Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sixth Anniversary of the IMDb Poll

Happy sixth anniversary!

The current version of the IMDb Poll went live on September 4, 2013. This achievement is due to the creativity and efforts of the 375 authors with published polls, more than 1000 people who suggested polls and the thousands of IMDb users who vote in these polls.

Thank you Col Needham for trusting the IMDb user community to run the poll on a day to day basis.

Special thanks go to two members of IMDb’s technical staff who implemented the poll and provided guidance and technical support for the first two years. Thanks also go to the IMDb Editors (who have provided support and guidance on polls since June 2015) and the other IMDb Poll admins.

Summary Statistics


Top IMDb Polls



Polls by Date

First Poll: Who Is the Nastiest Villain?
by muzzle

Most Current Poll: IMDb Poll Board Favorite Live Poll - Part 2
by Son_of_albstein

Polls By Vote

Poll with Most Votes: Best Movie to Have Been the IMDb Top 250 #1
by Mega_wizard

Hotly Contested Polls

Most Contested: Emmys 2018 — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
by simeon-83777


Most Popular Category: Anticipated

First Author: muzzle
Newest Author: HonestOwl

Votes by Author
Home Page Polls

Author With Most Votes: Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Author With Most Polls: yrnej
Author With Highest Votes for a Poll: Mega_wizard
Author With Highest Average Votes per Poll: lakshaynagpal1994
Author with Most Home Page Polls: Dibyayan_Chakravorty

By Date | By Vote | By Vote and Author | By Rate | By Contention | Hotly Contested
| Alphabetical | Alphabetical by Author | Friday Face-Off | Votes by Author | Titles Seen
| Top IMDb Polls | Home Page Polls | Categories | Summary Statistics

FAQ: List of Polls Alphabetical Within Category

Monday, September 2, 2019

Anniversaries and Other Milestones


Saturday, August 10, 2019

8000th Poll

8000th Poll

Poll Milestones
Polls by Date
8000th (5-Aug-2019) Favorite Tarantino Poster 
7000th (21-Oct-2018) Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series
6000th (25-Dec-2017) Favorite Augmented Film Title Page
5000th (11-Feb-2017) IMDb Celebrating 5,000 Live Polls With Time Travel
4000th (17-Apr-2016) IMDb Celebrating 4,000 Live Polls With Time Travel
3000th (10-Aug-2015) 3000th Poll Celebration : Favorite first 3-time Oscar winner in one category ...
2000th (23-Nov-2014) In Honor of the 2000th Poll
1000th (5-May-2014) What Physical/Mental Enhancement can make you Perfect?
500th (23-Jan-2014) What To Name Your Dragon?
100th (15-Oct-2013) The Stephen Frears Poll Redux
4th, 1st User Poll (15-Aug-2013) Who is Your Favorite Doctor Who?
1st (15-Aug-2013) Who Is the Nastiest Villain?

Top 10 Active Polls With Most Votes
Polls by Vote
Best Movie to Have Been the IMDb Top 250 #1
Most Anticipated Sequel of 2018
Most Anticipated Movie of 2019
Most Anticipated Film of Spring 2017
Marvel or DC?
Who Should Be the Next 007?
Greatest TV Villains of All Time
Top 25 sequels better than the original ...
Face-Off: Dawn of Justice vs Civil War
Most Anticipated Blockbuster of 2017

Top 10 Active Polls With Highest Rate of Voting
Polls by Rate

Favorite Film Directed by Christopher Nolan
Favorite Supernatural TV Show
Your Favorite 2018 Summer Blockbuster?
Best Nicolas Cage Movie
Favorite Michael Crichton Adaptation
The Best '90s British Movie
Emmys 2018 — Outstanding Limited Series
Best Picture Oscar-Winning Biopics
Favorite Horror Anthology TV Series

