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Title: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: MacGuffin on March 06, 2007, 08:58:17 PM
http://www.xixax.com/images/awards07/xixax2007_V2.swf


The results are in!


This is our fifth year for the annual xixax awards. And a fifth year anniversary is represented by the traditional gift of wood. So we encourage everyone to eat a sampling from the tree of life so we can keep xixax and the awards last forever.



EACH AWARD IS ANNOUNCED IN ITS OWN THREAD

Best Film (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9575.0)
Best Director (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9574.0)
Best Female Performance (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9573.0)
Best Male Performance (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9572.0)
Best Supporting Female Performance (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9571.0)
Best Supporting Male Performance (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9570.0)
Best Screenplay (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9569.0)
Best Cinematography (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9568.0)
Best Original Music (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9567.0)
Best Editing (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9566.0)
Best Sound (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9565.0)
Best Visual Effects (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9564.0)
Best Debut Film (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9563.0)
Best Documentary (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9562.0)
Best Animated Feature (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9561.0)
Best DVD Release (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9560.0)
Best Trailer (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=9559.0)
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: matt35mm on March 06, 2007, 11:47:47 PM
Those Flash animations are really cool.

All in all, I'm pleased with the choices.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: polkablues on March 07, 2007, 12:17:12 AM
And a fifth year anniversary is represented by the traditional gift of wood.

I don't know about anyone else, but I got wood just from that animation.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Bethie on March 07, 2007, 02:03:51 AM
I don't approve. I don't think my votes were counted.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Gamblour. on March 07, 2007, 10:17:35 AM
I'm very disappointed. Children of Men winning Best Picture and Best Director?? I don't understand it.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 07, 2007, 10:41:02 AM
Why not?  What movie did you vote for?  :ponder:
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Kal on March 07, 2007, 11:45:18 AM
Boohoo
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: pete on March 07, 2007, 12:46:29 PM
wow, I've been here on this here board three years, and it seemed like nobody's taste or exposure in movies really grew or matured in that time.  edgy studio-made films, thy demographic is hither.
did I use hither right?
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: ono on March 07, 2007, 01:24:10 PM
Not nobody's, just not the majority's.  That'll be the case pretty much wherever you go, though.  Well, except boards like Criterion.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Derek237 on March 07, 2007, 01:30:57 PM
Note to self: see Children of Men.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Sunrise on March 07, 2007, 01:50:29 PM
wow, I've been here on this here board three years, and it seemed like nobody's taste or exposure in movies really grew or matured in that time.  edgy studio-made films, thy demographic is hither.
did I use hither right?

Not nobody's, just not the majority's.  That'll be the case pretty much wherever you go, though.  Well, except boards like Criterion.

Can we really say "majority" when only 45 ballots were cast and counted? Yet I suppose the point of view that there are about only 45 regular posters should be given plenty of consideration.

The awards themselves came out right in most cases...especially documentary, which had a lot of good nominees. But what the hell with dvd?? Apocalypse Now isn't even the best film in that category, let alone the best dvd. I'm baffled.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: ono on March 07, 2007, 02:57:08 PM
Yeah, you answered your own question.

As for Children of Men, it's just okay, another film where I blink once or twice, trying to figure out what other people see in it, and then come to the conclusion that there really isn't that much there.  Don't strain yourself too much to see the film.  Like with The Departed, in times of creative drought, people will grasp onto anything in hopes of quenching that thirst for something special.  Neither film is it.  Something like Pan's Labyrinth comes close with its creative visual flair and revelation of a new world that's really always been there, but the writing (painting of characters, really) is too simple and cookie-cutter for it to be anything special.  Same with something like Brick.  Smoke and mirrors, that one.  Lots of cool talk, but not a lot of depth, and it succumbed to trickery and violence, much like Pan, in an effort to shock and awe.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 07, 2007, 03:22:10 PM
If they're willing, maybe the admins can shed some light on this but you all do realize that Children of Men most likely won by only a vote or two, right?  And I'd bet that there's not much more than a vote or two separating the other 4 nominees.  Which means that more people didn't vote for Children of Men than did.  So the "anything but Children of Men" vote was split. 

