In the spirit of, and in tribute to, Jedi_Lite's AOTC Awards Threads (here and here), we present THE PHANTOM MENACE AWARDS Voting begins today and ends on Friday, May 26 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (also board time). That gives you six days to vote. The weekend will be used for vote tallying and panicking on the presenter's part, and then we will have an amusing and comedic awards show. This was a lot of fun in the AOTC forum. Some people even made friends through the awards -- I know I did. I hope it'll be a lot of fun here, too, even if we must suffer without Jedi_Lite. So here are the rules: ? One vote per person, obviously. ? You do not need to vote for every category if you don't want. ? One vote per category (so you can't vote for both Panaka AND Ric Olie as your favorite character). ? We are voting on TPM and TPM only. ? Best/Worst Shot is not the same as Best/Worst Scene. A shot is one particular unbroken stretch of film before the camera angle or location changes. The lightsaber duel is a SCENE; Maul's fall into the pit is a SHOT. ? Best/Worst Equipment refers to vehicles, weapons and other assorted technical gadgets. ? Best New Concept/Idea: By this I mean something that was never seen in the Classic Trilogy. Hyperspace and droids are not new. Podracing, double-bladed lightsabers, Gungans and midichlorians are. (Those were just examples! Pick anything!) Here are the categories, which you can copy and paste into your post for easy reference. BEST SCENE: WORST SCENE: BEST SHOT: WORST SHOT: BEST CHARACTER: WORST CHARACTER: BEST ACTOR: WORST ACTOR: BEST ACTRESS: WORST ACTRESS: BEST LINE: WORST LINE: BEST SOUND EFFECT: WORST SOUND EFFECT: BEST COSTUME: WORST COSTUME: BEST SET / LOCATION: WORST SET / LOCATION: BEST EQUIPMENT: WORST EQUIPMENT: BEST SPECIAL EFFECT: WORST SPECIAL EFFECT: BEST MUSICAL MOMENT: BEST NEW CONCEPT/IDEA: BEST JAR JAR MOMENT: Happy voting! Rick McCallum loves you!