Metacritic User Poll: Vote for the Best of 2012!

  • Publish Date: December 17, 2012
  • Comments: ↓ 23 user comments

Pick your favorites of the year in our third annual poll

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This month, as we typically do this time of year, we have been gathering picks by professional critics for the best movies, TV shows, and albums of 2012. Think you can do better? Well, now it's your turn.

For the third consecutive year, we're inviting all Metacritic users to participate in our year-end poll. Submit your picks below, and, in January, we'll tally all the results and display the leading vote-getters on our site. To determine the winners, we will use a simple scoring system, where all 1st place votes get 5 points, 2nd place votes get 4 points, and so on down to 1 point for each 5th place vote.

A few simple rules

  • You may vote only once. Once you submit your picks in a category, that's it—they cannot be edited.
  • BUT, you don't have to vote in every category all at once; feel free to make your picks in one or more categories now, and then come back next week to finish the other categories.
  • You may only vote for titles released during 2012. (For TV, each show needs to have aired at least one new episode at any point during 2012, even if that show is no longer on the air now.) We will invalidate any picks that were not released between January 1 and December 31, 2012.
  • We will also invalidate any duplicate votes, so don't try voting for the same title five times.
  • Voting will close at 5:00pm PST on January 6, 2013.

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TV

Music: Albums

Music: Songs

Games

Bonus: Most overrated

Comments (23)

  • Jshtjls  

    The Best movie of 2012
    1.Looper
    2.TDKR
    3.The Avenger
    4.Cabin in The Wood
    5.Premium Rush
    most overrated movie: The Raid: Redemption

    What is the big deal about the raid:redemption.this movie is rather monotonous action movie filled with endless violent and cheesy quote. i just the couldn't understand the hype surrounding this movie.
    "Premium Rush" is definitely the breakthrough movie of 2012. Joseph-Gordon Levitt is really credible as an adrenaline junkie bike messenger.
    while the best game of 2012 should be Mass Effect 3. despite the ridiculous ending,MF 3 remain a great game with solid storyline and awesome commander Shepard.
    2012 is kind of a weird year for game since there are some good game that overlooked by both critic and gamer just because of its weak story. Dead Island is definitely one of those game with bugs were all over this game. this zombie game is really fun.
    so for me the best game of 2012 would be Mass Effects 3 and the walking dead:the game
    Best TV series is no doubt Game of Thrones along with Homeland as its runner up.
    the best album is Fiona Apple the idler wheel while the breakthrough artist of 2012 is the one and only Frank Ocean with his debut album Channel Orange.
    2012 has been a great year for music. there were some long waited comebacks of these artist such as Fiona Apple and Cat Power. i really hope the year 2013 could be as good as 2012 or even better for movie,music,games,and tv show.

  • Jshtjls  

    The Best movie of 2012
    1.Looper
    2.TDKR
    3.The Avenger
    4.Cabin in The Wood
    5.Premium Rush
    most overrated movie: The Raid: Redemption

    What is the big deal about the raid:redemption.this movie is rather monotonous action movie filled with endless violent and cheesy quote. i just the couldn't understand the hype surrounding this movie.
    "Premium Rush" is definitely the breakthrough movie of 2012. Joseph-Gordon Levitt is really credible as an adrenaline junkie bike messenger.
    while the best game of 2012 should be Mass Effect 3. despite the ridiculous ending,MF 3 remain a great game with solid storyline and awesome commander Shepard.
    2012 is kind of a weird year for game since there are some good game that overlooked by both critic and gamer just because of its weak story. Dead Island is definitely one of those game with bugs were all over this game. this zombie game is really fun.
    so for me the best game of 2012 would be Mass Effects 3 and the walking dead:the game
    Best TV series is no doubt Game of Thrones along with Homeland as its runner up.
    the best album is Fiona Apple the idler wheel while the breakthrough artist of 2012 is the one and only Frank Ocean with his debut album Channel Orange.
    2012 has been a great year for music. there were some long waited comebacks of these artist such as Fiona Apple and Cat Power. i really hope the year 2013 could be as good as 2012 or even better for movie,music,games,and tv show.

  • monster-pow  

    The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the best movie of 2012!

  • Snuffy333  

    Best 5 Movies:
    1. Looper
    2. Les Miserables
    3. Being Flynn
    4. Payback: Some Debts Can't Be Paid With Money
    5. Keyhole; or Premium Rush

  • Snuffy333  

    Best Album: Voyageur by Kathleen Edwards
    Best Song: Pink Champagne by Kathleen Edwards
    Best Movie: Looper
    Best TV Show: The Good Wife, or The Mentalist
    Most overrated movie: The Cabin in the Woods
    Most overrated TV show: Flashpoint
    Most overrated album: Theatre is Evil by Amanda Palmer, or (much worse) Push and Shove by No Doubt

  • libno  

    Overrated game: automatically goes to COD
    Overrated music: entire pop genre
    Overrated film: Life of Pi
    Best film: TDKR (I really liked Prometheus though, even if others don't)
    TV show: Sherlock (last few episodes of Homeland weren't exactly great, and GoT wasn't as good as season 1)

  • infamouscl1  

    best movies 1. Beasts of the southern wild 2. Moonrise Kingdom 3. Argo

    best tv shows 1. Suits 2. Breaking bad 3. Modern Family

  • KingG  

    Best 5 Movies
    1- Argo
    2- Moonrise Kingdom
    3- Beasts of the Southern Wild
    4- The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
    5- Rust And Bone/ The Master

  • noobcannon  

    i forgot about argo

  • Sainto  

    Best Movies. Well, Skyfall, The Avengers, TDKR and so on. Best on tv. Breaking Bad. There should be no debate.
    Best video games. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, happens to be one of the best games in excistense. You can call me a stupid **** who doesn't understand it isn't a game. You can say it sucks. But I believe you are wrong.
    The most overrated game. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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