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Best of the Decade: Intro, Rules, FAQ and Ballot
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:42:03 AM »
Filmspotting
Best of the Decade
(2000-2009)

Rules and FAQ



Introduction:
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 Film5020/50*here
Best Director’s Body of Work1010here
Best Lead Performance -Female2010here
Best Supporting Performance - Female2010here
Best Lead Performance - Male2010here
Best Supporting Performance - Male2010here
Best Cinematography2010here
Best Soundtrack2010here
Best Score2010here
Best Foreign Film2010here
Best Animated Film2010here
Best Documentary2010here

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 :)

FAQ

1) 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 categories

2) Does ranking matter?
Nope.  Neither your votes or the winners are ranked

3) 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.

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Re: Best of the Decade: Intro, Rules, FAQ and Ballot
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 10:42:20 AM »
Best of Decade Ballot:  List your picks, up to the number allowed, for each category. You do not need to rank your selections. You do not need to complete all categories or submit the maximum number of entries for each category. You can only vote for a given film or performance once in each category. Please send your ballots by PM to ferris by Midnight ET May 4th.

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Re: Best of the Decade: Intro, Rules, FAQ and Ballot
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 02:47:14 PM »

DEADLINE EXTENDEDED



...to participate in the BEST OF THE DECADE voting here on The Filmspotting Message Boards as a contingency in case there are outages due to forum upgrades this week.  Since these upgrades are in very good hands, the likelihood of outages are low, but technology being what it is, you hope for the best and plan for the worst.  Either way this will give people the opportunity to squeeze in a few more films this weekend!!

Ballots are now due by MIDNIGHT E.T. TUESDAY MAY 4TH!!!

If you haven't submitted anything yet, please consider submitting at a bare minimum an (unranked) list of your favorite 20-50 films from the last 10 years and PM them to me.  If you’re worried you’ve forgotten some titles, check this great list.  

If you are interested, there are a bunch more optional categories to vote on  - in fact, there’s a whole forum dedicated to them, each with great starter lists!  Real go-getters should post a full ballot!

Winners will be announced over the course of 10 days in starting Friday May 7th - click here for full rules and ballot.
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Re: Best of the Decade: Intro, Rules, FAQ and Ballot
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 03:50:24 PM »
TOTAL BALLOTS RECEIVED
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¡Keith!
1SO
amyh
Andreas
BlueVoid
Bondo
chardy999
Clovis8
Corndog
Darcy, the one and only
Dave the Viewer
dheaton
DOOM!!!
Dracula
DrKimble
duder
edgar00
Emiliana
faceboy
fantastical
ferris
FifthCityMuse
flieger
Gobman
IDrinkYourMilkshake
jbissell
LL Selado
lotr-sam0711
Mandrake
mantou
matt the movie watcher
Melville
Michael X
Noke
OlympicArtichoke
oneaprilday
Petu
pixote
Pratters
roujin
saltine
sdedalus
Senor Javi
ses593
smirnoff
StarCarly
Steelguin
SteveKimes
Still Schmer
THATguy
Tim
TinyHolidays
toro913
UberGeekyGirl
Wilson
Woodpecker from Mars
worm@work

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