Saturday, March 06, 2010

Reader Poll Results! Who You're Rooting For On Oscar Night

You've had your say in various Oscar categories so I thought I'd share results. For Best Picture, your top three preferences are also the Academy's assumed leaders: The Sexy Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Avatar. Up in the Air missed its connection (har-dee-har-har... I'm just inoculating myself to unfortunate "banter" as preparation for Oscar night. Deal with it) arriving in very distant 4th place.


Last night's Spirit Award winner Precious, tied with UP for 5th place. What an odd double bill that makes, Pixar & Precious. I am suddenly reimagining Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire as a Pete Docter/Andrew Stanton 3D 'toon...

It's ________ [complete the sentence if you dare]

You chose the same medalist order for Best Actor that I did in my personal awards, giving your top (collective) prize not to the future Oscar winner but to Colin Firth's grieving Single Man. Jeff Bridges took silver and Jeremy Renner bronze. Meryl Streep won your Best Actress prize for Julie & Julia but all the nominees save Helen Mirren had their fair share of support among Film Experience readers. Christoph Waltz won Supporting Actor in a huge landslide, the biggest of any category. Mo'Nique crushed her competitors in Supporting Actress and she didn't need a TV set to do it.

Bigelow, Giacchino, Richardson... might they all win tomorrow?

In other categories, Kathryn Bigelow easily triumphed as Best Director for The Sexy Locker, Bright Star trumped The Young Victoria in Costume Design, that Basterd Robert Richardson took cinematography honors (narrowly beating Christian Berger's black and white work on The White Ribbon) and Michael Giacchino original score from UP made more than half the readers swoon.
  • Full details of the readers poll here.
  • Final Oscar predictions here.
  • Pssst, if you look at the acting and picture pages, you'll notice new details ("how'd they get nominated?" and such) Better late than never, right?

16 comments:

Mimi said...

Yeah, I totally agree. Meryl should win. She's just the best, instead of campaigning for the Oscar she's campaigning for Woman's Rights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwUupPf7Sk0

You go girl!

Simone said...

You know what - I think Quentin is the best director this year. But he won't win. Kathryn will and I'm fine with that.

Go Basterds!

RobUK said...

Sensible predictions Nathaniel, though I have a feeling Firth is much closer to Bridges than you suggest. Maybe it's living in the UK, and seeing how phenomenally well received Firth's BAFTA win/speech was, but he's next in line. That he won the Reader Vote is telling.

Elsewhere, only category I'm predicting otherwise is Make-up, which I think will go to The Young Victoria (I think it'll be a double winner).

brandz said...

how can Streep win your reader's poll by more than 20% and not take home Oscar? if Bullock wins it will be a total embarrassment.

The Man Behind The Curtain said...

I think Gabby Sidibe deserves the Best Actress, but you know what, I rather liked Helen Mirren. Anyway, I'll be happy if anyone but Sandra Bullock wins.

Jude said...

I just hope this whole Cablevision/ABC7 thing won't ruin my chances of seeing Kathryn Bigelow win!

Er said...

Tilda Swinton is releasing her own perfume. Thought you'd be interested.

http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2010/03/etat-libre-dorange-like-this-tilda.html

Kris said...

I think there are going to be a few surprises... I could be wrong though. You never know!

/3rtfu11 said...

What’s sexy about The Hurt Locker besides Bigelow, Boal and Guy Pearce?

NATHANIEL R said...

you forgot ralph fiennes, jeremy renner, anthony mackie, and they way they all look together at all these events. plus the man-harem factor of Kathryn Bigelow and her posse of stars, screenwriter

brandz said...

Sandra Bullock wins 2 Razzies in one night. Way to go Sandra!

Walter L. Hollmann said...

Precious and Up? I can hear Charles Muntz now...

"Dug, what is this? How are you going to make pig's feet without any collard greens? It's the cone of shame for you!"

Colin Low said...

It's... frontloaded with blunt emotional manipulation. And then: shenanigans!

NATHANIEL R said...

colin - ha ha... awesome.

Magicub said...

I thought that there was more love for Avatar, I'm not the only one who didn't SEE it

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!