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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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Posted by CheeseSticks

@manwhohaseverything: I'm not talking about the past, i'm talking currently. Bringing past poll won't help, because there's new people on comicvine everyday.

And why must you assume that i'm a Marvel fanboy because i'm saying that CV is DC bias? I read 2 Marvel books, 1 DC, 1 Image and 4 Valiant. I'm a Valiant fanboy, but i can see the bias on the battle thread. Because there's no winner for a battle doesn't mean that there's no bias in the opinion of the viners.

Edited by bradoleary38

Recentlly watched "Man of Steel" on blu ray and loved it all over again!! Happy to see I'm only one of many who thought it was a great movie!!

Edited by SilverPool

@toplel said:

Faora tied with Gandalf? MoS for best director and script? F*cking really?

Yeah, I really liked the movie, but I totally agree.

Posted by Xwraith

Pacific Rim should have won more.

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Edited by Jphu8414
@westy206 said:

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.


I bathe in the tears of MOS haters

Edited by The Stegman

Honestly. MOS WAS the best movie on this list, except for the Hobbit, which I can't comment on, not having seen it.

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

I think its funny everyone screams fanboy when someone doesn't agree with their opinion.

Posted by Skyfire

Can't we all just be happy there's so many comic book films being made?

Posted by soldierofel

I cannot believe this is turning into a MOS hate thread. WTF. It won awards because it was a popular film not because this site is biased or because there are too many fanboys. Can people really not get over the fact that some people liked Man of Steel? Is it that so hard to comprehend? Anyway I'm happy that MOS finally got the respect it deserves and if you'll excuse me I'm going back to watch it again.

Good day.

Posted by Flying_J87

The absolute desperation from Superman fans to defend this film, one devoid of personalities for its characters, an abundance of pointless shaky-cam, an action scene that drags on for 45 freakin' minutes, and a severe lack of the visual flare Snyder is generally known for, is astounding. Many people were so desperate for this movie to work they went in deciding it would be amazing regardless. It's not an atrocious movie, but not good. Not at all.

Posted by buttersdaman000

MoS VICTORY DANCE PARTY!

Lmao I did exactly that

But I really don't think it should have won best script....

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

@saint_rog_el said:

MoS VICTORY DANCE PARTY!

Lmao I did exactly that

But I really don't think it should have won best script....

I would have traded that victory for best Villain that's for sure.

Edited by youknowwhattodo

@soldierofel said:

I cannot believe this is turning into a MOS hate thread. WTF. It won awards because it was a popular film not because this site is biased or because there are too many fanboys. Can people really not get over the fact that some people liked Man of Steel? Is it that so hard to comprehend? Anyway I'm happy that MOS finally got the respect it deserves and if you'll excuse me I'm going back to watch it again.

Good day.

There's an ocean of difference between liking a film and giving it awards that it doesn't deserve. I didn't like the film but I don't think it was that bad, so I can see people liking it. I can see it winning best action scene, best villian or best hero. But people who watched MoS and watched at the most half of the other movies cannot think objectively that MoS had the best script, or the best supporting character or even best director Snyder.

It did win alot of these awards because of the fanboys, that's just the reality of the situation.

Posted by buttersdaman000

@buttersdaman000 said:

@saint_rog_el said:

MoS VICTORY DANCE PARTY!

Lmao I did exactly that

But I really don't think it should have won best script....

I would have traded that victory for best Villain that's for sure.

Agreed

Posted by MrDirector786

I am happy to see Man of Steel win a lot of awards, but I'm not sure it deserves some of the ones it got. I still think it was a great movie, though.

Posted by BlueLanternBeast

Man of steel won best script? seriously...

It had one of the lesser scripts out of the options. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the film. But best script? No. Too bad Jim Carrey didn't win best supporting. I thought he was fantastic. But Mckellan and Traue were great too. And Zack Snyder is a bit more of a visual effects artist than a director.

