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The 2015 Biggie Awards (& My Top 10 and Bottom 5 of 2014)

The 26th Annual Biggie Awards

[UPDATED WITH WINNERS!]

for achievements in film for the year 2014

(click on any image to see the full-size version)

A year like 2014 is precisely why I created my own awards to begin with. It’s a year when the Oscars and I disagreed perhaps more than we ever have. I dutifully watched the Academy Awards this year, as I always do, but I had little to no rooting interest, as almost none of my favorite movies were up in the categories they should’ve been recognized in. Though you’ll find quite a bit of overlap in our acting nominees, I only agree with 3 of the Academy’s 8 Best Picture nominees, and they passed gas on nearly all of their technical categories. What else is new?

I thought 2014 was a good year on the whole, but not great. Maybe a B+ if I were to grade it. The barometer I use in judging an entire year is how many movies I put on my all-time “Movies I Love” list. This year, there were 21 new entrees on that list. There were 22 in 2013 and 25 in 2012. For perspective, the most ever is 31 from 2000. None of 2014’s entries will wind up in my all-time top 100, but that’s a tough list to crack any year.

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Ten Actors & Filmmakers I Want Back from the Dead

I don’t know how I got the idea for putting this list together. Every now and then, I’ll think about actors or filmmakers who died too young, and I can’t help but wonder what they’d be doing now were they still alive. Where would their careers have taken them? Who would they have worked with? I guess I just figured it would be cool to put down the names I think about most often and talk about why I miss them. Although I’m sure one exists somewhere out there, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else do a list like this. This particular one is comprised of people who died from 1990 thru 2012, so basically, during the time in which I’ve been an active moviegoer. To qualify, the person must have been younger than 75 at the time of their death, indicating that had they lived, they’d likely still have had years left to contribute, decades in some cases.

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