Hooray, Ron; Sorry, Baz

The weeks between the announcement of the Academy Award nominations and the show itself are a heady time for movie fans. It's when everybody becomes a Hollywood pundit. How could they leave out Gene Hackman? Why isn't Jennifer Connelly in the Best Actress category? Judi Dench again? Well, we don't think of ourselves as complainers, but TIME would like to kick off the Oscar season with some awards of our own:

BEST HOLLYWOOD CITIZEN Ron Howard has made millions for the industry, with films like Splash, Apollo 13 and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but has never even been nominated for...

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