Posted by bloggerboy

Man of Steel wins best Fraud of the Year!

Oh well, at least people are excited about Superman again in the movie world. We might actually get to see a good Superman movie sooner rather than later.

Posted by LyraFay

Damn Loki won best villain. Zod was so much better, he felt like a god pushed out of his throne. Loki's just got shakespearian daddy issues, if he was more like his mythological counterpart then I would agree with his winning.

Posted by AsgardianXeno929

Most of the results I don't care about, but MOS winning best Director and Script is just flat out wrong. And Superman as best hero is VERY debatable, he caused more damage than any other character in this film combined AND avengers, there's a difference between being unable to prevent collateral damage and actually causing it from pure recklessness. I don't know or care who should have won that spot, but Superman sure as hell didn't deserve it.

Edited by GrenadeFlow

MOS wasn't thát good let's be honest here

Posted by westy206

@jasoninthewoods: that made me laugh.

How are people complaining about Man of Steel not getting best villain. I mean it got everything else undeservedly.

Posted by dcfox

@inferiorego said:

@deranged_midget said:

@inferiorego said:

I saw Kick Ass 2 the other night. I kinda loved it. Apparently, I was the only one.

Kick Ass 2 was brilliant. I loved the heck out of that movie, almost more so than the first!

I actually liked it more than the first. I found it a bit more funny.

Funny yes, but I felt some of the pacing was off at key points, especially emotional moments. Still, Kick Ass 2 was my favourite comic book film of the year.

Yes! I also thought Kick Ass 2 was the best comic book movie of the year. Sadly, I doubt we'll ever see a Kick Ass 3.

Posted by Jasoninthewoods

@westy206 said:

I hate stupid people.

Then you must hate yourself.

Edited by mk111

I'm glad Man of Steel won a lot of awards. It deserved them, especially best fight scene. Did any other CBM film even come close in that regard?

Poor haters. Hee! Hee ha! HEHEHEHEHHHAHAHAH!

Sorry, I had to get that out. People were just mad that Man of Steel's fight scenes were "too epic".

Edited by Krissyjump

@manwhohaseverything said:

@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

Except it is a legitimate complaint and not a cliche.The flashbacks seriously hurt the pacing of the movie. While they do flesh out Clark more the transitions to them are jarring. Their placement doesn't feel natural because the connections between the scenes and the flashbacks were often tenuous at best. It was jarring and really took me out of the scene. The content of them really wasn't that bad (Possibly Goyer's best writing of the film) but they just felt so out of place that it failed to either inspire any real emotion or feelings for them. There really wasn't a good reason to flashback most of the time and the ONLY purpose they served was to flesh out Clark as a character and it was obvious.

Also did you ever think that the reason the complaints are generic are simply because Goyer's writing was generic? He failed to actually explore the character or even clearly define him. He was stuck between recreating his success with Batman and making a Superman movie, and never really quite achieved either. I enjoyed the movie but it was in spite of Goyer's script, not because of it.

Posted by justin_blank

I don't know how Flashpoint Paradox was voted better than The Dark Knight Returns Part 2. The former was enjoyable, but the latter was incredible!

Edited by GraniteSoldier

I actually liked Pacific Rim slightly more than Man of Steel, Hobbit, and Thor (all of which I really enjoyed). I do think Henry Cavill as Superman was the best acted though. And Peter Jackson was better than Snyder, but these are all just my opinions. Apparently I am in a minority haha.

Posted by Jimmie_Hudson_

no mudslinging? like saying this is pathetically typical

Posted by M3th

@cheesesticks: MetH could not Have said any better. As always DC fanboys run tHe Vine.

-ABstract4$$#073-

Posted by MasterBelmont

Knew Man of Steel was gonna take a bunch of awards, and how can't it? It really is that good, people are just too negative. It may not have been my favorite movie of the year (that honor goes to The Desolation of Smaug), but it's of course the runner up. Welcome back, Supes.

