Oscar predictions contest - get your ballot in!

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  1. RyanAn

    RyanAn Screenwriter

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    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
     
  2. Sam Posten

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    Ron and i are live on the Oscar IRC chat, if its not working for you via the browser download MIRC on the PC or Snak on the Mac and join us!

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  3. Patrick Sun

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    Only 15 minutes left to get in a ballot!
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
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    And the balloting is now closed.
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    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
     
  6. Tino

    Tino Lead Actor
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    Woo Hoo[​IMG]

    That was close. Lucky guesses. Thanks Patrick.!
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    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.
     
  8. troy evans

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    Conrats Tino! You got your acceptance speech ready? [​IMG]
     
  9. troy evans

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    Not from me Pat. Alot of mine were guess work. This was a neat little contest by the way. Thanks man, it was fun. [​IMG]
     
  10. LynxFX

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    Aww so close. Good job you 3!
     
  11. Edwin-S

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    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.
     
  12. Jose Martinez

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

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Tino

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    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)[​IMG]

    Thanks guys.
     

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