Joan Collins suspects online voting is behind ‘major unexpected Oscar snubs’

For all of the talk about voter fraud, voter ID and voter suppression last year, it seems that government isn’t the only American institution that can’t quite figure out how to count ballots. Actress Joan Collins wonders if online voting is the culprit behind what she calls “major unexpected snubs” among this year’s Academy Award nominees.

This was the first year that Academy members could vote online as well as by paper ballot, and the process was not without problems. The submission deadline was extended 24 hours after reports of low turnout, which many members attributed to a cumbersome and confusing online registration process. The Academy had set up a 24-hour call center to help voters and opened assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London. Is voting really that hard?

Collins hasn’t let on just who inspired her tweet, so we’ll just have to guess. Plus, it’s our one chance per year to use the word “snubbed” as much as we want.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Give the plebeians their bread and circuses without delay 😉

  • wwbdinct

    Please. Leo D. wasn’t nominated because he sucks as an actor – always.

    • mickeyco

      You may be right, WW, but even tho’ I’m old enough to be his mother, i could gladly just sit and look at him for the 2 hours or so.

      • wwbdinct

        He never cut it for me for some reason. Neither did Clooney. Unfortunately, the only one that I could look at for 2 hours or more is no longer doing movies. Rob Lowe – who looks better today than he did in the 80’s!

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Joan Collins:

    Perhaps, it was a crappier year for films than one expected?

    Or could it be that today’s stables of actors, directors and writers possess 1/1000 the talent of actors, directors and writers of the 1940s through 1970s?

    And when was the last time you had a role, memorable or otherwise in a film?

  • Rachael

    If Zero Dark Thirty was more of an ode to 0bama’s greatness like everyone thought it was going to be, it would have won several awards. Lincoln was a Republican so of course that movie stood no chance. Also, the same people whining about possible voter fraud for a stupid awards show would gladly promote online voting for presidential elections.

  • DrSamHerman

    Okay I’ll play devil’s advocate.

    Perhaps all of those people were not nominated because their movies were awful?

  • DrSamHerman

    Okay I’ll play devil’s advocate.

    Perhaps all of those people were not nominated because their movies were awful?