Q: Exactly how many awards do i give out every year?
A: Way too many.
Almost done with the traditional categories (or, if you'd like to call it this: "my oscar ballot" -- would that i had a vote) Previously posted categories: Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay,Visual Effects, Makeup, and two non-Oscary categories Ensemble Work and Breakthrough.
Three new categories now posted today...
Usually my favorite category but this year was weak. Nevertheless there's always enough candidates if you actually look for them. (Yes Oscar you don't have to nominate Ziyi Zhang just because she's pretty and carries a film. You can wait until she deserves it. Please) My nominees play a bitter heavy drinking wife, a Georgian literary heroine, a country music superstar, a political activist, and a complete solar system unto herself with men in helpless orbit.
Best Supporting Actor
Also a weak year for this category but I'm very fond of these five: an intellectual egotist, a former sports star, a TV executive, a psychophathic brute, and the father of a gaggle of girls.
Best Art Direction
Too many worthy nominees in this category. But these five films transported me the most into their own meticulously created environs.