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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Greg » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:18 pm

It appears that we are all in substantial agreement regarding picture, directing, writing, acting, music, cinematography, film editing, art direction, foreign langiage film, animated feature, and documentary feature. The disagreement involves just two areas. One is short films, where you might as well randomly guess and each of our luck should probably be the same. So, the other area, the one that should dominate how well we score compared to each other, is the below-the-line tech categories.
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:39 am

Neiher. It's because it's used better in the film. It's part of the plot whereas the other is sung over the opening credits or something.

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Reza » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:23 am

Why are we all predicting the Muppet movie song for the win? Is it actually a better song than the other nominee or is it because this song is from a Muppet movie? I haven't seen both films and don't plan to watch either.

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby OscarGuy » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Picture: The Artist
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Actor: Jean Dujardin
Actress: Viola Davis (RU: Meryl Streep)
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer
Original Screenplay: Midnight in Paris (RU: The Artist)
Adapted Screenplay: The Descendants (RU: Moneyball)
Original Score: The Artist
Original Song: Man or Muppet (RU: Real in Rio)
Editing: The Artist (RU: Dragon Tattoo)
Cinematography: Tree of Life (RU: The Artist)
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: Anonymous (RU: The Artist)
Sound Mixing: Hugo (RU: War Horse)
Sound Editing War Horse (RU: Hugo)
Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (RU: Harry Potter)
Foreign Film: In Darkness (RU: A Separation) - I kinda hope I'm wrong on this one
Documentary Feature: Undefeated (RU: Hell and Back Again)
Documentary Short: Cherry Blossom (RU: Elvis)
Animated Short: Flying Books (RU: Morning Stroll)
Live Action Short: Raju (RU: Pentecost)
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Reza » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:42 pm

Big Magilla wrote:The most intriguing question at this point is will the TV cameras find Mother Dolores (the former Dolores Hart) in the audience and will more than 10% of the world-wide audience know who she is?


The Academy would be very stupid not to acknowledge her. She's one of the ''club members'' who did ''good'' and now has a hand in one of the nominated films this year. Plus it would make for an Oscar moment for the worldwide audience. Maybe Billy Crystal will point her out and acknowledge her?

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:31 am

I'm sticking with my guns as far as the contest goes, but as I've said in other posts. I don't really think most of my picks have much of a chance. Von Sydow, however, is the likeliest exception based on the respect he holds within the Academy. Extremely Loud is not a lousy film, it is a polarizing film that people seem to either loathe or like despite its shortcomings. Plummer is in a film that people either seem to love or shrug off as nothing special. I think it could very easily come down to which of the two actors voters actually like more, in which case von Sydow is the no-brainer choice.

The most intriguing question at this point is will the TV cameras find Mother Dolores (the former Dolores Hart) in the audience and will more than 10% of the world-wide audience know who she is?

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Reza » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:45 am

Big Magilla wrote:3. Name one moment that will be getting a standing ovation during the ceremony.
Max von Sydow will be the first.


I really like this Big. You're sticking to your guns to the bitter end. Lol.

If von Sydow wins it will be a thrilling moment because a great actor will finally be recognised although it will be for a lousy film. Of course it would be far better if von Sydow is voted an honorary award next year which would encompass, properly, this actor's brilliant career in film. The downside of a von Sydow win would be Plummer, another great actor, going home empty handed. I don't think Plummer's overall film career rates a future honorary award if he loses.

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Sabin » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:33 pm

Best Picture - The Artist
Best Director - Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist (r.u. - Martin Scorsese, Hugo)
Best Actor - Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress - Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor - Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Original Screenplay - Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay - Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Best Original Score - Ludovic Bource, The Artist
Best Original Song - "Man or Muppet" (The Muppets)
Best Foreign-Language Film - In Darkness (r.u. - A Separation)
Best Animated Film - Rango
Best Short Film (Animation) - The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (r.u. - La Luna)
Best Documentary Feature - Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (r.u. - Undefeated)
Best Documentary Short Subject - Saving Face
Best Short Film (Live-Action) - Ragu (r.u. - Tuba Atlantic)
Best Cinematography - Hugo (r.u. - The Tree of Life)
Best Film Editing - Hugo (r.u. - The Artist)
Best Art Direction - Hugo
Best Costume Design - Hugo (r.u. - The Artist)
Best Makeup - The Iron Lady (r.u. - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)
Best Sound Mixing - Hugo (r.u. - War Horse)
Best Sound Effects - Hugo (r.u. - War Horse)
Best Visual Effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (r.u. - Hugo)

