Anonymous Oscar Ballot 2021: This Publicist Never Logged on to the Academy Screening Portal

Anonymous Oscar Ballot 2021: This Publicist Never Logged on to the Academy Screening Portal
With Oscar ballots heading into Academy voters’ hands on April 15, we’re forging ahead with our fourth annual series of interviews with Academy voters from different branches for their candid thoughts on what got picked, overlooked, and overvalued in this strange pandemic year.

I vote in the publicists branch. I’m also a producer. I live out of town. I subscribe to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, get Deadline, and [Los Angeles Times award supplement] The Envelope. It’s built up over the years. The Oscars have developed into something beyond what I grew up with. Complaints people make about Oscars and nominations is that now everything is so promoted, so deliberate and expensive. It gets away from the purpose of what the whole thing is with awards. It’s a bigger issue than the Oscars. It’s overwhelming. There’s five months when it’s all that’s talked about, then two months later you forget who even won.
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