Actually I got 0, since I didn’t participate. All power to George C. Scott!
Such a boring oscar show this year
i only voted for melisa leo and christian bale to win the ten grand. but i lost in many other categories. but on my personal list "what i want to win at the oscars 2011 which counts for me. i got 12/24.
if it weren’t for the stale hosting duties of hathaway/franco and the leo f-bomb i would’ve liked this oscars a lot more. to those who think that social network was robbed i can see your pain. i saw both films and loved both fof them but “the kings speech” was slightly better and i think was best picture caliber from day 1
There may be one or two people in AMPAS who have actually heard of Agnes Varda, if you’re lucky. Then again, I’m sure that here and there AMPAS has closet cinephiles if you know what I mean.
I’m sure there’s always one person in the audience every year at the Kodak Theater shaking his or her head in disbelief.
The voting constituency of the AMPAS is huge; I’m sure there are more than a few that have heard of Agnes Varda. This applies especially to the directors wing.
The Oscars are a silly parlor game, voted on by industry insiders – people who make movies, not people who rabidly attend them. There’s really no point in looking at them any other way.
Well they have given honorary oscars to Antonioni, Satyajit Ray, Fellini, Kurosawa, and Godard, so clearly at least one person in AMPAS is familiar with great cinema, even if the oscars as a whole are a joke.
… so clearly at least one person in AMPAS is familiar with great cinema, even if the oscars as a whole are a joke.
It is nice to see these tips of the hat to the broader world of cinema, but as Nathan notes the Academy Awards remains an industry affair and pretty much awards its own kind.