Cast Your Vote In the 2010 Geek Oscars

This Sunday, I’ll be in LA during the 83rd Academy Awards. Except I’m not going to be there for the gowns on the red carpet. I’ll be there for the Southern California Linux Expo. But that’s OK with me, since the Oscars often ignore our favorite movies–the geeky ones. (Although to be fair, The Social Network, a movie about one of the 21st century’s most famous geeks, is up for Best Picture and Best Actor.) So I’m holding the 2010 Geek Oscars right here. Get your votes in, and I’ll post the results next week, just as soon as I’m finished passing celebrities in the airport without having a clue that they’re famous.

Cast your vote in the following categories:

  • Best actor in a geeky movie
  • Best actress in a geeky movie
  • Best movie that you saw on paper first (i.e., comics and novels)
  • Most likely to be seen in costumes at a con
  • The one where you could see where the video game was going to come from while the movie was still playing
  • Best animation for geeks
  • Best flashback to your childhood
  • Best Geek Movie of 2010 for all-around geekiness, to be loved by geeks everywhere for geekternity

The nominees:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Despicable Me
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Inception
  • Iron Man 2
  • Jonah Hex
  • Karate Kid
  • Kick-Ass
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • MegaMind
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Shrek 4: Forever After
  • The A-Team
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • The Last Airbender
  • The Losers
  • The Social Network
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Toy Story 3
  • TRON Legacy
  • Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Vote now!

Ruth Suehle

By day, Ruth Suehle helps upstream open source software communities and tells people how to build fun things with a Raspberry Pi. By night, she fights crimes against craftiness. No, that's not true. She just makes things, which means her husband and kids know to watch out for stray pins and to ask before eating anything made of fondant. (Follow her on Twitter at @suehle.)
  • Delphine

    Thank you so much for managing it, Ruth ! Awesome job ! I can’t wait for the results !

  • TDgamer

    Ummmm, do you not mean “Johnny Depp” for the actor in Alice in Wonderland?

    • Ruth

      Ha! Thanks for the catch. I don’t know why I wrote Tim Burton. I even got to see the actual costume at an exhibit yesterday. I edited the survey to fix it.