What Film Will Get the Most Oscars? - Hugo (for 6, and The Artist takes 4)
Who Will Get the Final Spot in In Memoriam - Elizabeth Taylor
Name one moment that will be getting a standing ovation during the ceremony - I need this point b/c I don't know how well I'm going to do, so Billy Crystal's entrance.
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Best Picture - The Artist
Director - Michel Hazanavicius
Actor - Jean Dujardin
Actress - Meryl Streep (r.u. Viola Davis)
Supporting Actor - Max von Sydow (r-u Christopher Plummer)
Supporting Actress - Jessica Chastain (r-u Octavia Spencer}
Adapted Screenplay - The Descendants (r.u. Moneyball)
Original Screenplay - The Artist (r.u. A Separation)
Foreign Language Film - A Separation (r-u In Darkness)
Animated Feature Film - Rango
Cinematography - The Tree of Life (r.u. The Artist)
Film Editing -The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Art Direction - Hugo (r.u. The Artist)
Costume Design - The Artist (r.u. Hugo)
Original Score - The Artist
Original Song - Man or Muppet
Sound Editing - Hugo (r.u. Drive)
Sound Mixing - Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Visual Effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Makeup - The Iron Lady
Short Film (Animated) - La Luna (r.u. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore)
Short Film (Live Action) - Pentecost (r.u. Raju)
Documentary (Feature) - Paradise Lost 3 (r.u. Pina)
Documentary (Short Subject) - Saving Face (r.u. Incident in New Baghdad)

BONUS QUESTIONS:

1. What film will win the most Oscars?
The Artist

2. Who will get the final spot in the IN MEMORIAM segment?
Elizabeth Taylor

3. Name one moment that will be getting a standing ovation during the ceremony.
Max von Sydow will be the first.

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Reza » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:59 pm

Precious Doll wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:It's a prediciton without a runner-up. You get 2 points if your predicted winner wins if you back it up with a 1 point runner-up. You get 3 points if you dont have a runner-up, zero, of course, if someone else wins.


Thanks Magilla. I'll remove some runner ups in that case.


Ditto

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:57 pm

Big Magilla wrote:It's a prediciton without a runner-up. You get 2 points if your predicted winner wins if you back it up with a 1 point runner-up. You get 3 points if you dont have a runner-up, zero, of course, if someone else wins.


Thanks Magilla. I'll remove some runner ups in that case.
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Greg » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Picture: The Artist
Direction: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris
Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants
Lead Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Lead Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Original Song: "Man Or Muppet," The Muppets
Original Score: The Artist
Film Editing: The Artist
Cinematography: The Tree Of Life
Foreign Language Film: A Separation, Iran
Animated Feature: Rango
Art Direction: Hugo
Costume Design: Hugo (r.u. The Artist)
Sound Mixing: Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Sound Editing: Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Visual Effects: Hugo (r.u. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes)
Makup: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (r.u. The Iron Lady)
Documentary Feature: Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (r.u. Pina)
Documentary Short Subject: The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom (r.u. God Is The Bigger Elvis)
Animated Short Subject: The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore (r.u. La Luna)
Live Action Short Subject: The Shore (r.u. Tuba Atlantic)


BONUS QUESTIONS:

1. What film will win the most Oscars?
The Artist

2. Who will get the final spot in the In Memoriam segment?
Elizabeth Taylor

3. Name one moment that will be getting a standing ovation during the ceremony.
Oprah Winfrey's appearance.
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby ksrymy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:00 pm

Best Picture - The Artist
Directing - Michel Hazanavicius
Actor in a Leading Role - Jean Dujardin
Actress in a Leading Role - Viola Davis (r.u.Meryl Streep)
Actor in a Supporting Role - Christopher Plummer
Actress in a Supporting Role - Octavia Spencer
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - The Descendants
Writing (Original Screenplay) - Midnight in Paris
Foreign Language Film - A Separation
Animated Feature Film - Rango
Cinematography - The Tree of Life
Film Editing -The Artist
Art Direction - Hugo
Costume Design - The Artist
Music (Original Score) - The Artist
Music (Original Song) - Man or Muppet
Sound Editing - Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Sound Mixing - Hugo (r.u. War Horse)
Visual Effects - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Makeup - The Iron Lady (r.u. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)
Short Film (Animated) - The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (r.u. La Luna)
Short Film (Live Action) - Pentecost (r.u. Raju)
Documentary (Feature) - Pina (r.u. Paradise Lost 3)
Documentary (Short Subject) - Saving Face (r.u. Incident in New Baghdad)

BONUS QUESTIONS:

1. What film will win the most Oscars?
The Artist

2. Who will get the final spot in the IN MEMORIAM segment?
Elizabeth Taylor

3. Name one moment that will be getting a standing ovation during the ceremony.
James Earl Jones' appearance.
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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Big Magilla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 am

It's a prediciton without a runner-up. You get 2 points if your predicted winner wins if you back it up with a 1 point runner-up. You get 3 points if you dont have a runner-up, zero, of course, if someone else wins.

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Re: Oscar Winners Predictions Contest

Postby Precious Doll » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:37 am

Reza wrote:
anonymous1980 wrote:Wow. Precious Doll & Reza, neither of you wanna take a risk and go for the 3-pointer?


What's the 3-pointer?


I'll second that! What's the 3-pointer?
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