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Cosmo Categories

Categories for the Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards

 

The Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Season, celebrating the best (and worst) films of 2004, will bring about several new categories, and a few slight revisions to some existing ones.

The Cosmique Movie Academy has reluctantly agreed to add another "negative" category after initially attempting to eliminate all of them entirely. This is somewhat offset by the new "guilty pleasure" category (which some may consider to be a sort of backhanded compliment) and three other Best Overall categories, all music-related. There are no changes to the performance categories, but Best Comedy/Musical has finally been split and two additional genre categories have been added.

Voters are encouraged to not only review this list, but also to review the description of each category and carefully ponder its scope. Some categories have a scope that is subject to interpretation; voters may need to decide for themselves in some cases how narrowly or broadly they choose to interpret the category's parameters.

 

Lifetime Achievement

  1. Best Film of All Time Hall of Fame
  2. Best Actress of All Time Hall of Fame
  3. Best Actor of All Time Hall of Fame
  4. Best Comedic Actress of All Time
  5. Best Comedic Actor of All Time

Best Films Overall of 2004

  1. Best Film of 2004
  2. Best Director of a 2004 Film *
  3. Best Script for a 2004 Film
  4. Best Cinematography or Set Design for a 2004 Film (CHANGED)
  5. Best Costume Design or Make-Up for a 2004 Film
  6. Best Visual Effects for a 2004 Film
  7. Best Trailer for a 2004 Film
  8. Best Original Song in a 2004 Film (NEW)
  9. Best Film Score for a 2004 Film (NEW)
  10. Best Film Soundtrack from a 2004 Film (NEW)
  11. Favorite Cinematic Guilty Pleasure of 2004 (NEW)
  12. Worst Film of 2004
  13. Most Over-Rated Film of 2004 (NEW)

Best Performances of 2004

  1. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for a 2004 Film
  2. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for a 2004 Film
  3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for a 2004 Film
  4. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for a 2004 Film
  5. Best Ensemble Cast for a 2004 Film
  6. Sexiest Ensemble Cast for a 2004 Film
  7. Favorite Male Hero of a 2004 Film
  8. Favorite Female Hero of a 2004 Film
  9. Best Male Villain of a 2004 Film
  10. Best Female Villain of a 2004 Film
  11. Best Cameo in a 2004 Film
  12. Actor’s Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With From a 2004 Film
  13. Actress’ Character You Would Most Like to be Intimate With From a 2004 Film
  14. Worst Performance in a 2004 Film

Best Films by Genre of 2004

  1. Best Action/Adventure Film of 2004
  2. Best Animated Film of 2004 (NEW)
  3. Best Comedic Film of 2004 (CHANGED)
  4. Best Documentary of 2004
  5. Best Dramatic Film of 2004
  6. Best Historical Film of 2004
  7. Best Musical Film of 2004 (CHANGED)
  8. Best Mystery, Suspense, Horror, or Thriller Film of 2004
  9. Best Queer Film of 2004 (NEW)
  10. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film of 2004

 

* Note: the Best Director nominees are chosen algorithmically using a formula that considers the number of nominations and wins a director has achieved through the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Directors Guild of America, and Oscars. The formula also factors in the number of Cosmo nominations for each film (with extra weight for a Best Picture nomination). The final winner of "Best Director" is determined by popular vote, as with all other Cosmo awards.