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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 pm

anonymous1980 wrote:Which one of the "Brutally Honest" ballot interviews is Sandra Bullock?

It was the one that came out the year Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close was nominated. The dead giveaway was her praise of Thomas Horn, the kid who played her son in it.

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Postby anonymous1980 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:21 pm

Which one of the "Brutally Honest" ballot interviews is Sandra Bullock?

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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:24 pm

Here's another 'brutally honest' ballot that is an amusing read:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists ... 21-1188036
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:06 pm

It could be Knight if he is now living in L.A. either temporarily or permanently as he would have to have access to all those parties he keeps running into Malek at.

He could have started as a member of the writers branch and then asked to be moved to the directors branch. I think that's allowed.

He said he was a friend of Mortensen's. As a writer of the screenplay for Eastern Promises he probably didn't "work" with him directly, but as the director of Locke he would certainly have had to have worked with Colman.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:47 pm

I thought about Knight, but I guessed he would be a Writer's Branch and not credited as a director...makes a little more sense, though.
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Postby Mister Tee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:41 pm

I've seen people suggest Steven Knight, who wrote Eastern Promises, and had Colman as a major voice character in Locke.

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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:09 pm

I don't think it's Hytner. It's either an American or a transplanted Brit. As far as I can tell, Hytner is still centered in London.

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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm

My guess is Nicholas Hytner.
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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:03 am

Bragging about being a director who is friends with Viggo Mortensen who has worked with Olivia Colman is not exactly covering your tracks. Someone has probably already figured out who he is just as I and many others have figured out some of the past interviewees. Sandra Bullock and Keir Dullea, for example, were quite obvious.

I gather he is someone who has never been nominated for anything or he would be bragging about that as well.

What makes this particular guy so odious is not his choices but the way he goes about making them. It's all politics except for Colman who he is voting for because he knows her.

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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby MaxWilder » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:21 am

OscarGuy wrote:Think about the kind of people who will talk on the record about their ballots. They are probably washed-up has-beens who lament the state of film today because they cannot get work. I doubt they are truly representative of the Academy as a whole. At least one hopes not.

But they’re not on the record; it’s an anonymous interview, and THR is reputable enough to keep their identities unknown. That’s the only way to get Academy members to speak candidly.

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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:34 am

Think about the kind of people who will talk on the record about their ballots. They are probably washed-up has-beens who lament the state of film today because they cannot get work. I doubt they are truly representative of the Academy as a whole. At least one hopes not.
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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby MaxWilder » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:20 am

I only skimmed the article but I saw he’s not voting for Rami Malek. We’re at a point where that makes you the kind of thoughtful, independent-minded voter the Academy needs more of. Sad.

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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby taki15 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:48 am

The more these guys talk, the more I lose any respect I had for them.
It's as if the Academy members are a bunch of petty, vapid, assholes.

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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby nightwingnova » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #1 - Hollywood Reporter

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists ... 19-1187666

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Re: Anonymous Academy Members Ballots

Postby MaxWilder » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm

I'm for anyone-but-Malek.


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