Totally Unauthorized

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This can’t be real, can it?

This is getting sent around via email – for some reason, I thought that the results were even kept secret from Academy members, so my initial response is to assume that it’s a joke, but there’s a teeny kernel of doubt, so I thought I’d share.

Well, I guess we’ll find out tomorrow night, won’t we?

Secret email

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12 Responses

  1. Charli says:

    Has to be a hoax because the accounting firm keeps it under lock and key until award show, don’t they? They don’t give out this info to anyone, do they?

  2. Meg says:

    If this turns out to be the real list, I’ll have to stop believing in Santa Claus, too (g)
    From the Official website:
    Final Balloting Process

    Final ballots are mailed to voting members in late-January and are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers the Tuesday prior to Oscar Sunday for final tabulation.

    The Academy’s entire active membership is eligible to select Oscar winners in all categories, although in five – Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, and Foreign Language Film – members can vote only after attesting they have seen all of the nominated films in those categories.

    After final ballots are tabulated, only two partners of PricewaterhouseCoopers know the results until the famous envelopes are opened onstage during the Academy Awards presentation.

  3. marci says:

    also, it’s not dated. Aren’t official letters normally dated?

  4. Other than those directly involved with an Oscar nominated film — the producers, actors, directors, writers, production and post-production crews and their families — I’ve never understood why anybody really cares about the Oscars.

    Granted, the Oscars aren’t quite as hopelessly lame as the Emmies or Grammies (any claim the Grammies ever had to legitmacy went into the garbage can with Milli Vanilli), but none of these glitzy public extraveganzas amounts to more than a gilded dog-and-pony show.

    The only real difference between the Oscars and the Westminster Dog Show is that the Oscar nominees walk on two legs, and are usually more discreet when it comes to dropping a load in public.

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  6. JCW says:

    Only two people at PriceWaterhouseCooper EVER know the results prior to the opening of the envelopes onstage – this was “leaked” before the votes were even tabulated. No such letter is ever sent to anyone within the Academy.

    This from an Academy member who found the whole uproar pretty amusing. Whoever started it must be getting a kick out of how far it’s gone.

  7. jerry w says:

    Michael Taylor nailed it, the “oscar winner” or “oscar nominated” blurbs are great for agents to get a higher rate for the actors (and a few more percent of that raise for themselves), or a world full of publicity flaks to sell this crap to the masses.

    I’d also call it a dog and pony show, but then I’d have to worry about my dog killing me while I sleep.

  8. David H. says:

    Aaaaand…..they weren’t even close. :-)

  9. Meg says:

    Yeah, no kidding-9 out of 24.

  10. rik says:

    Damn. I did better in the contest at work. I got 17.

  11. geekhiker says:

    I wonder how many people thought it was serious… and placed bets in Vegas accordingly!

  12. Peggy Archer says:

    I don’t really care all that much about the Oscars, either – it’s more an excuse to drink and look at the bad facelifts on HD.

    For me, there’s no difference between working on an award (of any flavor) winning film and a non award winning film.

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