Monday, March 2, 2015

Time to Vote on the 2014 Cosmos!

Nominations have been announced for the 2014 Cosmique Movie Awards, and Birdman leads with 12 nominations, including nods for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Drama, followed by Into the Woods with 11 nominations, and Gone Girl and Nightcrawler with nine each.

The nominations were announced on Sunday, February 22, 2015 to coincidence with the Academy Awards.

In addition to Birdman, other Best Film nominations included Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, and Selma.

A record number of 97 different films received one or more Cosmo nominations. In addition, 93 different people received one or more Cosmo nods, one shy of the record 94 set last year.

Scarlett Johansson received the most nominations of any individual this year, with four individual nominations. Although one of her nominations was for Worst Performance (for Lucy), she still received the most individual nominations this year. In addition, her nominations this year came for three different films, a Cosmo record. (Although others have received more individual nominations in previous years, none were for more than two different films in a single year.)

Voters have until Friday, March 20, 2015 to vote online to determine the winners.

The Nominees

You can check out the nominations for each of the five award groups:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame
  2. Best Films Overall of 2014
  3. Best Cinematic Performances of 2014
  4. Best Films by Genre of 2014
  5. Cinematic Worsts of 2014

Time to Vote!

  1. Vote online by March 20, 2015 at midnight to determine the winners.
  2. If you've voted and change your email, either email us your change or resubmit that part of your ballot, changing your vote for that award. Only your most recent submission will be considered.
  3. If you're passionate about some of the nominees, lobby your friends and encourage them to vote, too.

Brief FAQ

I didn't vote in the nomination round. Can I still vote for the winners?
Yes! Many voters find the "fill in the blank" format of the nomination round to be overwhelming. Now that the nominees have been selected, you can still vote in the "fill in the bubble" final round.

Can I write in a film if I don't care for the nominees for a particular award?
No. The opportunity to write in a candidate was during the nomination round. At this point, only actual nominees can win.

The Worst awards have a "No winner for this award" option, but the other awards do not. Why is that?
We've noticed in previous years that an unusually large number of voters abstain in these categories. Perhaps it's because they simply weren't drawn to see these films (as many got terrible reviews), but it may be that some feel the Worst awards are too negative. We felt that if enough people felt strongly that none of the nominees deserved to be saddled with a negative award, that should be an option. The other awards are positive, so we don't see being "saddled" with a win as being a bad thing.

More questions? Write them in the comments below and we'll do our best to answer them.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame nominations

The nominations are in for the 2014 Cosmique Movie Awards, and it's time to vote for the winners! You have until Friday, March 20, 2015 at midnight to cast your ballot.

In addition to recognizing films from the previous calendar year, the Cosmos also have five Halls of Fame that recognize the greatest films, actors, and actresses of all time. Once inducted, they cannot be nominated again for the same award, as they are already in the Hall of Fame.

Current members of the Halls of Fame include:

Best Films of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame: The Wizard of Oz; All About Eve; Gone With the Wind; Citizen Kane; Casablanca; Harold and Maude; The Women; To Kill a Mockingbird; Auntie Mame; Apocalypse Now; The Godfather; Dangerous Liaisons; and The Lion in Winter

Best Actresses of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame: Katharine Hepburn; Maggie Smith; Bette Davis; Meryl Streep; Audrey Hepburn; Ingrid Bergman; Judi Dench; Glenn Close; Elizabeth Taylor; and Joan Crawford

Best Actors of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame: Dustin Hoffman; Cary Grant; James Stewart; Robert De Niro; Jack Lemmon; Marlon Brando; Jack Nicholson; Al Pacino; Peter O'Toole; and Morgan Freeman

Best Comedic Actresses of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame: Madeline Kahn; Lucille Ball; Lily Tomlin; Gilda Radner; Rosalind Russell; Cloris Leachman; Whoopi Goldberg; Goldie Hawn; and Bette Midler

Best Comedic Actors of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame: Peter Sellers; Charlie Chaplin; Gene Wilder; Steve Martin; Danny Kaye; Robin Williams; Mel Brooks; and Bill Murray

This year's nominees include:

Best Film Hall of Fame

  • Amadeus
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Ghostbusters
  • Schindler's List
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

Best Actress Hall of Fame

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Sally Field
  • Judy Garland
  • Helen Mirren
  • Susan Sarandan
  • Barbara Stanwyck

Best Actor Hall of Fame

  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Henry Fonda
  • Ben Kingsley
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Robert Redford
  • Robin Williams

Best Comedic Actress Hall of Fame

  • Christine Baranski
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Carol Burnett
  • Tina Fey
  • Thelma Ritter
  • Betty White

Best Comedic Actor Hall of Fame

  • Jim Carrey
  • John Cleese
  • Buster Keaton
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Groucho Marx
  • Eddie Murphy