Also, it pleases me to see IM3 didn't win anything or even get any runner-ups.

Posted by TheJedinator13
Edited by Moonchilde

This is the only site where Man of Steel would win anything, other then "most disappointing."

Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau

Man of Steel cleaned up. Good stuff.

Posted by Manwhohaseverything

@manwhohaseverything said:

@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

Except it is a legitimate complaint and not a cliche.The flashbacks seriously hurt the pacing of the movie. While they do flesh out Clark more the transitions to them are jarring. Their placement doesn't feel natural because the connections between the scenes and the flashbacks were often tenuous at best. It was jarring and really took me out of the scene. The content of them really wasn't that bad (Possibly Goyer's best writing of the film) but they just felt so out of place that it failed to either inspire any real emotion or feelings for them. There really wasn't a good reason to flashback most of the time and the ONLY purpose they served was to flesh out Clark as a character and it was obvious.

Also did you ever think that the reason the complaints are generic are simply because Goyer's writing was generic? He failed to actually explore the character or even clearly define him. He was stuck between recreating his success with Batman and making a Superman movie, and never really quite achieved either. I enjoyed the movie but it was in spite of Goyer's script, not because of it.

First of all..nice to be in a civilized disagreement. But I do disagree. You say the ONLY purpose of the flashbacks was to flesh out Clark's character. IMO, that's really all they were meant to do. At the least, that was their primary function.They made a decision way back, that they wanted to dip into Clark's past to partly explain why he is as he is now. They had 2 choices, do the film chronologically, or use flashbacks. The former approach was taken in the Donner films, so I think they chose the latter to avoid the film being a remake. As for whether they failed or succeeded to inspire, that's a matter of opinion. I thought the scene in the classroom where young Clark's powers are going off like crazy (especially the x-ray vision, and the hearing.) was very inspiring and emotional. "The world's too big mom" "Then make it smaller." I thought that brief exchange said a LOT. Again, I disagree about the character not being explored or defined. I think he was both. And the flashbacks did both successfully. I have to ask, how do you perceive that he wasn't defined or explored? What did you not know about Clark/Kal that you think you should have known? This is why I say the complaints are cliches. Don't just tell me the character "wasn't defined"..that's a cliche. Tell me WHY he wasn't defined. Tell me WHY you feel he was unexplored. And yes, when i read criticisms of the MOS, that is how most of the complaints are worded.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Man of Steel was alright, but should not get best script award.

Edited by Saren

@irishx said:

@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.

Well, based on plenty of other personal experiences there might not be any bias at all, and every single one of those experiences is just as valid as yours. If someone who isn't staff or a moderator or who otherwise has no substantial investment of time and interest in ComicVine says they don't think the community and staff are biased, what categories do they fall into, according to you? Are they DC fanboys or have they clearly just not seen all the things you've seen? No matter how long they've been here?

You don't need to appease me; let's just not pretend the fantasies in our heads are indisputable fact to the point where anything to the contrary is clearly obviously blatantly silly.

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Posted by Life_Without_Progress

Best Director and Script, SERIOUSLY? Have some standards people!

Posted by Grimoire

I just don't agree that Flashpoint one over other better animated hero movies. Aside from the Flash and Batman character personalities everything else was too different from the story arc to even like it.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

Posted by Outside_85

@outside_85 said:

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

And yet that book's writer has been dead for atleast 50 years.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

And yet that book's writer has been dead for atleast 50 years.

Doesn't mean a thing

Edited by DChero

It's really weird that people can't accept that MOS is a good movie. This is the same site that bashed the movie and was screaming how terrible the movie was. But now it's a "dc bias" site?? Gman himself didn't even like the movie. I just don't get why people can't accept other peoples opinions and results. At the end of the day, the majority believes that MOS was the best superhero movie to come out this year. Like it or not. It's sad that people can't accept that and stick to calling people fanboys. Get over it already.

