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Boards.ie Film Awards 2022 - WINNERS!

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Thanks for organising @Sad Professor

    Also just to stress that, unlike previous years, there won't be two/three 'waves' of nomination threads - all the categories are up now, so please nominate away freely :)



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    A Monday morning reminder that the film awards nomination threads are up for the next week or so, so please do nominate if you have a few minutes :)




  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    My two cents is I think there should be 1 best film category. It's too hard to do 4 different types of films X 4!



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,313 ✭✭✭p to the e


    I'm actually the opposite. I've seen several horror/thriller films this year which I'm thinking don't belong in any of the categories.

    • The Watcher
    • Smile
    • Knock On the Cabin
    • X
    • Speak No Evil (Maybe foreign language)
    • The Menu
    • Black Phone
    • Hellraiser

    and some animation and documentaries like

    • The Bob Burgers Movie
    • Navalny
    • George Carlin's American Dream
    • Moonage Daydream

    And that's just off the top of my head.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    It's a tricky one getting the balance right. I think what we wanted to try this year was pruning back the categories a bit as there was a concern the number of categories in the past was somewhat overwhelming and putting people off nominating. Equally, though, we've always wanted to ensure there's a broader range of films represented because based on past awards having a single 'best film' category will inevitably just see one popular hit dominate just through the sheer number of people who've seen it.

    Definitely agree there are ambiguities though, especially as we've dropped past categories like documentary and animation (again just to see if having fewer categories makes a difference to participation). Any suggestions for changes or clarification are very much welcome. I think the 'Hollywood blockbuster' category is always a particularly tricky one to name, as yes I think it's envisioned that would include a lot of studio-backed, wide-release genre films like The Menu, Black Phone, Smile, Knock on the Cabin etc... even though they're lower-budgeted affairs. Whereas 'X' I think would fit more snugly in 'indie'. But then you run into the problem that many - quite rightly! - wouldn't be too familiar with what studio released what, and even 'X' was released by Universal here in Ireland!



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,671 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    I think of the two main categories (Hollywood and Indie/Arthouse) as attempting to draw a distinction between popular/mainstream films and artistic/prestige films. I would say most genre films fit comfortably into the former, but yeah there are grey areas and films that could potentially fit under both definitions or neither. It's not perfect but I do think it's a distinction worth making.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Voted!

    As always with these things, when I scan back through letterboxd I have moments of "...oh, that was from 2022??"

    Some surprises I had forgotten such as: Michael Bay's best movie post Transformers with Ambulance; a new Henry Sellick movie came out nobody watched; a new George Miller movie came out nobody watched; and Athena was hitting a Best Of 2022 level ... til it absolutely shat the bed in the final scene; and Alex Garland needs to take a career break after Men.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Why is nobody nominating The Menu! Hands down for me the film of the year, even with my Irish tinted glasses on!



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    I'm surprised Cailín Ciúin hasn't been just nominated for all the awards 😂

    I think it kinda came and went, in a field that had a few "rich people are ássholes" movies in 2022 already.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    One last call for nominations over the long weekend, we’ll count up the nominations then and get to voting :)



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Fabulous prizes to be won?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    The top prize is the respect and / or judgement of your online peers. Probably judgement, honestly, but there’s always the prospect of respect. I think.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,671 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    Folks, very last call for this - please get your votes in by the end of today.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Hi all,

    Thanks to everybody who nominated films - it's now time to vote for the winners!

    Thanks as ever to @Mr E for putting the poll together. You can vote until next Wednesday and we'll announce the results shortly after.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    For the Sunday crew: a nice, relaxed Sunday is the perfect time to vote!




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Last opportunity to vote if you haven’t already!




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,671 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    Poll has been extended until Monday folks. So if you haven’t voted yet you have another few days to do so!




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    Hi folks, just a reminder that the poll has been extended through the long weekend so if you haven't voted yet please do in between your chocolate binges :)




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 29,198 CMod ✭✭✭✭johnny_ultimate


    And the results are in! Thanks to @Mr E for his help with the poll and everyone who nominated and voted this year!

    Best Director

    Daniels - Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Best Screenplay

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    Best Hollywood Blockbuster

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Best Foreign Language Film

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Best Soundtrack

    The Batman

    Best Irish Film

    An Cailín Ciúin

    Film With The Best Visuals

    Top Gun: Maverick

    Best Indie / Arthouse

    An Cailín Ciúin

    Best Actor

    Colin Farrell - Banshees of Inisherin

    Best Actress

    Cate Blanchett - Tár

    Remember - every vote counts. Literally, in this case - An Cailín Ciúin was voted Best Irish Film with a single vote to spare!



  • Registered Users Posts: 85,486 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1




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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭Electric Nitwit


    Thanks for running, guys.

    I didn't get to see enough this year to partake bit you've given me some handy pointers of where I need to catch up



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