For the Loungers who have not seen the news yet:
I am disappointed that there is no VC pieces amongst the finalists. I have to say that I am really surprised that none of the Metiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements made it in the Artistic Crafts category.
Also surprising is that from the "Big 4", there is only one piece from AL&S as a finalist (there is no PP and no AP). Not saying that they deserved to be considered just because of their brand name, but it just feels weird that the heavy hitters are not present this year.