Yeah, I had an "advance" copy of the results a few days ago (to double-check for any mistakes), where I got to see Fate/Zero take 8 out of 23 awards . I think the results are just a reflection of what the AnimSuki community (as a collective) likes - in this case a Type-Moon or a Kyoto Animation work.
It'd be interesting to ask how many show's people had watched in 2011-12. I wonder if the awards-sweep is a symptom of people not having enough time to watch lots of shows, or whether they genuinely think that F/Z was the best of (a large number) of shows that they watched.
I expect Fate/Zero to win its two genre categories, and best storyline, but that's just based on the number of points. In the nomination round you'll have people who only chose to give F/Z one point, and they may well vote for something else in the contest. Similarly, for those whose animes didn't make it through, we don't know what they'll vote for.
Best visuals & best male protagonist I think will be tough, unless there are enough votes to overcome the Hyouka landslide. Then we have best side-character, soundtrack, credits theme, & TV-series where it's almost an even tie with the other nominees. Finally (and amusingly) F/Z has two entries for best antagonist which could end up splitting the vote and letting another character though.
So to summarize, out of 23 categories, I think that's:
- 3 categories where it will win,
- 2 categories where it will lose,
- 4 categories where it has 50/50 odds, &
- 1 where F/Z's fans could split the vote
I'm going to guess that it'll win 5-6 categories out of 23 .
Hi. Just a friendly warning that your third credits song nomination (Space Brothers OP1/Feel So Moon) is likely to generate an error, as Space Brothers is an ongoing anime. I thought I'd let you know through VM, as I'm not sure if Haak is going to post another error log before the 15th (i.e. in a few hours time) .