A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:59 am

I don't know, it sounds like someone younger to me. He seems to be in awe of Spielberg. Older directors don't have as much reverence for Spielberg as younger directors do. The cracks about Riva's age don't sound like someone who is almost as old as she is.

The fawning over Roger Deakins makes me think it could be Joel Coen whose films Deakins is most associated with or Taylor Hackford, with whom Deakins has also worked.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby flipp525 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:21 pm

Mister Tee wrote:Here's another warts-and-all guy walking you through filling out his ballot. Half the stuff he says is batshit insane, but he shows sporadic insight, as well.

Speculation is that the voter's William Friedkin.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby FilmFan720 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:37 pm

Everyone got screener DVDs of all the shorts, and can vote in any of those categories without proving they watched them...just like every other award.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:09 pm

OscarGuy wrote:Here's the problem. AFAIK, you cannot vote in the short film categories unless you've seen all of the nominees. And I believe submitting an improperly completed ballot can negate the entire ballot. Not sure if that's true anymore, though.

I believe the rules were changed to allow everyone to vote in these categories this year. Since these things are now widely available on YouTube and the like they no longer require special screenings at which attnedence records could verify that those voting in the categories had in fact attended those screenings.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby criddic3 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:30 pm

I wish I had read those lists before doing my personal awards picks. I had no idea so many (supposedly) voters liked Silver Linings Playbook as much as I did. However, the female quoted seemed really clueless: Lincoln was boring? I guess to some people any period history film is boring. I had such a hard time with my own list, because I liked a lot of movies this year, but is it really possible for Silver Linings Playbook to take Best Picture over Argo at this point?
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:48 pm

Here's the problem. AFAIK, you cannot vote in the short film categories unless you've seen all of the nominees. And I believe submitting an improperly completed ballot can negate the entire ballot. Not sure if that's true anymore, though.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:26 pm

Is Judd Apatow an Academy member? That director sure sounds like him.
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Greg » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:30 pm

I do have to admit that I laughed when he said that there were songs Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe should have killed and that they did literally kill them.

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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Mister Tee » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:01 pm

The Original BJ wrote:Incidentally, a coworker of mine was filling out her spouse's Oscar ballot yesterday, explaining the votes she made and why, and I was flabbergasted by the votes she cast without seeing certain movies. It really does make you realize that people in the Academy don't even remotely take this thing as seriously as we all do here.

Which is why I love Sabin's formulation: "Oscar voters are always disappointing Oscar fans".

And I agree: this guy, like it or not, has his reasons for why he's voting for things (except for the "didn't see them" shorts). Sometimes he matches where i end up, sometimes he's miles off, but I know he's given it all professional consideration.

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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Mister Tee wrote:Here's another warts-and-all guy walking you through filling out his ballot. Half the stuff he says is batshit insane, but he shows sporadic insight, as well.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/o ... lot-422546


I really want to know who that director is -- he seems CRAZY. ("Emmanuelle Riva may not even live through Oscar night, so...")

But, more than any of these that have been posted, this guy at least seems to have put far more thought into voting than "He WAS Lincoln."

Still, I can't actually wrap my head around people voting in categories where they haven't seen any nominees, where they just vote for what they "heard" was good.

Incidentally, a coworker of mine was filling out her spouse's Oscar ballot yesterday, explaining the votes she made and why, and I was flabbergasted by the votes she cast without seeing certain movies. It really does make you realize that people in the Academy don't even remotely take this thing as seriously as we all do here.

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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Mister Tee » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:30 pm

Here's another warts-and-all guy walking you through filling out his ballot. Half the stuff he says is batshit insane, but he shows sporadic insight, as well.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/o ... lot-422546

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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:50 pm

One of the responses to the Awards Circuit entries was this:

"I read an OSCAR book where the author, a film historian, stated the people who vote for the OSCARS are perhaps the people with the least knowledge of what makes a good movie. Reading your captions above I am thinking he was dead on right."
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby Sabin » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:41 pm

I'm not convinced Lawrence will beat Emmanuel Riva, which is to say I'm not convinced Silver Linings Playbook is going to win anything. I've seen these ads and if Harvey worked it this hard between Thanksgiving and Christmas (which is to say if he recognized that SLP was his baby and not Django), I think it would be more than hype at this point. The race would legitimately be between Argo and Silver Linings Playbook, rather than Argo and arguments against Argo winning.

(Fingers crossed that a lot of you are angry on Oscar night and I end up happier than I've been since the first broadcast I watched when my horse in the race won.)
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby OscarGuy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:42 pm

The first set didn't seem as imbecilic as this set. Who the hell ARE these people? Some of the worst reasons I've read. And SLP is getting the Harvey treatment...
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Re: A sneak peak at three Oscar ballots

Postby The Original BJ » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:14 pm

flipp525 wrote:Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

“He IS Lincoln.”


These people drive me crazy.


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