Oscar Predictions Contest

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:47 am

Excellent choice, Irvin.

As for surprise presenters, I would like to see Angela Lansbury. She's in L.A. doing Blithe Spirit on stage. She couldn't attend last year to acknowledge her honorary Oscar because she was doing Blithe Spirit in London. As for the most recent honorary recipients, I think Harry Belafonte is probably the likeliest to show if he isn't snowed in in New York. He and Lansbury presenting Best Picture would be a great combo.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby anonymous1980 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:01 am

I've added another tie-breaker question: How many winners will acknowledge their fellow nominees?

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby OscarGuy » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:36 pm

Or, how about which acceptance speech will be longest?
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:22 pm

I think we need a different tie-breaker than "last person in In Memoriam" since everyone is certain it will be Robin Williams. Here are a few suggestions:

"Number of winners who acknowledge the other nominees in his/her category."

"Will Julianne Moore wear red?"

"How many women will wear red? blue? black?"

"Who will be an unannounced presenter?"

"How many unannounced presenters will there be?"

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:00 pm

ksrymy, I take it you approve of the way I formatted my pedictions. :wink:
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby mlrg » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:36 am

Picture: “Birdman”
Direction: Alejando G. Iñarritu “Birdman”
Original Screenplay: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game”
Lead Actor: r.u. Michael Keaton, Birdman (r.u.: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”)
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore “ Still Alice”
Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons “Whiplash”
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette “Boyhood”
Original Song: "Glory," Selma
Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (r.u.: “The Theory of Everything)
Film Editing: “Whiplash” (r.u. Boyhood)
Cinematography: “Birdman”
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (r.u. Interstellar)
Sound Mixing: “American Sniper”
Sound Editing: “American Sniper”
Production Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Costume Design: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Makeup And Hairstyling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Foreign Language Film: “Wild Tales”
Documentary Feature: “Virunga” (r.u.:Last Days In Vietnam)
Animated Feature: “How To Train Your Dragon 2”
Live Action Short Film: “The Phone Call”
Documentary Short Film: “White Earth”
Animated Short Film: “Feast”

Number of standing ovations: 7
Final "In Memoriam" spot: Robin Williams

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby ksrymy » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:37 am

Picture: Birdman
Direction: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Original Screenplay: Birdman
Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Lead Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything (r.u. Michael Keaton, Birdman)
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Original Song: "Glory," Selma
Original Score: The Theory of Everything
Film Editing: Whiplash (r.u. Boyhood)
Cinematography: Birdman
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (r.u. Interstellar)
Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup And Hairstyling: Guardians of the Galaxy (r.u. Foxcatcher)

Foreign Language Film: Ida
Documentary Feature: Last Days In Vietnam
Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Documentary Short Film: White Earth
Animated Short Film: Feast

Number of standing ovations: 4
Final "In Memoriam" spot: Robin Williams
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Precious Doll » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:41 pm

Picture: Boyhood
Direction: Richard Linklater
Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Birdman)
Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Lead Actor: Eddie Redmayne (Michael Keaton)
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Original Song: "Glory," Selma
Original Score: The Theory of Everything
Film Editing: Boyhood
Cinematography: Birdman
Visual Effects: Guardians of the Galaxy
Sound Mixing: American Sniper
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup And Hairstyling: Guardians Of The Galaxy
Foreign Language Film: Ida (Timbuktu)
Documentary Feature: Last Days In Vietnam (Finding Vivian Maher)
Animated Feature: Big Hero 6
Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Documentary Short Film: Joanna
Animated Short Film: Feast

Number of standing ovations: 4
Final "In Memoriam" spot: Robin Williams
How many winners will acknowledge their fellow nominees: 2
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby nightwingnova » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:44 pm

thx...I now remember. Inadequate recognition for one of the screen's eternal icons. Seemed just like yesterday. Not like Glenn Ford or Alan Ladd. Or even Errol Flynn. This was Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis heights.

