“A rash of recent Oscar winners have been rewarded for playing real people, from Ray Charles to Truman Capote to June Carter Cash,” reads the NPR promo copy for Pete Hammond‘s just-posted aural report. “Are the acting categories turning into best imitation of a real celebrity life?” Obviously. The Academy clearly prefers handing out awards to actors playing real-life people, i.e., those whom viewers know quite well for their voices and tics and body language. Hammond suggests the creation of a new Oscar category — Best Celebrity Impersonation.