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Old 03-02-2013, 16:44
marjangles
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I think what you have to remember is that it was only the directors in the academy who shortlist for best director, while all academy members vote for the winner, and that actors make up by far the biggest block of voters overall....

I think that is massively significant in this case. Plus Argo has built up so much momentum in recent weeks while Lincoln has none.

Plus Argo winning Best Picture is a much more effective way of them saving face, if it doesn't they only look more out of touch than ever....
Why do you think the academy directors didn't go for Affleck when nominating? Do you think it's because he's an actor and they wanted to shut him out? I can't believe that they truly felt that Benh Zeitlin did a better job than Affleck. Or maybe they were got at by Fox!

I'm ready to call shenanigans!
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