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10 March 2015 @ 01:26 pm
AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards  
This week is the Finals for the AnimeMusicVideos.org 2014/2015 "Viewer's Choice Awards" competition:
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/amvvca/2015/

It's the last week of a multiweek process. First there's a nomination round that lasts for a couple weeks, in which people nominate videos for a number of different categories. I don't participate in this because i'm not up to date on anything that hasn't appeared at a convention that i've been at.

When that's done the top 20 nominated videos are selected from each category for the semi-finals, in which everyone gets to vote on five videos for each category. There was an extension to the voting for this year so it lasted two weeks. I try to participate in this round every year, but it is kind of a monumental undertaking. 20 videos per category multipled by 24 catgories equals a _lot_ of AMVs, even given the large number of repeats! This year i ended up downloading about 140(?) videos, though i didn't get everything from "First video", "Horror" "Instrumental", or "Multiple Editors". (I got a little short on time near the end of the voting =/)

Now for the Finals we get to pick a single video from the top five videos (unless there was a tie) for each category in the Semi-finals. It's still a lot of videos over all (if i'm counting right, 70 videos spread amongst 126 nominations) but if you like AMVs it would be worth checking out a couple of your favorite categories.

Of course because i participated in the semi-finals i have OPINIONs about what the Finalists _ought_ to be, so i'm going to share :)

This is long! Really really long!

In the below list, [1] indicates that the video is one of the (usually) five finalists. [2] indicates that i voted for it in that category in the semi-finals. [3] indicates that i wanted to nominate it, but it got edged out by videos that were (IMHO) just slightly better. [4] indicates a VCA nominated video that i didn't really think was worth nominating for that category, but which i still enjoyed.

So if something has a [1] but nothing else or a [2] but no [1], well, take that as me having an OPINION about the subject ;)

(Oh, and the links are to the AMV.org pages, which i assume still require you to have an account to access. But if you care enough about AMVs to be interested in this then why wouldn't you have a free AMV.org account?)

