Well ladies and gentlemen. Hot Saas’s Pop Culture Safari has been running strong for a whole year now and before I give away my superlatives for the blog’s first year of existence, I want to break down some of the stats from this blog’s first 365 days.

Total Posts: 468

Total Comments: 129 (about half of which I have to admit are me)

Busiest Day: October 28th, 2011 — 425 views

Total Page Views: 59,558

Most Popular Post: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas — 1,244 views

Okay enough with statistics. Here are my awards for the Best Things I’ve reviewed in the last year.

Best Picture: Drama

1. Ran

2. Nil by Mouth

3. Winter’s Bone

4. Conversations With Other Women

5. Fellini Satyricon

Best Picture: Comedy

1. The Big Lebowski

2. Modern Times

3. Manhattan

4. Happiness

5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Best Director:

1. David Lynch: Inland Empire

2. Akira Kurosawa: Ran

3. Ingmar Bergman: Persona

4. Darren Aranofsky: Black Swan

5. Joel and Ethan Coen: The Big Lebowski

Best Actor in a Dramatic Role:

1. Colin Firth: A Single Man

2. Ray Winstone: Nil by Mouth

3. Denzel Washington: Malcolm X

4. Heath Ledger: Brokeback Mountain

5. Dylan Baker: Happiness

Best Actor in a Comedic Role:

1. Jeff Bridges: The Big Lebowski

2. Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times

3. Woody Allen: Manhattan

4. Johnny Depp: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

5. Charlie Day: Horrible Bosses

Best Actress in a Dramatic Role:

1. Natalie Portman: Black Swan

2. Laura Dern: Inland Empire

3. Rooney Mara: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

4. Jennifer Lawrence: Winter’s Bone

5. Liv Ullmann: Persona

Best Actress in a Comedic Role:

1. Annette Bening: The Kids Are All Right

2. Diane Keaton: Manhattan

3. Sylvia Pinel: Viridiana

4. Ellen Page: Juno

5. Selma Blair: Storytelling

Best Supporting Actor:

1. John Goodman: The Big Lebowski

2. David Carradine: Kill Bill Vol. 2

3. Christian Bale: The Fighter

4. Dennis Hopper: Hoosiers

5. Javier Bardem: No Country For Old Men

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Angelina Jolie: Girl, Interrupted

2. Jessica Chastain: The Help

3. Dale Dickey: Winter’s Bone

4. Katherine Burke: Nil by Mouth

5. Penelope Cruz: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Ok. Now it’s time for some TV stuff!

Best Program or Miniseries: Drama

1. The Corner

2. Breaking Bad

3. Game of Thrones

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

5. Dexter

Best Program: Comedy:

1. Modern Family

2. Glee

3. The Big Bang Theory

Best Lead Actor TV:

1. Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad

2. T.K. Carter: The Corner

3. Michael C. Hall: Dexter

4. Jon Hamm: Mad Men

5. Bill Moyer: True Blood

Best Lead Actress: TV:

1. Khandi Alexander: The Corner

2. Sarah Michelle Gellar: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (primarily for “The Body”)

3. Eve Myles: Torchwood

4. Julie Bowen: Modern Family

5. Lea Michele: Glee

Best Supporting Actor: TV:

1. Peter Dinklage: Game of Thrones

2. Aaron Paul: Breaking Bad

3. John Lithgow: Dexter

4. James Marsters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

5. Ty Burrell: Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress:

1. Mayim Bialik: The Big Bang Theory

2. Emma Caulfield: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

3. Lena Headey: Game of Thrones

4. Christina Hendricks: Mad Men

5. Jane Lynch: Glee

Now for the final bits of miscellaneous stuff I’ve reviewed.

Best Book:

1. Gravity’s Rainbow

2. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

3. Watchmen

4. A Song of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords

5. Under the Dome

Best Albums:

1. Kid A by Radiohead

2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

3. Who’s Next by The Who

4. Abraxas by Santana

5. The King Is Dead by The Decemberists

Best Game:

1. Grand Theft Auto IV

2. Red Dead Redemption

3. Portal 2

4. L.A. Noire

5. Limbo

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