The Artists Choice Awards are inclusive awards, recognizing achievements in film as voted upon by people working in the arts.

Artists of any discipline nominate and vote on outstanding achievements in several categories, with bylaws that guarantee inclusion of overlooked, under-appreciated, and non-mainstream artists and productions. Voting membership is by invitation or application, available to artists of all disciplines and those working in fields that support creative work.

Winners receive the official Acey Paper Airplane "statuette." Nominated and Award-winning films and individuals become eligible for IMDB-approved annotations.

Categories for the 5th Annual Aceys Awards for 2019 films (award:

Artistic Achievement In Film (Top Prize)
Outstanding Film: Animated
Outstanding Film: Short or Experimental
Outstanding Film: Documentary
Outstanding Film: Comedy
Outstanding Film: Musical or Music Subject
Outstanding Film: Art House Or Limited Release

Best Performance In A Major Role
Best Performance In A Supporting Role
Best Performance by a New or Overlooked Talent
Best Performance By An Ensemble

Excellence in Cinematic Beauty & Technical Achievement
Excellence In Sound Recording, Edit, & Mix
Excellence In Music: Score, Songs, or Soundtrack
Excellence in Production Design & Art Direction
Excellence In Costume Design & Wardrobe
Excellence in Hair & Makeup
Best Analog or Digital Special Effects
Outstanding Stunt Ensemble

Excellence in Editing
Best Original Film Concept or Story
Best Screenplay Adaptation of Work of Fiction or Nonfiction
Best Original Screenplay

Excellence In Directorial Debut
Excellence In Direction: Overlooked or Alternative
Best Director

Release or distribution date for all films must be 2019, defined as:
Physical Public screening during the calendar year at a Theater, Festival, Museum, or Event with a published invitation.

This includes films from any country or national origin (international films should have a US release/festival date in 2019). Eligibility in the "Art House or Limited release" category based on a formula of production budget and distribution that favors non-widespread releases and low-budget films.

All films should either have English dialogue or English subtitles.