Last Day to Vote for the KidsPickFlicks.com PICK Awards
UPDATE: It's the last day to vote for the KidsPickFlicks PICK Awards! Vote for PICK Movie, Kid Actor, Kid Actress, Scene Stealer and ICK of the Year. Polls are in the column to the right or on the home page of KidsPickFlicks.com. Winners announced Monday, Feb. 20. Thanks!
Jan. 23, 2012 -- Sure, adult film fans have their Oscars...but kids get a say in which films THEY thought were the best of the year as well with the The 6th Annual KidsPickFlicks.com PICK Awards!
On the home page of KidsPickFlicks.com, kids vote for the best film, performances by a kid actor and kid actress, and scene stealer in 2011 as well as the most disappointing movie of the year. Voting is currrently underway through midnight Feb. 19. The winner will be announced Feb. 20.
Previous PICK Movie winners are Despicable Me, The Princess and the Frog, Wall-E, Ratatouille and Happy Feet.
Here are this year’s nominees:
PICK Movie of the Year:
ICK Movie of the Year: The most disappointing film of 2011
Red Riding Hood
Some unusual observations about this year's nominees. For the PICK Movie of the Year, it's unusual to have just one animated film -- usually animation dominates the category. Also, 2011 was filled with so many amazing performances from kid actors, another category -- "Scene Stealer of the Year" had to be created.
Additionally, some people may wonder why Hugo is on the ICK list when it's winning so many awards right now. Hugo is a very polarizing film among kids. The feedback received at KidsPickFlicks is that teens and kids with sophisticated taste in movies tended to like it while elementary school age kids were bored -- they were enticed into going by the ads which marketed Hugo as a film for children. The "ICK" award is not the worst film of the year, but rather, the one that was most disappointing to kids. Hugo may be a fantastic film for grown ups but kids (the audience the ads and trailers implied the film is made for) didn't necessarily agree.
KidsPickFlicks is a site where any kid (ages 7-17) can be a film critic, reading and writing reviews for movies made for them and boasts more than 500 movie reviews including all kid films from the past eight years. Kids vote to select the “Pick” and “Ick” in the 6th Annual Kidspickflicks.com Awards, as well as Kid Actor, Kid Actress, and Scene Stealer of the Year. The founder of KidsPickFlicks, Cole McNamara, started the site in 2004, at age 9 as a place where all children could become movie critics (he is now 17).