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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Lucy”

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Now That You've Seen Lucy...?

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Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Aug. 2014, Limited)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (Aug. 2014, Limited)

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Poll: Best Supporting Actor (2011 – 2013)

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Best Supporting Actor Poll: 2011 - 2013

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jul. 25-27, 2014)

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What Are You Watching? (Jul. 25-27, 2014)

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Revisionist Oscar: 1996, Part 1 Redux

You can read more about this project in the article at this link. Below is our first poll, covering the best starting point there could be: Best Picture. As a refresher, here is where we obtain the titles will be included in the polls that will be conducted:
Four-Field Categories:

  • The actual Oscar nominees in the selected category.
  • The Top Ten films at the U.S. box office.
  • The ten highest-rated films according to Rotten Tomatoes
  • The best of the precursor winners (or nominees if not enough available) in the selected category.

Best Picture

We're going to be using Survey Monkey this time around. You get to rank all of the appropriate titles how you see fit, but preferably in order of preference.

Revisionist Oscar: 1996, Part 1 Poll

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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Sex Tape”

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Now That You've Seen Sex Tape...?

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Poll: What Are You Most Anticipating? (Aug. 2014, Wide)

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What Are You Most Anticipating? (Aug. 2014, Wide)

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Poll: Best Supporting Actor (2006 – 2010)

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Best Supporting Actor Poll: 2006 - 2010

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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What Are You Watching? (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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Revisionist Oscar: 1996, Part 1

You can read more about this project in the article at this link. Below is our first four polls, covering the best starting point there could be: Best Picture. As a refresher, here are the polls that will be conducted:
Four-Poll Categories:

  • Vote for the best of the actual Oscar nominees in the selected category.
  • Vote for the best of the Top Ten films at the U.S. box office.
  • Vote for the best of the ten highest-rated films according to Rotten Tomatoes
  • Vote for the best of the precursor winners (or nominees if not enough available) in the selected category.

NOTE: I'm not 100% pleased how these came out. I may be looking into an option to pool all of these films together and have a poll where you can just rank them as opposed to the polls below, which could result in only one film being nominated if it appears on multiple lists. Go ahead and participate in these. Next week, it may be restarted a different way.

Best Picture

Oscar Nominees

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Top Ten U.S. Box Office

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Top Ten Rotten Tomatoes

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Precursor Winners

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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Now That You've Seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes...?

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Poll: Best of Jul. 2013, Limited

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What's the Best of Jul. 2013, Limited?

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Poll: Best Supporting Actor (2001 – 2005)

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Best Supporting Actor Poll: 2001 - 2005

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jul. 11-13, 2014)

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What Are You Watching? (Jul. 11-13, 2014)

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Revisionist Oscar: Introduction

(NOTE: the entire post has been updated) Ever wanted to have your say in how the Oscars turned out? Today, we begin a new series of surveys on Cinema Sight that will attempt to adjust the Academy's results and create a new set of revisionist Oscar selections.

1996 was the year Cinema Sight (then The Oscar Guy) launched, so it seemed only fitting that we start there and work forward. If interest is strong and we get a lot of participation, we may take on the prior years as well.

To accomplish our goals, we'll be conducting a series of surveys, one for all non-short film categories. For each survey, depending on the category, we'll compile a list of films from various sources. Participants will then rank them in order and the five (or ten) best ranked films in each category will move on to awards voting once all base years have been completed. Two categories, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary, will use the standard calendar year instead of the Academy's bizarre eligibility rules.

Below, you will find the specifications for where data will come from when compiling the lists. These are broken into two sets, four-source categories and two-source categories. Four-source categories are Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary Feature. All other categories will fall into the Two-Source column.

Four-Source Categories:

  • The actual Oscar nominees in the selected category.
  • The Top Ten eligible films at the U.S. box office.
  • The ten highest-rated eligible films according to Rotten Tomatoes
  • The precursor nominees and winners in the selected category.

Two-Source Categories:

  • The actual Oscar nominees in the seleted category.
  • The precursor nominees and winners in the selected category.

After all of the survey from 1996 to the present have been conducted, we will collect the data to create the new Oscar slate. We'll then select the winner in each category based on the new nominations, thereby revising Oscar history.

When this post was originally written, I was planning to use Sodahead to conduct each poll. This turned out to be cumbersome and the results weren't very helpful in determining who would be on the final ballot. Survey Monkey has the capability of setting up a list of films that can be ranked in order of preference either by changing the numbers of click-and-dragging the titles into the desired order. As such, the first week of the poll was conducted via Sodahead and the second week was done with Survey Monkey. From this point forward, we will be using that method for selection.

The first polls will start here next week.

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