FAQ: Polls for 2020 Academy Awards

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92nd OSCARS SHORTLISTS
https://www.oscars.org/oscars/92nd-oscars-shortlists
Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 2, 2020 and concludes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Please see IMDb's official Academy Awards section to see the nominees under each category
- Link to broadcast:

92nd Oscars Nominations Announcement
- https://www.imdb.com/oscars/nominations/
- https://www.imdb.com/oscars/

Live Oscar 2020 Polls
- Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song     
- Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score   
- Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography    
- Oscars 2020 — Best Achievement in Production Design    
- Oscars 2020 — Costume Design     
- Oscars 2020 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling  
- Oscars 2020 — Best Film Editing     
- Oscars 2020 — Best Achievement in Sound Editing   
- Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Mixing    
- Oscars 2020 — Best Visual Effects    
- Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject    
- Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Short        
- Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature    
- Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film    
- Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film        
- Biggest Surprise of the 2020 Oscar Nominations  
- Oscars 2020 — Films With Multiple Nominations  
- Face-Off: Scarlett Johansson's Oscar Nominations          
- Best 2019 Movie Without an Oscar Nod    
- Oscars 2020 — Most Exciting First-Time Nominee?    
- Oscars 2020 — Long Time, No See     
- Oscars 2020 — Favorite Nominated Character   
- Blige vs. Gaga vs. Erivo  
- Face-Off: A 4-Pack Oscar of Nominated Singer Portrayals     
- Best of 'Parasite'    
- Best Oscar Nominated Actor-Producer Combo?   

All Oscar Polls: Category: Oscars

Format of the Polls
Title: Oscars 2020 — [Name of the Category]
Description: Which of the nominees of [link=tt10305932] for [Name of the Category] do you think should win?

Please initially limit your poll suggestions to one major category and one minor category to allow other poll authors the chance to suggest Academy 2020 related polls. If someone has not created a poll for a category after one week after the announcement, that category is open to everyone.

Award polls, such as the Oscars 2020 polls, are a good opportunity for new authors to learn how to create, suggest and mature polls. When a new author suggests the same poll as an established poll author, we will give consideration to the new author and ask the established author to defer to the new author. We will also list both poll pending poll suggestions as appropriate.

Please do not make lists and discussion threads until the nominations are announced?. It needlessly clutters the board, making our jobs as admin a bit harder.

Suggested Format
unified discussion hyperlink and master poll list hyperlink
(placed on bottom of poll list)

After voting, discuss the topic here or take other Oscars 2020 polls here
Example
After voting, [link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-oscars-2020-best-animated-feature-movie?]discuss the topic here.[/link] or [link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/faq-polls-for-2020-academy-awards] take other Oscars 2020 polls here[/link]
Please also provide a link to the show page to let polls appear on that page: [link=tt10305932]
This will appear as The Oscars (2020)

Please include this in the thread:
Take other Oscars 2020 polls here

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Major Categories

Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture
- BONAFIDE BOSS
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture      
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093447040/      

Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actor
- cinephile
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actor   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093482279/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actress
- Ed Jones (XLIX)
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actress    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093907127/    
- Ed is willing to defer to Ruby.

Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actor
- leavey-2
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actor     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093936153/       

Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actress
- NDbportmanfan 1
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actress
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093480991/

Oscars 2020 — Best Director
- Kyle Perez    
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Director  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093488434/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay
- Eagles90
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093488006/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Adapted Screenplay
- Paok-Kilkis
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Adapted Screenplay       
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093480915/        

Minor Categories

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song
- leavey-2
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093941515/   
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZlLxv7z07gE/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score
- Eagles90 
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093488002/         
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/_pq_wPYQ7jw/      

Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography
- BONAFIDE BOSS  
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093447116/        
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZrIUh6dFHmw/   
   
Oscars 2020 — Best Production Design
- Hoekkie     
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Achievement in Production Design   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093915303/   
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/MYZETY-Ox_o/         

Oscars 2020 — Best Costume Design
- NDbportmanfan 1
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Costume Design     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093485326/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/kxVQvVGPEIc/   

Oscars 2020 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling
- Peter   
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093897801/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/keEjPoLhVo4/   

Oscars 2020 — Best Film Editing
- cinephile   
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Film Editing    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093974077/     
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/aqCxAkJN2cg/   

Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Editing
- Simba63   
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Achievement in Sound Editing   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093949618/   
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/NkcI3r75biw/   

Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Mixing
- Simba63   
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Mixing    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093891090/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/K_a-IHQc1l4/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Visual Effects
- Paok-Kilkis  
Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Visual Effects       
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093485000/            
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/igVxCqG5SWI/        

Oscars 2020 — Best Live Action Short Film
- rubyfruit76     
- Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Live Action Short Film  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093840125/  
- Ruby is willing to have a new author take over this poll.

Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject
- rubyfruit76     
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093983375/   
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/1Aj_jwGCcjU/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Short Film
- Stephen Atwood
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Short        
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093480953/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/Xo4vKhuP1W8/  

Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature
- Stephen Atwood
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature      
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093498856/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/jKWJreKYpYc/   

Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film  
- urbanemovies 
Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film        
- (previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film')  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848461/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/U5qCV8nNXng/     
     
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film  
- urbanemovies  
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848037/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/71OFYtUFDJc/     

Other Oscars 2020 Related Polls

Favorite Winner
- Dibyayan Chakravorty  

Biggest Surprise of the 2020 Oscar Nominations
- Pencho15     
- Live Poll: Biggest Surprise of the 2020 Oscar Nominations    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093497782/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/YjnvTSRBKeE/    

Oscars: From 1990s Winners to 2020 Nominees
- 15yearsIMDber aka ElMo         
- Face-Off Suggestion: Oscars: From 1990s Winners to 2020 Nominees
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093480340/  

Oscars 2020 — Films With Multiple Nominations
- Dibyayan Chakravorty  
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Films With Multiple Nominations  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093498377/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/Hiex2XoFcfc/      

Face-Off: Scarlett Johansson's Oscar Nominations
- Paok-Kilkis
- Live Poll: Face-Off: Scarlett Johansson's Oscar Nominations     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093485222/   
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/sPR9DCWAdUY/     

Best 2019 Movie Without an Oscar Nod
- Dibyayan Chakravorty  
- Live Poll: Best 2019 Movie Without an Oscar Nod    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093483971/     
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/FjPZlqHZhKk/     
    
Faux-Oscars 1920 — Best Picture
- Ed Jones (XLIX) 
- Poll Suggestion: Faux-Oscars 1920 — Best Picture 
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093904258/

Oscars 2020 — Most Exciting First-Time Nominee?
- urbanemovies   
- PS: Oscars 2020 — Most Exciting Rookie Nomination?   
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Most Exciting Rookie Nomination?    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls061360530/
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/DwZoMdvtMVA/  

Oscars 2020 — Triple Producer-Director-Writer Efforts
- urbanemovies  
- PS: Oscars 2020 — Triple Producer-Director-Writer Efforts     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls068740452/

Oscars 2020 — Long Time, No See
- Eagles90  
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Long Time, No See
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093954695/    
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/MVOoXsA4uyA/    

Oscars 2020 — Favorite Nominated Character
- Hoekkie    
- Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Favorite Oscar Nominated Character     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093917253/    
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/rVthTq7-KRk/   

Foreign Films Nominated for Best Picture
- Hoekkie   
- Poll Suggestion: Foreign Films Nominated for Best Picture    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093915847/  

Blige vs. Gaga vs. Erivo
- 15yearsIMDber aka ElMo         
- Live Face-Off Poll: Blige vs. Gaga vs. Erivo  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047201052/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/ILlOc_RlrOA/   

Face-Off: A 4-Pack Oscar of Nominated Singer Portrayals
- Ed Jones (XLIX)      
- Live Poll: Face-Off: A 4-Pack Oscar of Nominated Singer Portrayals   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093976887/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/KOVRZQI3GfE/      
        
Most Memorable Moment
- rubyfruit76     
- Ruby is willing to have a new author take over this poll.

- rubyfruit76     
- Most Moving / Favorite / Most Worthy Standing Ovation    
- Ruby is willing to have a new author take over this poll.

