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    Hi Everyone:

    Just submitted my Spirit Award ballot a few minutes ago. For anyone who’s interested here’s what I voted for:

    1. Best Feature: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    2. Best First Feature: Nine Days
    3. Best Director: Emerald Fennell- Promising Young Woman
    4. Best Female Lead: Nicole Beharie – Miss Juneteenth
    5. Best Male Lead: Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    6. Best Supporting Male: Paul Raci – Sound Of Metal
    7. Best Supporting Female: Alexis Chikaeze – Miss Juneteenth
    8. Best Screenplay: The Half Of It
    9. Best First Screenplay: Miss Juneteenth
    10. Best Documentary: Crip Camp
    11. Best International Film: Quo Vadis, Aida?
    12. Best Editing: The Invisible Man
    13. Best Cinematography: I abstain. I ran out of time and didn’t get a chance to watch She Dies Tomorrow

    I also didn’t get a chance to watch any of the television nominees so I abstained from voting for those as well.

    I look forward to hearing from any of my fellow Spirit Award voters on their ballots too.

    First Place- 2018 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 Razzie Award Nominations
    First Place- 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    Butz
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    Props for recognizing Nine Days aka the best film of 2020!

    Letterboxd: Ray_In_Bruges

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    I was waiting for voting to closed. Here were my votes.

    1. Best Feature: Nomadland
    2. Best First Feature: The 40 Year Old Version
    3. Best Director: Chloe Zhang – Nomadland
    4. Best Female Lead: Frances McDormand- Nomadland
    5. Best Male Lead: Steven Yeun – Minari
    6. Best Supporting Male: – Glynn Turman – Ma Rainey ( I will confess that I had no passion with any of the nominees. No one particular stood out for me except Turmann
    7. Best Supporting Female: Yuh- jung You- Minari
    8. Best Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
    9. Best First Screenplay: Lapsis ( last one I saw in category and was pleasantly surprised. I could even see an A lister getting that script and filming it)
    10. Best Documentary: Collective
    11. Best International Film: Abstained (didn’t finish watching all nominees)
    12. Best Editing: Nomadland
    13. Best Cinematography: Nomadland

    Television Categories

    Dcomentary – Abstain (didn’t have time to watch)

    Scripted series – Small Axe ( I May destroy you was already getting cast award . Wanted to spread wealth )
    Female performance- Shira Haas – unorthodox

    Male Performance- Amit Rahav – Unorthodox.  ( weirdest category nominees . There’s two that I had to look up to see who they were on show)

     

     

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    Props for recognizing Nine Days aka the best film of 2020!

    I agree. I wish it had received more than 2 nominations. While I liked Benedict Wong in the film I genuinely thought Paul Raci gave a better performance.

    If Winston Duke or Zazie Beetz had been nominated for I definitely would have voted for them.

    First Place- 2018 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 Razzie Award Nominations
    First Place- 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    I agree. I wish it had received more than 2 nominations. While I liked Benedict Wong in the film I genuinely thought Paul Raci gave a better performance.

    If Winston Duke or Zazie Beetz had been nominated for I definitely would have voted for them.

    I think the fact that it was nearly impossible to watch it unless you attended Sundance contributed to its non-existent buzz because no one cared about it awards-wise. But people will react to it positively to it, I’m sure.

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    I was waiting for voting to closed. Here were my votes.

    1. Best Feature: Nomadland
    2. Best First Feature: The 40 Year Old Virgin
    3. Best Director: Chloe Zhang – Nomadland
    4. Best Female Lead: Frances McDormand- Nomadland
    5. Best Male Lead: Steven Yeun – Minari
    6. Best Supporting Male: – Glynn Turman – Ma Rainey ( I will confess that I had no passion with any of the nominees. No one particular stood out for me except Turmann
    7. Best Supporting Female: Yuh- jung You- Minari
    8. Best Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
    9. Best First Screenplay: Lapsis ( last one I saw in category and was pleasantly surprised. I could even see an A lister getting that script and filming it)
    10. Best Documentary: Collective
    11. Best International Film: Abstained (didn’t finish watching all nominees)
    12. Best Editing: Nomadland
    13. Best Cinematography: Nomadland

    Television Categories

    Dcomentary – Abstain (didn’t have time to watch)

    Scripted series – Small Axe ( I May destroy you was already getting cast award . Wanted to spread wealth )
    Female performance- Shira Haas – unorthodox

    Male Performance- Amit Rahav – Unorthodox. ( weirdest category nominees . There’s two that I had to look up to see who they were on show)

    Yeah, I kind of jumped the gun a bit. I should have waited for voting to close too. My bad.

