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November 18, 2005



Best Anime Series:                                        Best Action – For An Anime Series:             Best Drama – For An Anime Series:

- Big O                                                             - Cowboy Bebop                                             - Big O

- Cowboy Bebop                                             - FullMetal Alchemist                                        - FLCL/Fooly Cooly

- Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex      - Neon Genesis Evangelion                               - Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

- Neon Genesis Evangelion                               - RahXephon                                                    - Paranoia Agent


Best Character – Male:                                Best Character – Female:                             Best Character – Supporting Male:

- Edward Elric: FullMetal Alchemist                  - Integra Hellsing: Hellsing                                 - Alucard: Hellsing

- Roger Smith: Big O                                        - Kagome Higurashi: InuYasha                          - Jet Black: Cowboy Bebop

- Spike Spiegel: Cowboy Bebop                       - Motoko Kusanagi:                                         - Schwartzwold: Big O

- Vash the Stampede: Trigun                             Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex         - Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Trigun

- R. Dorothy Wayneright: Big O


Best Character – Supporting Female:          Best Character – Villain:                               Best Direction:

- Angel: Big O                                                  - Paladin Alexander Anderson: Hellsing             - Big O

- Haruko Haruhara: FLCL/Fooly Cooly            - Greed: FullMetal Alchemist                            - Cowboy Bebop

- Kikyo: InuYasha                                            - Alex Rosewater: Big O                                   - Paranoia Agent

- Sango: InuYasha                                            - Vicious: Cowboy Bebop                                - Samurai Champloo


Best Animation/Art Direction:                      Best Cinematography:                                   Best Screenplay:

- Big O                                                             - Big O                                                             - Big O

- Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex      - Cowboy Bebop                                            - Cowboy Bebop

- InuYasha                                                       - Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex      - FLCL/Fooly Cooly

- Samurai Champloo                                         - Paranoia Agent                                              - Paranoia Agent


Best Storyline:                                               Best Editing:                                                  Best Costume Design:

- Big O                                                             - Cowboy Bebop                                             - Big O

- FullMetal Alchemist                                        - Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex      - Dragonball Z

- One Piece                                                      - Neon Genesis Evangelion                               - InuYasha

- Trigun                                                            - RahXephon                                                    - Samurai Champloo


Best English Voice Acting:                            Best Japanese Voice Acting:                        Best Visual Effects:

- Big O                                                             - Dragonball Z                                                  - Cowboy Bebop

- Cowboy Bebop                                             - FullMetal Alchemist                                        - Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

- Hellsing                                                          - One Piece                                                      - Neon Genesis Evangelion

- Samurai Champloo                                         - Trigun                                                            - RahXephon


Best Anime Movie:                                       Best Video Game:                                         Best Manga:

- Cowboy Bebop:                                            - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness                      - Dragonball Z

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door                             - Digital Devil Saga 2                                        - FullMetal Alchemist

- Ghost In The Shell                                         - Dragon Quest VIII:                                        - One Piece

- Ninja Scroll                                                    Journey of the Cursed King                               - Rurouni Kenshin

- Perfect Blue                                                   - Resident Evil 4                                                                                                                                                                                  

Best Original Music/Sound Score:               Best Theme Song:                                         Best Sound Mixing and Editing:

- Big O                                                             - “And Forever”: Big O                                    - Cowboy Bebop

- Cowboy Bebop                                             - “Every Heart”: InuYasha                                - FullMetal Alchemist

- Samurai Champloo                                         - “Ride on a Shooting Star”:                              - One Piece

- Trigun                                                            FLCL/Fooly Cooly                                           - Samurai Champloo

                                                            - “Tank!”: Cowboy Bebop                                          



Ø      This is the Official Nominee Ballot for the Academy Anime Awards. Please try to give me a break and some credit because with a lack of posted nominations, I had to do some major research around the forums and some on the Internet to see what would be good nominations for the categories. So, if there’s something you don’t like or agree with, then tell it to someone who cares. Just playing because I’m someone who really cares about this and about your suggestions and comments so if you really have something to say or if you don’t agree with something or you have a suggestion, then please let me know. Peace.


Ø      As you can probably see, Big O and Cowboy Bebop both pull a “Titanic” here at the Anime Awards since both series have the most nominations. Big O leads all the series in the Anime Awards with a staggering 16 nominations and Cowboy Bebop isn’t far behind with 15 nominations. So its pretty safe to say that the majority of the awards might go to either a negotiator with strange eyebrows or a green haired ol’ fashioned cowboy…


Ø      I had to give Inuyasha the “Paul Giamatti” treatment and snub him out of the Best Male Character Category. I tried to see what would appeal to the members of the forums the most and I gave Vash (Trigun) the nod for the fourth spot in the category. I also had to snub out Maes Hughes (FullMetal Alchemist) for Alucard (Hellsing) because I thought the members would appeal to him even more. (Much love, Maes!)


Ø      As you can see, I gave all three of the leading InuYasha female characters (Kagome, Sango, and Kikyo) award nominations. I think Kagome is pretty self-explanatory since I believe that she has definitely earned the nomination but when I looked at all three women, I felt like I had to do what the Emmys did for Desperate Housewives. Hear me out, the Emmys gave the three best actresses nominations for the show, Hatcher, Cross, and Huffman (who won) and I put the two brands of women in perceptive. Kagome = Teri Hatcher, Sango = Felicity Huffman, and Kikyo = Marcia Cross. With this in mind, I gave both Kikyo and Sango nominations in the Best Female Supporting Character category. Hell, it makes sense to me.


Ø      Here is the track record of the number of nominees for the majority of the anime series nominated:


o       Big O                                                   16 nominations

o       Cowboy Bebop                                    15 nominations

o       Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C.                    8 nominations

o       FullMetal Alchemist                              7 nominations

o       InuYasha                                              6 nominations

o       Samurai Champloo                               6 nominations

o       Trigun                                                   5 nominations

o       FLCL/Fooly Cooly                               4 nominations

o       Hellsing                                                4 nominations

o       Neon Genesis Evangelion                      4 nominations

o       One Piece                                            4 nominations

o       Paranoia Agent                                     4 nominations

o       Dragonball Z                                        3 nominations

o       RahXephon                                          3 nominations