Posted by Manwhohaseverything

@soldierofel said:

I cannot believe this is turning into a MOS hate thread. WTF. It won awards because it was a popular film not because this site is biased or because there are too many fanboys. Can people really not get over the fact that some people liked Man of Steel? Is it that so hard to comprehend? Anyway I'm happy that MOS finally got the respect it deserves and if you'll excuse me I'm going back to watch it again.

Good day.

There's an ocean of difference between liking a film and giving it awards that it doesn't deserve. I didn't like the film but I don't think it was that bad, so I can see people liking it. I can see it winning best action scene, best villian or best hero. But people who watched MoS and watched at the most half of the other movies cannot think objectively that MoS had the best script, or the best supporting character or even best director Snyder.

It did win alot of these awards because of the fanboys, that's just the reality of the situation.

These aren't really "awards." The term award may be used, but it's only opinions of folks that took a poll on this site. Nothing to get worked up about. But how can you say "They cannot objectively think MOS had the best script, supporting characters or director." Who are you to decide what constitutes "objective thinking" on someone else's behalf?

Edited by difficlus

Where is that Man of Steel picture from for best script. I love the pulp aspect of it!

I'm surprised Zack won best director though. Peter Jackson was my favored.

While I really enjoyed Man of Steel I don't think it deserves to win Best Script (and by extension Best Movie). The script was just a complete and total mess. Poor pacing, poor structure, just completely amateurish on Goyer's part (Then again that is how I find most of his work). All his characters do is speak at each other, never to each other. They give big monologues but there are never real exchanges between them. People don't speak in speeches. It just created a huge disconnect for a lot of viewers.

He tried to copy his success of Batman Begins but it doesn't work with this movie. Put them side by side and they have almost the same progression. 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.

While I think that Guillermo Del Toro or Peter Jackson deserved to win for Best Director I can't deny that Snyder did a great job with the poor script he had.

I think that if any of the Man of Steel fights should have won for best fight, it's the Smallville fight. While I don't mind the destruction I think that Zod vs Superman was too grandiose and destructive for its own good. There was more depth to the Smallville fight the Zod v. Superman fight was just them throwing and hitting each other through things. The choreography and execution of the Smallville fight was simply better.

I agree with this fully. Smallville fight was a better fight in terms of action and intensity IMO.

Edited by RustyRoy

I don't agree with any on the list except Best Supporting Characters. Hobbit should have won most of the awards and Smaug was the best villain, Loki wasn't even a villain.

Edited by Nerd Of A Hero

No single movie blew me away this year. There were a few I enjoyed, some I did not.

I feel just the same way, as though films lost there sense of "magic" recently. Maybe I'm expecting too much into things or just watch too many of them that it doesn't surprise me as much.

Edited by Outside_85

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

And yet that book's writer has been dead for atleast 50 years.

Doesn't mean a thing

Means it's a copy/paste job of a childrens book.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

And yet that book's writer has been dead for atleast 50 years.

Doesn't mean a thing

Means it's a copy/paste job of a childrens book.

copy/paste of a childrens book with a better script than MoS

Posted by G_leno

@outside_85 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@outside_85 said:

Glad to see MoS win so much in the face of all the fan-boy slamming it's received since release.

@g_leno said:

how? how did MoS get best script? did everyone go and see Thor and Hobbit with ear plugs in? I expect less fanboyism next year people! I can understand most of the other results.

Because Thor's was non-existent and the Hobbit was just reading off from a book from 1912 with added action-padding?

and yet that book is better written than MoS

And yet that book's writer has been dead for atleast 50 years.

Doesn't mean a thing

Means it's a copy/paste job of a childrens book.

copy/paste of a childrens book with a better script than MoS

Copy/paste of a childerens book that has a better script than almost any movie last year, let alone MoS. William Shakespeare has been dead for centuries and films of his plays are usually Oscar noms.

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