Monday, February 20, 2012

Coming soon: The 1st annual International Davey Awards.

I've always had a love of film, so have many of my friends. I'm also somewhat attracted to award shows, so it's only fitting that now that I run a blog I share my picks and choices for film awards.

Of course, what fun are awards if I'm the only one picking them, so I've gathered a panel of my friends, all also named Dave, and we'll vote on major award categories.

The categories we vote on will be based on Academy Award/Razzie nominations this year, though that is subject to change in the future. The lone category where we made our own nominations was for Direct-to-DVD films.

The voting procedures will be as follows. Each voter will vote for their top three in every category. A first place vote is worth four points, a second place vote worth three, and a third place vote worth one.

Time to meet the voters.
First off you have me, Dave Herndon, a lifelong movie aficionado and full time nerd. My love of film extends to all genres, though my personal favorites happen to be documentaries, musicals and off course science fiction.

The second member of the panel is David Scanlan, one of my best friends, and the reason that this is an international awards presentation. David lives in the land Down under. He watches movies and any and all genres, and posts reviews on his own blog: Why Yes I Am Quite Random, Why Do You Ask?

The final voting member of the panel is my co-worker and one of the coolest cats on the planet, Dave Komer. "Mad Dog" as he has been coined at the office doesn't yet know that he has been recruited for this task, but he will soon enough. He often gives me advice on what to watch and read within the realm of pop culture.

Any ties will be broken by quasi co-worker and fellow Dave, Dave Chapman, freelance photographer for The News-Herald. (He also does not yet know this.)

Expect results to be posted here before the Academy Awards on Sunday.

The categories:

‘The Artist’
‘The Descendants’
‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’
‘The Help’
‘Midnight in Paris’
‘The Tree of Life’
‘War Horse'

Woody Allen, ‘Midnight in Paris’
Michel Hazanavicius, ‘The Artist’
Terrence Malick, ‘The Tree of Life’
Alexander Payne, ‘The Descendants’
Martin Scorsese, ‘Hugo’
Demian Bichir, ‘A Better Life’
George Clooney, ‘The Descendants’
Jean Dujardin, ‘The Artist’
Gary Oldman, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’
Brad Pitt, ‘Moneyball’
Glenn Close, ‘Albert Nobbs’
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Rooney Mara, ‘The Girl With the Dragon
Meryl Streep, ‘The Iron Lady’
Michelle Williams, ‘My Week With Marilyn’
Kenneth Branagh, ‘My Week With Marilyn’
Jonah Hill, ‘Moneyball’
Nick Nolte, ‘Warrior’
Christopher Plummer, ‘Beginners’
Max Von Sydow, ‘Extremely Loud &
Incredibly Close’
Berenice Bejo, ‘The Artist’
Jessica Chastain, ‘The Help’
Melissa McCarthy, ‘Bridesmaids’
Janet McTeer, ‘Albert Nobbs’
Octavia Spencer, ‘The Help’
'Thor: Tales of Asgard'
'Batman: Year One'
'All-Star Superman'
'Green Lantern: Emerald Knight'

Worst Picture
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part I
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • The Hangover Part II
  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
  • Jack and Jill
  • Just Go with It
  • New Year’s Eve
  • The Smurfs
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Worst Actor
  • Russell Brand - Arthur
  • Nicolas Cage - Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass
  • Daniel Craig - Cowboys & Aliens and Dream House
  • Anthony Hopkins - The Rite
  • Jeremy Irvine - War Horse
  • Ashton Kutcher - New Year’s Eve and No Strings Attached
Worst Actress
  • Jessica Alba - Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
  • Jennifer Aniston - Just Go with It
  • Megan Fox - Passion Play
  • Nicole Kidman - Trespass
  • Martin Lawrence (as Big Momma) - Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Sarah Palin - The Undefeated
Worst Supporting Actress
  • Angela Bassett - Green Lantern
  • Julie Christie - Red Riding Hood
  • Brooklyn Decker - Just Go with It
  • Katie Holmes - Jack and Jill and The Son of No One
  • Brandon T. Jackson (as Charmaine) - Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • Milla Jovovich - The Three Musketeers
Worst Supporting Actor
  • Hank Azaria - The Smurfs
  • Orlando Bloom - The Three Musketeers
  • Patrick Dempsey - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • James Franco - Your Highness
  • Neil Patrick Harris - Beastly and The Smurfs
  • Edward Herrmann - Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

Worst Director

  • Stephen K. Bannon - The Undefeated
  • Michael Bay - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Tom Brady - Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
  • Bill Condon - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • Dennis Dugan - Jack and Jill and Just Go with It
Worst Screen Couple
  • Any Possible Pairing of Two “Actors” - New Year’s Eve
  • Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies (Drive Angry, Season of the Witch and Trespass)
  • Any Pair of Characters Conjoined Anus-to-Mouth - The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
  • Taylor Lautner &Whatever Her Name Was (Lily Collins) - Abduction
  • Shia LaBeouf & The Underwear Model (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Adam Sandler & EITHER Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler - Jack and Jill


  1. Hey, I know that second member, that bastard owes me $20!
    In all seriousness, you give me too much credit and thanks for the plug to my second-rate blog!

  2. I give you only the credit you deserve.