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nightwingnova wrote:FINAL "IN MEMORIAM" SPOT: Shirley Temple


I'm pretty sure they acknowledged her last year. She died on February 10th. The awards were held March 2nd.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:36 pm

nightwingnova wrote:FINAL "IN MEMORIAM" SPOT: Shirley Temple


I'm pretty sure they acknowledged her last year. She died on February 10th. The awards were held March 2nd.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Greg » Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:35 pm

Picture: Boyhood
Direction: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Adapted Screenplay: Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Lead Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons, Whiplash
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Original Song: "Glory," Selma
Original Score: The Imitation Game
Film Editing: Boyhood
Cinematography: Birdman
Visual Effects: Interstellar
Sound Mixing: Birdman
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup And Hairstyling: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Foreign Language Film: Ida, Poland
Documentary Feature: Last Days In Vietnam
Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Live Action Short Film: The Phone Call
Documentary Short Film: White Earth
Animated Short Film: Feast

Number of standing ovations: 5
Final "In Memoriam" spot: Robin Williams
Winners to acknowledge fellow nominees: 7
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby nightwingnova » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:06 am

BEST PICTURE: Boyhood

BEST DIRECTING: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

BEST LEADING ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne

BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Julianne Moore

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J. K. Simmons

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Birdman

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Imitation Game

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Ida

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: How to Train your Dragon 2

BEST FILM EDITING: Boyhood

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Birdman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Theory of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Glory", Selma

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST SOUND MIXING: American Sniper

BEST SOUND EDITING: American Sniper

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Feast

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Citizenfour

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: The Phone Call

STANDING OVATIONS: 3

FINAL "IN MEMORIAM" SPOT: Robin Williams

WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGING FELLOW NOMINEES: 12
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby CalWilliam » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:02 am

Let's have some fun, then. What an unpredictable year this is! It seems some records will be broken no matter what happens. There we go.

BEST PICTURE: Boyhood
Runner-up: Birdman

BEST DIRECTING: Richard Linklater
Runner-up: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

BEST LEADING ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne
Runner-up: Michael Keaton

BEST LEADING ACTRESS: Julianne Moore

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J. K. Simmons

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette
Runner-up: Laura Dern

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Birdman

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Theory of Everything
Runner-up: The Imitation Game

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Leviathan
Runner-up: Ida

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: How to Train your Dragon 2
Runner-up: Big Hero 6

BEST FILM EDITING: Boyhood
Runner-up: Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Birdman
Runner-up: Unbroken

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: The Theory of Everything
Runner-up: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Glory", Selma

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Into the Woods

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST SOUND MIXING: Birdman
Runner-up: American Sniper

BEST SOUND EDITING: American Sniper
Runner-up: Interstellar

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Runner-up: Interstellar

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Feast
Runner-up: The Dam Keeper

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Citizenfour
Runner-up: The Salt of the Earth

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Runner-up: Joanna

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT: The Phone Call
Runner-up: Boogaloo & Graham

STANDING OVATIONS: 2 (Julianne Moore & Stephen Hawking if he finally attends).

FINAL "IN MEMORIAM" SPOT: Robin Williams

Number of winners who acknowledge the other nominees in his/her category: 3

Will Julianne Moore wear red? No.

Who will be an unannounced presenter? Let's dream. Olivia de Havilland.
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Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:03 am

Almost forgot about this. Here are the rules just in case you guys forgot them:

01. Predict the winners all 24 categories.

02. You can predict one winner and one OPTIONAL runner-up.

03. A correct prediction with a runner-up gets 2 points, a correct runner-up gets 1 point and a correct prediction with no runner-up gets 3 points.

04. Highest score wins!

05. Deadline for entries/changes would be the moment Neil Patrick Harris begins his opening number and/or monologue.

OPTIONAL BONUS TIE-BREAKER QUESTIONS! (3 points each)

01. How many standing ovations will happen?

02. Who will get the FINAL spot in the In Memoriam montage?

03. How many winners will acknowledge their fellow nominees?
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