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FXhome Awards 2010 WINNERS

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After an exciting month of discussion, nominations, shortlists and voting, it's finally time to reveal the winners of this year's FXhome Awards. The voting was incredibly close this year in several categories.


Thanks again to everybody that contributed to the FXhome.com community over the last year - we literally couldn't do this without you guys.

Also a big thanks to SneakOn.com and Tubetape for providing prizes this year - much appreciated! Winners should message me with their details so we can send the prizes out.

Finally, thanks to the awards presenters for doing such a great job this year!

A year at FXhome

For the FXhome company, 2009 is important for two reasons. It was the year that the PhotoKey series came of age, culminating with the release of PhotoKey 3 in November, and it also saw the company undergo a major transformation. Some of you will remember the days when it was just me, Schwar, Malone and Tim working from home. Well, that was nine years ago – now we’ve got 12 full-time employees and two offices.

The rapid expansion during last year has enabled us to work on more things simultaneously, speeding up development and improving quality across the board. And that’s all I can say for now – keep your eyes open through 2010 and you might start to detect some clues here and there as to what exactly's going on.

User Movies

It’s hard to judge the popularity of FXhome.com user movies due to hosting being spread around YouTube and proper servers. Of the personally hosted movies, Escape Velocity (1388 downloads) and Killed Softly (1289 downloads) are out in front, but those figures start to climb up pretty fast for the YouTube hosted submissions. A Love Not Standing, also the top rated movie of 2009, comes in with 1,606 views, while Star Wars Grinnell rockets up to 17,293 views.

All of these fade away compared to the audience of Lego Star Wars - Jedi vs Sith - The Duel, which is currently at a hugely impressive 160,500 views. It just goes to show that Star Wars still pulls in a crowd, despite the last movie being released back in 2005. It also highlights the importance of YouTube exposure – if your movie is under 10 minutes, make sure you don’t miss out.

It was Mr Fox that generated the most discussion, its unique style of animation intriguing everybody and inadvertently turning the Fantastic Mr Fox trailers rather sinister for everyone. Don’t miss out on swintonmaximilian’s fascinating production topic for his next film, which you can find here. Atomic’s first foray into science fiction also provoked a lively debate, while Sollthar’s big return to FXhome.com, ironically called Farewell, resulted in lots of praise.

On the forum

Here in the forum we saw a steady influx of new users, both young and old, drawn in through both the video and photography routes.

The honour of the highest rated individual post (+27!) falls to nfsbuff for sharing the Steel Tongs font, which makes it easy to replicate movie style poster text, followed closely by Merrick’s rather nifty technique for creating a home-made steadicam – which pdrg soon named the Merricam. It’s great to see filmmakers continue to share resources that help everyone improve.

Avatar has already generated some amazing figures at the box office and it proved just as unstoppable on the forum. It was the highest rated topic and holds the 2009 record for most posts in a single topic – a huge 840 individual posts. Remarkably it has been viewed over 39,900 times since its creation in August. Congratulations to Staff Only for beginning such a remarkable topic, one which took in a vast array of discussions and viewpoints without turning into a madhouse.

The most prolific posters in 2009 were Tarn (1821 posts) and Axeman (1382 posts). If we exclude FXhome employees and contractors, the top three are Atom, Terminal Velocity and ben3308 – certainly all well known posters. It gets particularly interesting if you tally it up against the top rated FXhomers (again, ignoring Tarn and Axeman!), where ben3308 also comes in third, indicating a very high overall quality of posts. pdrg comes in second and Aculag comes in a clear first, possibly reflecting people’s appreciation of his unique sense of humour.

Terminal Velocity and moranatol tie for the most active preset makers of 2009, each with 18 accepted presets, beating 2008’s winner Jabooza who still managed to submit 9 high quality entries.

These are just stats, of course, and in reality everybody contributed to making the FXhome.com forum a fun, interesting and rewarding place to visit. There literally wouldn’t be a community without you guys, so a big thanks from us to you all.

Things we learned in 2009

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Posted: Thu, 1st Apr 2010, 1:54pm

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Congratulations everyone !!
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Very cool! Congrats to all the nominees and winners. Fantastic presentation FXhome, this is why I love the community. These results were much more satisfying then the Oscars, I must say. wink

Once again, congratulations to the winners. Another great year is already here!

