This year's nominees at the Oscars has been one of the most controversial and talked-about in recent years.

A lot of noise was made on Twitter about how bland the choices were, how almost all the Best Actor / Actress nominees were white and much more besides.

An interesting fact was revealed during the furore - that almost all of the Oscars voting panel were men over the age of 50 and predominantly white.

In an interview with, an anonymous female voter gave a horrifyingly honest account of her votes and why she voted the way she did.

The voter took aim firstly at Selma, the MLK biopic that was roundly snubbed in a lot of categories and sparked a lot of the outrage concerning the voting patterns.

"What no one wants to say out loud is that Selma is a well-crafted movie, but there's no art to it. If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male, I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were. And as far as the accusations about the Academy being racist? Yes, most members are white males, but they are not the cast of Deliverance - they had to get into the Academy to begin with, so they're not cretinous, snaggletoothed hillbillies. When a movie about black people is good, members vote for it. But if the movie isn't that good, am I supposed to vote for it just because it has black people in it? I've got to tell you, having the cast show up in T-shirts saying "I can't breathe" - I thought that stuff was offensive. Did they want to be known for making the best movie of the year or for stirring up shit?"

Wow, pretty damning.

The voter went on, explaining that Patricia Arquette's refusal to get any kind of plastic surgery done over the twelve years was also worthy of a nomination. "It's a bravery reward. It says, "You're braver than me. You didn't touch your face for 12 years. Way to freakin' go!"

The voter also discussed Lego Movie, saying "[if] you can call anything a "snub," this year, it was The Lego Movie, which was one of the best movies of the year. I don't know what happened there, but it is inconceivable to me."

On that part, we agree.

As for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, the anonymous voter pretty much savaged it. "I put in the Inherent Vice screener, and it became apparent that it's a terrible, incoherent movie, so I turned it off. I thought it was not possible for me to hate something more than I hated The Master, but I hated this more."

You can read the full transcript over on, but we'd just like to leave this .GIF as a signifier of our emotional state whilst reading it all.