AMV.org Link---Video InfoEditor Info
--- Best Action Video ---
Link[1]Closer to HellxDieguitoAMV (Diego )
Link[1]ValorMycathatesyouAMV (Sam Santoro)
Link[1]VesselsGorz
Link[1]Vintage MiseryShin-AMV (Shin )
Link[1]WhoarriorsIleia
Link[2]Animegraphy 2014qyll (Edward Yu)
Link[2]Between Rage And SerenityCenit
Link[2]Hot BloodedBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[2]Now or, Y'know, WheneverIleia
Link[2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )
--- Best Character Profile ---
Link[1][2]Chi & The Not So CompanyMycathatesyouAMV (Sam Santoro)
Link[1]Closer to HellxDieguitoAMV (Diego )
Link[1]Fionn's Curseirriadin (Ryan )
Link[1]MollyPadreman (Padre )
Link[1][3]The Foxseriy
Link[1][2]The Monster in MeRider4Z (Rider )
Link[2]A WayBasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[2]The Gore Never Bothered Me AnywayIleia
Link[2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )
--- Best Collaborative Video ---
Link[1]Fact and FictionAmvLuna (Luna Nassima)
Link[1][4]Final SparkXophilarus
Link[1][2]HookedAmvLuna (Luna Nassima)
Link[1][2]It Sucks Less to Be-bopmilesprower05
Link[1]Wir Können Alles!ceddic
Link[3]Disastrous Djinnkireblue (Erik Norelus)
Link[2]How it Feels to Chew 5 GumPieandBeer
Link[2]Tchaikovsky's Data PlanRider4Z (Rider )
Link[2]Bow-WOW!Warlike Swans (wSwans )
--- Best Comedy Video ---
Link[1][4]AMV(&humor)BasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[1][4]Anime 404BakaOppai
Link[1][2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1][2]The Foxseriy
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]My Nipples Can Pierce The Heavensdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]The Gore Never Bothered Me AnywayIleia
--- Best Dance Video ---
Link[1][2]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
Link[1]AirwaveDigiCat
Link[1]GatsbyGorz
Link[1][2]Now or, Y'know, WheneverIleia
Link[1]Ready for the RaveJazzsVids (Jasmine )
Link[3]Swim Team RivalryX CeliaPhantomhive (Celia Phantomhive)
Link[2]Don't Ever Look BackJaddziaDax (Katie )
Link[2]A Trillion Somethings Rightsasukechanx (Sarah Sannoune)
Link[2]Eighties !UnluckyArtist
--- Best Dramatic Video ---
Link[1][2]Closer to HellxDieguitoAMV (Diego )
Link[1]Hot CommodityGuntherAMVs (Summer )
Link[1]QuietOkamiRvS
Link[1]This White Night Fantasy[key]Scarlet
Link[1]Vacant HeartJazzsVids (Jasmine )
Link[2]This Life*inverse* (Rachelle Ernewein)
Link[2]A WayBasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[2]The Monster in MeRider4Z (Rider )
Link[3]User DistortionRider4Z (Rider )
Link[2]Final SparkXophilarus
--- Best First Video ---
Link[1]AMV-(My First AMV)charmer 56
Link[1]Colors of Anime8bitcritr (Chris M)
Link[1]No RescueRyuu-Dono
Link[1]Phoenix Wright: Another Part of MeCaptainSwag101 (James Pelster)
Link[1][2]Sinnerscrimson90
Link[1][4]Waking Summer DreamArdamaeus (Sam N.)
--- Best Fun Video ---
Link[1][2]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
Link[1][3]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1][4]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1][2]The Foxseriy
Link[1][4]Anime 101VivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]FierceBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[3]Swim Team RivalryX CeliaPhantomhive (Celia Phantomhive)
Link[2]My Nipples Can Pierce The Heavensdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )
--- Best Horror Video ---
Link[1]Demonic Dreams[madaraxD] (Miguel Rodriguez)
Link[1]ManiacaLUnluckyArtist
Link[1]Possessive HatredxGeminii (Toya )
Link[1]QuietOkamiRvS
Link[1]SICK!Mastamind
Link[1][2]The Gore Never Bothered Me AnywayIleia
Link[1][2]This Is Halloween [HD Remake]Hagaren Viper (Caleb Taylor)
Link[2]User DistortionRider4Z (Rider )
--- Best Multi-Editor Project ---
Link[1]AMV Hell 7Zarxrax (Alan )
Link[1]Angels on the Battlefield MEPAmvLuna (Luna Nassima)
Link[1]FRACTIONSCenit
Link[1]Identity Crisisl33tmeatwad (Elite Meatwad)
Link[1]Into The Light - [2014 New Years MEP]xDreww (Andrew )
--- Best Parody Video ---
Link[1][3]Anime 404BakaOppai
Link[1][3]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1][2]Oops Eren did it againMammiKunniaan
Link[1][2]The Foxseriy
Link[1][2]The Gore Never Bothered Me AnywayIleia
Link[2]Alchemy ZoneBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[2]FierceBecauseImBored1 (KP )
--- Best Romantic Video ---
Link[1]Heart_tayo_ (Tayo )
Link[1][4]Lucky SevenPieandBeer
Link[1]ResonanceCenturione (Ewa )
Link[1]Stray TracksAnicsi (Anna W.)
Link[1]Vacant HeartJazzsVids (Jasmine )
Link[2]HookedAmvLuna (Luna Nassima)
Link[2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[2]Sinnerscrimson90
