Row Three (Last Minute) OSCAR POOL!

Because of popular demand, we’ve put together a fun little Oscar Pool for you this year. We’re doing things a little bit differently this year. We’ve put together a point system based on various Oscar prediction sites, Vegas odds and a little of my own inklings of arbitrary.

Here’s how it works. Based on “difficulty”, each answer is worth anywhere from one to five points. Best picture is worth a whopping ten points because… well, it’s best picture and that’s the way I did it. No answer is required but there’s no penalty for getting it wrong (other than you don’t get the points), so you might as well guess. Person with the most points wins! You may re-submit your responses at any time (last set of responses will count as your official entry). Pool closes sometime Sunday afternoon; so get your picks in ASAP!

Prizes will be dished out to the first and second place winner. Thanks to Corey Pierce and CriticalMassCast for sponsoring this contest and providing the DVD prizes. All RowThree contributors are encouraged to participate for fun but are not eligible for the prize pack. For official rules, please call 1-800-figureitoutyourself.

Not every single official category is here but to make up for it I added some of my own categories. I hope you’ll approve. Let the games begin…



Andrew James
Podcaster. Tech junkie. Movie lover. Student. Also, beer.

17 Comments

  1. Note on prizes, since we put this together at the last minute, I’m giving away a few of the long pile of slightly used DVDS (and a few blu rays) I have in my closet.

    Better than nothing! It’s not just stuff I couldn’t sell or give away to other people, some good titles in there.

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    • [Had not seen any of the films, but had heard good things about Paperman so he voted for it.]
      Vote: Paperman

      That right there is what’s wrong with allowing just anyone to vote. He couldn’t take the 10 minutes it’s takes to watch the Shorts (for which he presumably got free screeners AND they’re all online to view at anytime)?

      Dummm.

      ALL categories should be like foreign. You have to check in and sign that you were actually there and watched the goram film.

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  2. OH, and for the record, my (amended by last nights Cinecast discussion) picks:

    BEST MOTION PICTURE:
    Lincoln

    DIRECTOR:
    Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

    ACTOR:
    Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

    ACTRESS:
    Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR:
    Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
    Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
    Django Unchained

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
    Life of Pi

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
    Amour

    ANIMATED FILM:
    Brave

    PRODUCTION DESIGN:
    Anna Karenina

    CINEMATOGRAPHY:
    Skyfall

    COSTUME DESIGN:
    Mirror Mirror

    DOCUMENTARY:
    Searching for Sugar Man

    DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
    Open Heart

    EDITING:
    Zero Dark Thirty

    HAIR & MAKE-UP:
    The Hobbit

    ORIGINAL SCORE:
    Life of Pi

    ORIGINAL SONG:
    “Skyfall” from Skyfall
    Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

    SOUND EDITING:
    Skyfall

    SOUND MIXING:
    Skyfall

    VISUAL EFFECTS:
    Life of Pi

    ANIMATED SHORT:
    Paperman

    LIVE ACTION SHORT:
    Curfew

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  3. For the best Visual Effects, ILM has been releasing cool behind the scenes Avengers videos that I imagine are the help them win votes (since none of this cool stuff was on the DVD/blu-rays).
    Like this one pointing out that the majority of the shots in New York city were actually digital with ILM mapping out the city with these photo spheres and recreating the city:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6NNQ3VAb3w
    This combined with the work they did on the Hulk (check their account they have other videos on YouTube) I think might help them win. These kind of videos seem to be all about winning more Oscar votes.

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