And The Winner Of The Lifetime Alan Alda Achievement Award Is…

…George Clooney!!!

Oh, come now Bloggers. Surely you can’t be all that surprised…I hear he’s working on a remake of The Seduction Of Joe Tynan as we speak…

So as I suppose you can already tell, no, I didn’t watch the Oscars. Instead (and maybe I’m letting Harvey influence me just a little too much, these days), I made up my own Oscars. Because we all know that Will Eisner and Citizen Kane go together like McCain and St. Hubert (Americans: look it up), but what about some of our other favourite comics creators?

What movies might have influenced them?

Well, I guess we don’t know; but anyway, below you’ll find the categories and nominees in my Comics Oscar Pool, and whoever gets the greatest number of winners correct (already predetermined by me, natch) gets to order up a post here on whatever they like, or if they don’t have a blog of their own I’d be happy to have them guest-post. You know, because I’m officially all outta cheap prize ideas. And it sounds like the lamest idea ever, but hey, you never know! It could be fun.

So, without further ado (or at least not much):


The Nominees in the Category of Mark Waid are:

My Favourite Year

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Back To The Future


Cape Fear

The Birds


And, Kurt Busiek:

The Princess Bride

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Terminator

To Kill A Mockingbird

Logan’s Run

Apocalypse Now


Grant Morrison:

The Pink Panther

Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome


5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Terminator


Brian Michael Bendis:

The Usual Suspects

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

Before Sunrise

Cape Fear

Apocalypse Now

In The Company Of Men


Mark Millar:


Starship Troopers

The Usual Suspects


Independence Day

The Breakfast Club


Geoff Johns:

The Terminator

Silence Of The Lambs

Back To The Future


Independence Day

The Big Chill


Alan Moore:

I’m All Right, Jack

Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome

5,000 Fingers Of Dr. T


Casino Royale

A Matter Of Life And Death


Warren Ellis:

House of Games

I’m All Right, Jack



Apocalypse Now



Oh, and that’s all I can come up with for now. Harder than it looks, actually: I tried to give each writer two movies of his very own, that none of the rest shared…but then I had to make it three. Actually the problem was that I didn’t approach the whole thing scientifically from the start, but had to shore up weak spots later. Still, I hope I managed to keep it relatable, and perhaps even — dare I hope? — slightly funny at times.

If anyone can think of any more (or a less hinky prize to give out), that would be AWESOME. But in the meantime…

Place yer bets!


3 responses to “And The Winner Of The Lifetime Alan Alda Achievement Award Is…

  1. Huh?

    Why, ’cause George Clooney and Alan Alda (in the Seventies) are really the same type of actor following the same type of career path?

    Not sure I know what you’re getting at, Ed.

  2. By the way, Stuart has phone-knowledge — your instructions came a couple days too late. Gordon has it too, but I’ve already cautioned him. I’m assuming you may wish to caution Stuart as well.

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