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The Comic Vine 2013 Movie Awards WINNERS

This year had plenty of fun movies, but which ones did the community love the most? Come see which films earned awards!

Last week, the Comic Vine community voted and debated over the hefty amount of comic book (and comic book-ish) movies this year had to offer. We packed 10 categories with options and, after a whole week of discussion and picking favorites, the results are in. One film has taken a majority of the awards. Is it one you really dug? Well, read on to find out.

And the winners are...

Best Hero

With 39% of 726 votes, Henry Cavill wins for his performance as Superman!

Runner-up: Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Best Villain

With 36% of 689 votes, Tom Hiddleston wins for his performance as Loki!

Runner-up: Michael Shannon (Zod)

Best Supporting Character

We have a tie! With both taking 21% of 642 votes, Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Antje Traue (Faora) win!

Runner-up: Jim Carrey (Colonel Stars and Stripes)

Best Visual Effects

With 35% of 622 votes, Pacific Rim wins!

Runner-up: Man of Steel

Best Action Scene

With 37% of 638 votes, the final Superman vs. Zod fight in Man of Steel wins!

Runner-up: Smallville Battle (Man of Steel)

Best Director

Photo by Clay Enos - © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC Â

With 24% of 558 votes, Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) wins!

Runner-up: Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

Best Credits Scene

With 47% of 525 votes, The Wolverine wins!

Runner-up: Thor: The Dark World

Best Script

With 25% of 546 votes, Man of Steel wins!

Runner-up: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Animated Movie

With 56% of 546 votes, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox wins!

Runner-up: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Best Movie

With 45% of 662 votes, Man of Steel wins!

Runner-up: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Earning 6 out of 10 categories, Man of Steel is flying away with the most awards. Look, we all know it's a totally polarizing movie, so if you're going to debate over the community's results, try to avoid mudslinging.

If you took time to vote and speak your mind on the nominations: thanks for participating and here's hoping 2014's comic book movies are everything we want them to be and then some. Have a happy New Year, Viners!

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Edited by k4tzm4n

Not sure how people can say Loki wasn't a villain in Thor: The Dark World. Sure, he's not the main villain, but he's still a villain and one of the biggest ones in Marvel's cinematic universe. Teaming-up to avenge the death of someone he loved and defeat an evil that threatens his very existence doesn't exactly redeem his actions, especially since he was manipulating to obtain his primary goal: rule Asgard. It's safe to say there's about a 0% chance he'll strive to be a good and noble king with no hidden/diabolical/evil goals.

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@jphu8414 said:

@cheesesticks said:

These results justified why i'm saying that ComicVine is DC bias

Butthurt Marvel fanboy

if you're going to debate over the community's results, try to avoid mudslinging.

Also, @cheesesticks, does that mean Comic Vine was Marvel biased last year? Because Marvel's The Avengers won a majority of the awards back then. If there was a DC bias, shouldn't The Dark Knight Rises have dominated? ;)

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Posted by ccraft

@k4tzm4n said:

Not sure how people can say Loki wasn't a villain in Thor: The Dark World. Sure, he's not the main villain, but he's still a villain and one of the biggest ones in Marvel's cinematic universe. Teaming-up to avenge the death of someone he loved and defeat an evil that threatens his very existence doesn't exactly redeem his actions, especially since he was manipulating to obtain his primary goal: rule Asgard. It's safe to say there's about a 0% chance he'll strive to be a good and noble king.

Maybe you have to try to take over or destroy the world to be considered a cbm villain now, but in all seriousness I agree Loki was a villain in Thor 2.

Posted by ccraft

imo Legolas had the best fight scenes in 2013, Green Arrow isn't even that good ;)

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

LOL Man of Steel. That movie was average at best. On;y thing it had was action.

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while I mostly satisfy with the outcome, just wondering HOW THE HECK Man of steel won both best script and director? LOL...competing against Del toro and Peter jackson...

nonetheless, it's still very satisfying. Pacific Rim best special effect, agreed... Faora and Gandalf, agree (maybe they both can go to CV award after party XD )

Edited by vPuik

I tried watching MoS again last night and few results on here I just boggle my mind. Snyder as best director? Faora as supporting character? The rest I can live with. Maybe not agree, but I can live with. :)

Edited by Maddpanda531

I'm glad to see that Loki won Best Villain (Although he wasn't actually a villain in The Dark World...)

I never got why everyone loved him so much, until I saw this movie and found myself riding the Hiddleston as Loki bandwagon.

