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Sunday February 26th, 2017

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #6: “Fell In Love With” Taraji P. Henson, “Turned Off” ’20th Century Women’

(Illustration by: Christopher Patey)

(Illustration by: Christopher Patey)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

An anonymous member of the directors branch shares Oscar picks.

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #5, below, here are the views of a member of the 473-member directors branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Saturday February 25th, 2017

Brutally Honest Ballot #5: “Loved Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Together,” “Gimme a Break” About ‘Arrival’

(Illustration by: Kyle Metcalf)

(Illustration by: Kyle Metcalf)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

An anonymous member of the actors branch shares Oscar picks.

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #5, below, here are the views of a member of the 1,158-member actors branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Friday February 24th, 2017

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #4: ‘Moonlight’ “Everything I Think An Oscar Picture Should Be,” ‘La La Land’ “A Piece of Shit”

(Illustration by: Skip Sterling)

(Illustration by: Skip Sterling)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #4, below, here are the views of a member of the 468-member executives branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Thursday February 23rd, 2017

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #3: Denzel Washington “Talks Too Much,” ‘La La Land’ “Transported Me”

(Illustration by: James Steinberg)

(Illustration by: James Steinberg)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

An anonymous member of the producers branch reveals Oscar picks.

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #3, below, here are the views of a member of the 504-member producers branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #2: ‘La La Land’ “Felt a Little Light,” Barry Jenkins “Is Really a Poet”

(Illustration by: Lars Leetaru)

(Illustration by: Lars Leetaru)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

The anonymous views of a member of the public relations branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #2, below, here are the views of a member of the 389-member public relations branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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