By Cody Dericks
Everybody who follows awards season wants to be an Oscar voter. The influence, the taste-making, the importance, who wouldn’t want to be able to cast a ballot? So here at Next Best Picture, I ran a survey to see what would happen if the Oscars were decided by both #FilmTwitter and the Next Best Picture staff. I calculated the winners just like the Academy does, including using a preferential system to decide Best Picture.
First up, let’s see what #FilmTwitter chose. We received hundreds of responses from all over the world and every single nominee got at least one vote in every category. You can check out those winners here.
Now let’s take a look at the Next Best Picture team’s Oscar choices…
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman (WINNER)
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Hair Love (WINNER)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In The Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl) (WINNER)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Nefta Football Club (WINNER)
The Neighbors’ Window
As you can see, we actually had a lot in common with actual Oscar voters – we agreed with their picks in 14 out of 24 categories. What would you have voted for if you were an Oscar voter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.
You can follow Cody and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @codymonster91