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Aug 19, 2010

Poll results; new poll

Out of the eight films listed in the last poll, which asked which well-received films from thus far in 2010 you predict to receive a Best Picture nomination, there seemed to be three tiers. First, the practical shoo-ins, led by poll winner Inception (86%) and Toy Story 3 (63%). Next, the kinda-sorta-maybes, made up of indie darlings Winter's Bone and The Kids Are All Right (~30%) - in a year with five nominees, I'd say neither of these make it This year? Who the hell knows? And finally, the not-a-chance-in-hells, none of whom received more than 15% of the votes.

I guess I'll report back to you in six months with the true results of this poll.

New poll is hopping onto the success of The Expendables and forces you to pick your favorite of the 80s/90s top action stars. An easy choice?

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The Mad Hatter said...

Tell me you were shocked with the INCEPTION love. This sparks the sub-question...will the two dueling Leo pictures work against each other when the chips fall?

As for this week's poll, where's The Dolph??

Nick said...

Went with Ah-nold.

Castor said...

Got to go with Arnie. Everyone makes fun of him but he truly was awesome. I miss him :(

Fletch said...

Hatter - shocked at the Inception love? Not at all - I think it's a lock for a Best Pic nod. Hell, if Avatar and Blind Side can get one, why the hell can't Inception? (Obviously, with only 5 nominees, this statement wouldn't apply.)

I suppose Dolph belongs just as much as friggin' Dudikoff, if not more so, so consider it an egregious error.

Nick, Castor - Yeah, I might have to go with Arnie, too. He was the quintessential 80s action star, and all others were knockoffs in one fashion or another.

The Mad Hatter said...

AVATAR was strictly too big to be ignored - not a benefit INCEPTION has behind it - and THE BLIND SIDE benefitted from a weak year and Academy voters not being able to name ten films they liked (seriously - voters getting six or seven titles in and blanking was repeatedly reported).

I think it'll all come down to how stellar the fall is. If we get half a dozen bubble titles beyond the usual three or four locks, there's trouble afoot. If it's a weak autumn, INCEPTION is in.

Remember, Oscar voters aren't all that nutty about blockbusters.