IMHO most of the awards will become marginalized as people increasingly rely upon sources like GoodReads. I've had a great deal more success by reading reviews from people who share my opinion on other books.
extended punchfests reminiscent of '60's Batman Pow! Blam! Zowie! kitsch
I'm glad you said this. I have actually found myself fast forwarding many shows lately while making the batman kerPOW sounds out loud. Agents of Shield is the worst about this and I'm on the verge of not watching it anymore. Comic book movies got popular again because Joss Whedon knows how to write dialog and emphasize characters. In most of his work the fight scenes are used the emphasize the emotions behind the dialog that continues throughout the scene. Other directors have misunderstood why Avengers is so popular and are just spitting out boring martial arts scenes with shallow representations of beloved characters.
The absence of labels [in ECL] is probably a good thing. -- T. Cheatham