Sifting through another list of press releases and ran into one for the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards. I checked out the site and saw something I'm general not used to seeing, at least with most of the awards I've followed in American media: Short-List, or write in voting, it would seem solely from the fans. Generally whenever I see fans allowed to vote most awards in this light, the nominees are pretty much predetermined. It's "Here's who we deem worthy, now choose from that." What I consider the big three (at least in the US); IGN, 1UP, and Gamespot, will often do their own editor awards and offered up a nominee for fan voting. Then of course there are the industry awards which are generally voting on by developers, journalists or some combination of both.