Modern Myth MediaMythology Vote for the 2016 Modern Myth Movie Awards! written by Sean Gerber January 9, 2017 The Modern Myth Media podcast is proud to announce the return of the Modern Myth Movie Awards! After intense deliberation, the selection committee of the Academy of Modern Mythological Arts and Sciences has decided on a final ballot full of deserving nominees in each category. Now, the Academy will vote on the final ballot to determine the winners, which will be announced on the Modern Myth Media podcast next week. As our readers/listeners you will also serve as a collective member of the Academy of Modern Mythological Arts and Sciences by voting in the online polls in each category below. Cast your vote, then tune in to see if you’ve picked a winner! Vote for the 2016 Modern Myth Movie Awards! was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Sean Gerber Related 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Emma Watson delights in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV spot next post Woody Harrelson confirmed for young Han Solo STAR WARS STORY You may also like WIRED Cafe Highlights the SDCC Experience July 14, 2012 MMM #200: Superhero Movie Legacies July 7, 2014 MMM Podcast #168: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER... April 6, 2014 MMM #186: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST... June 1, 2014 42nd Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Announced! February 24, 2016 MMM #204 from SDCC: BATMAN v SUPERMAN... July 28, 2014 MMM #251 JURASSIC WORLD Review June 15, 2015 The Saturn Awards Call All Superheroes With... March 3, 2015 MMM #242: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE Review February 23, 2015 Jerry Robinson (January 1, 1922 – December... December 8, 2011 Robert Reineke I see that comments are having a hard time showing above. They should be visible down here. Matthew Malecki I’ve been following this site for years on and off. I’ve loved it. It’s been a great place for news and discussion of Superhero movies. So, first of all…thanks to Sean Gerber, Robert Reineke, Paul Hermann, Chris Clow, and the many others who have contributed to it over the years. Many thanks for all you’ve done. Now I’ll voice my gripes about the choices for the MMM awards. While I’m sure both Arrival and 10 Cloverfield Lane are good movies (I’ve seen the latter, but haven’t seen the former yet) why are they included in so many categories over Batman v Superman? I get that some of the contributors of MMM probably didn’t like BvS as much as me, but at least give me the option to vote for it. Specifically I would’ve loved to vote for it for best movie and Ben Affleck for best actor. I know it wouldn’t have won. I’m not deluded or anything. But I feel with all this site covers, Superhero movies should have precedent over other movies. Now I could go into a long detailed explanation of why I love Batman v Superman and why it’s great. I won’t because that’s not my point. However, just because some didn’t like it or thought it was bad doesn’t mean everyone did and I feel that those of us who loved it should be allowed to reflect that in our voting. Sean Gerber Hello Matthew, First, thank YOU very much for following all of us here at MMM. As for your gripes, I totally get why you want to vote for BvS in those categories and while it probably won’t make you feel any better, I’ll try to explain a bit on the nomination process and what exactly this fan vote represents when it comes to final ballot voting. There really is an Academy of Modern Mythological Arts and Sciences with a selection committee that votes on nominations to determine the final ballot, on which the entire Academy will vote. The fan vote from these online polls ultimately represents one ballot. You are all one collective member of the Academy and your vote, as determined by the results of these polls, is then factored in with the votes on the final ballots of all other Academy members. That is to say that the winners of these online polls won’t necessarily be the winners once all Academy ballots are counted. As for why films like Arrival or 10 Cloverfield Lane would get nominations over a superhero film like BvS, that goes back to a decision made a couple years ago to have the rewards be a better reflection of the scope of what can be considered modern mythology, even if superheroes still get the bulk of the attention on this site for most of the year. What we wanted to avoid is a situation in which films are nominated by default and that’s what we’ve had in previous years. When there are only a handful of superhero films each year, then nominations would be based simply on participation instead of merit. At that point, being nominated doesn’t really mean all that much. While there are many fans who love BvS (and I’m genuinely happy for those who do), I think there are many reasons why Arrival, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and other films received more votes in the nomination process. And it’s not as though BvS was completely snubbed this year. It received a handful nominations, all of which it earned. I know that doesn’t cover your desire to vote for BvS in the categories you mentioned, but I hope this at least helps you understand why it isn’t nominated in those categories. Matthew Malecki Sean, Thanks for the fast response. I understand everything you stated as the reasons for Batman v Superman being omitted from certain categories. Whilst I still disagree I appreciate your forthcoming and detailed response. I look forward to continuing to follow MMM and here’s to 2017 being a better year for our Modern Myths than 2016!