Hi Gang! After another year of award winners who impersonated other real people, I am left wondering about the "art" of impersonation. Is it the same as acting? Should it be rewarded as such? Now, don't get me wrong. I think Philip Seymour Hoffman is a super actor. No question. Same goes for Reese Witherspoon. However, do they deserve an award for doing an impersonation? Or Jamie Fox for impersonating Ray Charles? The list of highly regarded impersonations goes on and on. As an actor, I am stumped. I just don't know if doing a great impersonation of someone in a movie is as worthy of the same praise and awards as someone who creates a character only from the written page. Now, certainly any great performer "borrows" or uses things they have picked up from other characters or people in their lives and may use it in a role. But that is not really the same as doing a actual impersonation. I am really interested in your feedback.