Wednesday, February 28, 2018

My favorite part of Oscar season

I can't remember the last time I really cared about award shows, but I do love this particular Oscar tradition from The Hollywood Reporter: their annual Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot. In THR's own words:

Each year around this time, THR sits down with an Oscar voter who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spills his or her true feelings about the current season's crop of contenders. Not just who or what got his or her votes, but also exactly why and how he or she came to those decisions. It's not meant to be a scientific analysis; it's just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of one voting member (out of 7,258) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

It's definitely brutally honest and not sugarcoated, and it never is, which is why this annual article is my favorite part of Oscar season. Reading them, it's almost like they're the opinions of normal, non-Hollywood moviegoers. It will be interesting to see how this voter's choices fare this weekend when the awards are handed out.

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