The 2014 LPAcademy Awards

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    Brandon

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    In this thread we'll be voting on the Oscar nominations ourselves to determine the official "LPA winners" at the Academy Awards. Nominations are announced on thursday morning (January 16).

    1/16 update: We will officially be using Best Picture style preferential voting for EVERY category, just for fun. That means you rank each category's nominees. You don't have to use every nominee in your rankings.

    Best Picture voting explanation from the LA Times:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/27/entertainment/la-ca-oscar-voting-20110227

    Please vote by March 2nd. I'll go through everyone's list and determine the winner before the actual Academy Awards begin.

    1/16: Nominees announced!

    Best Picture

    American Hustle
    Captain Phillips
    Dallas Buyers Club
    Gravity
    Her
    Nebraska
    Philomena
    12 Years a Slave
    The Wolf of Wall Street


    Actor in a Leading Role

    Christian Bale (American Hustle)
    Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
    Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
    Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)


    Actress in a Leading Role

    Amy Adams (American Hustle)
    Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
    Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
    Judi Dench (Philomena)
    Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)


    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
    Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
    Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
    Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)


    Actress in a Supporting Role

    Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
    Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
    Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
    Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
    June Squibb (Nebraska)


    Directing

    David O. Russell (American Hustle)
    Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
    Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
    Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
    Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)


    Music - Original Score

    John Williams (The Book Thief)
    Steven Price (Gravity)
    Arcade Fire [William Butler credited] and Owen Pallett (Her)
    Alexandre Desplat (Philomena)
    Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
     
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    RazorEye

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    Best Picture
    Gravity - Alfonso Cuarón (Director, producer, writer), David Heyman (Co-producer), Jonás Cuarón (Co-writer)

    Best Director
    Cant decide between:
    Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity
    Ben Stiller for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Francis Lawrence for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    Best Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby

    Best Actress
    Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity

    Best Supporting Actor
    Can't decide between:
    Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby
    Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby

    Best Supporting Actress
    Jennifer Lawrence as as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle

    We should add an award for a soundtrack and one category to set us apart, like best poster design, since we're more used to music and art as a community.
     
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    Erica

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    I was disappointed to find this not to be the LPA awards :lol: is anyone working that?
     
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    Maars

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    RazorEye, we shouldn't vote yet. We should wait for the official nominees, which are being announced on Januray 16, 2014. It would be easier, easy to follow. We could vote from that day until March 2, 2014, which is the Oscars night. That way, everyone would have time to catch up on the movies.

    We should also use the official way of voting, which I think you should repost here, Xero21. All you need to know is that you should put your winners in order. From the 1st place to the 5th and so on. Xero21 can do the counting.

    I also like RazorEye's idea of a soundtrack category, which is officially called Best Original Score. That could be our 7th category.
     
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    Sorry, I was given the impression that this was our own ceremony, given the title of the thread! :p
     
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    Well, It's not decided yet, I guess. But it's good to have at least 5 nominees in every category and 8-10 movies in Best Picture category. All of them put in order with the 1st place being your winner.
     
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    Brandon

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    Yeah, sorry about that. I'll update the OP too but here's what we'll do.

    When the actual Oscar noms come out thursday morning, we're gonna vote on those. Finding a way to figure out or own nominations for each category would have been cool but probably way too time consuming.
     
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    Brandon

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    Bump because the nominees have been announced. You can post votes anywhere between now and the Academy Awards in March. You can also go back and edit your post during that time if you change your mind.

    Make sure to read the official Best Picture voting rules in the OP.
     
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    The Joesen One

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    The Butler, Tom Hanks and Before Midnight largely snubbed, but other than that, wow what a list to choose from. I find it hard to root for somebody, since everybody on that list was great.
     
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    Maars

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    I can't get over the fact that Daniel Brühl and Rush have been completely left out. I guess, that's what happens when you're trying to push through an independent movie and you compete with these giants. Nevertheless, it's gonna be tight.
     
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    Squish Mitten

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    Have to say I disagree with a lot of choices this year:

    No noms for Rush.
    No Daniel Bruhl for Supporting Actor.
    No Elyisium for VFX.
    No MU for Animated.
    No Inside Llewyn Davis for major categories.
    No Robert Redford and All Is Lost.

    Lol I mean Bad Grandpa got more nominations than Rush :p

    I'm glad that Prisoners got atleast 1 nom though...
     
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    This.
     
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    Squish Mitten

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    Are we doing preferential or normal voting for all the other categories?
     
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    Brandon

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    Fuck it, let's do preferential. People love lists right?
     
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    Just to clarify, are we posting our personal picks for who we think should win or are we guessing who will actually win?
     
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    How in the hell didn't Pacific Rim get nominated for Visual Effects?
     
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    You should vote for whomever you think deserves to win.
     
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    Pacific Rim is still fine, but not putting Elysium there is a crime.
     
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    Brandon

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    Personal picks.

    Here's mine so far:

    Best Picture

    1. Dallas Buyers Club
    2. 12 Years a Slave
    3. Gravity
    4. Captain Phillips
    5. Her
    6. American Hustle
    7. The Wolf of Wall Street
    8. Nebraska

    Lead Actor

    1. Chiwetel Ejiofor
    2. Matthew McConaughey
    3. Leonardo DiCaprio
    4. Christian Bale
    5. Bruce Dern

    Lead Actress

    1. Cate Blanchett
    2. Sandra Bullock
    3. Amy Adams

    Supporting Actor

    1. Jared Leto
    2. Michael Fassbender
    3. Barkhad Abdi
    4. Jonah Hill
    5. Bradley Cooper

    Supporting Actress

    1. Lupita Nyong’o
    2. June Squibb
    3. Jennifer Lawrence
    4. Sally Hawkins

    Best Director

    1. Steve McQueen
    2. Alfonso Cuaron
    3. David O. Russell
    4. Martin Scorsese
    5. Alexander Payne

    Original Score

    1. Steven Price
    2. Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett

    Also a reminder that preferential voting doesn't require you to rank every nominee.
     
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    Best Picture

    1. American Hustle
    2. Gravity
    3. Wolf of Wall Street

    Actor in a Leading Role

    1. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    2. Christian Bale (American Hustle)
    3. Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

    Actress in a Leading Role

    1. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
    2. Amy Adams (American Hustle)
    3. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    1. Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    2. Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
    3. Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    1. Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
    2. June Squibb (Nebraska)
    3. Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

    Directing

    1. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
    2. Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)
    3. David O. Russell (American Hustle)
     

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