Oscar Predictions Contest

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Greg » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:07 pm

Here is my list of the most recent awards show (based on year of the films releases, current show is 2015) where I predicted a category correctly:

2015:
Director
Original Screenplay
Adapted Screenplay
Lead Actor
Lead Actress
Supporting Actress
Foreign Language Film
Documentary Feature
Animated Feature
Original Score
Film Editing
Cinematography
Sound Editing
Production Design
Makeup And Hairstyle

2014:
Supporting Actor
Live Action Short Film
Animated Short Film
Original Song
Visual Effects
Costume Design

2013:
Sound Editing

2012:
Picture
Documentary Short Film
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Bog » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:54 pm

For whatever it may be worth I'm fairly certain I finished alone in 7th...likely the Morricone point you missed. I sadly misplaced my no guts no glory prediction runner-up selections...with Spotlight, Room script, and Bond all against the grain, but where I succeeded I yielded only 2 and where I failed I missed the consolation point.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Jefforey Smith » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:02 pm

Now I know how Miss Colombia felt at Miss Universe! :D

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:16 am

Heksagon wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:Heksagon = 37 points

Are you sure you counted my points correctly? I had 17/24 correct by my count.


Shit. I recounted it. You actually won!!!

My bad.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Heksagon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:08 am

anonymous1980 wrote:Heksagon = 37 points

Are you sure you counted my points correctly? I had 17/24 correct by my count.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:43 am

anonymous1980 wrote:You would've done better, Magilla, if you weren't so gung-ho about hopedicting a Mad Max shut-out. :P

Yes, but I would have taken no pleasure in that. :wink:

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:33 am

You would've done better, Magilla, if you weren't so gung-ho about hopedicting a Mad Max shut-out. :P

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:31 am

Congrats to Jefforey and all who played. It was a tougher year to predict than many would have thought.

Visual Effects is the only one of my predictions I'm glad I got wrong. On the other hand I'm glad I stuck with Spotlight for Best Picture, Rylance for Supporting Actor and went back to my original thinking on Vikander for Supporting Actress.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:08 am

Congratulations to Jeffery.

I can only bang my drum on one thing. I am the only person to predict all 3 short film awards. I don't even ever watch them and simply checked out all of the nominee's pages on imdb and tried to guess which would appeal to the most members.
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby anonymous1980 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:38 am

THE RESULTS!!!

CalWilliam = 33 points
Precious Doll and jack = 39 points
dws1982 = 42 points
Big Magilla, flipp525, The Original BJ and Oscar Guy = 45 points
Sabin and mlrg = 46 points
criddic and Aceisgreat = 47 points
Greg, ITALIANO and Sonice Youth = 48 points
anonymous1980, Mister Tee, Bog and FilmFan720 = 49 points
nightwingnova, Franz Ferdinand and Snick's Guy = 51 points
ksrymy = 53 points
Jefforey Smith = 54 points

...and our winner with a whopping 57 points is...

Heksagon!!!
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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Heksagon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:03 am

So, I went through our predictions in the three upset categories.

In Best Picture, 17 were predicting for The Revenant to win, five for The Big Short and only three for Spotlight. These three were Bog, Magilla and Anonymous. Anonymous was the only to correctly predict Spotlight to win only the two categories it did.

In Original Song, all but one were predicting for "Till It Happens To You". Bog was the only to get this one correct.

In Visual Effects, 19 were predicting for Force Awakens and six for Fury Road. No one got it correct.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:11 am

I got a perfect score on the top 8 and got a couple of the down ballot awards right. If I'd gone with my got on Visual Effects I would have gotten that right, too, but there was no way I was going to win this contest with my blind spot toward you know what.

For a while there I thought I'd died and gone to Hell where I would spend eternity seeing people from Max Max come to the stage to collect their Oscars.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Bog » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:52 am

Franz Ferdinand wrote:I wish I had filled this in last week so I could be the first to guess David Bowie for the bonus, but c'est la vie

1. Brooklyn, The Martian
2. Leonard Nimoy
3. He will, and BJ will get an extra point when he appears with Jacob Tremblay


Sooo...glad you tarried in your response? Gross almost how you nailed these 3...with Rylance's win fairly certain it's solely you with 9 points (9.5/10 points if using the camera as a conduit counts for Tremblay...and your comment qualifies as BJ agreeance).

Do bonus points count regularly or as tiebreakers? I have what I thought was a possibly winning 50/72 but likely couldn't compete guessing nary a single "bonus" point...for instance did Sonic and I tie with 50 points I wonder? Did Franz eclipse us both with 9 bonus points? Sorry I'm a little slow...I see now they are tiebreakers...and it looks like Jeffrey and Sabin both topped me.

The Original BJ wrote:Magilla, predicting against Mad Max: Fury Road looks a lot like this year's equivalent of your annual no-shot old lady prediction, only in reverse. :D


This is the real key though...if Magilla had allowed himself to relent to Mad Max slaughtering down ballot a la a deluxe version of Matrix or Bourne (I mean it did seem obvious, as Italiano would say "objectively"...despite his Fosse repugnance comparison)...he'd have made a mockery of this contest.

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby Bog » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:27 pm

Picture: Spotlight (ru: The Revenant )
Director: Alejandro Inarritu
Actor: Leonardo DI Caprio
Actress: Brie Larson
Supp. Actor: Mark Ruffalo (ru: Sly Stallone)
Supp. Actress: Alicia Vikander
Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay: Room
Cinematography: The Revenant
Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Score: Sicario (ru: Hateful Eight)
Song: "Writings on the Wall" (ru: Hunting Ground)
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
VIsual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road
Makeup/Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
Foreign Film: Mustang
Documentary Feature: Amy
Documentary Short: Last Day of Freedom (ru: Body Team 12)
Live Action Short: Day One
Animated Short: World of Tomorrow
Animated Feature: Inside Out

1) Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Martian
2) Maureen O'Hara
3) No

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Re: Oscar Predictions Contest

Postby flipp525 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Picture: The Big Short
Direction: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Original Screenplay: Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Lead Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Lead Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Original Song: "Till It Happens To You," The Hunting
Original Score: The Hateful Eight
Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Cinematography: The Revenant
Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sound Mixing: The Revenant
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Costume Design: Cinderella
Makeup And Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road

Foreign Language Film: Son Of Saul, Hungary
Documentary Feature: Amy
Animated Feature: Inside Out
Live Action Short Film: Shok
Documentary Short Film: Body Team 12
Animated Short Film: Bear Story

1: The Martian, Bridge Of Spies, and Brooklyn
2: David Bowie
3: No
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