Voting Begins In the Igloo Flicks.co.nz Movie Awards
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Voting Begins In the Igloo® Flicks.co.nz 2014 People’s Choice Movie Awards
It’s that time of year again! Off the back of the success of last year’s awards, Flicks.co.nz has launched the only New Zealand-based People’s Choice Movie Awards for the second year running and this year they’ve teamed up with IGLOO® who are passionate movie buffs too!
Voting is underway across the whopping 20 categories, expanding from last year’s public-voted awards. The upgraded 2014 edition will let the people of New Zealand bestow recognition on their favourite films of 2013.
The nominees will compete for awards across a range of genres and variety of performances, before scrapping it out for our fine nation’s most sought-after award – Movie of the Year.
How will the fine people of New Zealand vote? IGLOO® and Flicks.co.nz look forward to finding out.
A massive 60-plus films are in contention for awards, with categories recognising everything from Best NZ Film to Best Couple. Quentin Tarantino’s Western masterpiece Django Unchained leads the field with nominations in five different categories, while the thrilling Gravity and delightful Silver Linings Playbook are just behind with four apiece. Of this year’s great batch of New Zealand films, Mt Everest documentary Beyond the Edge and ‘80s coming-of-age drama Shopping jointly lead the nominations, with three each.
Interestingly, in the Hero of the Year category, women outnumber men – and a couple of iconic New Zealanders young and old make an unexpected appearance in the nominations. Smaug, the dragon from Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (also nominated for Best Fantasy), could take home the Biggest Bastard award while Sir Edmund Hillary is in contention for Hero of the Year thanks to Beyond the Edge.
“As we sat down to shortlist the top films of the year it quickly became apparent how many great movie-watching experiences were on offer,” says Flicks.co.nz Editor Steve Newall. “It’s a compliment to the year’s crop of movies that we found it hard to agree on the nominees, let alone our favourites within each category. I welcome Kiwis helping us decide – and if they don’t see eye-to-eye with the nominees we’ve chosen, they can vote for any film that opened in NZ cinemas during 2013.”
“We’re rapt to be involved with the People’s Choice Movie Awards this year” says IGLOO® General Manager David Joyce. “At IGLOO® we’re huge movie fans and we have more than a few favourites of 2013 in our lineup and on IGLOO®. It’ll be interesting to see who will come out on top! It’s great to see my personal favourite Iron Man 3 in contention for the Best Action award.”
The award winners are decided by public vote at www.flicks.co.nz/awards from December 16th to January 10th, with the results announced shortly after as the international award season is heating up.
Everyone who votes goes in the draw to win a SONY Full HD TV, a stack of great films from Madman and 50 double passes provided as consolation prizes by Hoyts.
The full list of nominees follows, and can also be seen – and voted on – at www.flicks.co.nz/awards
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Blue Jasmine, Django Unchained, Gravity, Silver Linings Playbook, The Act of Killing
BEST NZ MOVIE
Beyond the Edge, Mr. PIp, Mt. Zion, Shopping, Utu Redux
BEST COMEDY sponsored by RADIO HAURAKI
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, This is the End, The World’s End
Blue Jasmine, Django Unchained, Mud, The Place Beyond the Pines, Silver Linings Playbook
BEST ACTION sponsored by IGLOO®
Fast and Furious 6, GI Joe: Retaliation, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Wolverine
Captain Phillips, The Counselor, Gravity, Stoker, Zero Dark Thirty
BEST ARTHOUSE sponsored by METRO
Before Midnight, Frances Ha, The Hunt, Only God Forgives, Rust and Bone
BEST DOCUMENTARY sponsored by MADMAN
20 Feet from Stardom, The Act of Killing, Beyond the Edge, Blackfish, The Imposter
The ABCs of Death, The Conjuring, Evil Dead, Maniac, World War Z
Elysium, Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Star Trek Into Darkness
BEST FANTASY sponsored by HOYTS
Beautiful Creatures, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Life of Pi, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Thor: The Dark World
BEST ANIMATED sponsored by SUNDAY NEWS
The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen, Monster University, ParaNorman
BEST MUSIC sponsored by UNDERTHERADAR.CO.NZ
Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby, Oblivion, Shopping, The World’s End
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
HERO OF THE YEAR
Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Sir Edmund Hillary (Beyond the Edge), Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Simon Pegg (The World’s End)
BIGGEST BASTARD sponsored by GEORGE FM
Russell Crowe (Les Miserables), Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Jodie Foster (Elysium), James McAvoy (Filth), Smaug (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), Will Ferrell (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), James Franco (Spring Breakers), Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra), Danny McBride (This is the End).
BEST NEWCOMER sponsored by SONY
Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), Jackson Niccoll (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), Kevin Paulo (Shopping), Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi), Xzannjah (Mr. Pip)
Hawke & Delpy (Before Midnight), Douglas & Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Gandolfini & Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said), DiCaprio & Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Cooper & Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)