20 February 2013 10:30 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg was invited to the office of one of the 371 members of the Academy's directors branch to sit in his presence while he filled out his ballot for the 2013 Oscars. I have included the final results at the bottom of this post, but more revealing are some of the reasons he chose not to vote for some nominees and why he chose to vote for others. The results are fascinating, enlightening and, at times, embarrassing. There's no way of knowing if this is how everyone fills out their ballots, but I'm pretty sure a combination of this one voter's decision making "techniques" are utilized by most. Highlights include his referring to The Hobbit's use of 48 frames per second a "noble, but failed" experiment. For Best Production Design he dismisses The Hobbit, Life of Pi and Les Miserables then says, "So that leaves Anna Karenina, »

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