The movie was really obvious, and I don't care much about the other two. But games are why I come to newgrounds, and I believe the voting staff was way off, just like the year before. Fancy Pants adventure 2 was a mistake, as was Level Up!. They were both fun and all, but not the best game of the year. This year my top five would've been:
William and Sly (Just to put in a good platformer. While it wasn't #1 material, It was released very early in the year and was very impressive. Although it doesn't have all the doodads of the other two "platformers" it has solid gameplay and beautiful visuals.)
Time Fcuk (Because it was a great game. It had the first online capability on Newgrounds, and used it very well. It was challenging but fun, and had such a great premise behind great visuals and controls. Edmund really outdid himself.)
Toss the Turtle (Being #1 for such a long time is for a reason. While it wouldn't have gone on to win it, it at least deserves a fan favorite spot. With an addictive and fun idea behind great graphics, you can play this game easily for hours and lose track of time. If a game is fun and takes you a long time to play it, it deserves recognition.)
Sonny 2 (Amazing game. Period. This opened up what a flash game could be in the Turn-based game world. It has stunning visuals, the best story of the 5 and hits home with great customization and a world of options and paths to choose.)
Spewer (Easily the most fun I've had on a game all year. This, along with Time Fcuk, both by the same author, opened up what a flash platformer could be. With amazing controls, amazing, yet simple graphics characteristic to Edmund, and an immersive story and development, you truly will spend hours trying to figure out the next great level. And the bonus levels are just genius.)
From these, I can't chose. They are all so good in their own respects. But only one was in the top five! The others were just gimmicks or weren't even fun. Closure, in all due respects, isn't a very good game. It had terrible visuals (on purpose, of course) but no story to back it up and no fun and expansion upon the original idea. I had fun with Level Up!, and it WAS a good platformer, just like Fancy Pants 2, but wasn't the best or even top 5 material. Hansel and Gretel was a dumb gimmick point & click. And Ching Chong Beautiful, while a great game, was just too hard and took too much time to play.
That's my opinion, and I think that my opinions are valid as I've played every good game there is to play on newgrounds. I played every game on the tank awards list, and the ones that were the most fun to play and the most expansive and game-changing all deserved a spot on the top five. The five that were chosen were dissapointments, chosen by people who just play the top five weekly games of the year. I don't care how technically sound or fun a game is if it doesn't appeal to me, the common gaming fan.