Oscar Nominee Trivia
- Peter    
- Poll Suggestion: Oscar Nominee Trivia     
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093934087/   

Best Picture Actors Post-1970
- cinephile  
- Poll Suggestion: Best Picture Actors Post-1970  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093444268/  
    
Best Picture Actors Pre-1970
- cinephile  
- Poll Suggestion: Best Picture Actors Pre-1970  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093804961/  
    
Oscars 2020 — Biggest Veteran New Category Splash?
- urbanemovies      
- PS: Oscars 2020 — Biggest Veteran New Category Splash?    
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093895446/   

Best of 'Parasite'
- Peter   
- Live Poll: Best of Parasite   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093889613/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/fpCiH_-_ZyQ/   

Best Oscar Nominated Actor-Producer Combo?
- urbanemovies      
- Live Poll: Best Oscar Nominated Actor-Producer Combination?   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls062260401/  
- https://www.imdb.com/poll/ivlUVyIkO9w/     

Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (1929-2000)   
- urbanemovies      
- 2 PS: Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls062200260/
- Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (1929-2000)    

Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (2001-Now)
- urbanemovies      
- 2 PS: Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls062553253/  
- Both Camera Sides Oscar Nominees (2001-Now)  

Oscars 2020 — Double Digit Nominee Face-Off
- urbanemovies
- PS: Oscars 2020 — Double Digit Nominee Face-Off
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031947999/

Fictional Oscars
- Peter   
- Poll Suggestion: Fictional Oscars  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096044327/  

Oscars Face-Off: 'Dark Night' vs. 'Black Panther' vs. 'Joker'
- urbanemovies
- PS: Oscars Face-Off: 'Dark Night' vs. 'Black Panther' vs. 'Joker'
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033184607/

Oscars Face-Off: Athletes Turned Filmmakers
- urbanemovies   
- Post Oscar Poll   
- PS: Oscars Face-Off: Athletes Turned Filmmakers   
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096091248/   

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Posted 2 weeks ago

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Can I take "Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture" and/or "Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography"?
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Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture
- BONAFIDE BOSS

Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography
- BONAFIDE BOSS
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Here are my poll suggestions:


Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture

Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography

Cheers!
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Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture
- BONAFIDE BOSS
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture      
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093447040/      

Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography
- BONAFIDE BOSS  
- Poll Suggestion: Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography      
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093447116/        
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I think you meant 2020?


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BONAFIDE BOSS,

Thanks for pointing out the typo. I believe I corrected it:

Format of the Polls
Title: Oscars 2020 — [Name of the Category]
Description: Which of the nominees of the 2020 Academy Award for [Name of the Category] do you think should win?
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Hey Dan, another typo.



Ruby is willing to have a ...
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Typos corrected.
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urbanemovies
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848037/

urbanemovies
Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film
(previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film')
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848461/
(Edited)
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Oscars 2020 — Best Foreign Language Film  
- urbanemovies  
- (previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film')
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848461/

Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film
- urbanemovies
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848037/
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The poll header still needs a title correction as of this year, the award previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film' is now the award for 'Best International Feature Film'.

Oscars 2020 — Best Foreign Language Film
(award previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film')
- urbanemovies
- Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film
- Live Poll:

Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film
- urbanemovies
- Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film
- Live Poll:
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Oscars 2020 — Best International Feature Film  
- urbanemovies  
- (previously known as 'Best Foreign Language Film')  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848461/
  
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film  
- urbanemovies  
- https://www.imdb.com/list/ls033848037/
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Dan,

Please clarify what you mean by major and minor categories.

When you suggest a description format and later recommend including a link to the show's page, it would make sense to include that link in the description:

Description: Which of the nominees of [link=tt10305932] for [Name of the Category] do you think should win?

And in the suggested link format, please remove the period from the middle of the sentence (after "discuss the topic here.")
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Peter,

Thanks for the feedback. I've added headings for major and minor categories in the first post.

I consider the following to be major categories:
Oscars 2020 — Best Motion Picture
Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actor
Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actress
Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actor
Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actress
Oscars 2020 — Best Director
Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay
Oscars 2020 — Best Adapted Screenplay

I consider the following to be minor categories:
Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song
Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score
Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography
Oscars 2020 — Best Production Design
Oscars 2020 — Best Costume Design
Oscars 2020 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Oscars 2020 — Best Film Editing
Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Editing
Oscars 2020 — Best Sound Mixing
Oscars 2020 — Best Visual Effects
Oscars 2020 — Best Live Action Short Film
Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Short Film
Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature
Oscars 2020 — Best Foreign Language Film
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film

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When you suggest a description format and later recommend including a link to the show's page, it would make sense to include that link in the description:

Description: Which of the nominees of [link=tt10305932] for [Name of the Category] do you think should win?

