Ok folks here's the results of the last powwow:
will be defined as Foreign language films. For example Once will not be eligible, but Passion of the Christ would be. Exception type films: Inglorious Bastard is not eligible, The Band's Visit is. Generally speaking just try to stick to the "standard approach". The function of this event is not to redefine what's normal.
-What's animated and what's not
: Waking Life, Wallace and Gromit, Team America, Waltz With Bashir, Scanner Darkly are all animated. I'm not going to try to define what animation is, but if you need a guide then look at the above examples and use your best judgement.
My Winnipeg. It is not a documentary. The performances are eligible in the relevant performance categories.
-The decade cutoff
. We will use the IMDB standard. Whatever date appears next to the film title is what date we will use.
-What's supporting and what's lead
. Basically what we're gunna do is this, if you feel a performance is lead than put it as a lead in your ballot. If someone else feels it's a supporting part, they can vote supporting. When the ballots are tallied the results will be combined. Whichever side has more votes will be how the role is defined.example
. if 5 people vote for Tommy Lee Jones as lead in No Country, and 10 people vote for him as supporting, then he will earn 15 votes and the role will be defined as supporting.
The effect of this will be that some people will have selected 19 people for lead and 21 for supporting without meaning to. That's just the way it goes. But please don't try to get an extra vote for, say, Christian Bale in Dark Knight by voting for him as a supporting character when he is clearly a lead. We'll be watching for obvious abuse...
Also, do not try to vote for Tommy Lee Jones as both a supporting performance AND lead performance in the same role on your ballot. If you do he will come to your house and bite off your nose.
-Are animated films eligible for best cinematography?
No. There may be a good argument for it, but it's not it's not a widely accepted position yet, so we're going to stick with the standard. And again, the function of this event is not to redefine what's normal.
If decide to include an animated film on your cinematography ballot anyways, because your awesome like that, that's fine. It just won't count for anything.
-Split 'em up or keep 'em together?
LOTR is 3 separate films. Kill Bill is 2 separate films. Che is 1 film that sucks