Sasha Stone, Awards Watch‘s Erik Anderson and I are waiting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Boston Film Critics to finish voting on their year-end awards before recording the latest Oscar Poker podcast. Wells to Stone, Anderson: “You want to wait so we can discuss the MOMENTOUS, EARTH-SHAKING DECISIONS made by LAFCA and the Boston Film Critics? What do they know? Do they have midi-chlorians in their bloodstream and therefore their year-end picks are something extra-noteworthy?” Question: will LAFCA continue its beyond-lame tradition of stopping voting midstream so they can stuff their faces with brunch vittles? I’m hoping/trusting that at least one of these groups will belly up to the bar for Spotlight, and if that doesn’t happen I don’t know what.