Rondo Winners Announced!

During a live chat with the Classic Horror Film Board, the winners of this year’s Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award were announced.  3,700 people voted, an all-time record and 500 more than last year, and the winners are…

1. BEST MOVIE OF 2017
THE SHAPE OF WATER
2. BEST TELEVISION PRESENTATION OF 2017
STRANGER THINGS, ‘The Gate,’ 10.27.17, NETFLIX
3. BEST CLASSIC DVD/BLU-RAY
SUSPIRIA (1977; Synapse)
4. BEST COLLECTION
THE PHANTASM COLLECTION (WellGo USA)
5. BEST RESTORATION OR UPGRADE
SUSPIRIA (1977; Synapse)
6. BEST COMMENTARY TRACK
DAVID DEL VALLE, DEREK BOTELHO, Suspiria (1977, Synapse)
7. BEST DVD EXTRA
SUSPIRIA (Synapse): Half-hour Ballyhoo feature, A Sigh from the Depths: 40 Years of Suspiria
8. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (Limited release, video/streaming)
THE DEVIL’S CANDY, directed by Sean Byrne
9. BEST SHORT FILM
KONG: STEEL IN LOVE, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr.  (9 mins)
10. BEST DOCUMENTARY
MONSTER KIDS: THE IMPACT OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT, directed by James-Michael Roddy
11. BOOK OF THE YEAR
THE ART OF HORROR MOVIES: An Illustrated History, by Stephen Jones (Applause Theater & Cinema, hardcover, 256 pages, $26)
12. BEST MAGAZINE OF 2017
Scary Monsters (Classic)
Rue Morgue (Modern)
13. BEST ARTICLE (Please pick two; one will win)
‘The Epic Untold Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story,’ by Sam Irvin, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #38
14. BEST INTERVIEW (Award goes to interviewer)
The W.I.T.C.H. interviews by Andrea Subassati, RUE MORGUE #178.
15. BEST COLUMNIST
The Doctor Is In-Sane, by Dr. Gangrene, SCARY MONSTERS
16. BEST COVER
SM105
17. BEST WEBSITE OR BLOG OF 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted for Classic Horrors Club as the Best Website or Blog of 2017.  I’ll keep striving to reach the high standards that winning the award requires.  I have fun doing it and was thrilled to be nominated.  Congratulations to the winner!

18. BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE 
19. BEST CONVENTION OF 2017
MONSTER BASH (Mars, Pa.)
20. BEST EVENT
RAY HARRYHAUSEN — MYTHICAL MENAGERIE at Science Museum Oklahoma
21. FAVORITE HORROR HOST OF 2017
Svengoolie (Berwyn)
22. BEST HORROR COMIC
MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
23. BEST CD
HAMMER HORROR: CLASSIC THEMES 1958-1974 (Silva)
24. BEST WRITER OF 2017 (includes reviewers)
Patrick McCray
25. BEST ARTIST OF 2017 (all formats, including paint, sculpt or design)
Mark Maddox
26. BEST FAN ARTIST OF 2017 (The Linda Miller Award)
David G. Hardy
27. INTERNATIONAL FAN OF THE YEAR
None
28. MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR (Who did the most to advance the cause of classic horror scholarship, film preservation or genre fun)
Tim Lanza
29. AND FINALLY, THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
Elvira, June Foray, Haruo Nakajima, Greg Nicotero, Robert Taylor, Mike Hill

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  1. Pingback: The Classic Horrors Club Podcast EP 17: Happy Birthday, Rondo Hatton! | Classic Horrors

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