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Our very own Alternative Oscars

- February 22nd, 2013

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If you’re a cinephile, chances are you’ve seen all nine films nominated for Best Picture at this Sunday’s Academy Awards.

But if you prefer a little more oomph when you go to the movies, then you probably aren’t running out to see Amour. Instead, you’re wondering why Oscar ignored Skyfall – arguably the best Bond ever – and Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Come to think of it, where was Mark Ruffalo’s supporting nod for Hulk in The Avengers?

It’s no surprise that the Oscars are highbrow. But what if there was an alternative awards show – one that doled out prizes for the films that keep us on the edge of our seats? One that rewarded films for crafting sequences that literally made our jaws drop.

Ahead of Oscar Sunday, we thought it would be fun to have our own ‘Alternative Oscars.’ One in which we let our readers choose the best action film, action star (male and female) and action film director.

Take a look at our picks, vote and let us know what you think in the comments below.

I’ll be back on Monday to let you know who the winners were in all our categories.

And, by the way, go Argo!

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