Scott Hardie | January 19, 2004
In a talk on Oscar ties (Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand in 1969 for example), Matt and I agreed that we both wanted to know how close some votes came. The win of "Shakespeare in Love" five years ago over the expected best picture "Saving Private Ryan" still stings to us Miramax-haters; what if we learned that it had only won by a few votes? And learning how close the votes came would shut up those people who think that Marisa Tomei did not really win her Oscar (for "My Cousin Vinny") but got it because of a misread on stage. I doubt that anybody in the Academy would listen to us, so instead I mention here a wish that the Academy would reveal the final vote counts for each awards presentation ten years after the fact.

Anna Gregoline | January 19, 2004
I never heard that misread thing - what happened, a mix-up of envelopes, possibly?

Scott Hardie | January 19, 2004
Barbara Mikkelson explains it better than I could.

Anna Gregoline | January 19, 2004
Hmm, interesting, and neat to see how it's read - directly off the card, not from the prompter at all. Thanks, Scott.


Want to participate? Please create an account a new account or log in.


Other Discussions Started by Scott Hardie

Summer 2013 Tournament

** annoyed sigh ** Once again, I have made a tournament goo much harder than I meant to. Isn't it awesome when we enter a tournament all fired up with enthusiasm and possibility after ten weeks of the regular season, only to have the spirit sucked out of us by a miserably impossible goo on the first day? Go »

Cinematic Chefs

Kelly found a series of comic illustrations of film directors cooking meals. It's pretty fun. Let's take turns adding more directors to the list. Go »

Best Movies of 2014

Voting is open. I fully expect superhero movies to dominate again this year, as they're agreeable to everyone, and this year's crop has been especially good. Go »

A Loosing Battle

A college professor is trying to get variant spellings like Febuary, twelth and truely accepted into the English language, due to frequent use. Go »

Gooooooooooooooooooal

What are your thoughts about the World Cup currently underway? I'm rarely into soccer, but I think I should get into it. Go »

Music (0541)

Remember when Steve Dunn called me an evil genius? He was right about the first part. Go »