Originally Published: February 22, 2015 7:18 p.m.
The Daily Courier offered a survey this past week for the Academy Awards, and respondents - as of showtime Sunday, Feb. 22 - said the Oscars should go to:
BEST PICTURE - American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan) - 72%
The next closest film was at 8% - The Imitation Game (Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman). The award went to "Birdman," which had 3% from Courier readers.
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Bradley Cooper - American Sniper - 67%
Michael Keaton - Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - was the next closest in polling at 15%; the winner was Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), who received only 10% of Courier readers' votes.
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Reese Witherspoon - Wild - 52%
The next closest had 25% - Julianne Moore (Still Alice), who won the Oscar.
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Robert Duvall - The Judge - 61%
The next closest in the poll was at 17% - J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), who won the Oscar.
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Laura Dern - Wild - 42%
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) had 21% in the poll, who won the Oscar.