The Golden Schmoes have begun!
Now's the chance for you to vote for the JoBlo's First Golden Schmoes Awards. Below, you will find the FAQ about the awards and you can start voting for your favorites to be nominations, here.
WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE "GOLDEN
The Golden Schmoes is the name that we've chosen for the 1st Annual JoBlo Movie Awards, in which you, that's every movie fan who visits our site, votes for the movies which they believe were the best and their favorites of the year. It ain't the Oscars, folks...it's REAL FUCKIN' MOVIE FANS choosing the flicks!!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It works in two parts. The first one is the one taking place in this forum right now: the selection of the nominees for the awards. Again, usually this part is reserved for old fuddie-duddies who sit and home and watch screeners of the movies which they are sent by the suck-up studios, but on our site, you get to choose the nominees!
This process will begin on December 31 and end on January 31, at which point we will close all of the threads in this forum, count up all of the nominees and decide (along with our experienced staff) on the OFFICIAL TOP 5 NOMINATIONS for each category of the actual awards.
And that would be the second part, the actual picking of the winners (that would take place on the site, not the forums). At that point, you would all have to pick only 1 selection per category and voila...the first annual JoBlo Movie Award winners would be announced soon thereafter! (the second part will likely take place around the first week of February 2002)
HOW MANY NOMINATIONS CAN WE MAKE PER
Everyone can choose up to 5 NOMINATIONS per category, but you don't have to choose 5 if you don't have that many. In other words, if you can only think of two BEST SCORES of the year, just put those two down as your nominees.
CAN I VOTE FOR MOVIES WHICH I HAVEN'T
Well, there's no actual way for us to check this but we would seriously ask EVERYONE to vote ONLY for those movies which you have seen!! Please...let's try and make this first time a successful one for all.
CAN I VOTE MORE THAN ONCE?
You can EDIT your post (you do this by clicking on the 3rd icon above your post, looking like this ) and change your nominations anytime between now and January 31, but if you have more than 5 nominations per category, they will not be counted.
WHAT'S TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM
RE-REGISTERING UNDER OTHER NAMES AND CHEATING THAT WAY?
We have ways to find this out and if we find that someone is "fixing" the nominations process, we will disqualify their votes and ban them from the board. We are doing this for fun and because we seriously want to find out what the REAL MOVIE FANS (the schmoes!!!!!) love!! Rigging it for your own good, ain't what it's about.
ARE THE DIRECTORS/STARS REALLY GOING TO
SHOW UP IF THEY WIN?
But of course! We already have pictures of Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and others (no pun intended) reserved, and I'm scanning the Net for new photos everyday. They will all be here in splendid .jpg quality, folks!!
HOW COME THERE'S NO CATEGORY FOR
<INSERT MISSING CATEGORY HERE>?
Because it's too late and we already voted for which categories to include in this year's awards a while back. Keep your category in mind for next year's awards though.
FROM WHAT LIST OF MOVIES CAN WE PICK?
These are the awards for the North American release period of 2001. Please make sure that you vote only for those films which are included in this list here: http://www.joblo.com/ubb/Forum23/HTML/000002.html
ANY SUGGESTIONS, JOBLO?
Yeah, wait to vote. I would seriously suggest that you try and see as many of the movies as possible, so that you can make your picks as precise as you can (I know I am). Editing/changing your picks every other day probably isn't the best way to go about this.
WHAT IF I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?
You can either post it in this thread and we, psudoazn and I (the moderators), will try and answer it (or email us). PLEASE USE THE OTHER THREADS FOR NOMINATIONS ONLY...don't put any questions in there, or comments or suggestions or anything. Just NOMINATIONS!!
CAN WE HAVE FUN, JOBLO?
You bet your bottom dollar you can!! We're all hoping that this baby goes off without a major hitch and our award winners get noticed by TIME or NEWSWEEK magazine or something...or at least...MAXIM!! (who knows...this year, the Net...next year, the WB channel or something... Anyway, yes...this thing is obviously supposed to be a good time for all, so please enjoy it and let's see what THE REAL MOVIE FANS THINK!!!