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  • Tariq Khan
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    Meryl Streep undoubtedly knows that she has no chance of winning the Oscar for “August Osage County” this year. She probably doesn’t even care, since she won her third trophy for “The Iron Lady” just two years ago. 

    So when she’s filling out her own Oscar ballot, will she even bother voting for herself? 

    If not, will she go with frontrunner Cate Blanchett or her previous “Doubt” and “Julie and Julia” costar Amy Adams? Or even Judi Dench or Sandra Bullock? 

    What do you think?        

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    dude93
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    #140072

    I say Amy Adams.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #140073

    Seems kind of a cop-out to vote for yourself at the Academy. I would suspect that they would have a rule if one of the Academy members is nominated that they cannot vote for themselves.

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    GermanGuidanceSystem
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    In a way, has Meryl already voted for herself, with her speech at the National Board of Review gala in very early January (7th), when she was meant to be delivering a best actress award to Emma Thompson, but better managed to turn the cerenomy towards a different agenda: 

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/452970/Meryl-Streep-slams-Disney-in-Emma-Thompson-tribute

    Interesting extract from another article, now from January 17th :

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/01/how-emma-thompson-responded-to-meryl-streeps-oscar-snub-email/


    Meryl Streep
     was delighted to earn an Oscar nomination for her performance in “August: Osage County,” but the experience was made slightly bittersweet when she realized her friend, “Saving Mr. Banks” star Emma Thompson, was not nominated.

    “I was really shocked,” Streep, 64, told Ellen DeGeneres, who echoed the sentiment.

    Streep was so affected by the snub, she said, that she sent Thompson a note.

    “I wrote her a long heartfelt email saying how bad I felt,” Streep said, “and she wrote me back and said, ‘Good.’” 

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    I bet she did!

     

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    GhostOrchid
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    Are the voting ballots not anonymos?
    Do they note who has voted for who?

    I do think everyone votes for themselves in years where there’s a slight chance to win. I doubt they do it in years when there are obvious frontrunners and there’s no chance to beat them. They know that vote is probably wasted.
    Well, at least I think (and hope) so, but who knows?

    Again, I refuse to believe that NBR speech had any impact on Thompson. It was only ONE DAY before the ballot were due. I don’t think voters wait for the last minute.
    Though if it really had that impact and the Academy voted nevertheless for Meryl, over Emma, what does that say about them?
    If things like that do have impacts, I’d be worried for Blanchett. Well, just a little…

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    GermanGuidanceSystem
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    (Apart from the Las Vegas Film Critics Association award)
    Emma has won one award all season long for her performance in Saving Mr Banks, the prestigious NBR Best Actress award.

    And Meryl Streep pissed all over that parade. That award and that ceremony is
    now relegated to the moment Meryl went political and took Walt Disney to task.
    Meryl mentions that her great friend Emma is a feminist, a saint etc, while all
    the while ripping the daylights out of / exposing the truth about (whichever is
    preferred) Walt Disney, who happens to be a central character (sugar-coatedly
    played) in a film for which Emma is receiving an award…from Meryl!    

    I wonder if Meryl tipped off her in advance about how she
    would be hijacking Emma’s moment at the ceremony?

    Given Meryl’s lengthy letter to Emma’s and Emma’s one-word (?)
    reply, I suspect not.

    If I ever was outside a film premiere etc over here in
    Britain, and I saw Meryl walking along the red carpet, I’d boo and hiss her.   

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    GhostOrchid
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    #140078

    She PRAISED Emma and SLAMMED Disney, not the other way round.
    It was such an ackward thing to do, but I still think she actually wanted to help her?
    I mean…. you don’t slam an american icon and still think you’ll get away with that easily.
    Still, she got huge applause at the Oscar luncheon…

    And there are pictures of Emma and her at the SAG, so they don’t avoid each other and even Viola Davis accepted an Award in 2012 from Meryl.

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    Riley
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    Seems kind of a cop-out to vote for yourself at the Academy. I would suspect that they would have a rule if one of the Academy members is nominated that they cannot vote for themselves.

    And Obama should have voted Romney?

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    Etchie
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    Following Thinking & Arguments will make Meryl Streep Vote for Herself

    1. Out of respect & courtesy to those who have given her passion #1 votes for a nomination and those who are rooting & voting for her to Win. 
    2. Given the Intramurals with Julia Roberts on who will be the Lead Actress candidate for A:OC.  Since the Meryl Camp protested on the Supporting bid, it would be illogical not to make do with its achieved Best Actress nomination.  And based on Internal Assessment & Deliberation of TWC, Meryl have chances of Winning so why not Go For It.
    3. Meryl has not publicly nor indirectly endorsed any Best Actress nominee performance except for Emma Thompson in SMB which was not nominated.  Corollary, she will vote for herself in recognition & honor of those who did not make the cut especially Emma Thompson in SMB.
    4. It is such a DEFEATIST Attitude not to vote for yourself when given a chance of Winning.  The mantra “Once nominated, you have a Legitimate Chance of Winning” should prevail.  Meryl even joked once when asked whether she had enough awards and she somewhat said “I am greedy and I want it all”. 
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    KT
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    Why wouldn’t she vote for herself?  Plus, I think a lot of people believe Meryl’s humility in interviews is an act.

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    Gabriel
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    It is such a DEFEATIST Attitude not to vote for yourself when given a chance of Winning.  The mantra “Once nominated, you have a Legitimate Chance of Winning” should prevail.  Meryl even joked once when asked whether she had enough awards and she somewhat said “I am greedy and I want it all”. 

    I agree with this. There’s nothing wrong with voting for yourself, even if you know you’re probably going to lose.

    I see no reason why she wouldn’t or shouln’t vote for herself. I know I would if I were her.

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    Junk
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    #140083

    Why are we presuming that Meryl took Emma’s spot. If anything, it is Amy Adams who took her spot, not Meryl. And I was expecting this topic to be Etchie’s creation.

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    Milk Money
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    #140084

    Seems kind of a cop-out to vote for yourself at the Academy. I would suspect that they would have a rule if one of the Academy members is nominated that they cannot vote for themselves.

    Tell that to Barbra Streisand.

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    Miss Frost
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    #140085

    Ugh, I love Emma Thompson as both a person and actor but she had no business being in the race in the first place. THe NBR award means nothing, since it is not a real critic award at all.

    Meryl is thrilled for her nomination, but I bet she will vote for her fellow thespian Cate or her co-star/close friend.  

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