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Movie of the Year

  • Tarboy
    Tarboy by JamesLee

    Tarboy is about fighting robots, explosions and more fighting robots.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,597,008 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Game of the Year

  • Level Up!
    Level Up! by titch007uk

    Sandbox Platform RPG Comedy - Run, jump, collect gems and talk to zany NPC's to level up!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,976,032 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+

Musician of the Year

User of the Year

Movie Nominees

  • The Ballad of CrippleKane
    The Ballad of CrippleKane by AlmightyHans

    Cripple Kane confronts the corrupt sheriff 'Blind-eye Bill' in an epic western showdown.

    Score
    4.48 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    160,950 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Charlie the Unicorn 3
    Charlie the Unicorn 3 by TypeQueen

    Charlie and his friends are on a mission to save the world!

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    665,046 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • ChristMASS Inc.
    ChristMASS Inc. by KartuneHustla

    Santa's workshop takes in some new management

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    99,874 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • FRUIT
    FRUIT by Munglai

    A hungry man arrives in Clocktopia.

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    92,755 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Get on My Horse
    Get on My Horse by TheWeebl

    Shut up woman get on my horse

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,678,608 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Grumatorium
    Grumatorium by BarfQuestion

    A sandbox accident unlocks an abandoned laboratory filled with genetic horrors.

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    224,725 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Jerry: The End
    Jerry: The End by HotDiggedyDemon

    The last episode of Jerry! It all leads up to this

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    348,165 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Left 4 Speed
    Left 4 Speed by Oney

    Left 4 Dead is sweet.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    2,042,706 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Madness: Rising
    Madness: Rising by Proxicide

    Hank goes ballistic and kills over 200 people.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    430,387 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Mastermind 4
    Mastermind 4 by The-Swain

    The Mastermind calls a meeting.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    677,360 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Run, Darnell, Run!
    Run, Darnell, Run! by Nogfish

    Darnell and Friends go on a WACKKKY ADVENTURE!!!

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    136,693 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Saturday Morning Watchmen
    Saturday Morning Watchmen by HappyHarry

    Strong together, united forever, they're the best of friends!

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,519,366 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • |~Snow Snow For Lucy~|
    |~Snow Snow For Lucy~| by SpikeVallentine

    Armless and fatherless, Lucy is imprisoned. Can she escape and realize her lifelong dream?

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    372,026 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Such is Life...
    Such is Life... by DHaynes

    The idyllic life of a flower, forever changed. A heartbreaking tragedy.

    Score
    4.37 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    199,018 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • $00pah NiN10Doh!
    $00pah NiN10Doh! by Kirbopher

    The absolute biggest video game parody EVER to hit Newgrounds!

    Score
    4.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    3,820,397 Views
    Rated
    Adults Only
  • Tarboy
    Tarboy by JamesLee

    Tarboy is about fighting robots, explosions and more fighting robots.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,597,008 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • the Last of the Dashkin
    the Last of the Dashkin by chluaid

    ..but where did he come from, this fleck of spite in an abandoned paradise?

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,187,823 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • The Transformer
    The Transformer by JohnnyUtah

    A thrilling adventure filed with suspense and intrigue!

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    766,880 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • TT: 011 Runner II
    TT: 011 Runner II by TommyVF

    Run for (your) life!

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    126,321 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Waiting for the Bus!
    Waiting for the Bus! by Explosm

    Just waiting for the bus.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    1,720,783 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • War, Snow and Fire
    War, Snow and Fire by Valerofond

    A neglected little girl finds an unusual new friend

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Movie
    Popularity
    412,053 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Game Nominees

  • Another Small Favor
    Another Small Favor by Zeebarf

    The adventures continues as the alien assassin journeys to find a new identity.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,238,431 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Back to the Cubeture 1
    Back to the Cubeture 1 by EdibleCastle

    Cuboy gets sucked into an adventure through time and space!