You did it to yourselves.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: modage on March 07, 2007, 03:33:37 PM
If they're willing, maybe the admins can shed some light on this but you all do realize that Children of Men most likely won by only a vote or two, right?

actually, Children of Men received TWICE as many votes as any of the other nominees. so you did it to yourselves! 

i'm actually happier with this years crop of nominees and winners than i have been maybe ever?  thanks everyone.  :bravo:
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Sunrise on March 07, 2007, 03:35:47 PM
Which means that more people didn't vote for Children of Men than did.  So the "anything but Children of Men" vote was split.

That's seems like a less than convincing reason to discredit the fact that Children of Men was the Best Film. When you've got five nominees you are most certainly only going to have a plurality for the top vote-getter. It was still chosen by more people than any other film as this year's best. If the vote was close, that may say more about the overall quality (or mediocrity) of the nominees as opposed to totaling all the other votes and declaring them the "anything but" vote. Did anyone place a vote in a category just so a particular nominee wouldn't win? That would seem strange.

Anyway, I would also be interested in a breakdown, but that may be setting a new precedent the admins are not interested in.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: squints on March 07, 2007, 05:34:48 PM
Best Film of 2007: The Fountain


(This is the lamest April fool's joke ever!)
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: Pubrick on March 08, 2007, 09:42:36 AM
If they're willing, maybe the admins can shed some light on this but you all do realize that Children of Men most likely won by only a vote or two, right?

actually, Children of Men received TWICE as many votes as any of the other nominees. so you did it to yourselves! 
no i don't think you understood jacksparrow's point. he's right, while children of men did get twice as many votes as a couple of other nominees, but combined more ppl voted for "anything but children of men" than did otherwise.

i'm actually happier with this years crop of nominees and winners than i have been maybe ever? 
we don't know how happy you are, that is only something you can know. why are you asking us?


this is what sunrise said in the Documentary thread...

It's almost too bad Levees only appeared as a documentary nominee because it is simply one of the best films of the year.
more people voted for this than children of men, but the biggest winners in their category were:

Children of Men cinematography- the only one it really deserved
and
The Fountain score- justly deserved, with more votes than the combined total of the other nominees.
and
A Scanned Darkly- obviously for novelty reasons.

unfortunately 45 ppl is not enuff to make a good result. many of us havn't seen or had a chance to see most of the movies. last year the turnout was bigger wasn't it? maybe i'm wrong, but it was more reasonable because more ppl had actually seen the movies they were voting for., see: laura dern.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: MacGuffin on March 08, 2007, 10:08:23 AM
last year the turnout was bigger wasn't it?

(http://blogs.salon.com/0004217/images/2004/10/27/Ed'sBlog.Number.50.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 08, 2007, 08:46:16 PM
wow!  that flash animation thing was cool...props to whoever did it...b/c i was very busy these past months so my activity here has been low which means that i didnt partitcipate w/the xixiaxies this year...so, therefore my opinion means shit...as a general rule "if you dont vote, you cant bitch"...i am turning 30 this year, ..i am much more mellower athan i use to be...so, i will i am gonna try not to whine about stuff..but anywho, i enjoyed reading the winners...i still like the barometer of interests here...and its also good that i didnt vote b/c i didnt see...well, u know.... the FUCKING MOVIE THAT SHOULD HAVE WON  EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :wink:
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: picolas on March 08, 2007, 09:19:44 PM
A Scanned Darkly- obviously for novelty reasons.
it was also the best animated movie of the year.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on March 09, 2007, 01:51:39 PM
I forgot to thank everyone for putting this together, so thank you!
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: brockly on March 10, 2007, 08:52:59 PM
its also good that i didnt vote b/c i didnt see...well, u know.... the FUCKING MOVIE THAT SHOULD HAVE WON  EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :wink:

this is why i didnt vote as well. cant vote for a movie i havent seen and i cant vote against a movie i know for sure will be the best movie of this year. ive seen all the nominees but INLAND and if i had voted i would have given it to the fountain.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 10, 2007, 09:47:28 PM
if i had voted i would have given it to the fountain.

It's your fault that Children Of Men won.
Title: Re: Welcome to the 2007 Xixax Awards!
Post by: brockly on March 10, 2007, 09:51:11 PM
shut up. children was good.