In Sir William Goldman’s book of essays on Hollywood, The Big Picture, (I added the Sir) the screenwriter repeatedly eschews the virtues of the Academy Awards. Happy to admit they are tacky and crass, it’s the importance of them that must not be forgotten. They are after all, “the lead phrase in most obituaries.”
They also, always, provoke rage and bile like no other awards (the comical Globes just provoke distain) but most importantly, they get people talking about movies. And if you’re on this site, either as a first timer or repeated reader, you’re here because you love talking about movies.
Today you don’t have to just talk. Today you get to vote. And in a move tantamount to the most charitable piece of giving since Mother Teresa invented text message donations we’ve given you the option of adding your own opinion. Please use it carefully, all votes for The Bounty Hunter will not only be ignored but we’ll also send ‘Dog’ round to your house.
Results will be announced Oscar Night so hit us back, in the meantime. Let the voting commence.