Agree. Done.

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And in the suggested link format, please remove the period from the middle of the sentence (after "discuss the topic here.")

Done.
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Since "The" is already part of the show's name ("The Oscars"), you don't need "the" before it.

("Which of the nominees of the [link=tt10305932]")
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Peter,

Thanks for pointing this out. Corrected.
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You and I have a different take on what's a major and minor category.
Oscars 2020 — Best Cinematography
Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature
Oscars 2020 — Best Foreign Language Film AKA Best International Feature.
Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Feature Film
To me? These are major categories.
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Can I have best actress and supporting actress or in lieu costume design
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Ed,

Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actress
- Ed Jones (XLIX)

I am holding off on assigning Supporting Actress since I consider that a major category. If no one else asks for that category in the next two days, I will let you have this category.

Note: Per Peter request, I clarified what I mean by major and minor categories in first post for this thread.
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OK thanks
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Thanks for making this Dan!

I'd like to request:

Oscars 2020 — Best Director
Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay

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Kyle,

Oscars 2020 — Best Director
- Kyle Perez

I am holding off on assigning Best Original Screenplay since I consider this a major category. If no one else asks for that category in the next two days, I will let you have this category.

Note: Per Peter request, I clarified what I mean by major and minor categories in first post for this thread.
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You can't do pick two major categories. I'll pick Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score.
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Yeah no problem. Was confused slightly as to what constituted as "Major" but I'm fine to just do Best Director. 
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My choices are: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effects.
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Paok,

Oscars 2020 — Best Adapted Screenplay
- Paok-Kilkis

Oscars 2020 — Best Visual Effects
- Paok-Kilkis
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My Choices: Best Leading Actor and Best Original Score
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Two safe categories for Joker.
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I didn't know that the FAQ would be open so early, usually, it is pretty late.
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cinephile,

Oscars 2020 — Best Leading Actor
- cinephile

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score
- cinephile

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I hoped to have had the FAQ for the Golden Globes started prior to the announcement of the nominations. When possible, I try to have the FAQs for awards available prior to the announcement.
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cinephile,

I did not notice that Eagles90 requested this category before you did until he pointed this out.

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score
- Eagles90
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Than I can take Best Film Editing
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Did you notice me???
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cinephile,

Yes.

Oscars 2020 — Best Film Editing
- cinephile
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This year I am not making any Oscar category polls like last year.

I would love to make the Favorite Winner poll after the ceremony.

If we restrict one poll per user at the early stage (2 weeks from now) we can engage more users to make these polls. Just a thought.
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My favorite winner is Joaquin Phoenix XD.
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T.T.D.F.J.P.
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DC,

Other Oscars 2020 Related Polls
- Dibyayan Chakravorty  
- Favorite Winner

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If we restrict one poll per user at the early stage (2 weeks from now) we can engage more users to make these polls. Just a thought.
We have to balance between having polls available long enough before the ceremony and encouraging new poll authors.
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cinephile,

Don't know if you heard this or not, but Joaquin Phoenix was arrested around 2 days ago.
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You scared me, I thought it was serious, he only got arrest for climate protest.

Off-Topic (and not very fun):

He is going Johnny Cash more every day:

He has a scar on his face like Johnny Cash (not for the same reason)
He lost his brother like Johnny Cash (not for the same reason)
He got arrested like Johnny Cash (not for the same reason)
He played Johnny Cash in Walk the Line
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Best Original Screenplay and Best Documentary Short
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Ruby,

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay
- rubyfruit76

Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Short Subject
- rubyfruit76
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Ruby,

Eagles90 requested this before you did. I did not notice this until he pointed this out.

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay
- Eagles90
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Dan, could you add a note asking that people no longer actually make lists and discussion threads until the nominations are announced? It needlessly clutters the board, making our jobs a bit harder, for one.

