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Oscars 2012: TOH! Readers Poll Results -- Snubbed Fassbender Beats Dujardin; Love for 'Tree of Life'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 27, 2012 at 7:44PM

The results of our TOH! Readers Poll for Oscars 2012 are in and one thing is clear: Your taste is very different from that of the Academy.  Take a look at the winners below.
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The results of our TOH! Readers Poll for Oscars 2012 are in and one thing is clear: Your taste is very different from that of the Academy.  Take a look at the winners below.

While our poll agreed with the Academy's pick for Best Picture (31% for "The Artist"), the main competition in that category came from "The Tree of Life" with 27%; "The Descendants" trailed in third place with 10%. "The Tree of Life" topped the Best Director poll, with 34% for Terrence Malick, as well as Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (71%; "Hugo" got second place with 12%). For Best Actor, our wild card Michael Fassbender ("Shame") won with 22% of votes; Jean Dujardin followed with 20%. Our poll chose Viola Davis for Best Actress; she beat out Meryl Streep with 20% vs. 19%. Christopher Plummer was the clear winner with 51%; tied for second are Max von Sydow and Nick Nolte. Jessica Chastain beat out Octavia Spencer, but it was close; 31% vs. 30%.

Best Documentary went to "Pina" with 51% of votes; second place went to "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" with 18%. Best Animated Film and Best Editing agreed with the Academy, seeing wins for "Rango" with 61% and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" with 29%, respectively.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.