Oscar Voting Begins Friday – Dear Academy, hear my plea

It is once again time for our For Your Consideration post to the members of the Academy.  Online voting begins December 27th. The Academy has fortified its methods this year, making it easier for members to vote. This is your chance to make the best case for contenders you think...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

Academy unveils gallery of artwork inspired by Best Picture nominees

The rest, after the cut. THE ACADEMY AND GALLERY1988 PRESENT A NEW EXHIBITION “FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION” BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Gallery1988 will present “For Your Consideration,” their first collaborative...
Posted On 08 Feb 2013

Academy Members out in Force, Freely Endorsing Movies and Contenders with Ballots Outstanding

Well, this is something you don’t see every Oscar year. Three different outlets are posting what amounts to For Your Consideration pieces by celebrities. Entertainment Weekly is running a series where different actors endorse films or contenders. Reese Witherspoon wrote a...
Posted On 20 Dec 2012

Oscar Ballots Due Today and FYC Giveaway

The best thing about today is that by the end of it, what’s done will be done.  There will no more positioning to be had, no more tinkering with perception – just a hard reality.  Maybe not a pretty one, but reality — she ain’t never pretty, is she? The...
Posted On 13 Jan 2012

Then it's Time to Get out of the Academy

I was just yet again grossed out by this statement by an Academy member as quoted by the Hollywood-Reporter’s Tim Appelo. Regarding the Melissa Leo FYC ad, a member reportedly said: “She lost my vote.” Wow, really? So that is how you win an Oscar. Huh. Here all...
Posted On 08 Feb 2011

And They're Off – Ballots Sent to 5,755 Oscar Members and They're All Voting for the King's Speech

As usual, around this time of year we’re going to open up our comments section to our little FYC, just for fun. Please let those Academy members know what you think you should win. Of course, it will have no impact on a group that simply votes for what they like best but...
Posted On 02 Feb 2011

Oscars 2010: Slipping Through Cracks

While Academy members are receiving and filling out their ballots, around the same time, beginning December 30, SAG voters will decide on their final winners. Many of the acting races feel wide open. We assume Best Actor will be Colin Firth, at last, winning for not just his...
Posted On 28 Dec 2010

Disney Makes a Play for Best Picture for Toy Story 3

Deadline’s Pete Hammond got the scoop that states what we knew already – Pixar/Disney is going for the Big One with Toy Story 3 to win Best Picture. Not going to happen. But okay, let’s pretend it does have a chance just for kicks. And thanks to all of the...
Posted On 18 Nov 2010

Oscar Ballots Mailed Today – FYC

And it has all come down to this. All of the movies, all of the reviews, the box office, the buzz, the publicity, the debates — the ballots will sail into homes in the next few days. Some of them will know what movies they liked best and tick them off. Some of them will...
Posted On 28 Dec 2009
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