(Some FXhomers have special attitudes in debates? Oh but whatever do you mean, Sollthar? wink )
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Hey congrats winners!
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Well done to all the winners, and great work by everyone that contributed to the awards video!
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Oh, wow, exciting stuff. Thanks very much indeed. Great presentation video, very enjoyable. Congratulations to all.
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Redhawk, you're my hero. I laughed so hard at your presentation video. Utter brilliance. biggrin

Congratulations to Ben, pdrg and Max! And of course, to the presenters. This years award video was a lot of fun to watch and indeed more exciting then to oscars and a huge improvement to last year. biggrin

And thank you very much to everyone who has voted for me. It is very much appreciated.
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Thanks a lot Sollthar! biggrin

A big congratulations to all the winners, and good job everyone else who presented - the awards video was very enjoyable to watch, and I liked how the bits with Tarn was shot in an actual theater! Bring on the 2011 awards, probably with even more OTT stuff? wink

Can't wait til YouTube encodes the HD version smile
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Congratulations to all the winners, especially swintonmaximillian. Mr. Fox really deserved the awards, IMO. Loved Redhawk's presentation, specially when he shot the seal off the envelope.

One of the three top posters outside the staff? Haha. Then I definitely win "More Annoying Posts Than Anyone Else" category. wink
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Fantastic job everyone. Congrats to all the winners, and the video presentations keep getting better!
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Redhawk, that's my favorite thing I've ever seen from you, classic!
(hope you take that as a compliment wink )

Great video, great winners and an awesome round-up post.
It's making me regret I don't hang around here as much as I used to.

Congratulations!
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Congrats to all of you...
It's great to see Max get appreciation for his brilliant and original work.
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Awesome video this year! Redhawk's section was absolutely hilarious.

My favorite line, "The 'fun loving' Sollthar" wink

Congrats on winning in two categories, Max! Mr. Fox deserved it for sure! And congrats to the rest of the winners! This is a cool tradition, glad to see it was even better this year than it was last year. Looking forward to next year. smile
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Well, damn. 7 nominations and no wins. Damn. unsure

But honestly good job, guys- and congrats to all the winners! See ya right here, next year! wink
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" Well, damn. 7 nominations and no wins. Damn. "

Even though you did'nt get any wins this year your work is more than acknowledged by the amount of nominations so congrats for that and goodluck next year .

Best
Dave
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Atom wrote:

Well, damn. 7 nominations and no wins. Damn. unsure
rolleyes Saw that coming...

Like davlin said, you should be pleased that you had so many nominations, not sour that you didn't win.

Edit: vvv Eh, I guess I understand. I cried for an hour when I found out I didn't win most inspiring FXHomer. wink

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I'm not sour- and I'm happy for the winners. Just a little disheartening; as every big loss most certainly is- but nothing for anyone else to fret over.

Really, congrats to swinton and all the others- you guys did a great job this past year!
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you guys did a great job this past year!
And so did you. Otherwise, you wouldn't have gotten 7 nominations. smile

Allthough, as my experience all the time with things like these, there are so many people who have done great things that didn't even get nominations. I'd say my congratulations go out to those just as well - especially the ones who aren't aware of it.
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Not Quite Sir Lancelot wrote:

I cried for an hour when I found out I didn't win most inspiring FXHomer. wink
I did as well. You forget we both lost that one. To a sore winner, too. smile

(Although I've no doubt, if not on here, Ben is going to be all kinds of bitchy about cinematography to me- even if he really did want Fox to win; just because I know that's validation to him. wink)
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Blimey, I've won something! Well thank you very much to you very kind people, it's such a shock to beat such heavy hitters.

And an extra thanks to Redhawks for the great link!

//receives applause and bows// smile
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No, I'm not bitchy about cinematography. We won last year. Mr. Fox had a fantastic (hah!) look that was shot on a DVX. Excellent stuff. Really very excellent.

Admittedly, the best shots I got in '09 weren't in 'Exodus' or 'No Rest', but in our Arkansas short, Memorial, which I deleted from the cinema after I'd uploaded the wrong copy of. biggrin

If anything, I'm glad to have won what I did, because it's a testament to what exactly we try to do: inspire people. When we make movies (and, by extension, post here) we hope to deliver, in some small measure, a message that moves and inspires. The biggest thing I enjoy when watching movies is the moments that give me chills; and that's very much what we tried to do with Exodus, Memorial and (somewhat) No Rest for the Wicked.

So thank you all for all the nominations, and of course for voting me the most inspiring filmmaker of 2009. You have all 'inspired' me and my group to continue doing what we're doing, and for that I'm sure we're all very thankful.
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pdrg....congats ..you deserve it.I have'nt cashed your cheque yet.....do you think I should?

Atom ...as Sollthar says you've done some outstanding work and the voting ,I bet, was very very close,it could easily have been you taking
a top place....don't feel too disappointed....you guys work very hard and it shows in your movies.

The presentation was outstanding and should get an award in itself.
Dave

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Heh, Redhawksrymmer's presentation video could very well be a contender in next year's awards. That was brilliant.