Top 10 Active Hotly Contest Polls
Hotly Contested
Holy Youthquake, Batman, Look at the "Words of 2017!"
Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies
The Fab Five of "Queer Eye"
In Memory of John Mahoney
Profile Posters
You've Been Mailed
Most Seussian Supporting Character Portrayal?
Most Memorable 'Mad Men' Scene?
Possibilities For a New CW Superhero Show
TCA Awards 2017: Favorite Winner

Polls of Top 10 Poll Authors
Polls by Vote and Author
Votes by Author  

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Live Oscar 2019 Polls

Live Oscar 2019 Polls Results as of Time of Start of Broadcast
- Oscars 2019 — Best Motion Picture
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Leading Actor
Poll: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Leading Actress
Poll: Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Supporting Actor
Poll: Mahershala Ali as Dr. Don Shirley in "Green Book"

- Oscars 2019 — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Poll: Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Director
Poll: Alfonso Cuarón for Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Screenplay
Poll: The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Adapted Screenplay
Poll: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Song
Poll: A Star Is Born (2018)

“Shallow” Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt.

- Oscars 2019 — Best Original Score
Poll: Black Panther (2018)

Ludwig Göransson

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Cinematography
Poll: Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Production Design
Poll: Roma (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Costume Design
Poll: Sandy Powell for The Favourite (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Poll: Vice (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Film Editing
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Poll: A Quiet Place (2018)

Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Poll: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali

- Oscars 2019 — Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Poll: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Oscars 2019 — Best Live Action Short Film
Poll: Detainment (2018)

Nominees: Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

- Oscars 2019 — Best Documentary Short Subject
Poll: Lifeboat (2018)

Nominees: Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser

- Oscars 2019 — Best Animated Short Film
Poll: Bao (2018)

Nominees: Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

- Oscars 2019 — Best Documentary Feature
Poll: Free Solo (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Best Foreign Language Film
Poll: Roma (2018)

Country of Origin: Mexico

- Oscars 2019 — Best Animated Feature Film
Poll:  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

- Which Is the Biggest Surprise of the 2019 Oscar Nominations?
Poll:  Black Panther becoming the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture, but having its entire cast snubbed.

- Oscars 2019 — Most Exciting Rookie Nomination?
Poll: Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Best Lead Actor, Bohemian Rhapsody First Oscar-nomination for Rami Malek in any category.

- What's Your Take on Black Panther's Best Picture Oscar Nomination?
Poll: This makes no sense! There were better superhero movies that didn't get a nomination for Best Picture.

- Oscars 2019 — Favorite Nominated Movie Poster
Poll: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

- Oscars 2019 — Films With Multiple Nominations
Poll: Roma (2018)
- When the Villain Wins an Oscar
Poll: The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight

- Oldest Oscar Winners
Poll: Clint Eastwood won Best Director at age 74 years, 272 days for Million Dollar Baby (2004).
- Oscar-Nominated Movies at 20 in 2019
Poll: Fight Club (1999)

Best Sound Editing.

- Face-Off: Oscar Winners From Holland
Poll: The Assault (1986)
- Best "Big Five" Oscar Nominated Movie
Poll: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Before the Oscars: Best Picture of 1925
Poll:  The Gold Rush (1925)
- Movies With 12 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Schindler's List (1993)

- Movies With 13 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Movies With 14 Oscar Nominations
Poll: Titanic (1997)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

FAQ: Time to Go Live

Just because a poll has not gone live, does not mean that it is not a worthy candidate for going live in the future. It takes time and effort to develop a poll that is both enjoyable to take and meets IMDb's minimum standards. Polls with very clear criteria that limit their scope, are well written and unique generally go live faster than polls that have broad criteria. The IMDb Poll message board receives on average between five and ten poll suggestions per day. If you see a poll you like that has not gone live, you can help get that poll noticed by casting a straw vote or making constructive suggestions in the poll suggestion thread. On average it takes 79.6 days to go live. Fifty percent (the median or 50 percentile) of polls go live in 11.2 days. Here are some plots that show how long a poll takes to go live: