For the second year in a row, many of your favorite contenders matched up with the awards the Academy bestowed. Last year, you called for a Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King sweep, and then it happened. This year, nearly 26,000 voters correctly anticipated the Oscar winners in 13 of the 24 categories. Though you didn’t match the Academy on the more obscure awards, you picks were a match in seven of the eight top categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and all the acting awards. You wanted an even bigger sweep for Million Dollar Baby than it achieved; a third of you cited it for Best Adapted Screenplay, while the Academy pick, Sideways was your third choice, winning just 25 percent of the vote.
Many more of you were keen on venting your outrage over those movies and artists that Oscar ignored altogether. Nearly 33,000 voted in our Oscar Snubs Poll. Voters thought The Passion of the Christ was the most overlooked Best Picture candidate, and just over half of you thought Mel Gibson should have been nominated for Best Director. Sideways lead Paul Giamatti won your vote for the most unjustly ignored leading man, while Kill Bill — Vol. 2 assassin Uma Thurman topped the list of snubbed leading actresses. Sentimental favorites among slighted supporting players were The Notebook’s James Garner and Finding Neverland’s Kate Winslet. Maybe next year those actors will wise up and make movies about hard-luck boxers.
See the complete EW/AOL Oscar Nominations Poll Results.
See the complete Oscar Snubs Poll Results.