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2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 1st, 2016, 11:16 am

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 12th Annual Oscar Event! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 88th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 28th, 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!

The reason we require forum registration is because it's an easy way for us to confirm your email address and to weed out spambots — you never have to actually use the forum if you don't want to and, other than a message to confirm your address (and another if you win!), we do not send forum members emails.

All entries must be received by Friday, February 26th, at 11:59pm ET. One entry per person please. If you send more than one entry, only the first one received will be counted.

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: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 1st, 2016, 11:16 am

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2016/

- 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/oscar2016/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/oscar2016/review.html

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 1st, 2016, 11:19 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)
2015 - dgaspar, Unbreakable Samurai (19)

RECORDS:

- Most wins: 2
Bobbleheadbuddha (2009, 2012), Jafar (2010, 2014), leonorab (2013, 2014), dagspar (2006, 2015)

- 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: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby droosan » February 1st, 2016, 4:08 pm

So, we'll have to wait 90 years to find out who wins..? ;)

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 1st, 2016, 10:18 pm

It took me about five minutes to see what you were talking about! Fixed now.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!!!

Postby James » February 23rd, 2016, 9:18 am

Just a reminder that the last day to enter is this Friday, February 26th, at 11:59pm ET!

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER!!!

Postby James » February 26th, 2016, 12:48 am

Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to enter. This may be the fewest people we've had playing in years, so your chances of winning that prize are good! The contest closes at 11:59pm EASTERN time!

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 27th, 2016, 12:19 am

The submission deadline has passed. Check out the first posts in this thread for details on printing a PDF of your choices and how you can follow along on Oscar night. And join us for a live chat during the show!

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Bill1978 » February 27th, 2016, 6:31 am

Thanks for organising the contest again team. This year, I decided to try something different and I put no thought into my vote and decided to just follow what was awarded at the various guilds during the awards season. Let's see how that pans out for me. And at the moment I'm 7th on the leaderboard. That's the highest I think I will be in the competition.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby droosan » February 27th, 2016, 7:51 am

I'm so-o-o incredibly awful at this that I don't bother trying, anymore (my 'correct picks' ratio hovers around 30% .. and the last time I'd entered, I came in dead last) :lol:

Best of luck to everyone who did enter, though..! :)

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 27th, 2016, 8:14 am

Just looked at the leaderboard...actually not a bad number of entrants.

Droo...James' mathematical calculations, based on consolidating your previous picks and amalgamating your resulting scores, multiplying them by each number and dividing each category actually show you would have probably won this year. ;)

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby gaastra » February 28th, 2016, 3:31 pm

I stink at this. I still try but fail so bad every year. Oh well it's still fun to guess.

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 29th, 2016, 1:47 am

Congratulations to our winner! Msonsky correctly picked 18 out of the 22 categories we count and is our 2016 champion! (Msonsky also got the two categories we only use for tie breaking purposes right for an impressive 20/24.)

Thanks to everyone who played! You can see how you did here: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2016/results.php

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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 29th, 2016, 11:19 am

Wow, second place? I think that's by far the best I've ever done with this!

Now I'm beating myself up for not going with my gut feeling when it was telling me that Writing's On The Wall would win for Best Song. ;)
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Re: 2016 Oscar Contest

Postby Vernadyn » February 29th, 2016, 5:48 pm

Wow, only James got Visual Effects correct. I was about to say, "What? No one guessed Mad Max would win?" but then I remembered that Ex Machina had gotten it. And I had watched the whole ceremony too, which just goes to show how quickly I had forgotten Ex Machina's win. (No reflection on the film itself, which I haven't seen yet. In fact, I didn't watch a whole lot of movies this year.)

Morricone and Inside Out were just about the only ones I was really "rooting" for this year, so I'm glad they won. (I would have been happy with Williams or Newman too, though).