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

Feb. 24, 2012by: JoBlo

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).

MOST WINS @ GOLDEN SCHMOES (All-Time):

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!

MOST WINS

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)

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE
ENTIRE LIST OF 2011 WINNERS!

PAST WINNERS:
2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 22001

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5:19PM on 02/25/2012

Mostly good choices schmoes

I like most of the winners, Drive deserved to win most of what it won (though maybe not acting), especially on this site. Rooney Mara was great, the Burj Khalifa sequence was incredible in IMAX so that's another worthy winner and the best line was a no brainer if you ask me.
It's a shame that The Artist was completely left out of the GS however. It might be an Academy favorite and falsly considered as a artsy fartsy movie, but it truly was one of the most entertaining and feel good movies of
I like most of the winners, Drive deserved to win most of what it won (though maybe not acting), especially on this site. Rooney Mara was great, the Burj Khalifa sequence was incredible in IMAX so that's another worthy winner and the best line was a no brainer if you ask me.
It's a shame that The Artist was completely left out of the GS however. It might be an Academy favorite and falsly considered as a artsy fartsy movie, but it truly was one of the most entertaining and feel good movies of the year and I thought it should get some recognition. Especially in the acting, music and comedic department
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1:54AM on 02/25/2012
Geez, I'm split down the middle with these results, which usually never happens. I usually turn to these as corrections for the Oscars, but some of these results are just unbelievable.

I am glad to see Drive take Favorite movie. The only two that were deserving from the nominees were X-Men and Drive, so that went pretty well. Refn was also very deserving of Best Director.

It should also be noted that Fassbender did indeed have the breakout performance of the year, not only in X-Men, but
Geez, I'm split down the middle with these results, which usually never happens. I usually turn to these as corrections for the Oscars, but some of these results are just unbelievable.

I am glad to see Drive take Favorite movie. The only two that were deserving from the nominees were X-Men and Drive, so that went pretty well. Refn was also very deserving of Best Director.

It should also be noted that Fassbender did indeed have the breakout performance of the year, not only in X-Men, but in several films, so it's good to see him get a little recognition for coming out of nowhere and continually stunning audiences.

However, there were several results that were just bizarre:

For one thing, how did 50/50 beat four better screenplays? and why don't people seem to understand that, for a movie to be deemed "overrated," there has to be a majority that thinks it's good? (i.e. most people thought Breaking Dawn was shit, so how is it "overrated"?) Meaning that the only real nominees in that category were Bridesmaids (the clear winner) and Drive. Also some pretty big fails in the Best Comedy (Bridesmaids??? REALLY???, over four far-superior movies?), Horror (All of these nominees sucked, but Insidious was the closest to being a good horror film), and Animated categories (the supremely overrated Rango strikes again, beating out four superior films).

Best Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress also went pretty badly. Hopefully the Oscars will do better... well, except for Supporting Actor, which they're gonna give to Plummer for his overrated performance, but that can't be helped.

OK, enough bitching, I know it's just opinions and all, but I'm just surprised that several of the categories turned out this badly. Whatever, at the very least a great movie won Favorite Film.
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4:48PM on 02/24/2012

lollll

Drive, the worst movie of the year, won. How fucking ridiculous, and seriously that ridiculous elevator scene were we see two retards kissing to the sound of an horrendous music with the most stupid villan of all time looking at them instead of killing them, won most memorable moment omfggg people are insane this shit is better then Warrior fights or the the train battle in Sucker Punch or MI4 climbing sequence no no no no no people just went insane and stupid this cant be real ....
Drive, the worst movie of the year, won. How fucking ridiculous, and seriously that ridiculous elevator scene were we see two retards kissing to the sound of an horrendous music with the most stupid villan of all time looking at them instead of killing them, won most memorable moment omfggg people are insane this shit is better then Warrior fights or the the train battle in Sucker Punch or MI4 climbing sequence no no no no no people just went insane and stupid this cant be real ....
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2:10PM on 02/24/2012
This is it? Wow talk about typical. The only films that deserved their wins was for best comedy of the year Bridesmaids and for best action scene of the year MI4 but the rest are either very overrated or just not amazing enough to have won. Best horror movie Attack The Block, you have got to be joking! It should of went to Stake Land or Final Destination 5. Typical and boring. Lets see if the Academy Awards get it right, probably not but I always have hope.
This is it? Wow talk about typical. The only films that deserved their wins was for best comedy of the year Bridesmaids and for best action scene of the year MI4 but the rest are either very overrated or just not amazing enough to have won. Best horror movie Attack The Block, you have got to be joking! It should of went to Stake Land or Final Destination 5. Typical and boring. Lets see if the Academy Awards get it right, probably not but I always have hope.
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12:19PM on 02/24/2012

Nice to see Warrior

get one. Actually I'll give it two despite Serkis' brilliant talent, good 'ol Nick played a real human being.
get one. Actually I'll give it two despite Serkis' brilliant talent, good 'ol Nick played a real human being.
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12:07PM on 02/24/2012
DRIVE
DRIVE
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9:16AM on 02/24/2012
Pretty good list of winners. I had no doubt Drive would rule, because, you know, Schmoes are awesome ;)
Pretty good list of winners. I had no doubt Drive would rule, because, you know, Schmoes are awesome ;)
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8:59AM on 02/24/2012
It was tough trying to decide between Apes and X-Men for 'Sci-Fi' and 'biggest surprise' - always a good thing. Nice overall wins, but I am surprised that Rango won over Tin Tin. I thought Tin Tin would have won by a large margin.
It was tough trying to decide between Apes and X-Men for 'Sci-Fi' and 'biggest surprise' - always a good thing. Nice overall wins, but I am surprised that Rango won over Tin Tin. I thought Tin Tin would have won by a large margin.
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8:11AM on 02/24/2012
Awesome wins!
Awesome wins!
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8:08AM on 02/24/2012
I didn't vote this year due to Drive not being represented in the "Worst Move Of The Year" category. It really sucks that this movie struck a chord, and that people might actually try to emulate this poor style in the future.
I didn't vote this year due to Drive not being represented in the "Worst Move Of The Year" category. It really sucks that this movie struck a chord, and that people might actually try to emulate this poor style in the future.
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8:11AM on 02/24/2012
That's your opinion, no need to tell others what they should have thought of the movie.
That's your opinion, no need to tell others what they should have thought of the movie.
9:15AM on 02/24/2012
Poor style? Ha! This movie was the definition of style.
Poor style? Ha! This movie was the definition of style.
12:03PM on 02/24/2012
Hey, look at that, an "overly aggressive contrarian comment to prove my independent thinking." Well allow me to post my "Angry fanboy retort" so that you can post your "rant about how fanboys are ruining pop culture."
Hey, look at that, an "overly aggressive contrarian comment to prove my independent thinking." Well allow me to post my "Angry fanboy retort" so that you can post your "rant about how fanboys are ruining pop culture."
1:26PM on 02/24/2012
It's okay if you are unable to see that Drive wasn't all about style. We still like you.
It's okay if you are unable to see that Drive wasn't all about style. We still like you.
2:19PM on 02/24/2012
bluemookie is right. I do think that Drive was visually striking but that's it and I just don't get all of the love. Most overrated of 2011 period!
bluemookie is right. I do think that Drive was visually striking but that's it and I just don't get all of the love. Most overrated of 2011 period!
5:04PM on 02/24/2012
Go f*ck yourself.....








(Best line) i agree
Go f*ck yourself.....








(Best line) i agree
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