2006 VCA Winners

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2006 VCA Winners

Postby Phade » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:44 pm

Hey All,

Geez! Could that take any longer?? ;-)

The winners for the 2006 AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards are now available! There were 8 individual winning videos created by 9 individual video creators (does not count the Multi-Editor Project). The largest margin of victory was for Best Multi-Editor Project and the smallest margin of victory was for Best Horror. Hopefully I'll have more stats later. But for now, I have to finish prep for Anime Detour!

Congratulations to this year’s winners!!

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Re: 2006 VCA Winners

Postby SnhKnives » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:45 pm

Phade wrote:The largest margin of victory was for Best Multi-Editor Project



somehow this doesnt surprise me

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Re: 2006 VCA Winners

Postby Kisanzi » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:06 pm

Phade wrote:the smallest margin of victory was for Best Horror.


Awww...Mitternacht SE...so close...:P


But congrats to the winners! I'll admit that some of the results suprised me but thats how mass voting tends to go. And thanks to everyone that voted!
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Postby spk1983 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:19 pm

It would have been nice to see the # of votes cast for each award, to give an idea of how exactly the voting went...

Also, sorry if I had let out the results before they were officially released, didn't mean to cause any confusion, just a little delighted at seeing the results were out, after poking around on the site for 2 hours, waiting for the results to be released, so when I stumbled across it, I had to put it up.

...In any case, congrats to all winners, and all finalists for that matter!!!

Indeed @ AMV Hell 3 having the largest margin of victory...not surprising one little bit!
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Postby Phade » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:06 pm

Hey spk1983,

You did? I was wondering why nobody seemed to care about this thread. /me goes to see other thread :-(

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Postby Another Shauna Video » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:31 pm

Don't worry! I care about this thread! I was excited to see the winners posted! Now for my next trick I will try to improve myself so I'll maybe see one of my videos up there in the year 3006! :lol:

:D GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!! :D
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Postby Vicious Knives » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:02 pm

Congratulations to all the winners!

None of you may care about what I have to say, but here are my thoughts on a few of the winners:

Most Expected: AMV Hell 3 for Multi-Editor and Always Hardcore for Dance. I wanted Reflections of Style 2 to win Multi-Editor, but AMV Hell 3 is plenty deserving of its win. Same for Always Hardcore (which I voted for in the Dance category).


Most Surprising: Jihaku for Best Sentimental. I thought In My Mind had that one in the bag, but I was wrong.


Most Baffling: You have your "normal" surprises ("Hmm, didn't expect that."), and then you have those surprises that leave you utterly dumbfounded ("WHAT?! How in the... Why is that... HUH?!"). Naruto's Technique Beat for Best Instrumental was just such a head-scratcher for me.

Now please understand that I don't mean to offend the artist behind this video. It looks like some very hard work went into the development of it, but the ridiculously high color saturation and the (in my opinion) needless abundance of effects annoyed me. It gets a point for nostalgic value for making me think of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (the first anime film I ever watched). But other than that, I found it way too effects heavy and not all that fun to watch. Maybe you have to be a Naruto fan to really appreciate it. Speaking of which, perhaps its win isn't all that baffling when one considers the legions of Naruto fans out there. It's the only explanation I can think of for how it could have beaten the beautiful and uplifting I want to Fly.


Winning in the Wrong Category: Dead to the World for Best Horror/Terror and Still Preoccupied with 1985 for Best Character Profile.

I'm glad Dead to the World won something, but I've never thought it was right for the Horror/Terror category. It should have been in Artistic instead.

Still Preoccupied with 1985 is a great video, but a character profile? Say what? It surprised me when I saw it among the nominations for that category and I thought it surely wouldn't win. If Still Preoccupied with 1985 is a character profile of Yukari, then I guess Revenge is a character profile of Spike. In my opinion, the Bowling For Soup song used in Still Preoccupied with 1985 doesn't fit Yukari at all. She doesn't have a husband, she doesn't have two kids, I don't remember her ever aspiring to be an actress, and we have no evidence of her ever being preoccupied with the 1980s. Still Preoccupied with 1985 works very well in the other categories for which it won, but (in my opinion) it doesn't work as a character profile.

The video I really wanted to win in the Character Profile category was The World At Large by Kwasek. Unfortunately, it couldn't even be nominated in that category because Kwasek didn't list it as a character profile video for some reason.


Most Satisfying: Jihaku for Video of the Year. This was my third favorite video of the year (next to Dead To The World and Reflections of Style 2) and I was really hoping it would win in at least one category. I was quite surprised when it won in four categories. I knew it was a great video, but I didn't know if it was popular enough to win Video of the Year. I'm glad it did.
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:07 pm

Vicious Knives wrote:Naruto's Technique Beat for Best Instrumental was just such a head-scratcher for me.

