2002 Golden Acorn Awards

2002 Golden Acorn Awards


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      This is where it all started for the Golden Acorn Awards! With the inspiration of Matt Plotecher's Plato Awards, the GA Awards recognized those works of the Rangerphile community that were worthy of honor. This first awards ceremony was by far the hardest, as it was not only the longest with the fully separate International Categories but also the eligible works represented work from the past several years--we were playing catch-up.

     One person I have to recognize as making the 2002 GA Awards possible is Rennod--he and I talked about the Awards and planned them together. He helped with organizing the event and getting the nominations and votes counted, along with acquiring the presentations and acceptance speeches and more things than I can even remember now. So when you think about how much you enjoy the Awards these days, remember that one Rangerphile besides me helped to bring these particular Awards into being.

     The lessons I and the others learned from this initial year helped to shape what the GA Awards have become today. Btw, one reason we dropped the international awards was so we wouldn't make The JAM homeless, as his house was stuffed with nearly all the awards in the International categories ;-) Artwork was sparse for the 2002 effort, though graced by the wonderful acceptance speech artwork that Shelley Pleger did--which also serves as our background.

The Ceremony is broken into links for each presentation and break. Click on the one you want to see and use the "back" key to return to this page:

Opening

International Awards

Best Website Manager
Best English-Accessible Website
Best Non-English Website
Best Illustration Based on a Fanfic
Best Portrait
Best Picture (B&W)
Best Picture (Line Art)
Best Color Picture (Rendered)
Best Color Picture (Flat)
Best Artist
Best Artwork
Break One

Best Song Parody
Best Poet
Best Poet
Best Joke/Use of Humor
Best Plot Twist
Best Dialogue, Line or Quote
Best Moment in a Fanfic
Best Use of a Series Character (One Shot)
Best Character Interaction
Best Characterization of the Rangers
Best Original Villain
Best Original Female Character
Best Original Male Character
Break Two

Best Imagery
Best Action Sequence
Best Short Story
Best Drama
Best Author
Break Three
International Award for Outstanding Achievment




United States Awards


Best Original Website Section
Most Informative Website
Best Website Layout
Best Website Content
Best Website Maintainer
Break Four
Best Website
Best Rangerphile-Created Nongame Software
Best Rangerphile-Created Game Software
Best Online Comic
Best Flash Animation
Best Gif Animation
Break Five
Best Costuming
Best Solo Illustration
Best Illustration Inspired by a Fanfic
Best Portrait
Best Picture (B&W)
Best Line Art
Best Color Picture (Flat)
Best Color Picture (Rendered)
Best Artwork
Best Artist
Break Six



Best Prose Parody
Best MySTing
Best Song Parody
Best Satire
Best Poetic Imagery
Best Poet
Best Verse
Best Joke/Use of Humor
Best Plot Twist
Best Dialogue/Line/Quote
Break Seven
Best Moment in a Fanfic
Best Prose
Best Use of a Recurring Series Character
Best Use of a One-Shot Character
Best Characterization of the Rangers (B&W)
Best Character Interaction
Best Original Villain
Best Original Female Character
Best Original Male Character
Break Eight


Best Action Sequence
Best Short Story
Best Mystery/Thriller
Best Romance
Best Drama
Best Action-Adventure
Best Comedy
Best Round Robin Story
Most Improved Author
Best Author
Best Story
US Award for Outstanding Achievement
Break Nine



Special Awards

Honorable Mention
Best Caption
Most Helpful Rangerphile
Best Nutcase
Most Prolific Rangerphile
Best All-Time Website
Best All-Time Artist
Best All-Time Artwork
Best All-Time Author
Best All-Time Fanfic
2002 Rookie of the Year
Break Ten
Natasha Kashefipour Lifetime Achievement Award
Closing Remarks

Here's the great picture that Shelley Pleger did for us for the 2002 Awards, which started the whole art movement in the Awards!