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Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot

Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot

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  1. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 9: 'Selma' "Incredibly Misleading," 'Inherent Vice' "Trash"

    2:28 pm PST 02/22/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member says 'Nightcrawler' is drawn from "a tremendous script," 'The Salt of the Earth' is "transcendent" and he can't vote for 'American Sniper' because it's "a right-wing ideological picture." READ MORE

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  2. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 8: 'Grand Budapest' "Most Underrated," "Gender Discrimination" Hurt Ava DuVernay

    1:23 pm PST 02/22/2015
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    An anonymous female Academy member says she has a crush on the writer of 'Whiplash,' backed 'Ida' because she's "obsessed with stories about the Nazis and WWII" and felt Patricia Arquette was "the glue that kept ['Boyhood'] together." READ MORE

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  3. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 7: "No Better Filmmaker" Than Eastwood, "Loved" 'Mr. Turner'

    8:14 pm PST 02/21/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member backs his former classmate "Bobby Duvall" ("Even in a bad picture, he held his own"), calls 'Inherent Vice' "amazing" and says he is "not so much into special-effects pictures." READ MORE

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  4. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 6: 'Birdman' "Genius on Many Levels," "Loved" 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    4:03 pm PST 02/21/2015
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    An anonymous female Academy member also says she voted twice for 'Unbroken,' 'Nightcrawler' deserved a best picture nom and Benedict Cumberbatch "can do just about anything." READ MORE

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  5. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 5: I "Love" 'Sniper,' "Just Can't Do It Again" With Streep

    1:30 pm PST 02/20/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member also says he "didn't care for" 'Birdman,' backed Robert Duvall "because I don't believe that this will happen for him again" and voted for 'Leviathan' because its ads featured a "cool-looking" carcass. READ MORE

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  6. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 4: 'Birdman' "Bored Me to Death," Carell "Blew Me Away"

    8:30 am PST 02/20/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member relished getting to vote for Julianne Moore, grew tired of 'Citizenfour' and loved 'Wild Tales' so much he's seen it three times. READ MORE

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  7. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 3: 'Sniper' Attacks "Not Legitimate," Eddie Redmayne "Transformative"

    1:29 pm PST 02/19/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member also says 'Inherent Vice' was a "disaster," 'Whiplash' "blew my mind" and he backed 'Virunga' because "I'm just a sucker for the gorilla." READ MORE

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  8. Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 2: Voter Finds 'Whiplash' "Offensive," Doesn't "Get" 'Birdman'

    9:30 am PST 02/19/2015
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    An anonymous male Academy member "loved" 'Interstellar' and 'Into the Woods,' wanted more "feelings" from 'American Sniper' and yearns for a "Paul McCartney or Bob Dylan caliber song." READ MORE

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  9. Oscar Voter Reveals Brutally Honest Ballot: "There's No Art to 'Selma,'" 'Boyhood' "Uneven"

    7:30 am PST 02/18/2015
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    An anonymous female Academy member gives Patricia Arquette a nod "for having no work done in 12 years," says she "could have watched my hair grow" during 'Foxcatcher' and resented 'Selma' filmmakers wearing "I can't breathe" T-shirts. READ MORE

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  10. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 8

    2:00 pm PST 03/02/2014
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    A member of the Academy's directors branch tells THR that he thought "Gravity" was "an amazing accomplishment," Sandra Bullock literally "talked me into voting for her" and he voted for "Happy," by Pharrell, "because it's such a happy song." READ MORE

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  11. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 7

    10:15 am PST 03/02/2014
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    A member of the Academy's executives branch tells THR she didn't see "12 Years a Slave" because she doesn't want "terrible stuff to keep in my head," backed June Squibb because of age and history and found "Twenty Feet" subjects "delightful." READ MORE

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  12. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 6

    6:53 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    A member of the Academy's executives branch tells THR: I was "won over" for McConaughey by "True Detective," Fassbender gives "the year's great overlooked performance" and this is the "worst selection" of foreign film nominees in years. READ MORE

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  13. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 5

    5:00 am PST 03/01/2014
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    A member of the Academy's writers branch tells THR: Amy Adams' "breasts hanging down in every single costume was a little distracting," Dern "was just standing around with his mouth open," almost snubbed "Her" out of "jealousy." READ MORE

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  14. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 4

    1:00 pm PST 02/28/2014
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    A member of the Academy's PR branch tells THR: "Hustle" looks like it reused "all the sets from 'Boogie Nights,'" best actress should've been given out in July and the only thing that could've made Leto a safer bet is if Rayon was also Jewish. READ MORE

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  15. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 3

    7:01 am PST 02/28/2014
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    A member of the Academy's executives branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "Gravity" is "spiritual," I'm voting for "the 'Captain Phillips' guy" and "Dallas Buyers" makeup succeeds in making stars "look like they're really dying!" READ MORE

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  16. Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 2

    7:00 am PST 02/27/2014
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    A member of the Academy's sound branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "My wife loved 'Willamina,' but I didn’t care for it," while "Wolf of Wall Street" is "offensive" and "12 Years" star Lupita Nyong'o "ripped my heart out." READ MORE

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  17. Oscar Voter Reveals Brutally Honest Ballot

    7:00 am PST 02/26/2014
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    One cranky member of the Academy's directors branch talks THR's Scott Feinberg through his picks: "'Gravity'? I've seen better things at planetariums," while Julia Roberts "was horrendous" and Meryl Streep gave "a bottom-drawer performance" in "August: Osage County." READ MORE

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