Can Ben Affleck win the Oscar for Best Director by write-in?

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  • Trent
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    Ben Affleck’s snub for director is obviously the biggest snub of the year, evidenced by his continued winning of precursor directing prizes. By now Academy voters must feel like giant idiots for snubbing him. Giant idiots.

    Would it be possible for Affleck to actually WIN the Oscar on a total write-in campaign? Hal Mohr won best Cinematography on a write-in campaign, albeit in 1935.

    This, to me, actually sounds like a very plausible idea.

    Is a write-in even still possible at the Oscars? 

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    the spotless mind
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    I don’t think so, but even if it is, it won’t happen. 

    I’m tired of Ben Affleck. I like him as a director, but the Oscar director lineup is pretty fantastic, so let’s stop disrespecting them.   

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    Scottferguson
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    no – write ins were disallowed 75 years ago after someone won with this

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    BrokenFan
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    No. Kathryn Bigelow’s snub was a pretty big snub. I’m glad Bennifer is getting all the attention, but I’m totally fine with this year’s director line-up. 

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    dannyboy.
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    Who won with a write-in?

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    the spotless mind
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    Hal Mohr for Best Cinematography, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1935. 

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    In my opinion, outside of Russell, I personally hate the Director line-up. Haven’t seen Amour yet, so I can’t speak on Haneke’s behalf, but other than Russell, I don’t think the other 3 are deserving. 

    Affleck and Bigelow were snubbed. No question about that. The Academy has to be kicking themselves. Affleck has won BFCA and the Globe, and has a good chance to win BAFTA and DGA. Paul Thomas Anderson, who delivered the best directed film, well, since his last film, was also snubbed, but he wasn’t really in the conversation.
      

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    Malick
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    I don’t think so, but even if it is, it won’t happen. 

    I’m tired of Ben Affleck. I like him as a director, but the Oscar director lineup is pretty fantastic, so let’s stop disrespecting them.   

    Very well said.

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    the spotless mind
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    The PTA shoutout was the best moment of the night, I’ll give him that. Props. 

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    The PTA shoutout was the best moment of the night, I’ll give him that. Props. 

    I actually thought that was awkward. It seemed he thought PTA was nominated, but remembered he wasn’t, and quickly tried to segue into a Orson Welles mention, and thought about coming up with other names, but was too nervous to remember or come up with anyone else and decided to continue differently.  

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    He started out by saying: “Never thought I would be here, and there are so many greats that haven’t been nominated like Paul Thomas Anderson”…

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    Icky
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    “Anything but Lincoln (and Les Miz)” all the way to the Oscars.

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    Hal Mohr for Best Cinematography, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1935. 

    Right around the same time Bette Davis almost won by write-in.. Must have become a hot button issue so they nixed it. Interesting stuff. Are there any others?

    People are jumping to their feet when Affleck wins which makes me suspect his supporters are going to rally around Argo for Best Pic. People are clearly loving him. I am not even sure that the DGA or PGA will make a difference at this point.     

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    the spotless mind
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    I’m sorry, I find that petty. Not even I’m saying “anything but Argo”. It would be an exponentially better winner than the last two, at least. 

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    the spotless mind
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    Also, I love how their falling all over themselves to reward Affleck. They make Scorsese wait 30 years, never even bother with Malick, Kubrick, Altman or Weir, but they just must reward Ben Affleck, the auteur.

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