Also, I think I'm going to go watch Man of Steel again. Yeah, I'm definitely going to go do that.

Edited by Kal'smahboi

I'm really happy to see MoS was so highly rated here. I expected a lot more hate. I didn't see that many comic book movies this year, but I do have to say that the script award surprised me. Other than that, very happy with the results :)

Edited by Saint_Wildcard

LOL Man of Steel. That movie was average at best. On;y thing it had was action.

There there dont cry. I said the same about Avengers.

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Posted by ccraft

@goddamnironman: Maybe the same people who voted for MOS, is more of a fan of Superman (considering it's CV) than the LofR series, or they just didn't watch The Hobbit 2. Majority of the poll I voted for MOS, just my opinion, but yesterday I saw The Hobbit 2, and I would have voted differently if I had seen it earlier.

Edited by iceslick

@inferiorego: No I loved it too. But it honestly isn't better than most the comic book films that came out this year. At least Kick-Ass 2 is a hell-of-lot better than The Wolverine. Ugh, worst comic book film of the year.

It looks like Man of Steel is only hated by the vocal minority! lol and poor Tony was worried about how Superman wasn't represented as hero. Well that isn't what the majority thinks now is it?

Posted by CheeseSticks

@jphu8414 said:

@cheesesticks said:

These results justified why i'm saying that ComicVine is DC bias

Butthurt Marvel fanboy

I'm a Valiant fanboy

Posted by Deathstroke19

@k4tzm4n: Compared to some of the other villains here he just wasn't as big of a villain and threat as someone such as Smaug. Sure he was a villain for his movie but Smaug was THE villain for his movie so that's why he should have won over Loki. (By the way I'm just using Smaug as an example)

Oh and I'm not saying I didn't like Loki but for a villain standpoint there were better choices.

Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen

Glad to see that Pacific Rim won best visuals & that Flashpoint got best animated.

Amazed to see so many MOS votes, I don't really see how it got best script or how Snyder was best director but whatever, it doesn't change my life at all.

Posted by wmwadeii

WOW no Iron Man 3 picks. For me I enjoyed it more than MoS.

Posted by ColaNicole

Glad MOS won the majority, it had it's flaws but it was a good return for Supes. That being said, Snyder isn't a great director. Man of Steel was good, but it could have been better. As for best script for The Hobbit, does it count if it's from a book? And Jackson is generally a good director, but this isn't his best work.

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@deathstroke19 said:

@k4tzm4n: Compared to some of the other villains here he just wasn't as big of a villain and threat as someone such as Smaug. Sure he was a villain for his movie but Smaug was THE villain for his movie so that's why he should have won over Loki. (By the way I'm just using Smaug as an example)

Oh and I'm not saying I didn't like Loki but for a villain standpoint there were better choices.

Oh, I'm not saying I personally believe Loki deserves to win, I'm just saying why he's in that category.

And yes, Smaug was awesomely awesome. My vote went to Zod, though. I think Shannon did a superb job. That's the one category where I was really hoping MoS would win. Oh well.

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@saint_rog_el: I'm loving your dancing memes. lol I might as well dance too because I'm glad the most hated film won! :-) lol

Just to think about it, I can see the hater as Bart Simpson being miserable to dance while the lovers of Man of Steel being Conan O' Brian. lol

Posted by Black_Claw

I knew Supes was gonna walk away with a majority of these awards. Haters gonna hate!

Edited by tximinoman

OMG can't belive such a horrible movie got so much credit.

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OMG can't belive such a horrible movie got so much credit.

I know. Im surprised Thor TDW won anything. I heard it was an other Average Marvel comedy.

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Posted by elayem98

While I really enjoyed Man of Steel I don't think it deserves to win Best Script Poor pacing, poor structure, just completely amateurish on Goyer's part (Then again that is how I find most of his work). One of the biggest issues here is the flashbacks. Just like in Batman Begins he tries to use flashbacks to flesh out Clark as a character but here they are just hollow. They are poorly placed and don't have anywhere near as good as a mechanism to call to a flashback like Begins did, and they only ended up hurting the pacing and flow of the movie.

