Brutally Honest Oscar Voter Ballot No. 6


VOTER PROFILE: This Oscar voter is a longtime member of the Academy's 450-member executives branch.

➻ BEST PICTURE
I know the Midwest and Nebraska nailed it.

MY PICKS: (1) Nebraska, (2) American Hustle, (3) 12 Years a Slave

➻ BEST DIRECTOR
I don't understand how the best picture could ever not be directed by the best director.

MY PICK: Alexander Payne (Nebraska)

➻ BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey -- wow, what an incredible year. In addition to Dallas Buyers Club, I was really won over by True Detective.

MY PICK: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

➻ BEST ACTRESS

How could anyone be any better than Cate [Blanchett]?

MY PICK: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

➻ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared [Leto] was amazing, but you know what was the year's great overlooked performance? [Michael] Fassbender.

MY PICK: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

➻ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
In a fair world Sally Hawkins would win this thing. She went toe to toe with Cate [Blanchett] and held her own.

MY PICK: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

➻ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Rick Linklater's trilogy is a singular achievement and its scripts have a lot to do with that.

MY PICK: Before Midnight

➻ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Woody [Allen] deserves this. He's been so great for so long that we just take him for granted.

MY PICK: Blue Jasmine

rest at the SOURCE - I mean, I guess their answers were really short??