"LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR THE SPILLED LATTES!" Sun Feb-26-17 03:48 PM by Frank Longo
Here's the deal. You think the Academy is bound to get it wrong. They always do.
Well, now it's our turn.
I want you to post up your 5 favorites in ten major categories-- Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.
**Vote for as many or as few of the categories as you'd like.**
I would also like you to rank these from best to worst-- 5 points for your favorite, 1 point for your 5th favorite. If you don't have 5 you enjoyed in a category, rank the ones you did find praiseworthy (example: Best Supporting Actress isn't the deepest field, so if you have only three performances you dug, give out 5, 4, and 3 points to those three).
************* NOTE: IF YOU VOTE FOR FEWER THAN THREE PEOPLE FOR A PARTICULAR CATEGORY, YOUR VOTES FOR THAT CATEGORY WILL NOT BE CAST! PLEASE VOTE FOR AT LEAST THREE THINGS PER CATEGORY. *************
BEST PICTURE 5 points- Moonlight 4 points- Manchester By The Sea 3 points- The Handmaiden 2 points- Silence 1 point- La La Land
BEST ACTOR 5 points- Denzel Washington in Fences 4 points- Casey Affleck in Manchester By The Sea 3 points- Colin Farrell in The Lobster 2 points- Logan Lerman in Indignation 1 point- Ryan Gosling in La La Land
I realize many of us live in cities that get limited release films much later, but all of the major players have gone theatrical or VOD by now, so you have up until February 25th (a whole month!) to post your official selections.
I will then add up the votes and post the "nominees" (the top five finishers in voting) shortly after. The official Spilled Latte Awards will be posted right before the actual Oscars, so that we can brag when the Oscars arrive about how much better our list of winners is.
The categories have also been split up TO MAKE VOTING EASIER. You no longer have to compile one massive ballot a la homework. Only have time to figure out two categories? Vote for those and figure out the rest next week! And so on and so forth.
By the way, PLEASE ONLY VOTE ONCE IN EACH CATEGORY! Multiple amendments make it very very difficult for the person keeping track-- me. So wait if you want to, or make your votes now and inbox me your changes so that I can edit them into your post.
I'm gonna be deleting extraneous posts that have nothing to do with rule clarification or declaration of ballot formation. So if the post count suddenly drops, you'll know why, lol. Just clearing out the clutter to make my job easier.
Let's see your votes, people. Choose em, rank em, throw em up.