It’s that time of year again: time for the movies with the largest online fan bases to organize campaigns to stuff our ballot boxes. Last week, the Academy Awards released their nominees for the Most Conventional Movies of 2012.  This week, we reveal our nominees for the 3rd Annual Weirdcademy Awards.  This is the award given to the weirdest movie, actor, actress and scene of the previous year, as voted by the members of the Weirdcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Weirdness.

Who makes up the Weirdcademy, you ask? Membership is open to all readers of 366 Weird Movies. The rules for joining the Weirdcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Weirdness remain the same as last year. To officially join the Weirdcademy, locate the official online ballot (below) and hover your mouse pointer over the radial button representing the choice of movie you would like to see win the award in any category. Then, simply depress the left button of your mouse to make your selection. Selections made using the right mouse button will be disregarded, and you will be forced to reapply. If your application for membership is provisionally approved, a dot will appear next to your choice. You are not done with the application procedure yet, so continue reading. To be certified as a voting member of the Weirdcademy, at some point subsequent to making your selection, you must navigate your mouse button to the box marked “vote.” Now, again depress your left mouse button to confirm your membership as a voting member of the Weirdcademy.

(Vote as many times as you like, but only once per day. We’ll keep voting open until February 24 at 1:00 PM EST, so we can announce our results before the Academy Awards, thus making their announcement superfluous).  Just as with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there is no requirement that you have to actually see the movies in any category before voting.

We have also opened voting for the Weirdest Short Film of the Year.  To watch all ten nominees and to cast your vote, please click here. It’s like a mini-film festival of weirdness on your computer!

Without further delay, here are the nominees for the 2012 Weirdcademy awards (below the break):


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