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The 2010 Looney Awards for Excellence in Asylum Films

If I could figure out how to get a sound file of a drum roll on here, this is where I'd put it, but I can't, so just imagine it...(drum roll)...COMMITTED is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 Looney Awards, the first annual presentation for excellence in Asylum films.

That's right, I've come up with an awards presentation specific to Asylum productions; that's how much I love this stuff, and also how much disposable time I have, apparently. 

The deal is simple: below you will find nominees in eight categories from the twelve films released by The Asylum in the 2010 calendar year. All twelve films have been nominated for Best Feature, but from there the nominees dwindle, making the competitors truly the best of the best. The voting period will last for six weeks, giving you plenty of time to catch up on any films or performances you might have inadvertently missed, and will close on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, Groundhog Day. Winners will be announced right here two days later, on Friday the 4th, Marmot Day (I'm trying to get that one going). 

So email your votes to and let your voice be heard, nay, counted! All these fine films are available on DVD for your screening purposes, and all can be acquired by a quick trip to The Asylum site. Vote once, but vote wise: winners will receive the undying admiration of we the committed, plus the worldwide esteem and jealous respect of their peers that comes with being a Looney-Award Winning Actor, Actress, Writer, Director, or Non-Human. Good luck to all of the nominees, and if any should want to lobby for themselves or on the behalf of a fellow nominee, feel free to shoot me an email and I'll gladly post it for the masses, unaltered.

So, drum roll on your laptops, folks, here are your 2010 Looney Award Nominees...

Best Feature 

Best Actor
Shane Van Dyke...Titanic II
Jaleel White...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Barry Bostwick...2010 Moby Dick
Paul Logan...Mega Piranha
Patrick Muldoon...The 7 Adventures of Sinbad
Barry Van Dyke...6 Guns
Ben Syder...Sherlock Holmes
Scott Valentine...Airline Disaster

Best Actress
Marie Westbrook...Titanic II
Sage Mears...6 Guns
Sarah Lieving...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Tiffany...Mega Piranha
Cooper Harris...Meteor Apocalypse
Meredith Baxter...Airline Disaster
Renee O'Connor...2010 Moby Dick
Erica Duke...#1 Cheerleader Camp


Best Supporting Actor
Gary Stretch...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Greg Evigan...6 Guns
Jude Gerard Prest...Mega Piranha
Gareth David-Lloyd...Sherlock Holmes
Geoff Meed...6 Guns
Bruce Davison...Titanic II


Best Supporting Actress
Lindsey McKeon...Airline Disaster
Charlene Tilton...#1 Cheerleader Camp
Kelly O'Leary...The 7 Adventures of Sinbad

Rachel Riley...8213 Gacy House
Brooke Burns...Titanic II
Claudia Christian...Meteor Apocalypse

Best Performance by a Non-Human
Mega Shark...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Crocosaurus...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Mega Piranha (collective)...Mega Piranha
Moby Dick...2010 Moby Dick
The Ghost of John Wayne Gacy...8213 Gacy House
Cyclops...The 7 Adventures of Sinbad
T-Rex...Sherlock Holmes
The Plane...Airline Disaster

Best Script
Geoff Meed...6 Guns
Naomi Selfman...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Shane Van Dyke...Titanic II
Paul Bales...Sherlock Holmes
Paul Bales...2010 Moby Dick
Victoria Dadi & Paul Sinor...Airline Disaster

Best Director
Christopher Ray...Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
Shane Van Dyke...Titanic II
Eric Forsberg...Mega Piranha
Shane Van Dyke...6 Guns
Rachel Lee Goldenberg...Sherlock Holmes
Trey Stokes...2010 Moby Dick
Anthony Fankhauser...8213 Gacy House

So there you have it. Obviously the big winners thus far are Mega Shark with 8 nominations and 6 Guns and Titanic II each garnering 7 nods. Individually, Shane Van Dyke is the man to beat, grabbing four noms for himself, 2 as a director, 1 for writing and 1 for acting. Also hitting for the cycle is The Asylum's Bo Jackson (determined to make that stick), Geoff Meed, who got a pair of nominations, 1 for writing and 1 for acting. The acting nod was tough because I wasn't sure for which role to give it - 6 Guns or Airline Disaster; he's great in both, but ultimately I went with the western, in which I thought he shone just a bit brighter. Screenwriter Paul Bales also nabs a pair of nominations within the same category, giving him a 33.3% shot at winning.

But how will it all play out? Who will walk away victorious? Who will walk away resolving to try even harder to win one next year? That's up to you, fair readers. Cast your ballot today and help us make history, help us present the 1st Annual Looney Awards for Excellence in Asylum Films!!!


  1. Shane Van Dyke? He doesn't realize he is making a C movie in Titanic, he thinks he is producing fine art!

  2. ah, my brave friend anonymous; art is the most subjective thing in the history of ever. either we're all making it, or none of us are. and it's Titanic II, SVD isn't responsible for that first piece of shit.

  3. Barry Bostwick brought the big guns to 2010: Moby Dick. I actually did fan commentaries for that, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, and Corman's Sharktopus. But seeing this list makes me feel bad that I passed up Mega Piranha on Blu-ray for $5. That, Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus, and Sherlock Holmes will have to go on my list!

  4. May I humbly suggest for next year Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design and Best Editing technical categories? Those may have a smidge to do with the fun of the films and it would be interesting to know what people think was done right... or oh so very wonderfully wrong. :-)

  5. I can't say enough about 2010: Moby Dick... I was watching it and when he lept over the atol to crush those dopes on the beach I nearly wept. One of the most glorious things I have ever seen. And the fact that Bostwick made his own harpoon? Priceless.

  6. "art is the most subjective thing in the history of ever. either we're all making it, or none of us are."

    I love this quote. Thank you.

  7. In my opinion the best of 2010 are Sherlock Holmes (maybe the best Asylum movie ever!) and 6 Guns... but I'm still missing several movies of last year, if I have time to watch theme before the deadline of 2 Feb I'll send my votes too :)

  8. Surely Elizabeth Arends derserves a nod for her Victorian Feb-Bot in Sherlock Holmes?! (if only cos I'm her boyfriend....!)