February 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm #214671
Pete and I just did a new video smackdown that’s full of fascinating info, including the revelation that “Big Short” won PGA by ONLY 3 VOTES — WATCH HERE — there’s also an audio podcast version of our discussion:
NEW – editors’ slugfest: Chris, Paul, Daniel, Marcus and I try to figure out this wacky derby — WATCH HERE:February 3, 2016 at 8:28 pm #214673
3 votes? wow. still gonna keep it at #1 slot but its not a confident oneFebruary 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm #214674
Steak eaters? Steak eaters??
Nice tie Tom.
Way to go Marcus.
Boomer you look great in yellow.
Daniel! Still staying with Inarritu? You’re stabbing my heart.
Great question Paul.
the end.February 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm #214675
That’s great to hear. If he’s right, winning by three votes on the RANKING SYSTEM shows how close it was.
On the other hand, it’s confusing and not totally believable. It’s more than 6k people voting by preferential ballot. How the f.ck it always ends up being this close?(I still don’t buy the exact tie two years ago)February 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm #214676
3 votes is better then a tie.February 4, 2016 at 2:40 am #214677
Second ? Revanant or Spotlight .February 4, 2016 at 4:05 am #214678
We have to wait for BAFTA to tell us who will win BP this time just like in the year of 12 Year A Slave. If the result is really that close, PGA result is not that predictive. I wonder if BAFTA will give BP to Spotlight as McCarthy is not nominated for BD. Either The Big Short or The Revenant will win BAFTA.February 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm #214679
Pete Hammond is the most informed of them all.
However, I don’t take much stock in the 3 votes difference thing. It’s rumour based on nothing.February 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm #214680
I don’t understand this narrative that has sprung up around PGA being such a “close race.” The result was within three votes? Who could possibly know that other than the accounting firm that tabulates the top-secret ballots? And even if Pete Hammond managed to personally poll the votes of 100 members, that’s a whopping 1.4% of the guild’s 7,000 members — hardly a representative sample. This all sounds like rumor-mongering or wild speculation or personal bias or some combination thereof.
It’s just like the narrative that has sprung up around The Big Short somehow being the “whitest malest” BP contender this year when it is really no more or less white or male than most of its fellow nominees. Spotlight certainly isn’t any less “white.” Neither is Bridge Of Spies, or Brooklyn, or Room. The Revenant certainly isn’t any less “male.” Neither is Bridge Of Spies, or The Martian. In fact, The Big Short is one of only *two* BP nominees this that has a black woman in a speaking role (the other being Mad Max). And yet it’s the one that somehow becomes the poster child for everything that’s wrong with #OscarsSoWhite.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After it caught everyone off guard at PGA, it was bound to get attacked by fans of its competitors who were bitter over TBS’s sudden frontrunner status. All of this is just spin and doesn’t have any sort of real bearing over the race and we shouldn’t be giving credence to any of it, imho.February 4, 2016 at 3:13 pm #214681
I do not doubt that Hammond heard that the win was by three votes, but how would anyone outside of the accounting firm have access to this information? This sounds like a rumour that someone just created.
If the information is somehow true, I would still predict The Big Short because of everything else that we know, but would be more open to arguments for the others.
I agree with Daniel. Looks like Tom has the same predictions in the top two categories as well.