As you can see, MyViewers' opinions are quite different from the Academy judges. American sniper was a favourite with audiences (including us MyViewers!), but on the night only won for best sound editing.
Perhaps the difference in opinion could be due to us not being familiar with any of the movies or actors in some of the categories, which makes sense as some of these films have not been released, or have only recently been released, in Australia. Also some of you didn't like any of the movies or actors nominated. Tough crowd...
Most of the results were quite close, however there were some standouts, in particular Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game received 9% more of the votes for his nomination for Directing. While Robert Duvall - The Judge received 13% more of the votes for his nomination for Actor in a supporting role.
The closest category was Best Picture where American Sniper beat The Imitation Game by just 1%. What was interesting was the difference between genders. Almost double the proportion of males preferred American Sniper while double the proportion of females preferred The Theory of Everything.
The gender divide could allso be seen in the category for Best Supporting Actress where males voted for Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game while females voted for Meryl Streep for Into the Woods. I wonder if males were voting on acting ability?...
With the overwhelming response we have had from all of you for our second 'Australia Decides' survey we're getting ready for the next one! Watch out for our QuickFish Logies special!