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2014 Oscar Contest - RESULTS ARE IN!

Postby James » February 3rd, 2014, 12:50 am

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — in our tenth annual Oscar contest! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 86th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, March 2nd, and televised on ABC). The person with the most correct picks will win!

Make your prediction in each category using this form. Don't forget to fill in your Animated Views forum username and password (check your profile if you have forgotten and to confirm that your email address is still correct). 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 — no posting is required and other than a message to confirm your email we do not send forum members any emails.

All entries must be received by Friday, February 28, 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! Results will also be posted online as the awards are announced.

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 3rd, 2014, 1:13 am

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2014/

- 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/oscar2014/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/oscar2014/review.html

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 3rd, 2014, 10:16 am

PREVIOUS WINNERS:
(and the number they predicted right out of the 22 categories we count)

2005 - DarrenBest (18)
2006 - dgaspar (18), Mercury52 (18)
2007 - Jim Figley (14)
2008 - MrDy83 (16)
2009 - MileHighCinephile (20), Bobbleheadbuddha (20)
2010 - Jafar (19), reeg2223 (18)
2011 - rmh (20)
2012 - Bobbleheadbuddha (18), Soraly (18)
2013 - leonorab (20)

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 4th, 2014, 2:01 am

All of whom went on to become great contributors to this forum, and post here to this day.

Sorry. That was more than a little snarky on my part. But still, it would be nice if this year's winner stuck around for the fun! :)
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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 4th, 2014, 7:02 am

Well one out of nine years ain't bad: Jafar did stick around and was on staff for a long while! :)

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 4th, 2014, 7:49 am

Since Jafar was on staff at the time we declared the other guy the winner of the prize. But I think it's fair to give him a share of the title, which is the real prize! ;)

Dacey wrote:...it would be nice if this year's winner stuck around for the fun! :)


What'd be nice is for one of our regulars to win it! Let's go you slackers!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby ohmahaaha » February 4th, 2014, 6:38 pm

Thanks James - been looking forward to this! Always fun!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 25th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Wow. Realize I need to enter this! Running out of time.
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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 25th, 2014, 10:35 pm

Wow. I need to fix the chat room! Running out of time!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 28th, 2014, 8:20 am

Just got my ballot in. Suddenly remembered to do it this morning when adding the movie channels to my TV package so I can watch with you guys on Sunday night. Phew, was almost running out of time!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby James » February 28th, 2014, 11:18 am

Today (Friday) is the last day to get your ballot in!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby osupreston » February 28th, 2014, 3:44 pm

New member - looking forward to this!

Although I didn't bring myself to predict it, I have my fingers crossed for The Wind Rises!

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby droosan » February 28th, 2014, 8:37 pm

welcome, osupreston! :)

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby estefan » March 2nd, 2014, 3:53 pm

I'm so sorry. I was planning on entering the Oscar contest, but I was busy and I never got around to it. I know the contest is closed, but can you please, please, please accept my last-minute predictions? It would mean so much to me. :D

Best Picture: Gravity
Best Actor: Matthew McCanaughey
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Makeup: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Original Score: Gravity
Best Original Song: Let It Go
Best Sound Mixing: Gravity
Best Sound Editing: Gravity
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty
Best Art Direction: The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Film Editing: Captain Phillips
Best Documentary Feature: The Act of Killing
Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6
Best Animated Short: Get a Horse!
Best Live-Action Short: The Voorman Problem

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Re: 2014 Oscar Contest

Postby James » March 3rd, 2014, 1:43 am

OSCAR CONTEST RESULTS!

(Please note if you followed along live, there was a small scoring change. One of the categories wasn't being calculated in everyone's final score. That has been corrected.)

In 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2012 we had two people tie for the top spot in our contest. This year TEN people tied!

Congratulations to rgross3, brobr6, djp2000, GeorgeMonkey, instlouis, Jafar, leonorab, ripkenkid843, WalkingDisaster, and Joe Kenobi! All of them correctly picked 21 out of the 22 categories we count, which is a new AV contest record!

Jafar and leonorab are winners from previous years. leonorab is the first back to back winner. Special congratulations to rgross3 who along with the 21 correct also got both the categories we don't count right, for an overall 23/24!

Unfortunately we only have one prize. So while all ten get the title, only one gets something more tangible. Luckily we have a set of tiebreaker rules set out in advance:
http://www.animatedviews.com/contest/os ... st-tb.html

Tiebreaker #1 is who got the most "animation" categories right. All ten people correctly picked Frozen to win the Best Animated Feature trophy. All ten people correctly picked Gravity to win Best Visual Effects. Only two people correctly predicted Mr. Hublot would win Best Animated Short: Jafar and djp2000.

Since Jafar is a member of our staff he gets bragging rights but is ineligible for the prize -- meaning djp2000 is our prize winner!

Thanks to everyone who played this year! You can see where you placed in the contest here:
http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2014/results.php