:spotlight-left: Thank you for your support of the 2012 Emote Awards. :spotlight-right:
At long last, the day has come. After 3 weeks of nominations and another 3 weeks of voting, the polls are closed, the ballots have been counted, and Krissi001 (https://www.deviantart.com/krissi001) and Mirz123 (https://www.deviantart.com/mirz123) are here to announce the winners of the 2012 Emote Award.!
Before we get to the winners, though, we'd like to comment on a question that was raised during the voting process. There was some concern that a few of the "newcomers" actually posted their first emoticon before January 1, 2012. In previous years, the Emote Awards were done on an erratic schedule, from a date in Dece