Originally Posted by Hunter Rider
By bought I don't think Kelly means literally, she means how some studios throw millions of dollars into a campaign to get their actor or nominee votes by schmoozing the Academy and pushing out endless promotional material.
you mean like nearly every campaign known on earth?
ultimately one can look at it any way they want. They can think money won the person the election (which i honestly don't actually think is the majority of the Academy... ) or a popularity contest (which i actually think is more practical)
but.. then again, majority of the time when i pick who's going to win the oscars... I usually get the majority right... most of the awards don't "shock me" by any means