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Vote on the 5th Annual Nerdist Movie Awards

Next Sunday, millions of people will tune in to watch the 87th Annual Academy Awards hosted by the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris. We’ll be watching — and tweeting — too, especially when Benedict Cumberbatch inevitably photobombs someone. But before then, there’s a much more important awards ceremony that will take place: The 5th Annual Nerdist Movie Awards.

That’s right, it’s time to decide once more who will walk away with the coveted Golden Geek. But this time, we’re doing things a little bit differently…

The Academy Awards may be decided by a bunch of stuffy old white dudes, but now you can be the stuffy old white dude by voting on who wins this year’s Nerdist Movie Awards! (Note: you do not need to be stuffy, white, or a dude to participate; if you happen to be all three, then good for you, I guess.) Our editorial team fought hard for their picks to be nominated — stay tuned next week as the team gives thier reasons for the films and talent nominated. We’ll be naming our Editor’s Pick for “Movie of the Year” next Friday when we announce the winners of the voting categories below.

Here are the categories that need your obsessive nerd knowledge for voting:

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Adaptation

Best Actor

Best Actress

Best Supporting Performance

Best Villain

Baddest Ass

Best Ensemble

Best Cameo

Best Buddies

Best Use of Music

Best Integration of Science

Most Anticipated Film of 2015

Voting will run until midnight on Thursday, February 19th. Winners will be revealed on Friday, February 20th.

Who are your top picks? Vote and then let us us know why you voted that way in the comments below!

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  1. b sorin says:

    Where is Julianne Moore in Still Alice?

  2. Arginnon says:

    James Gunn as a best director nominee? His movie was very entertaining, but he’s not a good director.

  3. Hass says:

    What about Stan Lee´s cameo in Big Hero 6?!

  4. Ed says:

    Godzilla. As Godzilla. In Godzilla.Heh.

  5. EnigMatic says:

    Come on… ‘Theory of Everything’ included in caterory BEST USE OF SCIENCE… it’s a JOKE !!!!
    It’s a soapy story about the relashionship and marriage, and ilness… Almost NO science at all !!

    For a movie about the scientist life that really exposses the SCIENCE side as well as other aspects of his life (not the marriage) you need to go to:

    “HAWKING” (2004) [BBC] starring Benedict Cumberbatch.A far superior fiml and performance.

  6. Stephen says:

    by the second question i’m like f this.  where is Alejandro Iñárritu?

  7. Juan antonio says:

    Beginagain forever 

  8. zengrrl says:

    I’m surprised Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana got snubbed in the actor & actress categories.

  9. nathan says:

    Why don’t we just rename this “The 5th annual Guardians of the Galaxy wins everything so why bother voting awards.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Am I the only one who thought Grand Budapest was Best Picture?

  11. Tafty says:

    Dan Stevens deserves more recognition for his role in ‘The Guest’! Also where was their nomination for “Best Use of Music”? 🙁

    • Tafty says:

      Came off a lot more “moody” than I intended. Haha. I have no problems with GOTG winning majority of the votes. Rosamund (rightfully) winning “Best Actress” is pleasing to see.

      The only minor issue I have though, is David Fincher being snubbed for “Best Director”.

      ‘Avengers 2’ giving ‘Star Wars’ a good fight for most anticipated film of 2015 is great to see too!

  12. Brian says:

    How do you vote in this poll if you refuse to belong to social media and their data mining paradigm?

  13. austin says:

    signing into facebook is my only option in order to vote?

    • Brian Walton says:

      It’s the only way to track the votes in one place where we can also make sure each person only gets one vote per category.

      • Brian says:

        If that’s so, then you need hire better programmers. Ever thought of limiting votes to one IP address per household if a voter refuses to login to your favorite social media data miner? 

  14. Kevin says:

    Birdman should be in every category and win everything. 

  15. Josquid says:

    I think as great as this poll is, it’s really lacking a properly educated audience. I sense people are just picking their favorite movie from each question and probably haven’t even seen all the movies. Also I’d like to nominate some other movies/people for these awards.

  16. tony says:

    interstellar and cap2 should be in best picture

  17. SweetCobra says:

    I get that everyone on here loves GoftG, it was great, but Bradley Cooper over Edward Norton in Birdman is just wrong on so many levels.

    • Brian Walton says:

      Watch the behind the scenes stuff with Sean Gunn. It’s a richly deserved nomination.

      • Brian says:

        Oh yes, because when making such choices we must always consider how the sausage was made and not just the final product. That fallacy is on a level of sophistry that staggers the mind.  

  18. Greg1756 says:

    Looks like GotG is going to run away with this – rightly so in some categories but others I’d argue a different outcome.

    • Nathan says:

      I think people just voted because it was GotG.  Even though I enjoyed it, It’s far from the best movie of the year, J.K. Simmons over Rocket any day, and The Guest has way better music use.

  19. Lilrky says:

    Maybe I’m pissing into the wind here, but I’m not crazy about giving up my FB friend list to whatever-the-hell is collecting this poll.  I’d like to share my opinions, but if I have to pay data to do it? No thanks.  

  20. Mike says:

    For the best integration of science category Interstellar for Relativistic time dilation instead of black hole visualization or Edge of Tomorrow for resetting the day instead of the exoskeleton I think were better illustrations of science.

  21. Jerseygirl says:

    Yeah, I totally voted for Lego Movie for Best Direction to be stupid.

  22. TheRedRoom says:

    Gone Girl but no Cap 2?

    Boo this poll!


  23. Bobby says:

    Where is Christopher Nolan and Interstellar?

    • Rob says:

      It’s in one category. But, I’m betting you’d vote for it in every category, even if the category was “best use of toilet paper in an animated film’