Golden Schmoes Winners (2001)

What are "The Golden Schmoes"?

The short answer to that question is, "The Golden Schmoes" are the awards given out to winners of the JoBlo.com Movie Awards, an awards presentation which has the categories chosen by you, the movie fans, the nominations, chosen by you, the movie fans, and the winners, chosen by you, the movie fans.

The longer answer is that ever since 1998 (when JoBlo.com first saw the light of day), I have been bitching about how the "professionals" in the movie industry, generally have much different tastes than your average movie-goer, and how the politics, money and studio meddling are turning the Oscars and Golden Globes into big jokes, having more to do with what fashion label the stars are wearing before the festivities, than the actual movies that people enjoy watching.

Many visitors to the site agreed and bitched alongside me until this year, when it was decided that it was time for all us, to put our money where our mouths were and organize our own JoBlo Movie Awards!

My whole reason for starting to write reviews in the first place many years ago, was to provide folks with a different point of view from those churned out by the typical same "movie critics", most of whom consider their responsibilities as a "job" and went about it in a very cold, pretentious and journalistic manner (not to mention that most of the space in their reviews was dedicated to outlining the plot of a film, for some reason, and that they were all pretty much in the same demographic (white males between 40-50 anyone?). I write my reviews because I love movies, it's as simple as that. And even after over 800 film reviews, I still love them and almost always find myself genuinely excited to see the next film on my list.

The same concept could be applied to "The Golden Schmoes" which were established from that same perspective. Regular folks like you and me, major movie fans, people who don't mind admitting to liking a film simply on the basis of "entertainment value" every now and then (oh gosh!), who got sick and tired of watching movie award shows that almost never gelled with their own interest in movies.

The Golden Schmoes are for movie fans! The categories are chosen by you, the nominations are chosen by you and the winners are chosen by you as well. Let's hope that this becomes an annual get-together and that it ultimately reaches a lot more people who want to share their love of movies with the rest of us.

Schmoe: n. A person just like you and me with an opinion about a film which is just as worthy as any "professional" movie critic.

Below are the results of our 1ST ANNUAL JOBLO.COM MOVIE AWARDS (aka THE GOLDEN SCHMOES), as chosen by you.

Click here to see the entire list of 2001 nominees

And the winners are....

1) Favorite Movie of the Year:
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
Runner-Up: Memento
2) Worst Movie of the Year:
Freddy Got Fingered 
Runner-Up: Pearl Harbor
3) Best Screenplay of the Year:
Runner-Up: LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
4) Most Overrated Movie of the Year:
Harry Potter & Sorceror's Stone 
Runner-Up: Ali
5) Most Underrated Movie of the Year:
Runner-Up: A.I.
6) Trippiest Movie of the Year:
Runner-Up: Moulin Rouge
7) Best Comedy of the Year:
Runner-Up: The Royal Tenenbaums
8) Best Horror Movie of the Year:
The Others 
Runner-Up: Hannibal
9) Best Animated Movie of the Year:
Runner-Up: Monsters Inc.
10) Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Year:
Runner-Up: Final Fantasy
11) Best Special Effects of the Year:
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring 
Runner-Up: Final Fantasy
12) Biggest Disappointment of the Year:
Planet of the Apes 
Runner-Up: Pearl Harbor
13) Best Action Sequence of the Year:
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring- The Mines of Moria
Runner-Up: Black Hawk Down- Entire battle in Somalia
14) Best Actor of the Year:
Guy Pearce (Memento) 
Runner-Up: Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind)
15) Best Actress of the Year:
Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) 
Runner-Up: Nicole Kidman (The Others)
16) Best Supporting Actor of the Year:
Ian McKellen (LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring) 
Runner-Up: Steve Buscemi (Ghost World)
17) Best Supporting Actress of the Year:
Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) 
Runner-Up: Cameron Diaz (Vanilla Sky)
18) Breakthrough Performance of the Year:
Guy Pearce (Memento) 
Runner-Up: Elijah Wood (LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring)
19) Favorite Celebrity of the Year:
Nicole Kidman 
Runner-Up: Brad Pitt
20) Coolest Character(s) of the Year:
Jay & Silent Bob (Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) 
Runner-Up: Aragorn (LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring)
21) Best Music in a Movie:
Moulin Rouge 
Runner-Up: LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
22) Best Line of the Year:
 "Okay, so what am I doing? Oh, I'm chasing this guy. No, he's chasing me."
Runner-Up: LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
"One Ring To Rule Them All, One Ring To Find Them, One Ring To Bring Them All,
and In The Darkness, Bind Them."
23) Favorite Movie Poster of the Year:
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring 
Runner-Up: Ocean's 11
24) Best Trailer of the Year:
(2001 releases only)
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring 
Runner-Up: Pearl Harbor
25) Best DVD of the Year:
The Godfather Trilogy 
Runner-Up: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
26) Most Memorable Scene in a Movie:
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring- The Mines of Moria
Runner-Up: Hannibal- The Dinner Scene
27) Best T&A of the Year:
Halle Berry (Swordfish)
Runner-Up: Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider)
Source: JoBlo.com



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