Another year almost in the can, dear readers, and some of you have actually been with me since the beginning. We’ve grown up or grown old together in a way. How weird, right? But also it’s just the greatest thing to me that you come here and read this site. Of course, other than my own loud mouth, there is much going on behind the scenes. Ryan Adams who has been with the site since 2006 is the main reason things run at all. He is a great editor and writer, and a lifesaving proofreader. Each and every time I make a career ending typo or mistake, Ryan will be there to help fix it. That has lessened the 3am freakouts. He’s a great friend and essential contributor. We’ve also gotten lucky to take on a few new contributors, like the awesome and hard working Jazz Tangcay who does interviews, records interviews, attends press events and parties like a pro. I wish I had half of her get up and go. We love you, Jazz! Thanks for the great work. And Jordan Ruimy who is also motivated to write reviews and film pieces – he works faster than Ryan and I can keep up with. So thank you, Jordan!
Of course, thanks to the always happening Paddy Mulholland for his London reports, Dr. Rob Y for his fun and instructive Simulated Oscar Ballots, intermittent OscarPodcast pal Craig Kennedy, and the prolific gang at ADTV, Clarence Moye, Joey Moser, Megan McLachlan, Robin Write, and Ryan C Showers and Kevin Klawitter. Special thanks to Marshall Flores for his Statsgasm series as well as his reliable expertise in helping us analyze facts and figures throughout the year.
The incredibly talented Dora Kappou has once again made our FYC gallery. I don’t know why she does us this favor every year. We can never repay her for her kindness. But we’re grateful. We are so grateful.
To you readers and commenters – we’ve all become kind of a family and it’s far reaching. Some of you who comment now I know and some I don’t. But we’re always grateful to have you, even when you’re riding our ass about something.
To my own blogger friends who have been there through thick and thin – who I see at every party and shoot the shit with. Jeff Wells – a better man than most people realize. David Poland, Pete Hammond, Anne Thompson, Kris and April Tapley, Scott Feinberg, Tomris Laffly, Alex Billington, Greg Ellwood, Kyle Buchanan, Ryan Lattanzio, and probably five million other people I’ve forgotten.
Anyway, wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving.