We've hit that spot in December where you'll start seeing tons and tons of year-end lists. We here at Cinematical usually reserve our year-end lists for the week after Christmas, though you'll be seeing two of them debut tonight and tomorrow. You'll read about awards being handed out from groups across the country; some of which you've never heard of. You'll see names of films that haven't even arrived in theaters yet, and you'll probably even see titles that never screened at your local theater. Then you'll see nominations announced for the Golden Globes and Oscars, and the same films mentioned earlier will probably show up in their lists too. But what do all of these lists have in common? Well, that the average moviegoer has no say whatsoever.
While I've always thought the People's Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards were a little cheesy, I dig them because they allow the average person -- the dude or dudette who actually pays to watch these films -- to vote for their favorites. I've always thought it would be fun if the Oscars included a category that was voted on by moviegoers. This way, when fat Tony is sitting at home with his family and the category is announced, he can feel like he was a part of the process too. That awarding the best films of the year with an Oscar isn't exclusive to an elite group of people you've never met, heard of or even cared about. Heck, maybe more people would watch the damn telecast. Vote for your favorite film of the year below (based on what was popular at the theaters), or leave a comment if a particular film is not mentioned. Let's try to see how close (or far apart) the moviegoers and critics really are ...%Poll-6987%