The 21st Annual Golden Schmoes: Nominations are open

The 21st Annual Golden Schmoes are here. Now is your chance to nominated all of your favorite movies and performances of the year!

Unhappy with this year’s Oscar nominations? Frustrated that Tom Cruise didn’t get an Oscar nomination as best actor for Top Gun: Maverick? Was Mia Goth ignored for Pearl just because it was a horror movie? Well have no fear – the Golden Schmoes are here to let you have your say! Possibly the longest running online movie fan awards, The Golden Schmoes are celebrating their 21st edition with what we hope will be our best edition ever!

For those experiencing the Golden Schmoes for the first time CLICK HERE to see what it’s all about. In order to take part in the nomination process you need only supply a valid e-mail address. That’s it! You can get a ton more info in our FAQ, but the process is easy and fun! So enough of what Hollywood and film critics think are the best movies of the year – it’s time to turn to voting power over to YOU – the fans!

Nominations are open until February 18th at midnight, so don’t miss your last chance to nominate your favourite movies of the year! You can supply your picks for each of our 27 categories (see below):

Favorite MovieWorst Movie
Best DirectorBest Screenplay
Most Overrated MovieMost Underrated Movie
Trippiest MovieBest Comedy
Best HorrorBest Animated
Best Sci-Fi FlickBest Special Effects
Biggest DisappointmentBiggest Surprise
Best ActorBest Actress
Best Supporting ActorBest Supporting Actress
Breakthrough PerformanceFavorite Celebrity
Coolest CharacterBest Music
Favorite PosterBest Trailer
Most Memorable SceneBest Action Sequence
Best Line of the Year

Now, let’s get to nominating!

If you get stumped on all the movies you saw last year, no worries, we’ve got you covered. You can check out all the 2022 releases right HERE. Once all the nominees have been counted up, we’ll announce the official nominees on February 20th and then you can begin VOTING from February 20th th through March 3rd. Winners will be announced on March 10th!

Check out all our previous winners below and when you’re good and ready head over and start nominating!


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About the Author

Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.