The Academy Awards Voting thread. You'll have a say this year!

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    Dec 15, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    Ok guys, since I maintain my voting privileges for the Oscars, I'll use it this year based on your cumulative input. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced the 24th of January..

    Post away for who you think should win for what. I'll compile all of it from this thread the day before my ballot will be cast.

    Have fun!
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    Looking forward to a lot of movies that have not been released yet.

    when are the golden globes?

    typically that spoils the results for the Academy Awards since that kinda determines who will win the Oscar.

    Im hoping Michael Fassbender wins, although I havent seen SHAME. It's received 8/10 on IMDB.

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    Dec 15, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidLooking forward to a lot of movies that have not been released yet.

    when are the golden globes?

    typically that spoils the results for the Academy Awards since that kinda determines who will win the Oscar.

    Im hoping Michael Fassbender wins, although I havent seen SHAME. It's received 8/10 on IMDB.

    The globes are Jan 15th.
    The nominations are posted here
    http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/
    This thread will be you guy's opportunity to actually use my vote for real! (for the Oscars)
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    How are you a member of the Academy?

    More importantly, do you get invited to the awards and are you looking for a date? icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    endo saidHow are you a member of the Academy?

    More importantly, do you get invited to the awards and are you looking for a date? icon_smile.gif
    Been a member for about 14 yrs.. I've been a member of SAG for about 22 yrs..
    I have been to three.. but that was two too many! Once is enough LOL
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    I have just one request to ask of you -- Please do NOT let Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross take home Best Original Score again. After winning for a not-so-stellar score for The Social Network, I feel like I have this grudge against them, especially when How to Train Your Dragon had a far superior score. I may be indifferent when it comes to most Oscar categories, but the one thing I do know is good music. And Reznor and Ross do not make good film music.

    Also, I think it's very interesting that you're a member of the Academy! How did you become a member?
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    Dec 15, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    Drive was seriously one of the best movies I have seen this year. I think the score was fantastic (I went straight home and downloaded the soundtrack) but I also think the performances from Goseling, Carey Mulligan & Albert Brooks were brilliant and understated which fit the whole mood of the movie.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Dec 15, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    Streep nailed Thacher. could very well get it this time.
    ACTUALLY MERYL STREEP SHOULD JUST HAVE HER OWN CATEGORY.

    (even though I'm all for Michelle Williams in Marilyn.)

    glen close playing a dude, wasn't that done in yentyl?

    warhorse best pic

    I'm curious to see what screeners I get in the mail this year.




  • zackmorrisfan...

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    Dec 15, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    If it were to be nominated for best foreign language film, Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In"

    Absolutely fantastic film. Excellent acting, beautifully shot, and a delightfully twisted story line.

    The-Skin-I-Live-In-2011-movie-poster.jpg
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    randl985 said

    Also, I think it's very interesting that you're a member of the Academy! How did you become a member?
    Ok. Ill reprint an email to another member here that asked.

    "actually got my membership with a directorial debut on a major film completed in 1995 as a second unit director. I rather not disclose all kinds of information for obvious reasons LOL.. Ive been in HWood for almost 27 yrs."
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    Dec 16, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    randl985 said

    Also, I think it's very interesting that you're a member of the Academy! How did you become a member?
    Ok. Ill reprint an email to another member here that asked.

    "actually got my membership with a directorial debut on a major film completed in 1995 as a second unit director. I rather not disclose all kinds of information for obvious reasons LOL.. Ive been in HWood for almost 27 yrs."


    ahhh i see now.

    Im shocked "in the land of blood and honey" got a golden globe nom.
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    randl985 said

    Also, I think it's very interesting that you're a member of the Academy! How did you become a member?
    Ok. Ill reprint an email to another member here that asked.

    "actually got my membership with a directorial debut on a major film completed in 1995 as a second unit director. I rather not disclose all kinds of information for obvious reasons LOL.. Ive been in HWood for almost 27 yrs."


    That's the coolest thing. I'm still in college and am seriously considering majoring in film just because I love it and I would do anything to work in film production. I even write screenplays for fun on the side.
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Jessica Chastain in the The Help was the best performance of the year by any actor or actress.

    Definitely a lock on my old boss's Oscar ballot, which I will hopefully be filling out...again. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:02 PM GMT
    Vote Elizabeth Olsen for Martha Marcy May Marlene

    if that's an option- she deserves to win icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 16, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidThe 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced the 24th of January.. . . Post away for who you think should win for what.

    Clueless film goer here - do you get to propose nominations, or just vote on whoever is nominated?
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    Dec 17, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidThe 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced the 24th of January.. . . Post away for who you think should win for what.

    Clueless film goer here - do you get to propose nominations, or just vote on whoever is nominated?
    The Nominations Process

    Nomination ballots are mailed to the Academy’s active members in late December and are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international accounting firm, in January.

    Regular awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective film achievements in up to 25 categories. Members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominated film editors, etc. However within the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominations are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees.

