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.
Ben Affleck snubbed for Best Director instantly renders this year's Oscars a farce. Well done, Academy. #Aaaaagggghhhgo
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 10, 2013
Great nominations this year…but wow…so many great movies and actors were snubbed. DiCaprio, Craig, Tarantino, Foxx, Affleck…wow…
— Stephen Lunsford (@Lunsfuhd) January 10, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow snubbed for Best Director #oscars
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) January 10, 2013
Oscar noms: it makes me sad that Nolan/TDKR was snubbed, as usual with comic book blockbusters. That's my best film of the year…
— Ann Howard (@Ann_Howard) January 11, 2013
If I thought Bigelow's Oscar snub was a stand by the Academy against torture I might support it, but judging from the best picture noms…
— Bruce LaBruce (@BruceLaBruce) January 11, 2013
I've been off Twitter for most of the day. Were we all appropriately outraged that Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar snub?
— Wesley Ambrecht (@iamwesley) January 11, 2013
— Martha Guevara (@RavingScience) January 11, 2013
Some good news for those of you who were snubbed from Oscars today: you guys are crazy rich.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) January 10, 2013