Oscar favs chosen in Blockbuster survey

MUMBAI: The Academy may hand out the Oscars, but it’s the people whose hearts are ultimately won by Academy Award-winning performances. And the people have spoken. In a survey conducted by e-Rewards on behalf of Blockbuster, America has chosen the movies, actors and actresses they feel are most deserving of an Academy Award.


 


Among the top picks in the Oscars survey by Blockbuster were:


Best Actor: Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Best Actress: Ellen Page in “Juno”


Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War”


Best Supporting Actress: Ruby Dee in “American Gangster”


Best Picture: “No Country for Old Men”


 


To help movie lovers conduct their own informal surveys during at-home Oscar-watching parties and among friends and co-workers, Blockbuster is providing complimentary Academy Awards ballots. Ballots are now available at participating Blockbuster stores and online at http://www.blockbuster.com while supplies last.


 


People’s Picks for 2008 Academy Awards Complete Survey Results:


Best Motion Picture of the Year –


No Country for Old Men (20 per cent)


Juno (18 per cent)


Atonement (16 per cent)


Michael Clayton (14 per cent)


“There Will Be Blood” (10 per cent)


 


Best Actor in a Leading Role


Johnny Depp in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (27 per cent)


George Clooney in Michael Clayton (24 per cent)


Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood (15 per cent)


Tommy Lee Jones in In The Valley of Elah (7 per cent)


Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises (6 per cent)


 


Best Actress in a Leading Role


Ellen Page in Juno (30 per cent)


Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (27 per cent)


Julie Christie in Away from Her (9 per cent)


Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose (5 per cent)


Laura Linney in The Savages (4 per cent)


 


Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson’s War (23 per cent)


Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men (21 per cent)


Hal Holbrook in Into The Wild (12 per cent)


Casey Affleck in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (12 per cent)


Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton (8 per cent)


 


Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Ruby Dee in American Gangster (24 per cent)


Cate Blanchett in I’m Not There (17 per cent)


Saoirse Ronan in Atonement (14 per cent)


Tilda Swinton in Michael Clayton (10 per cent)


Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone (9 per cent)

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