Congratulations to everyone nominated and especially the winners. There was a lot of excellent work on display in the community this past year. Its great to see it acknowledged.
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Should've had a video of all the nominees waiting for the results and when the winner is announced, all those not picked will sit there clapping and nodding their heads like they expected it, but on the inside they're screaming and cursing. Hah, just kidding.

But seriously it was an honor to be even nominated with such greats. I knew I wasn't going to win. That's only because I was up against such incredible filmmakers!

Ben and Atom, I have loved your films since I joined here, 2 years ago. Each one has influenced me greatly and more than inspired me, so don't feel too bad about not winning. Ben congrats on the win!

Sollthar, you have a guide which I try my very best to follow and I still can't even begin to measure up to and your works. Congrats on the wins!

Swinton my God Mr. Fox was amazing and I'm glad to see it win! Congratulations sir!

Once again it was just an honor to be in the shortlist with you guys. Congrats to all winners! I would go through each category and say something about the person nominated but I'm kind of in a hurry now, so forgive me if there are errors in my post. Again, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!
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A pleasure to be nominated with you, Shadow13.

Though never rule yourself out- you worked really hard over '09 and it shows; and he nomination against people who have been here years and years and worked on loads and loads of movies (as cocksure as it sounds, myself included) is a huge testament to how much you've grown as a filmmaker.

The same goes for all the other nominees and winners- congrats, guys. Really. (Except Sollthar- because congratulating his win might be misconstrued as 'fun', and I know he wouldn't want that. wink)
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I have seen your nomination
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Just noticed the FXhome Awards have now been transcoded to HD by YouTube as well smile The theatre stuff with Tarn and schwar looks great, 550d is such a great camera!
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550d is such a great camera!
I ordered one an hour ago. Just thought I'd throw that in. Looking forward to shooting with it!
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Congrats to all the winners and nominees! There were some really great films this past year. I hope everyone continues make films.
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This was really awesome to watch, everyone involved did an excellent job. Congrats to everyone who was nominated and who won, you guys all deserve it.

Everyone here is a big inspiration, and I look forward to excelling and growing with everyone this year.
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Awesome presentation FXHome! Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your well deserved accolades. Even though I'm not the most prolific poster, it is thanks to community building events, such as this impressive showcase, that gives me good reason to stick around.
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Congratulations everyone!

Loved the presentation video this year. You're all excellent so I really didn't know who was going to win (except pdrg for Most Helpful, you really went beyond the call of duty smile). It was, in the words of Scotty, exciting. Thanks for a great year guys!

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Awesome awards show! That brought me all kinds of smiles. Congrats to everyone remotely involved, and of course, to the winners. '09 was awesome!
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I think our fun loving Sollthar's new list of member categories should be used as well next year.
I would absolutely,dearly love to be nominated best "Fluffy and love to be cuddled" member. smile



hugs and kisses

Fluffy Dave
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So much has happened since last years FXhome awards, seems like three years go. To me. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, excellent work all around.
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Sollthar wrote:

550d is such a great camera!
I ordered one an hour ago. Just thought I'd throw that in. Looking forward to shooting with it!
I got one last week and we shot the stills for our presentation on it. It's a really great camera, and I managed to pick one up really cheaply. smile
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Yeah, in fact I just heard from Tarn that the 'Most Helpful' award winner is getting a 550D shooting kit as a prize and reward - delivered by solid gold helicopter too!

Back in the real world, I'm just waiting for the prices to stabilise but it's on my list - great value it seems smile
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I still have to figure out a use for my greenscruit chroma suit. smile

The Tubetape light equipment sounds great. Maybe I'll update my gear with a couple of those Cool FLo lights. They look very very nice.
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The Cool Flo lights are very nice, being that they provide daylight equivalent temperature, so you can simulate windows, or put them outside of windows and shoot them inwards at night, and the effect is sold.

That, and they run cold, so they're easier to handle. biggrin
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they run cold
Ah, you sold me just on that. My current lighting gear runs hot very, very fast and I've burnt a lot of cables and fingertips on my shooting days because of it.

Cool. Will definately try to get hold of a few of them then.
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Sollthar wrote:

I still have to figure out a use for my greenscruit chroma suit. smile
Step 1 - Set up a camera on a tripod
Step 2 - Put on the suit
Step 3 - Do a funny little dance for the camera
Step 4 - Add some funky effects and upload it to the cinema.

Win.
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good idea
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Glad everyone enjoyed the awards show so much! Congratulations again to the winners, we'll be sorting out the prizes this week.

I'd like to say thanks again to all the presenters, who did amazing stuff this year in very little time.

