Now that fall is officially upon us, and the unofficial Oscar season is also getting underway, I thought it would be nice to look back and appreciate some of the summer blockbusters that may not get a whole lot of recognition at the upcoming Academy Awards.
So, I took it upon myself to create a pretend awards show in which fans crown the winners of the biggest and best in summer movies.
Welcome to the Summer Blockbuster Awards! What are the Summer Blockbuster Awards you ask? Well. . . Below, you will find both traditional categories (such as Best Actor/Actress and Best Picture), along with a few nomination categories unique to the Summer Blockbuster Awards, or SBA's as the kids have taken to refer to it. But the big difference between the Academy Awards and the SBA's is this: You get to decide!
I (the academy of of the Summer Blockbuster Awards) have taken it upon myself to nominate four movies/actors/actresses/etc for several categories and hope that you have as much fun voting as I had constructing the categories and nominations. Also, if you feel that a movie, actor, actress, etc, was snubbed in the coveted SBA nominations, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. All of the movies represented below were released between May 1st and August 31st of this past summer, and at some point made top five earnings at the domestic box office. I'll allow voting until the end of September and then announce the results. Thanks and enjoy!
Best Popcorn Flick
Best Animated Movie
Best Indie Flick
Thanks to everyone who helped me construct the list, and thanks to you all for voting!