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Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot

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

    1:02 pm 2/22/2015

    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

    9:34 am 2/22/2015

    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'

    2:42 pm 2/20/2015

    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'

    2:42 pm 2/20/2015

    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 2/20/2015

    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. 2: Voter Finds 'Whiplash' "Offensive," Doesn't "Get" 'Birdman'

    9:30 am 2/19/2015

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

    12:31 pm 2/16/2015

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

    12:28 pm 2/16/2015

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

    12:25 pm 2/16/2015

    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 3/2/2014

    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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