Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their nominees for the Most Conventional Movie of 2013. This week, we reveal our nominees for the 4th 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 are as follows. To officially join the Weirdcademy, locate an official online ballot (such as the one below) and hover your mouse pointer over the radial button representing the choice of movie you would like to see win any 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 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, please. We’ll keep voting open until March 2 at 1:00 PM EST, so we can announce our results before the Academy Awards and steal their thunder).
There is no requirement that you’ve have to actually see all the movies in any category before voting.
Because last year someone complained about us using the “w-word” to describe Quvenzhané Wallis (our own mini version of “the Onion” scandal), we’re explicitly clarifying that the award actually represents the “best actor/actress in a weird movie,” although that clumsy wording doesn’t sing like the phrase “Weirdest Actress.”
Be sure to also vote for Weirdest Short Film of the Year. To watch all five nominees and to cast your vote, please click here.
Without further delay, here are the nominees for the 2013 Weirdcademy awards:
(Weirdest Actor, Actress and Scene ballots after the jump)