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Netflix Introduces the Flixies, a Competition For Streaming Movies and Shows

Netflix introduces the Flixies
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Are there really any movie fans out there who don’t have a Netflix account at this point? That must be what Netflix was thinking when they first brainstormed the Flixies, a competition where users of the immeasurably popular streaming service can vote for their favorites in a series of categories. However, there are no “Best Actor” or “Best Picture” categories here — the Flixies are all about celebrating the shows and movies that match your specific Netflix habits.

The categories are, for the most part, not divided up by the usual criteria and rather by the circumstances under which you’d watch something. For example, the “Best Commute SHRTNR” award asks you which of the nominees is best to watch while stuck on a bus or a plane. The “Best Tantrum Tamer” award asks parents to choose the show or movie that will best distract their noisy child. The “Best Hangover Cure” is pretty self explanatory. There are also a few more traditional awards, like “Best Guilty Pleasure.”

Netflix doesn’t seem to be taking the Flixies too seriously, so neither should you. If anything, this is just a fun way to see what is the most popular on Netflix (and will allow Netflix to brand the winners on their site, of course).

You can cast your vote in each category right here. Voting ends on March 10th and the winners will be revealed on March 11th. The full list of categories and nominees can be found below.

BEST GUILTY PLEASURE
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Cruel Intentions
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Teen Wolf
Bad Boys 2
The Vampire Diaries
Gossip Girl
Pretty Little Liars
90210
Clueless
Toddlers & Tiaras
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

BEST COMMUTE “SHRTNR”
Louis C.K. Chewed UP
Dreamworks Shrek’s Swamp Stories
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
Man Vs. Wild
Portlandia
Weird, True & Freaky
Mythbusters
Shark Week
Punkin Chunkin’
Best Food Ever
Oddities
Wreckreation Nation

BEST MARATHON TV SHOW 
24
Prison Break
Skins (UK)
House of Cards
Breaking Bad
The Killing
Mad Men
The Walking Dead
Revenge
Battlestar Galactica
American Horror Story
Lost

BEST HANGOVER CURE
Super 8
Arrested Development
Law & Order: SVU
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Family Guy
Happy Gilmore
Archer
Freaks & Geeks
Nacho Libre
The Office (US)
How I Met Your Mother
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

BEST BROMANCE 
Surviving the Cut
Blue Mountain State
Battle Royale
Snatch
The League
Rescue Me
Top Gear
Act of Valor
Goon
Bad Ass
Warrior
Commando

BEST PMS DRAMA
Brothers & Sisters
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
First Wives Club
Sleepless in Seattle
Say Yes to the Dress
Friday Night Lights
Grey’s Anatomy
Gossip Girl
Revenge
Glee
Hart of Dixie
Ghost

BEST TANTRUM TAMER
Transformers Prime
Caillou
Sesame Street
Phineas and Ferb
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Secret of the Wings
Car Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales
Pocahontas
Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda: Awesome Secrets
Curious George
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
The Muppet Movie

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