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Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 3: “Couldn’t Get Through” ‘Drive My Car,’ Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Better Than Original

General Thoughts There are going to be 40 million fewer potential viewers of this year’s Oscars because they’re busy being bombed and massacred and chased out of their country [Ukraine], and there’s something a little bit odd about gathering in tuxedos and gowns and congratulating ourselves while all hell is raining down on them. However, […]

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 2: ‘Worst Person in the World’ “Amazing,” ‘Licorice Pizza’ Blatantly “Racist”

General Thoughts I take my responsibilities as an Academy member very seriously — I’ve literally seen every movie that’s nominated — and I think that taking those eight categories out of the live show is incredibly disrespectful to our membership. This show is about the people who make the movies, for people who love the […]

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot No. 1: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is a “One-Joke Movie,” ‘CODA’ Is “Excellent in Every Way”

General Thoughts The Academy has been kowtowing to ABC since Tom Sherak expanded the best picture category after the so-called “snub” of The Dark Knight and created the Governors Awards after Jerry Lewis rambled while accepting his honorary Oscar. Then, during the “Oscars So White” chapter, the Academy threw its members under the bus and […]

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: Voter Calls ‘Soul’ “Masterpiece,” ‘Mank’ “Boring” and ‘Another Round’ “Perfect”

 A male member of the Academy’s producers branch explains how one of his favorite directors (Fincher) and his favorite writer (Sorkin) disappointed him and why this year’s Oscars deserves an asterisk.

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: ‘1917’ Is “Gimmicky,” Renée Zellweger “Nailed It”

A male member of the Academy's producers branch, granted anonymity to speak freely, shares which films earned his precious vote (and why).

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: ‘Irishman’ “Was Boring,” Tarantino “Amazing,” “I Want an American Director to Win”

A female member of the Academy’s actors branch, granted anonymity to speak freely, shares which films earn her precious vote (and — gulp — why).

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “Detested” ‘Sharp Objects,’ ‘Pose’ Is “Pretentious,” “Too Much Trump” on ‘SNL’

One producer abandons past votes ('Game of Thrones' "lost their way when they didn't have a book," while 'Veep' should be subjected to a "mercy rule that you can’t win more than three or four times") and outs a 'Voice' beef: "I've heard Blake Shelton and Adam Levine hate each other."

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #3: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is “The Film We Need Now,” ‘Vice’ “Kind of a Miss”

A male PR branch member talks about being "so happy" for Richard E. Grant, the "elaborate and beautifully realized" costumes of 'Black Panther' and why his best supporting actress vote went to Emma Stone.

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #2: Bradley Cooper “Perfect,” ‘Green Book’ “Retrograde and Borderline Offensive”

A female sound branch member of the Academy gives her brutally honest Oscar ballot for the 2019 show.

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #1: ‘Roma’ Just an “Expensive Home Movie,” “About F—ing Time” for Spike Lee

A director casts his vote for 'BlacKkKlansman' and "genius" Spike Lee, and doesn't buy Lady Gaga for "a single moment" — and by the way, he's not watching ABC's hostless, "idiotic" show.

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: ‘Westworld’ Incomprehensible, ‘The Crown’ “Not My Cup of Tea”

A TV producer reveals his Emmy ballot, including a soft spot for FX's departing 'The Americans' and how "the Netflix factor" boosted 'Godless': "I love not having to get off my ass."