Friday , June 21 2024

Book-Film-TV-Video Critiquees

All the award shows have come and gone, the hangovers but a memory. Time for the FINAL AWARDS: the Book-Film-TV-Video Critiquees, the Best of 2002 as selected by your Blogcritics. Please note the votes for Critiquees were in before the Academy Awards

Please take these awards as hearty recommendations and pick up the winners via Amazon below.


Best Nonfiction
The Threatening Storm: The Case For Invading Iraq, by Kenneth Pollack
discussed here, here, and here.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, by Eric Schlosser
discussed here

Best Fiction
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
discussed here and here

Prague, by Arthur Phillips
discussed here and here


Best film

discussed here, here , here, here, here, and here

About Schmidt
discussed here, here and here

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Gangs of New York
discussed here, here, and here

Best Actress
Nicole Kidman, The Hours
discussed here and here

Best director
Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
discussed here, here, here, and here.


Best drama series
discussed here, here, here, and here, here, and here

Best comedy series

The Simpsons
discussed here, here, here, here, and here

Best short series or special
The Blue Planet
The Gathering Storm


Best release of the year
The Royal Tenenbaums

Best extra DVD material
Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings (Platinum Series Extended)
discussed here and elsewhere

The Music Critiquees, announced last month, are:
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Rock Album of the Year
Country-Americana Album of the Year
R&B Album of the Year
Jazz Album of the Year
Electronic Album of the Year
Soundtrack of the Year
Reissues and Collections
Best New Artist

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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