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17/10/2013

What are “Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television”?

Categoría: Gayo Awards – Etiquetas: , – Webmaster de Homocine 16:52
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“Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television” were created in 2001 by Homocine to award the best lesbian, gay, transexual and bisexual-themed films (LGTB) of the year. In 2003 edition, the equivalent awards for TV series were created, and since 2007 those series specially designed for the Internet can be also nominated. The distinctive feature of these symbolic awards (the winners don’t receive any economic award nor of any other kind) is that the visitors of Homocine are the jury who decides the winners. With many editions already, Gayo Awards have become a keynote of LGTB Cinema and Television in Spanish language.

The name “Gayo Awards” is a pun between the word “gay” and “Goya Awards”, delivered by the Academy of the Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. The translation into Spanish is “Premios Gayo de Cine y Televisión LGTB”® and is protected by the laws of industrial property after its registration as a trademark at the Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks. Our logo shows a multicoloured cock, another play on words between Spanish “gallo” (cock) and “gay”. Our mascot doesn’t have a name yet. If you’d like to suggest a name for our “gayo”, please leave a message in our forum.

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Rules of “Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television”

Categoría: Gayo Awards – Etiquetas: , – Webmaster de Homocine 12:42
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  1. About “Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television”.
    1. “Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television” (hereafter, “Gayo Awards” or “the Awards”) are an independent iniciative by “Homocine, la web para entender de Cine y Televisión LGTB”® (hereafter “Homocine”, “the organizers” or “the webmaster”), to award the best films and TV series which integrate lesbian, gay, transexual and/or bisexual (LGTB) characters in their stories, in the so-called “Gay and Lesbian Cinema”.
    2. The English expression “Gayo Awards for LGTB Cinema and Television” translated into Spanish is “Premios Gayo de Cine y Televisión LGTB”®, which is a registered trademark at the Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks with file number M 3019903 (class 41) and cannot be used without the express consent of the trademark holder, the webmaster of Homocine, who will not hesitate to use the legal resources necessary to enforce his trademark rights. For more information, read the section “Aviso legal” (Spanish for “Terms of use”).
  2. About the nominable films.
    1. The films must have been premiered comercially within the period beginning in the week of the first Friday of March of the previous year to the official announcement of the Awards and ending in the week of the last Friday of February of the same year, both included.
    2. Those films can have been premiered dubbed into any official language from Spain and/or in original version with subtitles.
    3. The nominable films can be of any nationality.
    4. The films must include at least a lesbian, gay, transexual and/or bisexual character, or at least they must be of special interest to the LGTB community due to their theme.
  3. Film categories.
    1. Se admiten las siguientes categorías de cine:
      • Best Picture.
      • Best Director.
      • Best Actor in a Leading Role.
      • Best Actress in a Leading Role.
      • Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
      • Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
      • Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
      • Best LGTB Couple.
      • Best Screenplay.
  4. About the nominable TV & Internet series.
    1. There must have been new (not repeated) episodes of the TV series by the Spanish TV channels, both national or regional, public or private, analog or digital. Those series which have been expressly shot to be broadcast in the Internet will be also nominable.
    2. Those episodes must have been broadcast within the period beginning in the week of the first Friday of March of the previous year to the official announcement of the Awards and ending in the week of the last Friday of February of the same year, both included.
    3. The nominable series can be of any nationality.
    4. The series must include at least a lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transexual character, or at least they must be of special interest to the LGTB community due to their theme.
  5. TV & Internet categories.
    1. There are the following TV & Internet categories:
      • Best TV Series.
      • Best Actor in a TV Series.
      • Best Actress in a TV Series.
      • Best Performance by a Cast in a TV Series.
  6. About the nominations.
    1. It will be an exclusive responsibility of the webmaster of Homocine and his collaborators the decision of the nominations to the best films and TV series of the year.
    2. Except for lack of candidates, all the categories, both those of films or TV, will have five nominees.
    3. Homocine denies any previous relationship with the candidates and chooses the nominations with independence and own criteria.
  7. About the vote.
    1. The visitors of Homocine will decide with their votes the best films and TV series of the year, within those which have received a nomination.
    2. To do so, a unique votation form will be available from the official website of Gayo Awards, by means of which the visitors will be able to submit their votes.
    3. This form will be active during a period of vote, whose duration will be specified in the official announcement of the Awards, and which by no means will be shorter than one month.
