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Marj
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:43 pm Reply with quote
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I have a question. And please everyone chime in. I have seen only about half of the movies up for consideration. Maybe not even that many. Is it right or fair to take part?

I hope to see another over the weekend but work is going to prevent me from totally catching up. And it will prevent me from being a counter as well. But since I have a tendency towards dyslexia with numbers, It's probably just as well.
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Melody
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:10 pm Reply with quote
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I haven't seen all of them, either, Marj. Chime in where you can.

For instance, I'll probably have to stay out of the foreign film voting because I can't think of a foreign film I've seen this year, unless you count Babel. Volver is on the list for this weekend.

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jeremy
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Lorne,

Great montage.

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Marj wrote:
I have a question. And please everyone chime in. I have seen only about half of the movies up for consideration. Maybe not even that many. Is it right or fair to take part?

I hope to see another over the weekend but work is going to prevent me from totally catching up. And it will prevent me from being a counter as well. But since I have a tendency towards dyslexia with numbers, It's probably just as well.


I probably won't nominate in Documentary because I've only seen one.

I gather Apocalypto and Letters from Iwo Jima don't qualify for Foreign Film?

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jeremy
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:31 pm Reply with quote
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Marj wrote:
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I have a question. And please everyone chime in. I have seen only about half of the movies up for consideration. Maybe not even that many. Is it right or fair to take part?


Not that I recommend you do the same, but it is not unknown for people to actually vote for films that they haven't seen, perhaps on the basis that they're are sure they'd enjoy them if they did or, even less justifiable, because they did not like the alternatives on offer.

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lady wakasa
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:38 pm Reply with quote
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Vote early and often, I say.

I'm actually looking forward to all the movie campaigns - the fistfights over the animation Blanche are usually particularly spectacular.

Seriously - did we outlaw campaigning? I remember this being an issue last year or the year before.

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Marj
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:41 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Everyone. And Jeremy it never occured to me to vote on a film I haven't seen. Although I'm sure it has been done. Not here but by some academy voters, perhaps?

The real problem is only being able to nominate or vote based on those I have seen. A month from now I might change my mind. But I'm sure this is true for many of us.

Good question Lady! I wish I had the answer.
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Melody
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:01 pm Reply with quote
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lady wakasa wrote:
Seriously - did we outlaw campaigning? I remember this being an issue last year or the year before.

What we decided last year is that campaigning is allowed up until voting begins. After that, it's just not right.

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whiskeypriest
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:53 pm Reply with quote
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I'll tally whatever is left over if anything is.

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lshap
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:09 pm Reply with quote
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Yambu and Whiskeypriest have offered to count any category. They get first crack at the remaining seven awards yet to be claimed. Here's where we're at:

Best Supporting Actor - Kate
Best Supporting Actress - open
Best Cinematography - Syd
Best Song - open
Best Score - open
Best Original Screenplay - Melody
Best Adapted Screenplay - Melody
Best Documentary - open
Best Foreign Film - Ghulam
Best Actor - open
Best Actress - Nancy
Best Director - open
Best Picture - open
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chillywilly
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:12 pm Reply with quote
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Lorne, did you get my email regarding my offering to count for Best Director?

If not, then consider this my request... unless of course, it's gone already.

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jeremy
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:19 pm Reply with quote
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I'll do the one with all the babes - best supporting actress. And just to save everybody the trouble of voting, I'll let you know when I've made my choice between Emily Blunt and Gong Li.

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whiskeypriest
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:27 pm Reply with quote
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You can put me down for Best Documentary, I guess. I'll be impartial, having seen none of them, unless Borat counts.

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lshap
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:57 pm Reply with quote
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Chill - Yes, sorry about that. You got Best Director.
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lshap
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:03 pm Reply with quote
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Jeremy, Whiskey - Got it. Thanks.

I hope Yambu remains our swinging tabulator, as he graciously did last year, since we always have one category left over.

Sorry - "Swinging tabulator" conjures an image of Yambu in a smoking jacket, with a calculator in one hand and a martini in the other.
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