Now in our tenth calendar year!
PCR #465 (Vol. 10, No. 8) This edition is for the week of February 16--22, 2009.
7TH ANNUAL RONDO AWARDS ARE UNDERWAY
Yes Sci Fi and Horror fans, it's time once again for the Rondo Hattan Classic Horror Awards.
As most of you know, all categories are voted on by us, the fans. This years categories are loaded with excellent work all Rondo worthy. Here's the rundown...
1. Best Movie of 2008
2. Best Television Presentation
3. Best Classic DVD
4. Best Classic DVD Collection
5. Best DVD TV Collection
6. Best Restoration (or video upgrade)
7. Best DVD Extra
8. Best DVD Commentary
9. Best Independent Production (film, documentary or short)
10. Best Book of 2008
11. Best Magazine of 2008
12. Best Article of 2008
13. Best Magazine Cover
14. Best Website (Online magazine, message board or tribute site)
15. Best Horror Blog
16. Best Convention of 2008
17. Best Fan Event
18. Favorite Horror Host of 2008
19. Best Audio Horror Site or Podcast (Web only)
20. Best CD (Soundtrack, novelty or band)
21. Best Horror Comic Book
22. Best Toy, Model or Collectible
23. Count Alucard's Controversy of the Year
24. Classic Most in Need of Restoration
25. Writer of the Year (for 2008)
26. Artist of the Year (for 2008)
27. Favorite DVD reviewer
28. Monster Kid of the Year
29. Monster Kid Hall of Fame
At the Rondo site you can actually peruse some of the category choices as jpegs are available.
As for the award itself, it's developing quite a reputation in the industry, and has become a highly coveted award. This is due to the voting concept of 'fan only'. When Basil Gogo's, Forrest Ackerman, Rob Zombie and others are thrilled to win one, you know it's big.
BE A PART OF IT TODAY!!!
Go to Rondo Hattan Awards
MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
It has become a custom of mine to garner support every time Rondo rolls around for Dick Bennick to get into the Hall of Fame. The category is a write in one, which means it's wide open to anyone.
One of my fondest childhood memories is getting the new TV Guide at the Little General on Bay to Bay and flipping to Saturday to see what would be on Creature Feature. Loved the show, and thought Bennick was genius as Dr. Paul Bearer.
You can check out the Creature Feature Database to get more on this show, and Bennick.
Would be great to see this guy get this kind of recognition. So richly deserved.
The top 6 vote getters get in.
He'll be on my ballot.
Contrary to what I just wrote on the message board, I have a good feeling that this, yes...this will be the year I out pick the Mikester regarding who claims Oscar glory.
We'll jump right in to the picks and get the show on the road:
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Sup Actor: Heath Ledger
Best Sup Actress: Marisa Tomei
Best Director: Danny Boyle
BEST ANIMATED FILM: “Wall-E”
ART DIRECTION: “The Dark Knight”
CINEMATOGRAPHY: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
COSTUME DESIGN: “The Duchess”
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “Trouble the Water”
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: “Smile Pinki”
FILM EDITING: “The Dark Knight”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Departures”
MAKEUP: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
ORIGINAL SCORE: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
ORIGINAL SONG: “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “Presto”
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: “Toyland”
SOUND EDITING: “Iron Man”
SOUND MIXING: “Wall-E”
VISUAL EFFECTS: “Iron Man”
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Milk”
There it is, Oscar fans.
Wish me luck.
Till next time, God Bless.
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