The Original BJ wrote:Well, here's the first outcome that's produced a split from the same voting pool among the top contenders. (Amusingly to me, it was the reverse of the split I voted for.)
And what's really terrific is that, unlike the splits we've had in recent years (12 Years/Gravity, Crash/Brokeback) or MIGHT have had (King's Speech/Social Network, Babel/Miss Sunshine/Departed), in which ONE of the categories seemed pretty set, one could easily foresee a split occurring tomorrow night that was the REVERSE of the one that happened today.
It brings to mind the Aviator/Million Dollar Baby year, when Aviator/Eastwood AND Million Dollar Baby/Scorsese seemed like perfectly viable outcomes. (Of course, that year, there was no split...one reason why I'm hedging my bets against it.)
Indeed. It's also worth mentioning that that year was the first year where WGA, SAG and DGA it exactly right with oscar. Unsettled races have a habit of looking settled in the aftermath.
Except 2002. I still can't believe that happened.