Also, "Which of the nominees of the 2020 Oscars..." probably has a more appealing  sound and appearance than "Which of the nominees of the Oscars (2020)..."
Of course, it may be too late to make that change. 
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Ruby,

I made the edits you suggested. Although it may not make any difference regarding delaying making list and discussion threads.
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Dan, as every year, I'll do my Biggest Surprise of the Nominations poll.
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/sugg-biggest-surprise-of-the-2020-oscar-nominations
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Umm, I already picked Best Original Screenplay and Best Original Score many hours before rubyfruit76 and cinephile but for some reason both of them and Dan decided to ignore me...
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Eagles90,

I did not consciously ignore you. I simply did not see your post.
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Eagles90,

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Screenplay
- Eagles90

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Score
- Eagles90
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I didn't ignore you, but I didn't notice you, because I thought that Best Score would be one of the last ones since Best Actor was not taken, I assumed that Best Original score wasn't.
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Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actor
Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song
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leavey-2,

Oscars 2020 — Best Supporting Actor
- leavey-2

Oscars 2020 — Best Original Song
- leavey-2
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Oscars 2020 — Best Animated Short Film
and
Oscars 2020 — Best Documentary Feature
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Animated Shorts

Dcera (Daughter): Streaming on Vimeo

Hair Love: Streaming on YouTube.

Kitbull: Streaming on Disney+ and YouTube.

Mémorable: Not available to rent, purchase, or stream (as of 17 Jan 20).

Sister: Streaming on YouTube

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Oscars 2020- Best Supporting Actress
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093480991/

& Costume Design
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093485326/

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Oscars 2020 — Triple Producer-Director-Writer Efforts
The movies of the 2020 Oscars are noteworthy for being driven by individuals who manned multiple critical positions on each project. In fact, every movie nominated for Best Picture in 2020 was led by a multi-tasking director. Six of the nine Best Picture nominees were led by directors who manned three key roles, while the three remaining Best Picture nominees were led by directors who were credited with only two roles on their film.

(added introduction to tie the poll to the uniqueness of this 2020 Oscar event)
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Dan,

Will this qualify for your list?

Poll Suggestion: Best 2019 Movie Without an Oscar Nod
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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I also have one that is for films 100 years ago.
Poll Suggestion: Faux-Oscars 1920 — Best Picture
In this list of films from 1919, which one do you think would have won
an Academy Award if it had existed in 1920 for best picture?
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Thanks Dan
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 Dan,

I feel like you haven't noticed this comment I posted 12 hours ago.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to put any means of pressure on you.

I understand, (I used to be an admin in a Discord server of more than 50K active people too).

Anyway, Thank you <3
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I will make Production Design
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So far there is one suggestion by a new author, but the category has been pre-assigned to a regular author. This happened last year too. Any thoughts?

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
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I don't know what we did last year, but we can do the same thing as last year.
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Sorry, but I had rightfully claimed this category before this other user:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-suggestion-oscars-2020-best-supporting-actor
If I'm correct, there are still 4 categories that have not yet been claimed by anybody, so there is still choice.
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I acknowledged that you had claimed it.

I just think this process is not very open to new authors, who don't come looking for Dan's thread, but just post their ideas.
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I think last year I suggested that more regular or seasoned authors volunteer to give up a category to a new author. 

I only have one minor category (Short Documentary) and plan to sign up for another minor category (Short Live Action) but if a new author would like either or both, they are more than welcome. If anyone knows of a new author who might want one or both, please go to my discussion thread for the one I finished already and let me know:

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/suggestion-oscars-2020-best-documentary-short-subject

Peter, do you have any ideas about how to let new authors know about this, besides us keeping our eyes open for new authors who post something new?
Dan, could you perhaps leave a note in the main, original post of this thread? 
I'll also leave a note on my discussion thread for my Oscar poll.

(And Peter, thank you for noticing this and posting.)
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Peter and Ruby,

I added this text in the first post:

Award polls, such as the Oscars 2020 polls, are a good opportunity for new authors to learn how to create, suggest and mature polls. When a new author suggests the same poll as an established poll author, we will give consideration to the new author and ask the established author to defer to the new author. We will also list both poll pending poll suggestions as appropriate.

= = = Additional thoughts = = =

Ultimately, it will be a judgement call as to which poll suggestion we will have go live. We are balancing providing properly formatted polls for poll takers with allowing as many authors as practical the opportunity for their polls to go live.
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That's very fair, a good approach, and really well written. Bravo. : )
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The same approach didn't work last year when the same thing occurred.

Anyway, at this point this is mostly feedback for next year.