Check This Out: First Annual 'Fangirl Awards' Winners List
Although we don't have any female writers on our site yet, there are lots of female movie fans and bloggers out there. A group of about 50 of them decided to start a Fangirl Academy which, every year starting this year, picks their own 'best of the year', known as the Fangirl Awards - like the Oscars, but with a group of fangirls. I'm featuring the awards because we're friends with a few members. Our own Brandon Tenney's sister Elycia is a member (@barricadestay) and so are plenty of our colleagues and friends, like Genevieve (@scarletscribe), Jen (@jenyamato) and Amanda (@eruditechick). Read on to see a list of their winners.
The Fangirl Academy just unveiled their list of winners for the Major Awards on the All Things Fangirl blog. I've listed winners for some of the categories below, but hit up their blog for the entire list of winners. They also made videos announcing each winner which you can watch embedded in the post or on YouTube.
1. Inglorious Basterds
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Star Trek
Sam Rockwell - Moon
Sharlto Copley - District 9 (Runner-Up)
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia (Runner-Up)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds
Zachary Quinto - Star Trek (Runner-Up)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Melanie Laurent - Inglorious Basterds
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air (Runner-Up)
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds (Runner-Up)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Up in the Air (Runner-Up)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL:
Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5
Wonderful World of Oz (Runner-Up)
BEST COMIC SERIES:
Buffy Season 8
The Walking Dead
I'm going to be completely honest - I never expected the Fangirl Academy to pick a movie like Inglourious Basterds as Best Picture, but all be damned, fine choice! I'm also happy with just about every other winner they chose. It's great to see Sam Rockwell win something! And I'm so happy to see Melanie Laurent winning for Best Supporting Actress as well - I loved her in Basterds. If only the Oscars could end up like this, I think we'd all be much happier. Congrats to the Fangirl Academy on their first successful awards. I wanted to mention this on the site because I think they deserve some recognition for making their voices heard even though they're a small group. Hopefully everyone else enjoyed seeing what they picked, as well.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Figured they would choose He's Just Not That Into You or Leap Year. Big surprise they gave it to Bigelow, hope the Oscars doesnt do the same. (which they will)
People's Champ on Mar 6, 2010
i'm REALLY rooting for inglourious basterds, but i have a feeling the hurt locker will win.
giraffic on Mar 6, 2010
Thanks for posting this! And for finally mentioning fangirls, and women who like movies in general, in a non-snarky way. I love reading this site but sometimes it's painful the assumptions fanboys make about what girls/women like. I'm excited to see something like the Fangirl Academy exists, and I can't wait till you guys get a female contributor 🙂
Kit Whelan on Mar 6, 2010
if the Oscars had "Best Graphic Novel" or "Best Comic Series" awards, i'd watch it every year religiously. Sure, it doesn't make sense, but that would be awesome.
DRM on Mar 7, 2010
Thanks, we need more fangirl input in every aspect of the movie industry
Loser on Mar 7, 2010
Finally someone recognizes Moon. Love that movie.
Daniel felts on Mar 7, 2010
So cool! I'm glad I found this. Over at our site, we're having a very interesting and lively debate about the film New Moon and where fangirls fit into things, considering the Twilight Saga has repeatedly been criticized as being anti-woman. Check it out and weigh-in! http://www.btchflcks.com/2010/03/movie-review-twilight-saga-new-moon.html
Stephanie R on Mar 25, 2010
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