    4. If the organizers of the Awards decide so, the period of vote could be enlarged, depending of the amount of votes received in the initially established period.
    5. Only the votes submitted from the official form will be admitted as valid.
    6. The copy of this form to use it in another website without an express consent of the webmaster will be considered as fraudulent, and those votes will be looked on as not valid.
    7. No votes sent directly to the email of the webmaster of Homocine will be valid either.
    8. Each voter will have to cast a valid vote for each and every one of the categories of the Awards form. Otherwise, the form will be considered fraudulent and will not be counted.
  8. About the voters.
    1. In order to be able to vote, you just need to fill in the votation form located at the official website of the Gayo Awards. The indication of the full name and a valid email is mandatory.
    2. After the vote, an automatic confirmation email will be sent to the previously indicated address, including a randomly generated link. The voter must click the link in order to validate his/her vote.
    3. In case this email corresponds to an unknown or wrong address, or in case the voter’s name is missing or proven to be fake, these votes will be considered as not valid.
    4. Only one vote per person will be accepted in every Gayo Award period of vote.
    5. In case that the same person has voted with two or more different email addresses or if two different people have voted with the same email or IP address, those votes will be considered as not valid.
    6. Only the votes submitted within the period of vote will be admitted.
  9. About the transparency of the voting process.
    1. Homocine will use all the technological means within its reach to check that no voters’ names, nor email adresses nor IP addresses are repeated. However, any intentional manipulation of the votes by means of any technique (such as for example creating new valid email addresses or using fake names, among others), will not be able to be detected nor blocked. Therefore the results of the votations are not be considered as strictly scientific or absolute, but they should only reflect the way of thinking of the visitors of Homocine, who have decided to employ a couple of minutes to fill in the voting form.
    2. So far it is out of reach for Homocine to guarantee 100% that every single person has voted once and only once in a certain edition of the Awards. Due to the non-professional character of this web and the intentions of opinion poll of Gayo Awards, limited due to the typical security constraints of any voting made through the Internet, Homocine declines to make any comment about the winners and advocates the transparency, the cleanness and the good faith of the voters, who are in fact visitors of Homocine.
  10. About the winners.
    1. Once the period of vote has finished, the winners will be given out at the official website of the Gayo Awards.
    2. Winning a Gayo Award does not imply to obtain any kind of economic prize or any other compensation from Homocine.
    3. Homocine rejects categorically any attempt of fraud, deceipt or manipulation of the voting process, as well as any act of libelling toward the winners, the nominees, the voters or the webmaster of this web. This kind of contemptible behaviour spoils the spirit surrounding these Awards, which is to provide the visitors of Homocine with the opportunity to vote freely the very best in LGTB Cinema and Television of the year.
  11. Compliance with current legislation.
    1. The voters, regardless of their nationality or the country from which they cast their ballots through the voting form of the Gayo Awards, are subject to current legislation in Spain, the country from which Homocine, organizer of the Awards, operates.
    2. In particular, it shall comply with the provisions of Organic Act 15/1999, of December 13, of Protection of Data of Personal Character, and the Regulation approved by the Royal Decree 1720/2007, of December 21, in relation to the personal data collected by the form.
    3. The Awards voters keep their legally protected rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, as regulated by Articles 15 and 16 of the Organic Act 15/1999. Any questions regarding this issue may be made to the webmaster of Homocine through the general contact form page.
    4. The data collected are the minimum necessary for the proper organization and accounting of the votes received for the Gayo Awards and Homocine commits not to use them for other purposes, nor to distribute them to third-parties.
    5. In particular, the following data are collected from the voters: first name, family name and email address of the voter, the computer’s IP address from which you issue the vote, and the date and time of the vote.
    6. The data collected by the Gayo Awards form will be kept only during the voting period of the Awards. Immediately after the announcement of the winners, these data will be completely destroyed and may not be used by Homocine.
    7. It will also comply with Act 34/2002, of July 11, about Services of the Information Society and Electronic Commerce, in particular Article 21, which prohibits the unauthorized sending of commercial communications by email (also known as “spam”). Homocine will never use the emails provided by the Awards voters through the form for commercial communications, advertising or any other kind. Only emails may be sent to the voters, always within the voting or counting periods, to verify the existence and validity of the email address provided by the voter (through an automated message sent immediately after the form), or to resolve any questions or queries that might have arisen on the votes cast.
    8. It will also comply with any law, regulation or legislation in Spain that may have case law in all matters relating to the organization of Gayo Awards and the voting process.