Oscar picks


I've been thinking about playing the Oscar-picks game but I couldn't get excited about it until JUST NOW when Katya emailed me a link to a new sort of Oscar picks game. Which I love. It's just my kind of needlessly complex game.

Movie bloggers Eric and Jeff are doing it as a contest betwixt themselves, but I really think they're missing out by not having posted earlier and making the game public. But I'm making a list anyway just to see how I do against the pros. Here are the rules as borrowed from Eric:

    Here’s how it works: First you make your predictions for each of the 24 categories. Then you arrange them in order of how confident you are that you’re right. The one you’re most certain of will be worth 24 points if it actually wins; the one you were totally taking a wild guess on gets 1 point if it happens to prove correct. Whoever has the most points at the end of the show is the winner.

And here's my list:

24. Best Animated Feature: “Toy Story 3”
23. Actor in a Leading Role Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
22. Actor in a Supporting Role, Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
21. Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”
20. Visual Effects: “Inception”
19. Writing (Original Screenplay): David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
18. Music (Original Song): Randy Newman, “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3”
17. Best Picture: “The King’s Speech”
16. Cinematography: “True Grit”
15. Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
14. Sound Mixing: “Inception”
13. Sound Editing: “Toy Story 3”
12. Documentary (Feature): “Exit through the Gift Shop”
11. Directing: Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
10. Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
09. Music (Original Score): “The Social Network”
08. Art Direction; “The King’s Speech”
07. Makeup: “The Wolfman”
06. Foreign Language Film: “Biutiful”
05. Film Editing: “Black Swan”
04. Costume Design: “True Grit”
03. Short Film (Live Action): “Na Wewe”
02. Short Film (Animated): “The Lost Thing”
01. Documentary (Short Subject): “Strangers No More”

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen very many of these yet-but I do have to wonder how Randy Newman gets nominated or even work, year after year.