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Friday
Apr192019

Vote on the '72 Smackdown

The 1972 Smackdown was long delayed but it's finally happening a week from this Sunday on April 28th with this awesome panel. If you still want to play along you have time to vote...

  • Jeannie Berlin, The Heartbreak Kid 
  • Eileen Heckart, Butterflies are Free [iTunes | Amazon]
  • Geraldine Page, Pete N' Tillie
  • Susan Tyrrel, Fat City [iTunes | Amazon]
  • Shelley Winters, The Poseidon Adventure  [iTunes | Amazon]

YOU (the collective you) are the final panelist for each smackdown so your votes count toward the outcome. To vote e-mail us with 1972 in the subject line by Friday April 26th. Give each performance that you've seen a 1-5 heart rating.

OTHER SUPPORTING WOMEN OF 1972 THAT WEREN'T NOMINATED ARE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Thursday
Feb282019

Reader Polling Results

by Nathaniel R

So each year we poll you on who you'd like to see take the Oscars (among their nominees of course, which are obviously different than who you may want to see up for the prizes each year) and after a month of voting here's how you responded. You can look up the individual charts on each Oscar page if you so desire to see a fuller breakdown but your collective vote went like so if you're curious, and we hope you are. The eventual Oscar winners were usually either your winner or your runner up but I was personally surprised by a few of the polls...

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Tuesday
Feb262019

Best Dressed Best Actress? (...and a look at the whole decade, too)

Mandatory Red Carpet Lineup Poll!

 

P.S. In case you've forgotten about our Oscar doll fantasy (You haven't, right?) the whole collection is embedded after the jump. Just think - there's only one more Oscar season to go to complete the decade in film !!! Then we can do all sorts of silly stuff with statistics...

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Tuesday
Feb262019

Red Carpet Lineup: Best Supporting Actress!

Annual Mandatory Beauty Posting / Polling  

We've already written up their performances and talked them up at length in the Supporting Actress Smackdown so now let's discuss the gowns. Are you a red latex fan or torn between pristine or shimmery white beaded structured gowns? Perhaps your taste runs more toward classic maroon frills and floof. Or wait... I know some of you thrill to a waffle cone/snake skin/avant garde/1940s/rockyhorror something or other, don'cha? Vote and discuss, plz. 

 

 

Friday
Feb152019

Get Your Votes in for the Supporting Actress Smackdown!

THE SUPPORTING ACTRESS SMACKDOWN IS COMING THIS SUNDAY
We like to kick off each season of the monthly spring/summer "Smackdown" series with the current Oscar year's competition. This Sunday we'll crown a new Supporting Actress winner with our panel but you (the collective you) are the final panelist. So send your votes in by Saturday at midnight and don't forget to put "Smackdown 2018" in the subject line. As a reminder you're rating each performance on a scale of 1 (poor) to 5 (spectacular) hearts. Please only vote for the performances you've seen (if you missed one of the films). If you'd like to include blurbs about a performance or two, or list your own perfect supporting actress lineup this past year, we might quote ya. You know how it goes by now, right?

 

Thursday
Jan242019

Supporting Actor Fun: How were they nominated? What do they have in common?

RANDOM TRIVIA: Sam Rockwell is the only member of this shortlist that isn't tall! Did you know that 80% of the supporting actor category this year are 6'1" or taller? Only Sam Rockwell isn't at 5'8".

Did you know that 80% of the supporting actor nominees this year were born in California?! Now you do. Mahershala Ali (Green Book) was born in Oakland, Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) in San Diego, Sam Elliott (A Star is Born) in Sacramento, and Sam Rockwell (Vice) in Daly City. The only non-Californian is Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and though you might have assumed he was born in London, you'd be wrong. He was born in Swaziland, in the late 50s when it was still a British protectorate. The country has been independent for 50 years now and last year rechristened itself The Kingdom of Eswatini. 

On the newly updated Best Supporting Actor chart you can read more trivia about the nominees, vote on who you think is best in the category every day, and share in our speculation about how they snagged those coveted nominations this year. 

ICYMI: Picture & Director charts are also robustly updated. All other charts are updated with the official nominees and preference polls if you'd like to start voting but are not fully filled in yet otherwise.