Best of the Decade
Rules and FAQ
It's that time! Time to determine what Filmspotters think are the best films and performances from the past 10 years. It's a big undertaking but we feel we've come up with a format that's both streamlined and comprehensive. And we think you'll enjoy it!The Process:
It's basically a hybrid of the Filmspots and Top 100. There will be FYC threads where everyone can share, discuss and promote potential selections for each category. People will then fill out a ballot and send it to ferris via private message. The votes will be tallied and the winners determined.The Nitty Gritty:
On your ballot you will make up to 20 selections per category (or 50 for Best Film). You're selections will not
be ranked (i.e. each choice will have a value of 1). When the ballots are tallied the 10 (or 20) most voted for selections in each category will be the winners. The winners will not be ranked according to their cumulative values. Instead, the top 10 (or 20) will simply exist as "The Best of the Decade".
Below you can see the maximum number of selections allowed on your ballot for each category and the number of winners which will represent "The Best".
|(Category)||(You Select...)||(Number of Winners)||(Discussion Thread)|
|Best Director’s Body of Work||10||10||here|
|Best Lead Performance -Female||20||10||here|
|Best Supporting Performance - Female||20||10||here|
|Best Lead Performance - Male||20||10||here|
|Best Supporting Performance - Male||20||10||here|
|Best Foreign Film||20||10||here|
|Best Animated Film||20||10||here|
Keep in mind, you do not have to vote in every category, and you do not have to supply a vote for all the given slots in a category. Also remember your votes are not
ranked and you may only vote once for any film/performance/person in a given category.Negative Votes!! ("Best Film" category only)
You have 50 slots on your ballot for best film. In each slot you may either cast a negative or positive vote. For instance, if you feel "A Serious Man" is NOT deserving of the title "Best Of The Decade", you may choose to cast a vote against it. Your reasons for voting against a film are entirely up to you, but remember, by voting against it you are sacrificing a slot in which you could have voted FOR another film.
You are free to divide up your 50 slots with as many positive and negative votes as you wish. On your ballot, list your positive votes first, followed by all your negative votes and please clearly indicate the negatives
by putting those films in parentheses: (A Serious Man). Voting Details
The next message will have the complete ballot. Please submit your whole ballot at once and do so by PM'ing me (ferris
). THE DEADLINE FOR BALLOTS IS MIDNIGHT E.T. TUESDAY MAY 4th!Revealing the Winners
Starting on May 7th (Friday), over ten days we will reveal TWO per day of the top 20 Best Film winners. This will be done in a yet-to-be-created winner's thread. This gives us plently of time to discuss the merits of each winner. On Monday May 17th at 7:30 PM
, we'll reveal all the other winners in various other categories during a live chat
. At that time we'll also reveal the 'next tier' of Best Film winners (21-50, again - unranked).
A definitive post containing all the winners will appear in the winner's thread shortly thereafter. The winners thread will appear on May 7th.Want to discuss more?
Here's a general discussion thread
for suggestions, questions and to get the hype machine started up
FAQ1) How many votes to we get in each category?
50 for Best Film, 10 for Best Director and 20 each for the rest of the categories2) Does ranking matter?
Nope. Neither your votes or the winners are ranked3) When does the voting period start and end?Voting will open March 28th
and continue through April 30th.4) Can we share our ballot with others?
Yes, if you'd like. In fact, it is encouraged that you share and discuss your nominations in each of the category threads. 5) Why aren't there more categories?
We wanted to keep it simple. We're fresh off Filmspots, the FS100 is coming this summer and we have two brackets going on right now. 6) Why aren't you ranking the winners?
Many reasons, but primarily becase we didn't want to take any energy out of the 00's Brackets when those start in a few years. Also, ranking the results means it's only fair to rank the ballots which means weighting the votes which adds complications. We wanted a nice simple straight-forward approach. 7) How do I submit my ballot?
A full ballot will show up here in this thread in a few days. Individual ballots for each category can be found in its respective thread. PM ballots to me (ferris
) directly by April 30th.Note
: As the event progresses issues will arise. Rules will need to be clarified or changed. Below you will find links to the official decisions that have been reached after discussing the issues.Powwow 1Powwow 2