2012 Genius Awards Short List

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I hope Lori Goldston gets it!
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Yea for Lori Goldston!

Yea for everyone but also what @1 said. And Ellen and The Master Musicians!

Oh, This isn't were we vote?
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How is it that I didn't make it into any categories with my musical one-man performance art piece "Jello Cauldron"? I've been telling myself for years that I'm a genius.
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Ellen Forney, for sure. She's a Seattle Treasure (tm).
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I, too, cast votes for Lori and Ellen!
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?? has the Genius Awards always been done this way? with a short list, and then a LIVE event where the one winner (and two Non-winners) are revealed. I'm an Oscars Addict. But I think that show is the exception that proves the rule; I'm fine having George Clooney or Brad Pitt find out that they haven't won while an audience looks on. But for *real people* this seems distasteful. Whether it's Keri & Zoe, Zoe & Grady, or Grady & Keri who will be the Non-Winners, it's a little unseemly to have them learn of the fact in a crowded room, while folks cheer for the one who did win.
Here's my suggestion: No Short List, No posted nominations. If you want to list Honorable Mentions afterwards that'd be great - everybody wins that way.
The truth is that all 15 on this short list are geniuses, and how much money/status do they receive for their work and their talent through the year? (Not Enough! is the answer). They deserve better than to have their "not winning" be turned into Theater.
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Megan Griffiths Megan Griffiths Megan Griffiths!!
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master musicians for sure......
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Drew Christies work is amazing, check it out at the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/opinio…
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Grady West!
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I love Keri Healey (and TORSO was sublime) and any other year I'd be pulling for her but Grady West aka Dina Martina is more than deserving of this award. I was actually surprised that he'd (she'd) not won it before.
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@6 has a really good point.
Also, Lori, Grady, Amanda.
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Dan Webb is the gd Robert Altman of this pomp. just give it to him already!
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Grady West!!!!
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Congratulations Kary and good luck!
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Dan Webb is my pick. The piece of his in the Seattle Art Museum makes me want to weep and smash things every time I see it. His work is amazing.
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GO SKOOG GO!
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I see Lori is performing this week at Northwest Film Forum
http://nwfilmforum.org/live/page/calenda…
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Kary Wayson is the bomb. You should all Get to Know Her: http://hugohouse.org/content/get-know-lo…
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GRADY! GRADY! GRADY!

It's WAAAAAY past time!

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i cast my vote for those crazy trickster musical magicians, the master musicians of bukkake!!!
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Keri Healey's Torso was astounding and Drew Christie is blowing up. Two true geniuses. http://www.drewchristie.com/
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Since I wasn't nominated, I would vote for Keri Healey fo sho. How could you not? Full disclosure..she is my sister. But I would still vote for her even if she wasn't my sister. Well, if she wasn't my sister I might vote for Grady West. Who knows for certain?
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It would be a huge shame to see the worthiest nominees, based on scope and success of project, lose the award simply because other awardees are already friends with many past geniuses. At least with just Stranger staff voting, it could be more reasonably ensured that everyone is equally familiarized with each artist's work.
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