And the 2011 Golden Schmoes winners are...!!

As in previous years, it was the film with the most nominations (DRIVE had the most noms this year with 15) that ended up with the most wins at the Golden Schmoes this year, as Nicolas Winding Refn's film won the biggest award for "Favorite Movie", while he personally also won for "Best Director". The film ultimately ended up with the most wins from any film this year, which was 6 including "Best Actor" for Ryan Gosling (who also won for "Favorite Celebrity" of the year, btw), "Coolest Character" for The Driver in the film (aka Gosling again), as well as "Best Music" and "Most Memorable Scene in a movie" (c'mon...you must remember what it is!).

Unlike previous years where one film will dominate the Golden Schmoes (see table below), it was an overall mix of different films winning this year, which is what I personally prefer anyway (I think it's kinda boring to vote for the same movie in every single category).


1. The Dark Knight (2008) 12
2. Return of the King (2003) 10
3. Inception (2010) 9
4. The Two Towers (2002) 9
5. Sin City (2005) 7
6. Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 7
7. Inglourious Basterds (2009) 6
8. The Departed (2006) 6
9. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) 6
10. Memento (2001) 6
11. Drive (2011) 6

The other three big winners this year were David Fincher's latest entitlted THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, which won 3 different categories including "Best Actress" for Rooney Mara, as well as "Best Music" and "Best Trailer". Fincher always wins something in the Golden Schmoes! It's interesting to note that Fincher himself was the runner-up to Mr. Refn for "Best Director" this year.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES surprised many people this past summer and continued to surprise at our awards as it also picked up 3 wins including (you guessed it!) "Biggest Surprise", as well as "Best Special Effects" (natch!) and Andy Serkis' 2nd win as "Best Supporting Actor" for playing a CGI character in a movie. He also won in 2002 for his portrayal of the loveable Gollum.

 Lastly, but not leastly, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS also managed to surprise a lot of people this year (especially after the Ratner-ization of the X-MEN series with THE LAST STAND), as it finished only a few votes shy of RISE OF THE APES for "Biggest Surprise" but also finished as the runner-up for "Favorite Movie" of the year! Pretty impressive. But even though it didn't win those two categories, it did manage to snag "Best Sci-Fi" movie of the year, "Breakthrough Performance" for Michael Fassbender's portrayal of Magneto (also the runner-up for "Coolest Character") and the "Best Line" of the year delivered by the great Wolverine: "Go f*ck yourself."

Unfortunately for other films like SUPER 8 (7 nominations), MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (6 nominations) and BBRIDESMAIDS (6 nominations), there wasn't much left over for them as SUPER 8 got completely shut out (although Elle Fanning finished a close runner-up as "Best Supporting Actress"), MI4 took home the obvious award for them for "Best Action Sequence" because Tom Cruise was awesome climbing that uber-tall building in Dubai, while BRIDESMAIDS did end up with 2 awards including "Best Comedy" (although it also finished runner-up for "Most Overrated" film of the year) and Melissa McCarthy's awesome performance as "Best Supporting Actress".

Also, I thought it was poetic justice for Kirsten Wiig to finish in 2nd place for "Best Actress" (always the bridesmaid, never the bride...hehe). You can see the full list of this year's winners RIGHT HERE.

Thanks to everyone who participated again this year and who keep making our little awards ceremony more and more popular every year. And if you haven't done so already, be sure to enter our OSCAR PREDICTION CONTEST right HERE! And stay tuned for our Oscar coverage, this coming Sunday, February 26th. See ya'll next year!


Drive: 6 wins
(Favorite Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music,
Coolest Character and Most Memorable Scene)

X-Men: First Class: 3 wins
(Best Sci-Fi, Breakthrough Performance and Best Line of the year)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: 3 wins
(Best Actress, Best Poster and Best Trailer of the year)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: 3 wins
(Best Special Effects, Biggest Surprise and Best Supporting Actor of year)


2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 22001



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