‘Tis the Awards Season to be Jolly

roberto-benigni oscarIt’s coming to that time of year. The time of year that is pretty much the reason I set up Failed Critics in the first place. It’s End of Year Review time, and the inaugural Failed Critics Film Awards, or the FCFAs, or the Failees…

Our first ever awards are taking place in the crucial run-up to the Oscars, and it has already been said that the Failures (we seriously need a catchy name, which doesn’t insinuate the stench of disappointment) are a bellwether for the Golden Globes and the Oscars. I think I said it on the podcast. It seems like the kind of thing I would say.

But while the intellectual great and good of the Failed Critics fraternity are busy arguing, voting, and horse-trading over most of this year’s categories (including Best Performance, Best Foreign-Language Film, and Best Soundtrack/Score) we’re giving the great unwashed a chance to share in the feeling of smug self-satisfaction that comes from voting in a prestigious BEST FILM award.

All you need to do is tell your 5 favourite films from 2012 (in order of preference) – and the only qualifying criteria is that the film must have been released theatrically in 2012.

You can vote on the awards page or tweet us at @failedcritics using the #FCPoll hashtag before Christmas Day.

The results will be announced in our Review of 2012 podcast, and published here on 31 December.

Right, I’m off to pick up a Tuxedo.

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