and audiences, but
    saw little love during awards season, with some exceptions. I think I have a
    solution to appeal to those movies the couple of smart popcorn movie that
    surprises audiences every year.

                My idea, called the Box Office
    Awards (which is only a working title), would take the newly released movies
    that finish in the top 5 every week in the official box office numbers in a
    given calendar year (and had not been previously released in the previous year
    in limited release). Those eligible movies will receive an average score that
    is compiled of the movie’s IMDb, Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes Top Critic score
    and Viewer score at the end of the year. This score then gets ranked against
    the other scores. The list the movie goes on depends on what type of movie it
    is. For example, if it is an animated movie, then it goes into the animated
    movie list. However, the top ranked animated movie will be eligible on the
    overall film list. Any other type of movie gets put on the main list. From that
    main list the Top 25 movies, or more if there is a tie at the 25th
    spot, make a semi-final list.

    The Categories are
    defined as follows:

    ·       Favorite Film- This category is
    defined as the favorite overall film that fits under the criteria stated above.

    ·       Favorite Animated Film- This
    category is defined as the favorite animated film that fits in the criteria
    above.

    ·       Favorite Male Lead Performance-
    This category is defined as the favorite performance from a male lead character
    in a movie that fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Female Lead Performance-
    This category is defined as the favorite performance from a female lead
    character in a movie that fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Male Supporting Performance-
    This category is defined as the favorite performance from a male supporting
    character in a movie that fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Female Supporting Performance-
    This category is defined as the favorite performance from a female supporting
    character in a movie that fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Animated Voice- This
    category is defined as the favorite actor/actress that is the voice behind a
    character in an animated film.

    ·       Favorite Original Story- This
    category is defined as the favorite story of a film that is not based on any
    other type of media and fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Adapted Story- This
    category is defined as the favorite story of a film that is based on another
    type of media and fits the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Scene- This category is
    defined as the favorite scene in a film that meets the criteria above.

    ·       Favorite Quote/Speech- This
    category is defined as the favorite quote in a film that meets the criteria
    above.

    ·       Favorite Tagline-This category
    is defined as the favorite tagline that interests the viewer in describing the
    film in a way that interests them.

    ·       Favorite Poster- This category
    is defined as the favorite poster, that isn’t a teaser poster, of a movie that
    qualifies to be eligible for a Box Office Award.

                A nomination process takes place
    where the viewers select their top 10 movies from the final list. The ballots
    will have a weighted point system. For example the top movie on each list will
    be assigned 10 points; second place will get 9 points, etc. The top 5 movies
    with the highest score after the ballots have been cast will be nominees for Favorite
    Film. The Favorite Animated Film will also go through a similar process for
    nominations. The only difference is that the viewers will select 3 movies to
    choose with the top ranked movie getting 3 points and second movie getting 2
    points and the third movie getting 1 point. The top 3 movies will make the
    final nomination list.

                For the nomination process for
    Favorite Male Lead Performance, Favorite Female Lead Performance, Favorite Male
    Supporting Performance, Favorite Female Supporting Performance, Favorite
    Animated Voice, Favorite Original Story, Favorite Adapted Story, and Favorite
    Scene the viewers will select their 5 favorite selections from the list of
    potential nominees from the movies in the Top 25 and the 5 who receive the most
    amount of votes in each respective category will be nominated.

                For the nomination of Favorite Quote,
    Favorite Poster, and Favorite Tagline, the viewers will receive a list of all
    films, whether or not the film made it on the Final 25 list, and a respective
    quote, poster, and tagline, if applicable, to choose from. From there the
    viewers will select five favorites from the list of choices for each category,
    noting that they do not need to pick both the tagline and the quote from a
    given movie. The five respective quotes, poster and taglines will be the
    nominees and make it to the final ballot

                This nomination process will have to
    be completed within one month of the final weekend of the calendar year. Once
    the nominees are announced to the viewers, a final ballot will be sent out
    where the viewers will select one and only one of their favorite in each
    category. The winners will be determined by the respective nominee with the
    highest amount of votes. In the case of a tie an emergency ballot will be sent
    out asking the voters who did not vote for the two (or more) nominees tied to
    choose from the nominees who are tied. This process will continue until a
    winner is established.

                Well, that is my idea in theory. I
    think with enough fan support from you, the readers, this idea can get off the
    ground and (in a perfect world) may catch the attention of some other blogging
    site to become a big hit among the internet movie fans out there who are tired
    of the old schmucks in the critics groups and the Academy. Please spread the
    word of the Box Office Awards and if you have additions to awards and/or any
    tweaks you would add to my current process please do not hesitate to let me
    know. 

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    babypook
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    #445921

    You know, I love your idea and I wish you well. I may even participate if I’m allowed to. But I dont care for your disparaging the old folks. I’m older than you, that’s for sure, and surprise, I really like many of the blockbuster/popular films you’ve mentioned above.

    So if this is an anti-old schmucks awards, I have to say it doesnt make me feel good.

    Lol.

    Jmho.

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    Leeman
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    #445922

    Great Idea! Would be honoured to participate!

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    Tom_Scavo
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    #445923

    I too like this idea 🙂

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    LetsgoIrish4
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    For an example for people who have read this I went through the box office results from this past year and got a list of the top 25 (or 26 in this case) if this was a fully fleshed out idea this year…

    1.     
    Argo 86.5

    2.     
    Lincoln 84.5

    3.     
    The Dark Knight Rises 83.5

    4.     
    Django Unchained 83

    5.     
    Life of Pi 81.8

    6.     
    Skyfall 81.8

    7.     
    Looper 81.5

    8.     
    The Avengers 80.8

    9.      Wreck-It Ralph 79.3

    10.  
    Flight 77.3

    11.  
    End of Watch 76

    12.  
    Les Miserables 75

    13.  
    The Cabin in the Woods 73.3

    14.  
    The Hunger Games 74

    15.  
    21 Jump Street 73.5

    16.  
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 71.5

    17.  
    Chronicle 71.5

    18.  
    Pitch Perfect 71.5

    19.  
    The Amazing Spider-Man 71.3

    20.  
    Prometheus 71

    21.  
    Magic Mike 70.3

    22.  
    Ted 69.5

    23.  
    Cloud Atlas 68.5

    24.  
    Lawless 68

    25.  
    Hope Springs 66.3

     

    26.  
    The Grey 66.3

    If I were to choose 5 nominees from these movies I would have gone with:

    Best Actor:
    Daniel Day-Lewis-Lincoln
    Denzel Washington-Flight
    Ben Affleck-Argo
    Channing Tatum-21 Jump Street/Magic Mike
    Jamie Foxx-Django Unchained

    Best Actress:
    Jennifer Lawrence-The Hunger Games
    Anne Hathaway-The Dark Knight Rises (Were pushing her as lead)
    Anna Kendrick-Pitch Perfect
    Meryl Streep-Hope Springs
    Mila Kunis-Ted

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Tommy Lee Jones-Lincoln
    Alan Arkin-Argo
    Javier Bardem-Skyfall
    Leonardo Dicaprio-Django Unchained
    Matthew McConaughey-Magic Mike

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Anne Hathaay-Les Miserables
    Sally Field-Lincoln
    Jessica Chastain-Lawless
    Rebel Wilson-Pitch Perfect
    Emily Blunt-Looper

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