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Posts published by “Ken Burke”

The Academy Awards

When recruited to offer predictions on the Oscars for 2008 films I asked for the latest deadline I could get because of how non-aesthetic factors can influence the votes. Thus, Al Pacino in 1992 gets a long overdue Best Actor win for Scent of a Woman (Hoo hah! What a travesty!), when he should have won in 1974 for Godfather II, thereby denying Denzel Washington for Malcolm X and forcing him to finally catch up with Training Day in 2001, etc.