    I also ran into the same problem in a few categories where I wasn’t passionate about any of the nominees. Sometimes, like voting for politicians, you simply have to choose from what’s available.

    LOL! We didn’t agree in a single category. I did come close to voting for Turman and Lapsis though.

    Thanks for sharing.

    First Place- 2018 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 Razzie Award Nominations
    First Place- 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards

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    My votes:

    Feature: Nomadland
    First Feature: I Carry You With Me
    Director: Chloé Zhao
    Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
    First Screenplay: Palm Springs
    Actress: Carey Mulligan
    Actor: Steven Yeun
    Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn
    Supporting Actor: Paul Raci
    Cinematography: Nomadland
    Editing: Nomadland
    International: Quo Vadis, Aida?

    Didn’t watch all the documentaries so I passed on that one. Not sure if it’s just me, but I found a lot of the nominees this year to be rather underwhelming.

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    These are such dreadful picks, oh my God LOOOOL

    And you’re MAD!

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    I voted for:

    Feature: Minari
    First Feature: The 40 Year Old Version
    Director: Chloe Zhao
    Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
    First Screenplay: Miss Juneteenth
    Actress: Carey Mulligan
    Actor: Riz Ahmed
    Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn
    Supporting Actor: Paul Raci
    Cinematography: Nomadland
    Editing: Nomadland
    International: Quo Vadis, Aida?
    Documentary Feature: Time

    New Television Series: I May Destroy You
    TV Actress: Shira Haas
    TV Actor: Amit Rahav

    Didn’t have time to watch the documentary series. Some of these choices were so difficult. I was so tempted to lend my vote to Yeri Han in Supporting Actress but I was like “no, vote for the grandma who wears mens underwear!”

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    There’s no rule about posting before deadline. That was just me.

    This year nominees were a little underwhelming.

    im surprised how similar I am to Wolfali predictions.

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    4. Best Female Lead: Frances McDormand- Nomadland

    Scripted series – Small Axe ( I May destroy you was already getting cast award . Wanted to spread wealth )
    Female performance- Shira Haas – unorthodox

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    Just because you don’t agree with someone’s choices doesn’t mean that they are awful.everyone has different taste.

     

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    Feature: Minari
    First Feature: Nine Days
    Director: Emerald Fennell
    Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
    First Screenplay: Palm Springs
    Actress: Carey Mulligan
    Actor: Riz Ahmed
    Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn
    Supporting Actor: Paul Raci
    Cinematography: Nomadland
    Editing: Nomadland
    International: Didn’t vote because I haven’t seen the nominees
    Documentary Feature: Time

    I didn’t vote for the TV awards because I don’t watch much TV and haven’t watched any of the shows

    FYC
    Dune in All Categories (esp. Director, Score, Sound, and Visual Effects)
    Spencer in All Categories (esp. Actress, Cinematography, and Costume Design)
    The Worst Person in the World in All Categories (esp. Original Screenplay and International Feature)
    Flee in All Categories (esp. Animated Feature, Documentary Feature, and International Feature)
    The Power of the Dog in All Categories (esp. Actor and Adapted Screenplay)

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    Just because you don’t agree with someone’s choices doesn’t mean that they are awful.everyone has different taste.

    Owl, thank you for coming to my defense. I appreciate it.

    It’s possible that their criticisms were all in good fun though. I got a bit of a chuckle reading their comments.

    Even if they meant to be malicious I’ve learned to ignore the haters and there are PLENTY of those on this site.

    You are a good example of how to disagree with someone in a respectful manner. I wish more people on this site were like you.

    Thanks again and take care.

    First Place- 2018 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 DGA Awards
    First Place- 2015 Razzie Award Nominations
    First Place- 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards

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