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    This was something I thought about years ago & “LA LA LAND’S” beautiful 4 stoster made me think of it again

    Who thinks the *AMPAS should have a 25th category, this for Best Poster Design? THANK YOU

    Spencer Shannon

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    There is already a category fr best editing

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE

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    No lol I don’t particularly think the AMPAS should/would want to award what is basically a marketing exercise?

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    No way. The advertising may have nothing to do with the quality of the film.

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    For a lesser known awards series maybe, but for the Oscars eh. I think they should have a Best Ensemble award first and foremost and maybe Best Voice-Over Performance beforehand.

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    Best Casting could be more appropriate. We don’t want every A-lister in the industry to have an Oscar.

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    For a lesser known awards series maybe, but for the Oscars eh. I think they should have a Best Ensemble award first and foremost and maybe Best Voice-Over Performance beforehand.

    The problems I see with “best ensemble” are:
    (a) Who is going to vote this differently from Best Picture, and
    (b) How do you keep voters from voting based on just “the stars”? Ensemble means everybody in the film (or at least it should), but who’s going to care about even the semi-major players?

    And why do I have the feeling a voiceover category would end up being a “name check” award, at least in the years without Star Wars films where Anthony Daniels would win pretty much every time?

    As for the original post, I say “no”; the poster has nothing to do with the film itself. You might as well have an Oscar for film trailers. As Tyler pointed out, it might be a good fit in, say, the MTV Movie Awards.

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    You want to give critics one more category for them to exercise their highbrow tastes on?

    Imagine the hyperbolic, stupendously artsy fartsy posters they would push. Something like Rogue One and Elle (Huppert holding up a cat or peering through a door) would be their No. 1 posters of the year.

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    For a lesser known awards series maybe, but for the Oscars eh. I think they should have a Best Ensemble award first and foremost and maybe Best Voice-Over Performance beforehand.

    And why do I have the feeling a voiceover category would end up being a “name check” award, at least in the years without Star Wars films where Anthony Daniels would win pretty much every time?

    I agree. Since the Best Original Song has slowly become a name check of the hottest singer out right now.
    Sia has 4 contributing Original songs for films. And everyone from Justin Timberlake to Alicia Keys and Phil Collins are now campaigning for Oscars.
    It has now gone from awarding an original song and it’s context/significance in a film and how it ties in to a films themes, to the biggest hottest song from the biggest music superstar.

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    thanx for replies, Saul Bass was the best though!

    & does anyone have the answer to exact # of AMPAS voters to date?

    Spencer Shannon

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    I think the Oscars should introduce special awards. It should be able to present up to three special Oscars every season. If this year there is a poster that has really captured the zeitgeist and is a really impressive achievement, it could get one of the three.

    If there’s a voice-over performance that’s really terrific, it would be able to get one, too. And next year, the Academy could honor absolutely different filmmakers who don’t get recognized on Oscar night.

    This is a way to honor stunt coordination, voice over, casting, posters, music adaptation, main title design etc without introducing separate categories.

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    I agree that Ensemble/Casting and Voice Over should come first.

    Having a Poster Oscar would feel like it is becoming the MTV VMAs and not the biggest, most prestigious awards ceremony which I have come to love, despite their many misgivings.

    With Ensemble/Casting, it would be either a dead cert precursor for Picture, or a consolation prize. Spotlight would have won Ensemble/Casting easily, but maybe The Curious Case of Benjamin Button would have won this, while Slumdog took Picture.

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    An Oscar for the key art? Na. Too many cooks in the kitchen on that one (meaning lots of people touch key art) so you’d either be giving out a lot of statues or there’d be a lot of PO’d people. Also, it doesn’t take a creative genius to come up with the concept or to determine which to go with – all analytics.

    Casting/Voice-Over/Choreography – Yes.

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