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Sunday
Feb 17 2019

This Week's Smackdown Panel

Thank you for all the votes for this weeks Supporting Actress Smackdown for the 91st Oscars - so many ballots for us to sift through with opinions so varied which is just how it should be and how we like it (亚博主页if you forgot,we'll accept them today as well but they're due by midnight!) Due to behind the scenes technical stuff we'll be posting the Smackdown Monday night,but it's time to meet the panel.We cheekily asked them for their pics in the three chopping-block craft categories butthen the Academy reversed course.We're sharing their votes anyway,because shouldn't you always know who people are rooting for in cinematography,editing,and makeup?We think so!

Please welcome two first time panelists

GINNY O'KEEFE
INSTAGRAM|IMDb

Rooting for...

Picture: BlacKkKlansman
Cinematography: A Star is Born
Editing: BlacKkKlansman
Makeup and Hair: Vice

Ginny O'Keefe was born and raised in Westchester,New York.She credits her love of film and television to her parents,since they let her watch pretty much whatever she wanted growing up.They also helped fuel her love of acting by frequently taking her and her two sisters into Manhattan to see Broadway shows.She graduated from Elon University in 2016,with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Communications.She now lives in Los Angeles working as an actress and hopes to write and produce her own films one day.Follow her on Instagram.

ROBIN WRITE
TWITTER

Rooting for...

Picture: The Favourite
Cinematography: Cold War
Editing: The Favourite
Makeup and Hair: Mary Queen of Scots

Robin Write is the Editor-in-Chief of Filmotomy,a movie site that promotes the likes of female filmmakers,independent film,world cinema,documentaries etc.He's been writing,thinking,breathing,watching movies for as long as he can remembe and still feeds the addiction that is the Oscar race for near-30 years - a truly hard habit to break.

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NATHANIEL R
TWITTER| INSTAGRAM| LETTERBOXD
Rooting for...
Picture: The Favourite
Cinematography: Cold War
Editing: BlacKkKlansman
Makeup and Hair: Border

Nathaniel R has been running The Film Experience since the first seacreature grew legs and walked ashore in prehistoric times.亚博主页He was there whenWingswon best picture of 1928.Kidding...but he does loveWingsand he's been loving the Oscars for far too long!亚博主页

And two of your favourite TFE Regulars...

CHRIS FEIL
TWITTER|INSTAGRAM|LETTERBOXD

Rooting for...

Picture: The Favourite / Black Panther
Cinematography: A Star is Born
Editing: The Favourite / BlacKkKlansman
Makeup: Border

Chris Feil writes regularly at The Film Experience (including his column on movie music called亚博主页Soundtracking) and lives in Columbus,OH.He cohosts theThis Had Oscar Buzz podcastand has also been published at Vice,Paste,and Decider.You can easily beetlejuice him into your conversations by talking about soundtracks,RuPaul's Drag Race,andWALL•E. He is remembering to notice the collateral beauty around him.

MURTADA ELFADL
TWITTER|INSTAGRAM|LETTERBOXD

Rooting for...

Picture: BlacKkKlansman
Cinematography: A Star is Born
Editing: The Favourite
Makeup and Hair: Border

You know Murtada fromhis writing on TFEand as the co-host of ourpodcast.However one thing you might not know is that recently he recordedhis first video interview;with rising playwright Jordan E Cooper whose playAIN'T NO "MOstarts at The Public Theater on March 12th.

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Reader Comments (5)

Can't wait to see the results tomorrow!

February 17,2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom G.

I assume you're holding on to announcing which Live Action Short you're all rooting for until the podcast.

February 17,2019 | Unregistered CommenterBJT

Damn Murtada,l see why /3rtful sycophantically rides your dick constantly!

February 17,2019 | Unregistered CommenterVapors

Wow.Nathaniel looks completely different from how I envisioned.

February 18,2019 | Unregistered CommenterBoris

Boris -- how so?I've had other photos up haha.The beard is a recent development in the past two years though.

February 18,2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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