For the past two years over on my livejournal, I've been hosting the Hollmann Awards, a creatively-named testament to my superior film knowledge. Nominees are announced the day before the Oscar nominees are, and the awards are also given the day before their ceremony.
The Hollmann Awards started in 2006, and I greatly regret not doing them in 2005. However, here's a quick run-down of the history of the Hollmann Awards.'
Hosted by Philip Baker Hall, nominations announced by Gary Coleman, guest appearances by Bea Arthur, Fran Drescher, Rue McClanahan & Betty White.
BEST PICTURE: Pan's Labyrinth
BEST DIRECTOR: Robert Altman, A Prairie Home Companion
BEST ACTOR: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat
BEST ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, The Queen
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jack Nicholson, The Departed & Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: William Monahan, The Departed
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Javier Navarrete, Pan's Labyrinth
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: You Know My Name, Casino Royale
Hosted by Patricia Clarkson, nominations announced by Philip Baker Hall, guest appearances by Bea Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Rue McClanahan, Lily Tomlin & Betty White
BEST PICTURE: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
BEST DIRECTOR: Andrew Dominik, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
BEST ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Bruce Greenwood, I'm Not There
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Brad Bird, Ratatouille
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
And this year...well, who knows? Patricia Clarkson will be doing the nominations and presenting Best Picture at the ceremonies. I'll be putting up a list of all films eligible, plus an additional 25 semi-finalists in each category.