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2015 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 4th, 2015, 9:56 am

Animated Views is giving away $100 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — in our eleventh annual Oscar contest! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 87th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 22nd, 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 — you never have to post anything 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 20, 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 our Oscar Event will continue with live chat during the telecast! 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: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 4th, 2015, 9:58 am

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2015/

- 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/oscar2015/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/oscar2015/review.html

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 4th, 2015, 10:03 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)
2014 - rgross3, brobr6, djp2000, GeorgeMonkey, instlouis, Jafar, leonorab, ripkenkid843, WalkingDisaster, Joe Kenobi (21)

RECORDS:

- Most wins: 2
Bobbleheadbuddha (2009, 2012), Jafar (2010, 2014), leonorab (2013, 2014)

- Most consecutive wins: 2
leonorab (2013, 2014)

- Most correct picks (out of the 22 categories we count): 21
rgross3, brobr6, djp2000, GeorgeMonkey, instlouis, Jafar, leonorab, ripkenkid843, WalkingDisaster, Joe Kenobi (2014)

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » February 4th, 2015, 9:46 pm

This year, I'm hoping to finish no worst than third last, and/or at least ahead of James' wife.

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 5th, 2015, 9:13 am

Ooohhhhh! ;)

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 5th, 2015, 11:05 am

You just gave her some "locker room material" for this year! ;)

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » February 5th, 2015, 10:12 pm

Bring it on.

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 6th, 2015, 5:37 am

Let's get ready to ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummbbllllllllllllllleeeeeee! ;)

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Postby Corei7vne » February 16th, 2015, 12:26 pm

Bookmark to read later...
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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 18th, 2015, 8:36 am

Just a reminder that Friday is the last day to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card!

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 18th, 2015, 10:21 am

Bombshell drops...

I'm not a hundred percent sure I'm going to be with you guys on Sunday night. :(

As you may know, the only way to catch the Oscars now in the UK is to subscribe to the Sky Movies channels, the least being to take on a month's worth of the package. Yes, this means we can record a few other movies to our DVR that we've missed recently, but to be honest the cost outweighs the interest I have in any of the major films this year. I am tempted to drop the dough to see NPH hosting, but at this point it's a but much just for three hours of TV.

If only they offered a pay per view option like with their sports events...a fiver for the Oscars would be great, as we keep requesting, but no...it's much more than that for the monthly access and a toss up on whether we go for it this year, considering the films (nothing I have seen this year really comes close to being truly Oscar worthy).

True, it could be a close race, but many of them look quite dead certs too. I'll see how we go nearer to Sunday (or cut-off is Friday evening before we can't get it), but at the mo this looks like the first one I'll miss...

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » February 18th, 2015, 10:27 pm

Come on over here, then. A local theatre is having a free screening of the Oscars on the big screen! Sure, it's a lot of expense for you to fly over, but think of all the other tsuff we could do while you're here! :)

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 19th, 2015, 5:10 am

See...that's a great idea! Both of them!

That's cool that somewhere local is doing a showing, but no such luck here. And it would be very cool to come over (and I like how excited you were that you couldn't spell "stuff"...but then, I know how you are with typos, being a connossieur and all).

Okay...checked with Jen and we're good to go - should be there about ten minutes before the Oscars starts. Is that enough time to get to the theatre?

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Randall » February 19th, 2015, 7:45 am

Make it 20 minutes. We have to drive downtown.

I have to stop rushing my typing. Darn typos.

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Re: 2015 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 19th, 2015, 10:26 am

Okay, I was just sooooo tempted to go in there and edit that last post and not say anything, just to mess with you, to...
Randall wrote:I have to stop rushing my typing. Darn tpyos.

;)


Okay...twenty minutes. It's going to be tight as the flight doesn't get to Calgary until late afternoon, plus the drive to to yours, so I'll have to put my foot down in the rental car I just booked, but it's doable, I think, so long as I don't get lost.