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    914,097 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Canabalt
    Canabalt by AdamAtomic

    Run as far as you can. Press X, C, or Space to jump.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,630,845 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Ching Chong Beautiful
    Ching Chong Beautiful by The-Swain

    Can you defeat Mr.Beautiful's Wicked Obstacle Course?

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,152,616 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Closure.
    Closure. by Glaiel-Gamer

    Welcome to Purgatory.

    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,226,637 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Crush the Castle
    Crush the Castle by joeybetz

    The King has ordered you to crush all castles in the land.

    Score
    4.42 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,390,635 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Dadgame
    Dadgame by Sakupen

    Look out everyone! Dad's....in Overtime!!!!!!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    4,171,619 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Epic Battle Fantasy 2
    Epic Battle Fantasy 2 by matt-likes-swords

    Battle through waves of enemies... again. Now with upgrades and stuff!

    Score
    4.38 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,395,147 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Gretel and Hansel
    Gretel and Hansel by makopudding

    Use your wits to help Gretel and her brother make it to the woods alive.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,203,409 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Level Up!
    Level Up! by titch007uk

    Sandbox Platform RPG Comedy - Run, jump, collect gems and talk to zany NPC's to level up!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,976,032 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Miami Shark
    Miami Shark by Wiesi

    SHARK OF MASS DESTRUUUUUUUUCTION!!!!!

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    16,728,783 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Portal Defenders
    Portal Defenders by Luis

    Defend the NG portal through waves of SPAM

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,798,834 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Robot Dinosaurs
    Robot Dinosaurs by I-smel

    Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar

    Score
    4.40 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    579,039 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Sonny 2
    Sonny 2 by Krinn

    Play as a Zombie in this second chapter of the Sonny RPG series! Abuse humans.

    Score
    4.45 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,147,349 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Spewer
    Spewer by Bluebaby

    Spewer is a game about puking.

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,607,960 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Thing-Thing Arena 3
    Thing-Thing Arena 3 by Weasel

    Shoot your way through countless enemies, but this time, do it with style!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    2,619,843 Views
    Rated
    Ages 17+
  • Time Fcuk
    Time Fcuk by Bluebaby

    Time is relative.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    3,737,334 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Toss the Turtle
    Toss the Turtle by Foreverkul

    Use cannons, bombs, and jetpacks to get as far as possible!

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    8,416,624 Views
    Rated
    Ages 13+
  • Totem Destroyer 2
    Totem Destroyer 2 by regulargabs

    Destroy totems carefully and try to get their idols from the top. Now with 100+ levels!

    Score
    4.33 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,058,067 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • Upgrade Complete!
    Upgrade Complete! by The-EXP

    Do you love upgrading junk!? Awesome! 'Cause this game is Upgradetastic!

    Score
    4.43 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    997,441 Views
    Rated
    Everyone
  • William and Sly
    William and Sly by Kajenx

    A game about a fox.

    Score
    4.44 / 5.00
    Type
    Game
    Popularity
    1,281,216 Views
    Rated
    Everyone

Movie Judges



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Game Judges



The Voting Process


How were the nominees chosen?

The pool of nominees for each category is comprised of the following: The top winner from each month, winners of special NG contests and staff selections.

How was the panel chosen?

The list of people invited to participate in the final phase of this process were selected for their noted expertise in art and/or animation, familiarity with current Flash animating and programming techniques, or their contributions to the Newgrounds community. Every attempt was made to include a variety of people that cover the major aspects of making a submission for the considered category: artists, animators, programmers, designers, and game musicians.

How was the voting handled?

The winner in each category was chosen using a closed instant-runoff voting system, whereby each member of the panel privately chose five favorites from the list of nominees and ranked them in order of preference. If a submission received a majority of the votes, it was declared the winner. If no majority was achieved (e.g. does not receive more than 50 percent of the votes), the submission with the fewest votes was eliminated. The votes were then recounted with each ballot cast for the highest-ranked choice which has not been eliminated from contention in a previous round. The process repeated in this manner until a winner received a majority.