Yes it's that time of year again, the Why-it-looks-like-my-uncle-O***r (Not TM) Awards are being handed out in Los Angeles. And, for the first time in four years, not a hobbit in sight.
Having seen barely any 2004 releases yet, here are my predictions for the major WILLMUOs:
Best Film: Million Dollar Baby
Best Actor: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles
Best Actress: Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)
Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby)
Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn, for The Aviator's only major Willmuo
Best Director: Clint Eastwood ahead of Martin Scoresese
Best Foreign Film: The Sea Inside (Spanish)
Best Documentary: Supersize Me (and what a dork Michael Moore was for putting Fahrenheit 9/11 in the wrong category!)
Best Screenplays: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (original) and The Motorcycle Diaries (adapted). By sheer coincidence, these are the only two 2004 releases that I have seen to date...
Best musical score: Anyone But John Williams (Harry Potter 3, which has been sitting on the DVD shelf waiting to be seen since Di got the trilogy for Christmas)
And then there is the slideshow on Yahoo news, which is up to 340 photos already.