Anime Awards FAQ
Do I need a Crunchyroll account to vote? Do I need to log in to vote?
You do not need a Crunchyroll account to vote. You only need a free or Premium account if you wish to enter the giveaway. New to Crunchyroll? Click here to create an account if you would like to enter.
How does voting work?
Click the category you wish to vote in, then click “Vote” underneath your pick. That’s it!
When does voting open? When does voting close?
Voting opens on January 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM PST and closes on January 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. All categories will open simultaneously and close simultaneously.
How are the winners selected?
Winners will be selected after judges and fans have completed voting, sometime following January 18. The winner of each category is the one that receives the most votes, with a 50/50 weighted split between judge votes and fan votes. Judges will serve as tiebreakers in the event of any ties.
When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced in a live stream on February 16, 2019 from San Francisco. Keep an eye on our social accounts for the specific time.
How did we pick our judges?
Judges are industry experts hand-selected based on their reputation, regard, and credibility. Our judges come from a range of different backgrounds, cultures, and careers, which we think best represents the diversity of anime fandom. We are honored to welcome back past Anime Awards judges, along with newcomers to the roster.
How do judges pick the nominees?
Judges are provided a list of potential nominees for each category, which they narrow down over two rounds of voting to produce a final list of 6 nominees to be posted on crunchyroll.com/animeawards.
How did we pick the categories?
We chose nominees based on fan popularity over the past two years. We also created categories based on a high volume of fan feedback.
How do I enter the giveaway?
Log in to your Crunchyroll Free or Premium account, vote in all Anime Awards categories, then submit your email via the popup prompt.
How will you pick the giveaway winner? What do they win?
Ten winners will be selected at random from all entrants. Winners will receive one free year of Crunchyroll Premium.