Indiewire has released an anonymous Oscar ballot from a member of the director's branch who's apparently actually seen most of the nominated films, including the shorts. Some of the highlights:
- Would be happy with Parasite, 1917 or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood winning Best Picture.
- Really doesn't like Joker - knows that Joaquin Phoenix will win, but thinks he's turned in better performances in the past and is voting for Adam Driver.
- Is between Laura Dern and Florence Pugh for Best Supporting Actress.
- Thinks all the original scripts are good, and wants Little Women for Adapted.
- Doesn't want Bombshell to be rewarded because of Megyn Kelly.
- Thinks it's a weak year for Original Song.
- OP's fave quote: "Lion King is the best-looking, yet most depressing movie I’ve ever seen. It’s amazingly made but entirely 100% creatively bankrupt. It was like watching some form of movie karaoke."
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