Link[3]Sleepy Sun Bearsdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]Don't Ever Look BackJaddziaDax (Katie )
Link[3]Sweet PeachJaddziaDax (Katie )
Link[2]Kiss With A Fistslimed
--- Best Sentimental Video ---
Link[1][2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1]ResonanceCenturione (Ewa )
Link[1][2]Rhythm&MelodyPieandBeer
Link[1]Stray TracksAnicsi (Anna W.)
Link[1][2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )
Link[2]LevityPieandBeer
Link[2]Lucky SevenPieandBeer
Link[3]Surging TidesXophilarus
--- Best Short Video ---
Link[1][2]AMV(&humor)BasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[1]Immortal Chimeral33tmeatwad (Elite Meatwad)
Link[1][2]Phenomenon (Open Your Moe)slimed
Link[1]Rebecca!James Blond
Link[1][2]Wind of JapanCyber-EG
Link[2]Alchemy ZoneBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[2]Bow-WOW!Warlike Swans (wSwans )
--- Best Single Source Video ---
Link[1][4]FierceBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1][4]Final SparkXophilarus
Link[1]Fionn's Curseirriadin (Ryan )
Link[1]QuietOkamiRvS
Link[1][4]Rhythm&MelodyPieandBeer
Link[2]A WayBasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[3]AMV(&humor)BasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[2]Hot BloodedBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[2]Between Rage And SerenityCenit
Link[2]Sleepy Sun Bearsdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]The Gore Never Bothered Me AnywayIleia
--- Best Storytelling ---
Link[1][2]Chi & The Not So CompanyMycathatesyouAMV (Sam Santoro)
Link[1][2]Hot CommodityGuntherAMVs (Summer )
Link[1]Vacant HeartJazzsVids (Jasmine )
Link[1]Anime 101VivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[1]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]A WayBasharOfTheAges (Justin Corriveau)
Link[2]Between Rage And SerenityCenit
Link[2]Don't Ever Look BackJaddziaDax (Katie )
--- Best Trailer or Commercial ---
Link[1][4]Dead Space CowboyNoisyNinja
Link[1][2]Harlock Into DarknessDriftRoot (Lauren C.)
Link[1]JunoMinetChan (Madeleine Brookman)
Link[1]Kill La Billkireblue (Erik Norelus)
Link[1][2]The Butterfly Effect TrailerMycathatesyouAMV (Sam Santoro)
Link[2]Attack on BaddassdomMaboroshiStudio (Joseph Croasdaile)
Link[2]SakuraCon 2014 AMV Contest IntroRider4Z (Rider )
Link[2]Tchaikovsky's Data PlanRider4Z (Rider )
--- Best Use of Instrumental Music ---
Link[1][4]Chi & The Not So CompanyMycathatesyouAMV (Sam Santoro)
Link[1][4]MonarchIren S.S. (Iren Stepanyan)
Link[1]NEMESIYusukeAMV (Yusuke )
Link[1]Ring of FireMinetChan (Madeleine Brookman)
Link[1]UnboundRyuu-Dono
Link[1][4]Wind of JapanCyber-EG
--- Best Use of Lip Synch ---
Link[1][4]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
Link[1][2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1]Rebecca!James Blond
Link[1][2]The Foxseriy
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]My Nipples Can Pierce The Heavensdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]It Sucks Less to Be-bopmilesprower05
--- Best Use of Multiple Anime ---
Link[1][2]Animegraphy 2014qyll (Edward Yu)
Link[1][2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1][2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1][4]Anime 101VivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
--- Best Use of Special Effects ---
Link[1][2]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
Link[1][2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1]QuietOkamiRvS
Link[1][2]The Foxseriy
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]Between Rage And SerenityCenit
--- Most Artistic Video ---
Link[1][2]Animegraphy 2014qyll (Edward Yu)
Link[1]GatsbyGorz
Link[1]Moon PowderMastamind
Link[1][2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1]QuietOkamiRvS
Link[2]Sleepy Sun Bearsdrewaconclusion (Drew Brisco)
Link[2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )
--- Most Original Video ---
Link[1]GatsbyGorz
Link[1][2]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[1][2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1][2]Anime 101VivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[2]Hot CommodityGuntherAMVs (Summer )
--- Video of the Year ---
Link[1][2]A Piece Of ToastBakaOppai
Link[1][2]Animegraphy 2014qyll (Edward Yu)
Link[1][2]Otaku ParadiseBecauseImBored1 (KP )
Link[1][4]Anime 101VivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[1][2]Ship HappensVivifxAMV (Katie )
Link[3]Good Clean FunHaunter103 (Miles Klub)
Link[2]The OptimistsRider4Z (Rider )



See! Told you it was long!

However in a couple minutes i'm going to post a condensed list, if you're like to wait for that.