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Anonymous Oscar voter gives analysis on 2018 contenders

An anonymous Oscar voter has given his brutally honest analysis of this year’s nominees for the 2018 Academy Awards.

In an unfiltered, profanity-laced rant for The Hollywood Reporter, the unidentified person wished he could have seen the now disgraced Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World, complained about Steven Spielberg’s directing style, and offered his choices for the Oscar categories. 

‘With The Post, Spielberg couldn’t get out of his own f**king way,’ said the unnamed individual from the producer’s branch of the Oscar voters. ‘He gave every actor business. [“Business” meaning physical actions beyond delivering lines.]

‘Spielberg couldn’t get out of his own f**king way’: In an unfiltered, profanity-laced rant for The Hollywood Reporter , the unidentified person wished he could have seen the now disgraced Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World, complained about Steven Spielberg’s directing style, and offered his choices for the Oscar categories

‘I felt like he saw Birdman and said, “Let’s do that, only I’m gonna make everybody fiddle about with something in their pocket or a cigarette or whatever.” It killed me. It was a great story with a great cast that got over-Spielberg-ized.’ 

He also had a bone to pick with the film Call Me By Your Name, which depicts the romance between a 17-year-old teenage boy (played by Timothée Chalamet) and 24-year-old man (played by Armie Hammer) in Italy.

‘I didn’t like Call Me by Your Name. From what I understand, there was less of a difference between the ages of the young boy and his lover in the book, but I have to tell you, in the movie version it looked like a 35- or 40-year-old guy was hitting on a 16- or 17-year-old boy, and it just seemed wrong. It would have been wrong if they were heterosexuals.’  

The anonymous voter listed The Shape Of Water as his top choice for Best Picture, Darkest Hour as second, Phantom Thread as third, Lady Bird as fourth, and Dunkirk as fifth. 

'It killed me': The voter had some serious gripes with the Steven Spielberg directed film, The Post

‘It killed me’: The voter had some serious gripes with the Steven Spielberg directed film, The Post

'It just seemed wrong': The voter was bothered by the age difference in Call Me By Your Name 

‘It just seemed wrong’: The voter was bothered by the age difference in Call Me By Your Name 

Speaking about the nominees for Best Supporting Actor, the voter explained he wasn’t particularly moved by Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World.  

The drama was re-shot after the film’s star, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct, and Christopher replaced the House Of Cards actor for the role of J. Paul Getty.

‘I’d be really curious to see [Kevin] Spacey’s performance,’ explained the anonymous voter. 

Candid: Speaking about the nominees for Best Supporting Actor, the voter explained he wasn't particularly moved by Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World

Candid: Speaking about the nominees for Best Supporting Actor, the voter explained he wasn’t particularly moved by Christopher Plummer in All The Money In The World

His choice for Best Supporting Actor went to Williem Dafoe for his role in The Florida Project – a movie the voter said ‘got f**king screwed’.

‘[The Florida Project’s] Willem Dafoe was my favorite. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just be a guy, without any bells or whistles, and he felt like the guy who took care of stuff at that motel, who was the yes-man for the owner, who dealt with that goofy f**king whacked-out b*tch [the mother of the child protagonist, played by Bria Vinaite] and all of that.   

‘Man, that movie got f**king screwed. Little Brooklynn [Prince] is so brilliant, I would have nominated her. A lot of people just found it too sad, but I didn’t feel that way myself.’

The 2018 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air on Sunday, March 4.  

His pick: The anonymous voter listed The Shape Of Water as his top choice for Best Picture

His pick: The anonymous voter listed The Shape Of Water as his top choice for Best Picture

 

 



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