Totally agree even though I thought it was best CBM of 2013

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

@iceslick said:

@saint_rog_el: I'm loving your dancing memes. lol I might as well dance too because I'm glad the most hated film won! :-) lol

Just to think about it, I can see the hater as Bart Simpson being miserable to dance while the lovers of Man of Steel being Conan O' Brian. lol

Yep, good times at others expense :D

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@k4tzm4n said:

Also, @cheesesticks, does that mean Comic Vine was Marvel biased last year? Because Marvel's The Avengers won a majority of the awards back then. If there was a DC bias, shouldn't The Dark Knight Rises have dominated? ;)

No, because the awards were pretty split between the two. Please don't deny how biased this site is towards DC. Everyone has personal bias (like you and your super heavy push for TMNT) and there's nothing wrong with that but I have been here a long time now and to deny it just seems silly to me.

Posted by ComicStooge

Cool.

Loki doesn't deserve best villain though.

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Edited by SupBatz

Ugh, Flashpoint.

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@irishx said:

@k4tzm4n said:

Also, @cheesesticks, does that mean Comic Vine was Marvel biased last year? Because Marvel's The Avengers won a majority of the awards back then. If there was a DC bias, shouldn't The Dark Knight Rises have dominated? ;)

No, because the awards were pretty split between the two. Please don't deny how biased this site is towards DC. Everyone has personal bias (like you and your super heavy push for TMNT) and there's nothing wrong with that but I have been here a long time now and to deny it just seems silly to me.

So...just because a DC movie won a couple of awards you weren't happy with means the site is inherently biased?

k.....

Posted by IrishX

@jphu8414: Not at all. I never said anything about MOS or that I didn't like it or that I was unhappy it won CV awards. I say the site is biased toward DC from years of personal experience.

@saren: Please show me exactly where I said anything even remotely close to me claiming that my experience overrides his. Thanks.

Two people responding to me about things I never said. Cool.

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@elayem98 said:

@krissyjump said:

While I really enjoyed Man of Steel I don't think it deserves to win Best Script Poor pacing, poor structure, just completely amateurish on Goyer's part (Then again that is how I find most of his work). One of the biggest issues here is the flashbacks. Just like in Batman Begins he tries to use flashbacks to flesh out Clark as a character but here they are just hollow. They are poorly placed and don't have anywhere near as good as a mechanism to call to a flashback like Begins did, and they only ended up hurting the pacing and flow of the movie.

Totally agree even though I thought it was best CBM of 2013

The flashbacks fleshed out his character very well, showing how he's always felt alienated because of who he is. Saying they are "Hollow" and "poorly placed" Sounds to me like: "I can't give a legitimate complaint, so I'll toss out some cliches." I have no idea how they "hurt the flow" of the movie. The "flow" was never meant to be chronological. I know the movie had issues (they all do, I think The Avengers had a ton of issues), and wasn't to everyone's liking, but I've never seen a film (Not just on CV, but anywhere) get so many generic complaints. Most of the complaints are just cliches folks are throwing out.

I almost never agree with the Huffington Post, but,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-sorensen/4-complaints-of-man-of-st_b_3466388.html

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@irishx: The only reason you brought up how long you've been on CV is to establish yourself as speaking from a position of knowledge. You say ComicVine is biased in a certain way because you've been on CV for 4 years now, and that's been the inference you've drawn from that. K4tz has been here longer and hasn't drawn that inference, so what position are you speaking from, and why on Earth would you presume to think anyone should take it seriously? I'm assuming you think people should just accept your stance that CV is biased since you claimed "denying it just seems silly to me."

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@irishx said:

@k4tzm4n said:

Also, @cheesesticks, does that mean Comic Vine was Marvel biased last year? Because Marvel's The Avengers won a majority of the awards back then. If there was a DC bias, shouldn't The Dark Knight Rises have dominated? ;)

No, because the awards were pretty split between the two.

Last year: Marvel's The Avengers takes 6/10 awards.

This year: Man of Steel takes 6/10 awards.

If the community honestly opts to always sides with DC, shouldn't The Dark Knight Rises have taken the slight majority instead of Marvel's movie last year? Sure, this was the first team-up from Marvel, but it was also the massive conclusion to Nolan's trilogy. Not to mention in a year where there was less competition, too?

Look, if you want to think a majority of the community favors DC over Marvel as a whole, that's perfectly fine with me. But to think the majority blindly votes DC just because it's DC? Well, I'd like to have a little more faith in humanity than that. I'm sure some absolutely do, but a large amount of people? I guess I'm more of an optimist, especially since I've seen the claims of bias fluctuate from article to article over the years.

And yes, I say this as someone who loves Man of Steel AND disagrees with a number of the results.

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Posted by Roadblock

Seeing the results of this and last year mean that 2015 is gonna turn CV into a war zone.

