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#21 of 33 OFFLINE   RyanAn

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Posted February 22 2009 - 11:43 AM

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Who Should Win: Sean Penn
Who Will Win: Mickey Rourke

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Who Should Win: Heath Ledger
Who Will Win: Heath Ledger

Performance by an actress in a leading role
Who Will Win: Kate Winslet

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Who Should Win: Viola Davis
Who Will Win: Marisa Tomei

Best animated feature film of the year
Who Should Win: WALL-E
Who Will Win: WALL-E

Achievement in art direction
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Achievement in cinematography
Who Should Win: The Dark Knight
Who Will Win: The Dark Knight

Achievement in costume design
Who Should Win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Achievement in directing
Who Should Win: David Fincher
Who Will Win: Danny Boyle

Best documentary feature
Who Should Win: Man on Wire (I have not seen any)
Who Will Win: Man on Wire

Best documentary short subject
Who Should Win: The Witness(I have not seen any)
Who Will Win: The Witness


Achievement in film editing
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Dark Knight

Best foreign language film of the year
Who Should Win: Waltz with Bashir (I have not seen any)
Who Will Win: Waltz with Bashir

Achievement in makeup
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
Who Should Win: Slumdog Millionaire
Who Will Win: Slumdog Millionaire

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
Who Should Win: Jai Ho
Who Will Win: Jai Ho

Best motion picture of the year
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Slumdog Millionaire

Best animated short film
Who Should Win: Presto
Who Will Win: Presto

Best live action short film
Who Should Win: The Pig
Who Will Win: The Pig

Achievement in sound editing
Who Should Win: The Dark Knight
Who Will Win: The Dark Knight

Achievement in sound mixing
Who Should Win: Dark Knight
Who Will Win: Dark Knight

Achievement in visual effects
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Adapted screenplay
Who Should Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Who Will Win: Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Original screenplay
Who Should Win: Milk
Who Will Win: Milk



Wanted was nominated for an Oscar, lol.

14/24

#22 of 33 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 22 2009 - 12:17 PM

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Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Best Actress: Angelina Jolie in Changeling
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
Best Supporting Actress: Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler
Best Original Screenplay: WALL-E
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Cinematography: Changeling
Film Editing: The Dark Knight
Art Direction: The Dark Knight
Costume Design: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Original Score: WALL-E
Original Song: Down to Earth from WALL-E
Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound Editing: WALL-E
Sound Mixing: WALL-E
Best Visual Effects: The Dark Knight
Best Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Language Film: Departures -- Japan
Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short: The Final Inch
Best Live Action Short: The Pig
Best Animated Short: Oktapodi
7/24

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#23 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 22 2009 - 12:17 PM

Quote:
Robert H's ballot:

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Sean Penn in Milk
Best Actress: Kate Winslet in The Reader
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Original Screenplay: Milk
Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Costume Design: The Duchess
Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire
Original Song: Down to Earth from WALL-E
Best Makeup: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight
Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Animated Feature Film: WALL-E
Best Foreign Language Film: The Class -- France
Best Documentary Feature: Man on Wire
Best Documentary Short: Smile Pinki
Best Live Action Short: The Pig
Best Animated Short: Presto
19/24

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#24 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 22 2009 - 12:47 PM

And the balloting is now closed.
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#25 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:05 PM

Hopefully I've done all the computations correctly to declare a winner:

Tino!

We had 3 folks tied for the top spot with a score of 20, but Tino got the 2nd tie-breaker (Live Action Shot) correct with "Toyland", so he barely nudges Edwin-S and Patricia H., both of whom also scored 20 correct.

Unless someone objects with the results, I'll be sending Tino a list of blu-ray titles,and he'll be choosing 3 BDs from the list for being the winner of the HTF 2009 Oscars Pick'em challenge. Thanks to all who submited a ballot for this challenge.

Here are the scores from the participants:

20 Edwin-S
20 Tino (Wins on the 2nd tie-breaker)
20 Patricia H

19 Kirk Tsai
19 LynxFX
19 WlknDisaster
19 Robert H

18 Ray H

17 Michael Elliott

16 Elizabeth S

15 Patrick

14 RyanAn

13 TravisR
13 Zach F

12 Neil Middlemiss
12 Eric Peterson

11 Jose Martinez
11 Jason Kirkpatri
11 Joseph Bolus

10 MaritimeGirl

9 Richard JL
9 troy evans

8 Simon W
8 ErichH


7 Sam Posten
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#26 of 33 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:20 PM

Woo HooPosted Image

That was close. Lucky guesses. Thanks Patrick.!
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#27 of 33 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:41 PM

If no one can challenge the results, I'll be sending the list to Tino on Monday evening. I'm dead tired, so I might have made a computational mistake, so I want to make sure the results are good.
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#28 of 33 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:42 PM

Conrats Tino! You got your acceptance speech ready? Posted Image
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#29 of 33 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted February 22 2009 - 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick Sun
If no one can challenge the results, I'll be sending the list to Tino on Monday evening. I'm dead tired, so I might have made a computational mistake, so I want to make sure the results are good.
Not from me Pat. Alot of mine were guess work. This was a neat little contest by the way. Thanks man, it was fun. Posted Image
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#30 of 33 OFFLINE   LynxFX

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Posted February 22 2009 - 07:12 PM

Aww so close. Good job you 3!

#31 of 33 OFFLINE   Edwin-S

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Posted February 22 2009 - 07:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Sun
If no one can challenge the results, I'll be sending the list to Tino on Monday evening...

Nope. I'm good. Watched the show at my sister's place and, in my case, I concur with the 20/24 total. Congrats to Tino. I should have realized that a film about a little girl getting her smile (to be simplistic) might trump even a recollection of events surrounding MLK.

I was a bit surprised that Slumdog Millionaire took sound mixing. I really thought that TDK would grab that one. I was originally thinking of going with Toyland in the live action short category but I decided they would go with something lighter.

I'm happy with my results, considering that quite a few them were calculated guesses.
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#32 of 33 OFFLINE   Jose Martinez

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Posted February 23 2009 - 12:56 AM

Well, I'm glad I didn't bet my whole life savings on that "leaked winners" memo...

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#33 of 33 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted February 23 2009 - 08:50 AM

Good job Edwin and Patricia, my choosing that winning tie breaker was just a hunch based on the academys past performance regarding holocaust themed films.

I think I got 22/24 the year ROTK won, but someone got 23/24. Nice to finally win (sort of)Posted Image

Thanks guys.
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