    All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

    The results of nomination balloting are announced at a 5:30 a.m. (PT) press conference the third week of January at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
    Final Balloting Process

    Final ballots are mailed to voting members in late-January and are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers the Tuesday prior to Oscar Sunday for final tabulation.

    The Academy’s entire active membership is eligible to select Oscar winners in all categories, although in five – Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, and Foreign Language Film – members can vote only after attesting they have seen all of the nominated films in those categories.

    After final ballots are tabulated, only two partners of PricewaterhouseCoopers know the results until the famous envelopes are opened onstage during the Academy Awards presentation.

    Now you know why I was requesting you guy's response.

    Its an opportunity I'm sharing this year.
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    Jan 05, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    (referring to my earlier thread, this here is who I'd personally like to see win)
    BEST PICTURE - The Artist
    BEST DOCUMENTARY - Buck
    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - A Separation
    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE - The Adventures of TinTin
    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FORM - God is the Bigger Elvis
    BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM - Je Pourrais être Votre Grand-mère
    BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM - Incident in New Baghdad
    (I don't have any for Best Animated Shorts yet... will wait until they shrink the list down)

    BEST ACTRESS - Charlize Theron, Young Adult
    BEST ACTOR - Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
    BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Octavia Spencer, The Help
    BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Nick Nolte, Warrior

    BEST DIRECTOR - Martin Scorsese, Hugo
    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - Alexander Payne, et al., The Descendants
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

    BEST EDITING - Drive
    BEST SOUND MIXING - War Horse
    BEST SOUND EDITING - Super 8
    BEST COSTUME DESIGN - The Artist
    BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Hugo
    BEST MAKEUP - J. Edgar

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - John Williams, War Horse
    BEST ORIGINAL SONG - "The Living Proof," Mary J. Blige, The Help
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    Jan 06, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    I vote for Michael Fassbender - Brandon SHAME
    Best Actor Category. His body of work in the past 5 years makes him worthy of an Oscar.
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    Jan 06, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    ChangeofName saidI vote for Michael Fassbender - Brandon SHAME
    Best Actor Category. His body of work in the past 5 years makes him worthy of an Oscar.


    I was under the impression competitive Oscar's were awarded for single performances, no?

  • Jan 06, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    This will sound cliche, but I don't care:

    ALAN RICKMAN FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2

    Seriously - Just as the final LOTR's Oscars were basically an award for the whole series, it's time to recognize what a tremendous movie-making accomplishment the HP films are. And Alan Rickman created the most unique character in the series. Throw him a bone.

    Also - consideration for Best Picture and Robert Redford for Best Director - THE CONSPIRATOR - Strong historical docu-drama.
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    Jan 06, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
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    ChangeofName saidI vote for Michael Fassbender - Brandon SHAME
    Best Actor Category. His body of work in the past 5 years makes him worthy of an Oscar.


    I was under the impression competitive Oscar's were awarded for single performances, no?


    Yes and no. Astute observation but from what I've heard the Oscar winning process is political. For instance Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings series, he was given the Best Picture Oscar for the third instalment while the first two were skipped over.

    Denzel Washington was "given" the Oscar for Training Day even though his performance in all other movies such as Malcolm X was looked over, same with Halle Berry. Her performance in Monster's Ball was nothing to cry home about considering she was more versatile in Losing Isaiah.


    Angela Bassett was robbed of the Oscar in 93 btw for What's Love Got To Do With It.

    Brokeback Mountain got its face broke.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    THE ARTIST for best picture.
    A SEPARATION for Best Foreign Language Film.
    Michelle Williams for best leading actress.
    Jean Dujardin for best leading actor.
    Melissa McCarthy for best supporting actress.
    Ben Kinglsey for best supporting actor.
    MIDNIGHT IN PARIS for best original screenplay.
    HUGO for best adapted screenplay.
    HUGO for best direction.
    A TREE OF LIFE for best cinematography.
    HARRY POTTER 7.2 for best visual effects.
    WAR HORSE for best sound mixing.
    HARRY POTTER 7.2 for best sound editing.
    MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE for best editing.
    THE ARTIST for best art direction.
    THE ARTIST for best costume design.
    THE ARTIST for best original score.

    I have yet to see the documentaries and decide on best original song and animated feature.
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    Jan 06, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    travilicious2000 saidThis will sound cliche, but I don't care:

    ALAN RICKMAN FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2


    It's not cliche at all. He has an amazing performance in that film, and I am torn between Ben Kinglsey or Alan Rickman for best supporting actor.
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    Jan 07, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    I only care for those two:

    Best actress: Meryl Streep - Iron Lady: about time she got that third oscar damn it!

    Best actor: Ryan Gosling - Drive: his silent performance is remarkable. Plus add a cool performance in Crazy stupid love and a great one in Ides of March, he is totally worth having that oscar.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    zackmorrisfanclub saidIf it were to be nominated for best foreign language film, Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In"

    Absolutely fantastic film. Excellent acting, beautifully shot, and a delightfully twisted story line.

    The-Skin-I-Live-In-2011-movie-poster.jpg


    A beautiful love story hidden inside a horror film. Brilliant!