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Behind the Ballot

Behind the Ballot
  • By Oscar Insider

Need help filling out your My Picks ballot? For Oscar fans who just can’t seem to win their Oscar pool because of that one craft category, Oscar.com has launched Behind The Ballot, a six-part video series exploring how Academy members view and ultimately determine who’ll win Oscars.  Hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher, Anthony Breznican and Adam Vary, each episode, shot in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, features a panel of experts discussing what it takes to be a strong contender in each category.

A new video will debut each week on www.oscar.com, as well as on the official Oscars app for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Production Design (1/31)

Scott Chambliss, Cowboys & AliensStar TrekMission: Impossible III
Alex McDowell, Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryMinority ReportFight Club
Jeannine Oppewall, Catch Me If You CanPleasantville, L.A. Confidential
Bo Welch, Men in BlackBatman ReturnsEdward Scissorhands

Makeup and Hairstyling (2/7)

Cydney Cornell, The ArtistThe AviatorAmerican Beauty
Mike Elizalde, Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyFantastic FourMen in Black
Beth Miller, Mr. and Mrs. SmithThe Nutty ProfessorDances with Wolves
Christien Tinsley, No Country for Old MenThe Passion of the ChristOcean’s Eleven

Film Editing (2/14)

Mark Goldblatt, X-Men The Last StandArmageddonThe Terminator
Virginia Katz, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1DreamgirlsKinsey
Lynzee Klingman, Man on the MoonCity of AngelsOne Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Pamela Martin, HitchcockThe FighterLittle Miss Sunshine

Costume Design (2/19)

Jeffrey Kurland, InceptionOcean’s ElevenErin Brockovich
Isis Mussenden, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderShrek 2American Psycho
Arianne Phillips, W.E.3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line
Mary Zophres, True GritNo Country for Old MenThe Big Lebowski

Sound Editing and Sound Mixing (2/21)

Willie D. Burton, DreamgirlsPanic RoomThe Shawshank Redemption
Steve Cantamessa, Tropic ThunderMr. and Mrs. SmithRay
Aaron Glascock, The TownGood Night, and Good LuckOcean’s Eleven
Mark Mangini, WarriorThe Fifth ElementDie Hard: with a Vengeance
Dean Zupancic, TangledThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePulp Fiction

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