Now please understand that I don't mean to offend the artist behind this video. It looks like some very hard work went into the development of it, but the ridiculously high color saturation and the (in my opinion) needless abundance of effects annoyed me. It gets a point for nostalgic value for making me think of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (the first anime film I ever watched). But other than that, I found it way too effects heavy and not all that fun to watch. Maybe you have to be a Naruto fan to really appreciate it. Speaking of which, perhaps its win isn't all that baffling when one considers the legions of Naruto fans out there. It's the only explanation I can think of for how it could have beaten the beautiful and uplifting I want to Fly.

It looks like we're establishing a pattern here: this is the second year in a row that a video that didn't really match the spirit of the award (check out the category description -- "musical flow" what now?) has won Best Instrumental; last year it was my own AEO:EB.
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Postby Another Shauna Video » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:09 pm

My most shocking was that Tear Stained Hearts didn't get farther than it did.
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Postby angelx03 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:21 pm

Vicious Knives wrote:Most Baffling: You have your "normal" surprises ("Hmm, didn't expect that."), and then you have those surprises that leave you utterly dumbfounded ("WHAT?! How in the... Why is that... HUH?!"). Naruto's Technique Beat for Best Instrumental was just such a head-scratcher for me.

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I, for one, did expect that to win (though I did vote for Bakadeshi's Angel of Redemption 2). :roll:

Considering the ridiculous number of people of who are Naruto fans (and within that group those annoying Narutards), this is shear popularity contest and nothing more. Of course if you want a real AMV contest that preserves the "spirit" of the catagories, that's where those con contests come into play. :o
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Postby Kisanzi » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:46 pm

Zig-zag wrote:My most shocking was that Tear Stained Hearts didn't get farther than it did.


I personally thought that it might've made one of the final categories but in all honesty I was just looking forward to the best rookie category. I gotta say that it still made me very happy to see that alot of my vids made the semi-finals but there was some very tough competition for drama this year. Thanks for the vow of confidence though!
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Postby Another Shauna Video » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:51 pm

No problem, it was one of my all-time favorite videos. I watch it a lot.
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Postby *inverse* » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:11 pm

I'm surprised istiv's "The Race" didn't win anything. Ah well, the mob has spoken - congrats to the winners!

- and thanks to those who nominated "Lost Soul" - it was really neat to participate this year :)
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Postby Rurounikeitaro » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:55 pm

*inverse* wrote:I'm surprised istiv's "The Race" didn't win anything. Ah well, the mob has spoken - congrats to the winners!

- and thanks to those who nominated "Lost Soul" - it was really neat to participate this year :)
Yeah, I was extremely surprised to not see "The Race" and especially your "Lost Soul" win anything. I really thought Lost Soul would get the character profile, and sentimental, and another one. I don't know what happened.

Stuff I was slightly bothered by:

Suberunker seemed to take alot of spots for this year's VCA with just one vid. I was expecting many other vids to win some catergories and ended up seeing "1985" multiple times. I really wasn't expecting this outcome. I barely thought this vid was going to win even one category. No offense to Suber, but I think some people went a little too crazy over another Azumanga/funny AMV.

I don't know, I never liked Jihaku that much. I thought it was just alright but people seemed to think way much more. Video of the year?!?!?! The heck? I really wasn't expecting that at all. I actually hated it at first but upon multiple viewings for friends I began to like it a little. Maybe it's just me, but I usually seem to like vids that other people like.

Walking Hour for best romantic? Huh? What vid was this again? I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I can't seem to remember many of Koop's vids after Euphoria. I've seen all of them but I wouldn't be able to distinguish one from another even if you paid me. I'm not saying I didn't like the vid, I just don't remember it all.

Stuff I loved:

Kisanzi for rookie of the year! I knew that was a sure-win the moment I saw the category. Congrats to you Kisanzi and I'm looking forward to that new dance vid your working on.

Phenomenom for best action made me happy. I can't say it's one of my top 3 videos or anything but if I ever think of an action video, Phenomenom is the first one to come to mind all the time. Plus I think this is the video I've watched the most ever! The feel of the video is just so amazing that it captures me for a long time like an Animal Crossing game. Seirra Lorna's effect style has become alot more noticed after this vid and it seems she has a crapload more fans than ever before now.

All the videos in the semifinals felt deserving to be there so overall I'm happy with everything "except for metro for forgetting to enter his (true fiction) vid in :evil: ", lol!
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Postby Beowulf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:02 am

The VCAs are becoming like the Oscars. Joan Rivers needs to start posting the offical thread/
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