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  • aahoto
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    Didn’t see a topic for it within the last 6 hours (when it was published), so forgive me if it’s already been posted.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/brutally-honest-oscar-ballot-call-me-by-your-name-is-wrong-post-got-spielberg-ized-1088406/item/honest-oscar-ballot-best-picture-1088401

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    Riley
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    I secretly liked that film, even though I hate circuses

    Ha! Excellent voter.  He saw absolutely everything. Considering Icarus, Revolting Rhymes and the I, Tonya editing more strongly now. If we see a consensus over more ballots, I will probably switch.

    Would love for Blade Runner 2049 to win production design, but I am not going to consider it. What is really interesting though is his vote for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for visual effects. That category has been ripe for an upset all season, with Planet of the Apes always losing and Blade Runner 2049 flopping. Guardians of the Galaxy has widespread goodwill and it is not going up against two other Marvel titles this time or even one.

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    aahoto
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    I thought the same thing on reading his choices – he watched every single nominee. Love it. Although his overall enjoyment of the movie affected his views on specific categories.

    Was so happy he picked Sally Hawkins for Best Actress!

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    Diet Teridax
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    I secretly liked that film, even though I hate circuses

    Ha! Excellent voter. He saw absolutely everything. Considering Icarus, Revolting Rhymes and the I, Tonya editing more strongly now. If we see a consensus over more ballots, I will probably switch.

    Would love for Blade Runner 2049 to win production design, but I am not going to consider it. What is really interesting though is his vote for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for visual effects. That category has been ripe for an upset all season, with Planet of the Apes always losing and Blade Runner 2049 flopping. Guardians of the Galaxy has widespread goodwill and it is not going up against two other Marvel titles this time or even one.

    Am I the only one a little suspicious that so many of this voters picks also coincidentally happen to be Scott Feinberg’s actual Oscar predictions, like Icarus for Documentary and Blade Runner for Production Design? I’m not accusing Feinberg of making up an Oscar voter so that he can dishonestly rationalize his predictions in public but… It just looks a little weird to me, that’s all. Actually, Feinberg has I, Tonya and Revolting Rhymes for 4th in Film Editing and Animated Short respectively, so most likely he’s just being influenced by the voters he’s talking to in his own predictions. Wise decision if that’s the case.

    Note to myself: Don’t ever feed the trolls. Don’t get involved in others drama. Don’t let myself be swayed by others predictions, trust my gut more often!

    Note to all others: If you don’t happen to like me, ignore me. It is that simple.

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    Diet Teridax
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    Assuming this “Brutally Honest” ballot is legit (I choose to believe these specific ones Feinberg does are) I really like this voters choices. I’m tempted to switch back to Icarus for Documentary Feature. I was somewhat disappointed with the film and switched to Faces Places in my predictions after I finished watching the doping doc. However, I am aware many Oscar voters may not feel the same way. Plus, Icarus was still nominated at Bafta unlike Faces Places, so is there any bizarre reason the Varda film was snubbed? Icarus notably lost Bafta to a film that lost Documentary last year, I Am Not Your Negro (which I loved, by the way). I think Icarus benefits from anti-Putin sentiment in Trump-hating Hollywood, it is the only Bafta nominee and one of 2 DGA nominees (the other one being Abacus, which I’ve lost faith in as a possible spoiler) in the Oscars Documentary Feature category. I think pro-Varda stans have been wish-dicting Faces Places all season long, and the Oscars will go for the more important feeling film about exposing the corruption of Russian doping in Olympic sports.

    I still think I, Tonya and Baby Driver will split the alternative/anti-Dunkirk vote in Film Editing, allowing the Nolan film to take that one due to split competition.

    Note to myself: Don’t ever feed the trolls. Don’t get involved in others drama. Don’t let myself be swayed by others predictions, trust my gut more often!

    Note to all others: If you don’t happen to like me, ignore me. It is that simple.

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    Riley
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    Just read a bunch of others on IndieWire and the Toronto Star, but none are comprehensive like The Hollywood Reporter‘s.  I care about who is winning the short categories, damn it!  They even mostly omitted visual effects.  Did not find consensus for I, Tonya.  I really need to watch IcarusFaces Places is not BAFTA-eligible until next year.  I am concerned about Agnès Varda being an online bubble thing.  Faces Places has also been doing pretty poorly, outside of the regional critics’ groups, which do not really matter.  It lost IDA, Cinema Eye, and Critics’ Choice (and NBR) and was not even nominated by a single guild (or the Satellites).  If it loses the Indie Spirit too, well, it will have just about nothing going for it.

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    Bee
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    I was with this voter until they went with Molly’s Game and The Shape of Water for screenplay.

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    Atypical
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    For everything this voter gets right (yes, “3B” is a foreigner’s version of small-town America not remotely ringing true to life), he also says something shitty (no, you don’t get “Call Me by Your Name” at all). So is life. At least he watched damn near everything this cycle. Whether he’s always this thorough or just had too much time on his hands, it’s the level of voter involvement that all of the Academy should strive for.

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    Michael Norris
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    Ugh. I pretty much disagreed with everything. I think the writing is starting to show on the wall for TSOW. It’s clearly the masses’ favorite. Also, he’s clearly a straight guy. Only a straight guy would bring up homosexuality as often as he did.

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    Delilah
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    What a massive piece of shit this voter is.

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    nevkm
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    What a massive piece of shit this voter is.

    Yeah, he’s an asshole.

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    Keth
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    Interesting voter. So he didn’t care for “Call Me By Your Name” because of the age difference between Oliver and Elio, but he had no problem voting for Oldman who was accused of hitting his wife with a phone. NOt sure what one has in common with the other, but it made me scratch my head.

    He voted for “The Shape of Water” for original screenplay because it was so imaginative, although he mentioned that it wasn’t that original – more than one person can have the same “imaginative” idea. Ok..

    Interesting read as I found his reasoning for voting or not voting for certain nominees, well… interesting.

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    Michael Norris
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    Hopefully the recent diversification of the Academy skews the shit out of votes like these.

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    Diet Teridax
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    Ugh. I pretty much disagreed with everything. I think the writing is starting to show on the wall for TSOW. It’s clearly the masses’ favorite. Also, he’s clearly a straight guy. Only a straight guy would bring up homosexuality as often as he did.

    He only brings up homosexuality to make the point that even if CMBYN had a heterosexual couple he would still find the age gap weird. I feel the exact same way and that is one of the reasons I liked this voter overall. I wouldn’t have brought up the accusations against Oldman, but I get why he did so because he probably felt he needed to make clear that he was aware of them at least. The age gap in CMBYN also creeped me out personally, regardless of legality, heterosexual or homosexual. He had to point out even if it was a straight relationship he still would have been bothered, otherwise people would think he was homophobic. He got CMBYN. I got CMBYN. We both didn’t like it.

    Note to myself: Don’t ever feed the trolls. Don’t get involved in others drama. Don’t let myself be swayed by others predictions, trust my gut more often!

    Note to all others: If you don’t happen to like me, ignore me. It is that simple.

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    Diet Teridax
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    Hopefully the recent diversification of the Academy skews the shit out of votes like these.

    Votes from sane, qualified voices who actually watch all of the nominees and come from a sincere and informed perspective that you may or may not disagree with? I sure hope not. 🙁

    Note to myself: Don’t ever feed the trolls. Don’t get involved in others drama. Don’t let myself be swayed by others predictions, trust my gut more often!

    Note to all others: If you don’t happen to like me, ignore me. It is that simple.

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