OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #3 (Male Voter Over 40) – Loves ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Manchester’

As the Academy Awards get ready to unveil their winners this Sunday, Feb. 26., we take a peek inside the ballots of Oscar voters from different parts of the world.  The look at the ballot down below is from an older male voter.  To protect his identity, he asks to only include one sentence from each of his answers.

Overall, very complimentary of the slate of nominees but wasn’t a big fan of “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Hail, Caesar!,” or “Lion.”

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OSCAR VOTER #3 – MALE (Over 40)

  • BEST PICTURE“Hell or High Water”
  1. “Hell or High Water”
  2. “Manchester by the Sea”
  3. “Hacksaw Ridge”
  4. “La La Land”
  5. “Fences”

“An all around brilliant film.”

  • BEST DIRECTOR – Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

“War scenes were brutal.”

  • BEST ACTOR – Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

“He knocked it out of the park.”

  • BEST ACTRESS – Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

“She WAS Jackie Kennedy.”

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

“I would have voted for the entire cast.”

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

“It wasn’t even close.”

  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

“I wanted to vote for “Hell or High Water” but I thought Lonergan just created a beautiful story.”

  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – August Wilson, “Fences”

“I saw the first production in the 80’s and it brought me right back.”

  • BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “Kubo and the Two Strings”

“That movie is gorgeous.”

  • BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN“Passengers”

“I was a big fan of what they did with the spaceship.”

  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY“Arrival”

“There was sensational camera work by Bradford everywhere.”

  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN“Jackie”

“If the clothes made Natalie, then Natalie made the clothes.”

  • BEST FILM EDITING“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Grand and epic…”

  • BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – “Star Trek Beyond”

“The ‘Star Trek’ films always deliver.”

  • BEST SOUND MIXING“Hacksaw Ridge”
    BEST SOUND EDITING“Deepwater Horizon”

“I’m one of the few that can differentiate between the two.”

  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS“The Jungle Book”

“That all took place here and you would never know.”

  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE“Passengers”

“I liked the music from “Jackie” a whole lot but the music in “Passengers” just filled it up.”

  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG“City of Stars” from “La La Land”

“It’s the song of the year.”

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE“O.J.: Made in America”

“It was like watching it all for the first time.”

 

  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – “Toni Erdmann”

“What a simple yet funny movie.”

  • ANIMATED SHORT“Pearl”
    DOCUMENTARY SHORT“Extremis”
    LIVE ACTION SHORT – “Ennemis Interieurs”

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