Vlad G Pohnert wrote:so let me put this out, if the audience vote for a video is say 75% for it in a category (CLEAR WINNER) and it also wins Best of Show, then the runner-up in that category should get the category award even though it was not even close?
Ileia wrote:I've been on both ends. I've had a video take Best in Show at cons where the category award went to the next in line.....and I've been that next in line before. From the Best in Show standpoint, not getting the category award isn't a huge deal (and making a big deal out of it seems almost greedy). But when I'm the "second best" and I'm given the award for best? I hate that feeling.
Knowing that you weren't really the winner, that you were only chosen on a technicality, robs that win of any of its meaning. If I'm competing with other videos in a category, I want to compete with all of them. Taking one out of the running because it won Best in Show is like demoting the rest of the videos. I would rather lose fair and square than be given an award where it's basically, "Yeah, you can be the best...out of the rest. This one is too good for the likes of you guys." If a video wins, it wins. Simple as that.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:2 awards? Fine. 3? You may be pushing tolerance a bit. Once you get to the point you're giving a single video 4 or more awards at a single contest, though? Even the audience starts to think (and sometimes vocalize) a sentiment of "hey, this just feels wrong."
It's foolish to think even professional awards committees don't have an "OK, this shit is getting ridiculous" limit in place for their shows - if for nothing more than guilt over contributing to drama and resentment.
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