The best thing about today is that by the end of it, what’s done will be done. There will no more positioning to be had, no more tinkering with perception – just a hard reality. Maybe not a pretty one, but reality — she ain’t never pretty, is she? The votes are in, mostly, but for a few stragglers. Steve Pond has written a great piece about possible shockers. And us? Well, we do what we always do this time of year, we throw out our For Your Consideration requests.
Some could argue that this site is a For Your Consideration 24/7. And that would mean that, in a perfect world, Michael Fassbender, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Lynne Ramsay, Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo would all be nominees. But this isn’t a perfect world — and in the end, we have to figure, it’s all in the game. Once we start actually attaching deeper meaning to the Oscar race we are all lost. It is a consensus vote, and as such, you have to confront the common denominator.
Nonetheless, the Oscar voters have to pick something. How the guilds went might be a good indicator of at least some of the Oscar nominations to come.
So here’s one last chance to put it out there – a for your consideration to any voters who might reading this. We will randomly choose from these entries and give out a special prize.