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Samuel Jackson's Oscar voting secret!

The actor says that his wife as well as his servants helps in voting for his favourites at the Oscars.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 20:56 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Actor Samuel L Jackson has revealed a secret about his voting for the Academy Awards.

According to, Jackson was speaking to Fox News' Bill McCuddy while promoting Freedomland. He admits his wife as well as his servants helps in the voting. He says that's the way it is with most of the tallies in Hollywood.

He said: "The maid has watched them (the nominees), the cook's probably watched a lot of them, the nanny has too. And they go by and put their check marks down on the ballot because they know you are not going to do it. And then the assistant goes by - 'Oh, it's time for the ballot to go in. Oh, he hasn't filled this in. (Checking boxes) I like this, I like this,' and they send it in."

When pressed further on how exactly it is done in Samuel's house he said: "I generally go down the ballot and look and see if any of my friends are nominated and I vote for them. Then I leave the ballot there for my wife to vote for all the other films that she watched that I knew I wasn't gonna watch - like the chick flicks or the flicks that I thought were gonna put me to sleep. I trust her opinion. And then we send the ballot in."

First Published: Feb 09, 2006 16:57 IST