We’re knee-deep in award season, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to announce the 2011 Urchie Nominees! Some will win, some will lose, all will agree it’s an honour just to be nominated. Vote in our Readers’ Choice category, tell us who you think should win, and tune in next Tuesday when we announce the winners. We have a lot of new categories this year, and a lot of exciting nominees, so get scrolling!
Book of the Year*
*In recent years, the Academy began nominating 10 films for Best Picture instead of the usual 5. While we here at the Urchin Movement traditionally select 3 nominees per category, we have decided to nominate 5 books for Book of the Year. Vive la littérature!
by Karen Tei Yamashita
by Seth Stevenson
by Bill Bryson
edited by Pat Nolan and Steve Lavoie
by Paul Clemens
Urchin Travel Destination of the Year (excluding London)
New York City
Hawaii’s Big Island
Exemplary Human Being
Film of the Year
Best Performance by an Actress
Best Performance by an Actor
The Social Network by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
Blue Valentine by Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, and Joey Curtis
Inception by Christopher Nolan
Best TV Show
Musical Artist/Band of the Year*
*Click on their names to listen to songs and check out tour dates!
Song of the Year
Young Blood by The Naked and Famous
Tightrope by Yeasayer
Christchurch Woman by Justin Townes Earle
Briton of the Year
*Click on their names to view their menus and get directions!
Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C.
Pure Food and Wine, New York City
Rock Hill Bakehouse, Glens Falls, NY
Animal of the Year
Gus the Dog
Chumly the Pony
Zac the Dog/Dragon from The Never Ending Story/Llama
Best High Noon Picture
Margaret as Geo
Geo is an Urchin in Nature