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Oscars panel 2007: The appeal of Oscar
Our international panel of film fans are giving their views on the race for Oscar glory in the run-up to the famous ceremony.

In the third of their submissions, they explain their enduring fascination with the awards, reflect on memorable highlights and unforgettable embarrassments, and look forward to the biggest night in the movie calendar.

Click on the quotes below to read the pieces in full.

Scott Williams
Scott Williams
Melbourne, Australia


Aileesa Lim
Aileesa Lim
Manila, Philippines


Dieter Rogiers
Dieter Rogiers
Belgium
"The Academy invariably chooses the wrong winners"

Sarah Griffin
Sarah Griffin
Republic of Ireland


Laura Forrest
Laura Forrest
Ealing, London


Richard Brophy
Richard Brophy
Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA


The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section of people as possible and may not be representative of wider public opinion.




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