Does anyone happen to know what goes down when a movie/actor/director/etc is trying to get nominated for an Oscar? What do the studios do to try persuade the Academy to choose their baby? Do they send videos, muffin baskets, cars, slave monkeys? How does the Academy choose? How much of it is politics? How the fuck did Keira Knightley ever get a nomination?
The full extent of my knowledge about the whole thing goes no further than those "for your consideration" posters they release.