Arktic wrote:

Sollthar wrote:

I still have to figure out a use for my greenscruit chroma suit. smile
Step 1 - Set up a camera on a tripod
Step 2 - Put on the suit
Step 3 - Do a funny little dance for the camera
Step 4 - Add some funky effects and upload it to the cinema.

Win.
I'd say the 'add some funky effects' step is optional.
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For as incredible as the suit is, we still find that people's favorite use for it is dancing about foolishly. To be fair, we have found some fairly foolish uses for the suit...we just choose to not put it on video.
Can't wait to see what you come up with Sollthar.
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For as incredible as the suit is, we still find that people's favorite use for it is dancing about foolishly. (...) Can't wait to see what you come up with Sollthar.
Hehe, I hope you realize that whatever embarrassing video I come up with and all the friends, respect and love I subsequently lose is YOUR fault. wink
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Sollthar wrote:

respect and love I subsequently lose
Don't worry Sollthar, to us you'll always be one of those FXhomers who is very fluffy and makes us want to hug and cuddle you all day long. razz
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And as one of the long standing forum members who abstains from changing his avatar (pun intended) every other week. wink
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Staff Only wrote:

Don't worry Sollthar, to us you'll always be one of those FXhomers who is very fluffy and makes us want to hug and cuddle you all day long. razz
Hey, speak for yourself there, champ.

Oh wow, I just realized that Staff Only IS speaking for himself, and he considers himself to be more than one person. Fascinating! wink
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Oh wow, I just realized that Staff Only IS speaking for himself, and he considers himself to be more than one person. Fascinating! wink
Darn, I hoped no-one would catch me out on that! You are an observant one indeed.

I guess it's about time my twin brother/school project gets his own account.
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Insult.......?
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Staff Only, is your twin brother the easily offended one?
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Atom wrote:

Insult.......?
Not at all. smile Just a reference to that time some guy accused you of being Ben's school project. And of course that time you guys shared an account. It's a part of FXhome history now.
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Moonloon, don't even get me started on that guy. Almost as crazy as when Jazzmanian tried to call the SPCA in Texas to track us down for animal cruelty in one of our videos...
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Heh, animal cruelty? What for?
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 6:13am

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When we shot that 'All By Himself' short, wherein the stuffed dog is thrown and beaten with a few trick shots of the real dog.
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ben3308 wrote:

Almost as crazy as when Jazzmanian tried to call the SPCA in Texas to track us down for animal cruelty in one of our videos...
Never heard of that one! biggrin Is there a thread? Or was it handled privately (through PM/email)?

I remember she loved her cats...almost too much... wink
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 7:04am

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rogolo wrote:

Never heard of that one! biggrin Is there a thread?
I think it's this one.
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 4:45pm

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Atom wrote:

Well, nuts. 7 nominations and no wins. nuts. unsure

But honestly good job, guys- and congrats to all the winners! See ya right here, next year! wink
Of course ben, ben 3308, and 3308 are in no way associated with atom, atomic and any related subsidiaries. wink
Posted: Wed, 7th Apr 2010, 8:49pm

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I mean, it would've been a win for 'him' if any of our movies or he had won. But instead it was for me. All for me. Aha!
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 12:55pm

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Congratulations again to Sollthar and swintonmaximilian for winning the Best Special Effects and Best Cinematography awards. As mentioned during the awards, Tubetape have kindly provided prizes for those two categories, which should currently be flying across the Atlantic to reach the winners.

Both of them can look forward to a new set of lights:



Max will also be receiving a copy of the Pro Scores music collection:



And Sollthar will finally be able to film himself dancing about in a greenscreen suit:



Those prizes should be arriving soon. Of course, all those products are available from http://www.tubetape.com/

All the winners should also check their FXhome.com messages for details of the SneakOn prizes (more on that next week).
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 3:00pm

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Very cool prizes. Next time I might have to submit some films. FXhome's first stereoscopic film anyone?
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 3:04pm

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Didn't b4 do a 3D film a few years back? If you think you can do better than him, the go for it!
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 6:09pm

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Starship Troopers: SMOOTHNECKS

Although, it wasn't free to watch in 3d - you had to pay to download it.

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Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 7:02pm

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Hahaha, oh god. I totally forgot I did that scene at the beginning for B4 at the time. Hehehe.
Posted: Tue, 13th Apr 2010, 9:46pm

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Tarn wrote:


All the winners should also check their FXhome.com messages for details of the SneakOn prizes (more on that next week).
....and the winner of the best Pooky award gets... ?
Posted: Wed, 14th Apr 2010, 1:48pm

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Atom wrote:

Well, damn. 7 nominations and no wins. Damn.
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