Lego Oscar?

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February 8, 2004 at 4:22 pm #32210
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The Academy Awards are coming on February 29th (www.oscar.com).

But how about academy awards at Brickfilms.com? :)

Possible categories for brick academy awards:

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor (including actress)

Best Actor in a supporting role

Best Cinematography

Best Cut

Best Music

Best Sound

Best Visual Effects

Best Animated Brickfilm (CGI movies)

Best Dialogue

Every brickfilmer would send his best brickfilm which he made during the last year.

It’s yor choice.

February 8, 2004 at 4:31 pm #32211
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Felix

Sounds good I would be in!
Its a good way to give movies the honour the deserve without entering a contest.
we had to find a jury…

I think there was a thread about this before…
sorry im too lazy to find the link.

felix

February 8, 2004 at 8:57 pm #32219
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KG

sounds great!

Someone could animate a short awards show,and have all the winning characters in it or something.I think that was done at the old site.

February 8, 2004 at 9:00 pm #32220
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Tim

Yeah i think it will be awesome to have a brickfilms oscars. It would be better than just an ordinary contest, cause it would have more categories. And the winner can get something like a Brickfilms.com official customized minifig for each category or something similar! We should have the brickfilms oscar annually!

February 8, 2004 at 9:19 pm #32222
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Motfilms

How about this category: Best Animation ;) Or Best First Film?

I like the idea, but I don’t think that animators should have to submit their films. I think some kind of panel, or team could nominate the films. Didn’t we have something similar a year or two ago, The Plast Awards? That was before my time though, can anyone tell me about that?

Tom

February 8, 2004 at 9:41 pm #32225
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Lieberman Bros.

That sounds like a great idea. But like Mot said, people shouldn’t have submit their films, there should be a special panel of judges from Brickfilms, CBM, and other large brickfilming comunities. The films can be nominated and every one can find out if their film was nominated a month before the actual awards. Then there can be like a special ceremony where everyone gathers to find out the winners, like a live screening of a movie displaying the results. It might get abit complecated at times, but it is do-able and an excellent way for many communities to colaborate with one another. There doesn’t even have to be prizes other than the glory and maybe a small trophy or something.

-LB

February 8, 2004 at 9:54 pm #32226
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Tim

yeah nominations first. We should be able to enter our film to see if our film was nominated, how bout any film during the year?

February 8, 2004 at 9:59 pm #32227
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Kyle

thats a good idea. Choosing any film that was submitted to brickfilms from a certain date to another date would be cool. That leaves alot to choose from.

February 8, 2004 at 10:31 pm #32230
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Cometgreen

I was thinking of organizing an Oscar type of award show in the last few months of 2003, and I had some good ideas, I just never presented them. Something like this has to be done very carefully. Quite a few people will get pissed off, especially since, chances are, only a few select people will win all of the awards. The categories also have to be chosen carefully. Here’s what I think would work:

Best animation
Best (voice) acting
Best effects
Best cinematography
Best sound
Best director (or writer, whatever)
Best picture

See, here’s the problem: If Buxton were to win, say, best animation and best acting for OOT, chances are he would also win best director and best picture. You really need to think and create a solid plan before doing this. I’ll try to write down all of my ideas and present them here, though.

Cometgreen

February 8, 2004 at 10:49 pm #32232
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Lieberman Bros.

“Cometgreen” wrote: I was thinking of organizing an Oscar type of award show in the last few months of 2003, and I had some good ideas, I just never presented them. Something like this has to be done very carefully. Quite a few people will get pissed off, especially since, chances are, only a few select people will win all of the awards. The categories also have to be chosen carefully. Here’s what I think would work:

Best animation
Best (voice) acting
Best effects
Best cinematography
Best sound
Best director (or writer, whatever)
Best picture

See, here’s the problem: If Buxton were to win, say, best animation and best acting for OOT, chances are he would also win best director and best picture. You really need to think and create a solid plan before doing this. I’ll try to write down all of my ideas and present them here, though.

Cometgreen

Simply make the rule that a film is not allowed to be nominated in more than 1 category or is only allowed to win 1 category.

“Kylepro88″ wrote: thats a good idea. Choosing any film that was submitted to brickfilms from a certain date to another date would be cool. That leaves alot to choose from.

Why just Brickfilms, why not all of the major brickfilming sites?

I think the next step for this is for someone to present this to a RevMen and they can take it from there.

February 8, 2004 at 10:52 pm #32233
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Motfilms

“Lieberman Bros.” wrote: I think the next step for this is for someone to present this to a RevMen and they can take it from there.

There’s more than one?

:P

I think the idea needs to be fleshed out a bit more before anyone presents it to Josh. Let’s at least wait for his input in this thread.

Tom

February 9, 2004 at 5:40 am #32257
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RevMen

I think it’s not an altogether crumby idea, but honestly I’m not excited about being involved in its organization. I propose that an academy is organized somehow, one that is independent from the Brickfilms site. If there’s enough support for the academy and how it chooses to present some awards, I’ll be happy to post results and proceedings and such here at the site, and give my support to whatever decisions the academy makes.

February 9, 2004 at 12:26 pm #32264
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Clemens1

Alltogether it sounds like a cool idea,
but how could we give an actor (Legofigs) an Oscar?

February 9, 2004 at 2:22 pm #32267
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Lieberman Bros.

OK, lets form a comittee (5-11 members, preferably and odd amount, so for voting there can’t be a tie) and they’ll punch out the details from there. :D

February 9, 2004 at 2:34 pm #32269
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LowweeK

I was thinking about that as a joke, but this is definitely a cool idea… Hard to do but cool.

I like Josh’s idea of a “3rd party” jury, independant of brickfilmers or including brickfilmers that didn’t release movies the latest year.
Why not include Karin Wien, Jason Rowoldt, Seth Rothkin, Thomas Foote, Esmeralda, Jay Silver, Nate “Bluntman” Burr, etc ?

There should be nominations, and the award could be “broadcast” on the chat, like we did for the previous contests…

An event like this gives the unique opportunity to award movies that were particularly good but not highlighted by a brickfilms contest.

Some questions to end :

- Could be nominated movies that were done for a contest ? (my answer would be yes).
- How many members for the jury ? (i think 8 is nice)
- Shall we wear all tuxedos ? :lol: (sure we shall)
- Is the president of the USA choosing the winners in secret ? :lol: :lol:
- What is the best date ? (in order to have max people in the chat)
- How many movies can be nominated in each category ? (6 no ?)
- How many categories ? (see CG’s thread)
- Can a movie be nominated in several categories ? (to me, yes)
- Are there minimum requirements ? (like length, story or else, I know it’s a weird question…)
- Can Fart Competition be presented out of the contest ?
- Is the award virtual or shall we hire a foundry to create the trophies ?
- Could some countries be boycotted like Iraq, France, Germany, Canada or else ?
- Could we pay in order to illegally have an award ? Could we use Paypal ? :wink
- Are we allowed to sleep with actresses in order to increase our chances ? Or producers at least ? :lol:

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