So a majority of the actors and producers in this country moved to Hollywood and every year they put on a party for themselves called the Oscars, when they look back at what they’ve done in the past year and pick out who was ‘best’.
To me, its no different than if a majority of role-playing-gamers decided to move to Minneapolis, MN and look back over the year review. I can see the awards now:
Best L.A.R.P. Death
Best Dungeon Puzzle/Trap
Best New Monster
Best Elvish Character Name Not Swiped From LOTR
Best Female Gamer in A Non-Traditional Role Play
Best Sci-Fi Roleplay Game Plot
…You get the idea
As far as comparing movies, it is so subjective the concept doesn’t even make sense. Was the Sound Design in Memoirs of a Geisha better than King Kong?
It is very American to want to pick The Best from all the categories. This is because Americans are very simple people, and *The Best* is an easy concept for them to understand. One Winner. Everything else = Loser.
I would rather see a year in review where they touch on all the movies released, the good and the bad. The High-Budget Blockbusters and the Low Budget Independents. No need to proclaim any of them Winners or Losers. Show me the highlights and lowlights and the memorable performances; that is entertainment.
But showing me what top three of anything that Hollywood thinks is important?
I couldn’t care less.
BTW: Isn’t California supposed to slide into the ocean any day now? Man, it’s taking for-ever…