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

Seeing the results of this and last year mean that 2015 is gonna turn CV into a war zone.

And to think it's not even a JL movie going up against the Avengers but people are still pumped.

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Edited by Mrgreenlantern

Loki deserves all the awards here, HE was just that GOOD

EDIT: those critical of the writing in MOS the ending of his battle with Zod redeems most of that, if you know superman you can really understand in that moment the anguish he goes through. I would have loved for them to elaborate on it in a sequel but it doesn't look like that will happen

Posted by Mucklefluga

This sucks...

Posted by IrishX

@k4tzm4n: C'mon. Hathaway takes best supporting actress and you don't think that's because of the massive DC/Batman love here? It's not just the community but the staff that seems biased as well. A Batman comic starts off with 4 stars and can go up to 5. A Wolverine comic starts with 2 stars and has to be out of this world outstanding to get 4. Of course that is not a fact and just what it seems like to me but so is my simple opinion about the overall bias.

@saren: K4 is a staff member of ComicVine and and I think that makes it pretty obvious why he would never admit to any bias here. I'm not sure what you're looking for but yes based on my personal experience and time here it has been obvious there is a biased community and staff on CV. If you haven't seen it that's fine but I don't feel the need to provide examples just to appease you.

Edited by Fallschirmjager

I don't really agree about Loki being a villain though. He was an anti-hero pretty straight up. He only did 1 thing that was villainous and it happened in the final 3s.

Zod on the other hand was easily one of the best CBM ever if you ask me. The way they handle him as a misguided would-be savoir into a guy who slowly turns insane as his who purpose in life is taken from him was brilliant imo.

Of course, people only gonna cry about the necksnap and forget that.

Hobbit should have won something though. Script or director.

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@irishx: "C'mon. Hathaway takes best supporting actress and you don't think that's because of the massive DC/Batman love here?"

If that's what you honestly believe, then why did Robert Downey Jr. and not Christian Bale win Best Lead Actor? If "massive DC/Batman" love is the reason for a category winning, then you'd think the Dark Knight himself would have been a sure bet for that category, yes? Simply put: just because you apparently weren't very fond of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises hardly means others didn't think she was the best option in the poll for legitimate reasons other than "zomg it's Batman so I vote dat." Did some vote like that? I'm sure of it, but a large quantity of people? Again, I'd like to give the community a tad more respect than that.

Can't say I agree with your comment on reviews, but like you said, it's your opinion and not fact.

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Posted by Manwhohaseverything

This always happens when DC wins something on CV. (ON CV mind you..it's not like it's the Oscars) All the Marvel fanboys cry "DC bias" if DC is more popular than Marvel in anything. I've even seen a few Marvel folks say DC MUST PAY CV to get these results. Then people wonder why I like DC better. Seems liking Marvel better turns one paranoid, and into believing there's some big anti-Marvel conspiracy.

Posted by IrishX

@k4tzm4n: Because it's not an all or nothing thing. It's not "well this site is biased so every single vote and poll will clearly have a DC winner". We both agree that there is bias we just disagree about how much is out there. Of course like I said you are staff at this point and I wouldn't expect anything else.

Edited by SandMan_

Well best hero and fight scene is enough for me.

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@jphu8414 said:

So...just because a DC movie won a couple of awards you weren't happy with means the site is inherently biased?

k.....

No, but in the battle forum, you can clearly see that it's DC bias. DC also win every popularity polls.

Posted by Manwhohaseverything

@jphu8414 said:

So...just because a DC movie won a couple of awards you weren't happy with means the site is inherently biased?

k.....

No, but in the battle forum, you can clearly see that it's DC bias. DC also win every popularity polls.

Not true. In RIKR's first "Popular character" poll...which is popular and gets a lot of input. The final two were Magneto and Dr. Doom. Yes, Batman won the 2nd year, but got beat BY MAGNETO (of all characters) in year one. As noted, The Avengers won as much last year as MOS this year. And I've visited enough battle forums to know most battles have no winners. Simply people who think character A would win, and folks that think character B would win. I think too many Marvel zombies definition of bias is "Marvel doesn't win everything." Relax..it's just a web site. I guarantee NO ONE at either Marvel or DC cares that MOS won some poll on here.

Posted by westy206

So all the DC fanboys rallied together to pick Man of steel even though it was no good. Where as everyone else thought about it and actually chose what they thought was best for each category. No one expects everyone to agree but this takes the piss in a big way.

I hate stupid people.

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