Post-Inaugural Academy Awards Poll: Nominate Your ‘Best Picture’

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While the world has rightfully been focused on the change in power in Washington (Gobama!), poor old Hollywood has to live with the fact that the Academy Award nominations will be announced this Thursday and people just haven’t been paying attention. 

For those of you re-joining the Tinseltown awards season joyride, it’s still a fluid situation where a surprise or two is possible. In these final hours, take a shot at our MOVIE SMACKDOWN! Oscar Poll and tell us which of these ten films that have already been in the Smackdown ring should make the “Best Picture” cut. Thanks!

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Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, creator of five produced primetime network TV series, and fast-food frycook, Bryce is the Editor-in-Chief of "Movie Smackdown." While he freely admits to having written the screenplay for the reviewer-savaged "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," he hopes the fact that he also won the Writers Guild award a couple of years ago will cause you to cut him some slack. That, plus the fact that he has a new StudioCanal produced feature film, “The Last Battle,” shooting this summer in Europe about the end of World War II. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, and a past enthusiast of the Merry Marvel Marching Society. His new what-if book series, “Breakpoint,” just won the prestigious Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and has so far tackled JFK not being assassinated and The Beatles staying together.

2 Comments on Post-Inaugural Academy Awards Poll: Nominate Your ‘Best Picture’


  1. You’ve got a good point about GRAN TORINO, Chuck. It is a pretty dishonest system that sneaks a film out on a very limited basis in one year in order to get critics to nominate it so the next year when it’s really out and available they can ride that awards wave of publicity. That’s why we’ve created MOVIE SMACKDOWN! so we can make up some of our own rules!! Stop by and comment anytime… good, thoughtful comments like yours are always in too short a supply. Thanks!


  2. Now that poll system is interesting!
    I voted for Wall-E. However, I had a hard time thinking Slumdog or Torino doesn’t deserve it. I count Torino as a 2009 film myself. Mostly because I wasn’t given the opportunity to see it before 2009.
    The Dark Knight (while an amazingly ground breaking film) doesn’t deserve to have 31.1% in my opinion. Again, it belongs to Wall-E, Slumdog Millionaire or Grand Torino.

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