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Postby EricJ » February 10th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Bill1978 wrote:If Hugo wins, it will be the first PG film to win Best Picture since Driving Miss Daisy. So The Help would have just as much chance as Hugo if we want to use stats to support our arguments ;)
If I was a betting person, I would still put my money on The Artist though.


I have heard...SO many people in the last week--Roger Ebert included--make the Freudian slip of "Hugo was good, but is the Academy ready for motion capture?"
:shock:

I'm just about ready to club the next person who confuses Martin Scorsese's plucky, adventurous live-action 3D with Steven Spielberg & Peter Jackson's plucky, adventurous 3D CGI, but realistically, I'm starting to wonder how many VOTERS are making the same mistake when filling out their ballots. (Tintin not being nominated in many other categories to remind them which is which doesn't help either.)
I could see Hugo losing to The Artist fair and square--not happy about it, but I could see it--but I'm not ready to see Hugo lose on a goofy technicality or human error. :x
brimicbed wrote:Last movie to win Best Picture without also winning screenplay (but was nominated): Million Dollar Baby
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for screenplay: Titanic
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for directing: Driving Miss Daisy
Last movie to win Best Picture without being nominated for editing: Ordinary People
If there is an upset (which I doubt), it'll be Hugo.

Last Directors to win on individual merit without taking Best Picture:
- Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan (Picture: Shakespeare in Love)l
- Steven Soderbergh, Traffic (Picture: Gladiator)
- Roman Polanski, The Pianist (Picture: Chicago)
- Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain (Picture: Crash)

At least we have THOSE stats to hope for.

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » February 11th, 2012, 1:08 am

Last night, while out at a late Christmas staff party (the boss was a little late getting organized this past year!), I once again had to tell someone that Hugo was NOT animated. It's just bizarre. Also common is the perception that Hugo is a fantasy/like Harry Potter/the one about magic.

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby EricJ » February 11th, 2012, 8:40 am

Randall wrote:Last night, while out at a late Christmas staff party (the boss was a little late getting organized this past year!), I once again had to tell someone that Hugo was NOT animated. It's just bizarre. Also common is the perception that Hugo is a fantasy/like Harry Potter/the one about magic.


Well, THAT you can blame on trailers about magic clockwork robots.
Admittedly, there wasn't much about the movie you could sell without giving the good stuff away, and people thought any children's book in the movies that they hadn't read was Harry Potter.

As for Hugo/Tintin, I'm guessing it's the Famous Directors Playing With 3-D factor, and people thought there was only one of them. I, um, guess.
That, or the Robert Zemeckis factor that any Famous Director Who Plays With 3-D must probably be doing that computer stuff, so Scorsese was too.

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 15th, 2012, 2:32 pm

Just a reminder that there are only 9 more days to enter. Ballot submissions are way down from previous years for some reason. Good news for the chances of those who did enter I guess!

Don't forget, this year you can see what you picked here: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/review.html

Major consensus in 6 of the categories, with at least 90% of players agreeing on the winner!

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 21st, 2012, 12:27 pm

Just 3 and a half days left to enter! Entries are running about half the numbers we usually get so your chances of winning are that much better this time out!

http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/

As I previously mentioned you can view/print your already submitted ballot here:

http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/review.html

And new this year, besides following along with us in the chat room you can now see how everyone is doing in the contest as the awards are announced here:

http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/results.php

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby droosan » February 21st, 2012, 2:01 pm

James wrote:And new this year, besides following along with us in the chat room you can now see how everyone is doing in the contest as the awards are announced here:

http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/results.php



Coolio Iglesias! 8)

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby ohmahaaha » February 23rd, 2012, 6:48 pm

Fun contest - thanks guys for offering!

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 24th, 2012, 4:19 pm

Just a reminder for the forum folk that this is the last day to enter the contest!

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 25th, 2012, 12:27 am

The contest is closed! Thanks to the 84 of you who entered. Check out this link if you want to see who the consensus pick to win each category is: http://animatedviews.com/2012/oscar-weekend/

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 27th, 2012, 12:47 am

Thanks to everyone who entered. The results of the contest are here: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2012/results.php

Two players tied for first place: Bobbleheadbuddha and Soraly. Both got 18 out of 22 categories right. After applying tie-breaker #1 (as listed on the contest page) our prize winner is Soraly, who got all three animation related categories correct. Congratulations Soraly!

And congratulations Bobbleheadbuddha who, while not winning the prize this time, has now came in 1st place twice -- in 2009 and 2012! Funnily enough, it was a 1st place tie that year as well with Bobbleheadbuddha winning the tiebreaker!

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Re: AV's 2012 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 27th, 2012, 10:10 pm

How is it I always end up guessing 13 of the winners correctly? I seem to get that same number every year for some reason.

Anyway, sorry I missed the chat like I do every year. I'm sure it was fun.
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2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » January 14th, 2013, 1:08 am

Animated Views is giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 85th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 24th on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win!

Make your prediction in each category using the form here. Don't forget to fill in your Animated Views forum username and the password (check your profile if you have forgotten). Not a forum member? Registration is free and easy so why not sign-up now! Forum registration is required to confirm your email address (so we can contact you if you win) and to weed out spambots.

All entries must be received by Friday, February 22, at 11:59pm ET. One entry per person please. If you send more than one entry, only the first one received will be counted. You can view and print your ballot any time on the ballot review page.

And don't forget to join us on Oscar night for a live chat! We'll talk about the people, the fashions, the story-lines, and the awards. We'll also be keeping track who is winning our contest in real time!

Full details are available on the contest page

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » January 14th, 2013, 1:56 am

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2013/

- This is a list of all the people who have entered. On Oscar night this link will keep a live running score of who is winning the contest: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2013/results.php

- This link will allow you to review what you picked and give you the option to download/print a PDF file of all the nominees with your picks highlighted: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2013/review.html

I added a few features this year so let me know of any bugs that might have ben introduced.

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Macaluso » January 14th, 2013, 3:57 pm

If Brave wins over Wreck-It Ralph, I'll be very disappointed. Good as Brave is, it didn't come anywhere close to Wreck-It Ralph.

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby ohmahaaha » January 14th, 2013, 6:27 pm

Thanks for doing this again James - always a lot of fun! :)