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Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:09 pm

Animated Views is giving away $50 worth of movies — your choice of either an Amazon gift card or a Fandango gift card — during our 13th Annual Oscar Event! All you have to do is predict who is going to win at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (to be held on Sunday, February 26th, 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 24th, 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: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:12 pm

Here are a few links that might be useful.

- This is the contest page with the ballot and rules: http://animatedviews.com/contest/oscar2017

- 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/oscar2017/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/oscar2017/review.html

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » January 31st, 2017, 2:14 pm

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)
2016 - Msonsky (18)

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
tie between ten people (2014)

- Easiest year to predict: 2014
ten winners correctly predicted 21 of 22 categories

- Toughest year to predict: 2007
one winner correctly predicted 14 of 22 categories

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby mame66 » February 17th, 2017, 5:55 pm

In relation to all this, ZOOTOPIA is going to be screened at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood before the Oscars!
Feb 20-25!

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST WEEK TO ENTER!

Postby James » February 21st, 2017, 9:12 am

Just a heads up that this Friday is your LAST DAY TO ENTER! Only 25 entries in so far. That'd be an all-time low -- meaning your chances to win are that much better!

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST WEEK TO ENTER!

Postby Bill1978 » February 22nd, 2017, 5:33 am

Just submitted my votes. I used the same tactics as last year relied on the results of the Guilds, no thinking allowed. Somehow though I expect my results to be worse than last year, especially since my tactics meant I had to choose Hidden Figures over La La Land.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST WEEK TO ENTER!

Postby droosan » February 22nd, 2017, 7:16 am

I finally decided to toss in a ballot, as well.

Though, I've always done poorly in this contest (I once managed to place 'dead-last' for two years in a row) ..

so -- to paraphrase James -- everyone else's chances just got even better..! :P

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST WEEK TO ENTER!

Postby Bill1978 » February 24th, 2017, 4:15 am

Thanks Droosan LOL

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby James » February 24th, 2017, 8:22 am

Today is your last day to enter!

And don't forget our Oscar chat this Sunday!

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017 - LAST DAY TO ENTER!

Postby WeirdArchives » February 24th, 2017, 5:00 pm

Glad I got in on time. I missed out the last time.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » February 25th, 2017, 12:14 am

And the deadline has passed. Looks like 82 entries this year! That includes 12 previous winners -- 3 of whom are two-time winners. Good luck to all!

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby Randall » February 25th, 2017, 1:08 pm

82?!?!?!?

Wow, lots of late entries. Looks like I'm destined for sub-75th place again. Hanging out with James' wife.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby James » February 25th, 2017, 3:45 pm

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby gaastra » February 26th, 2017, 9:05 am

I do so bad at this contest every year. I always end up in the bottom of the contest results. Oh well. I am kind of good at guessing the animated film winner but this year had some good ones so i'm not so sure who will win it this year.

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Re: Oscar Contest 2017

Postby EricJ » February 26th, 2017, 3:53 pm

With Moana and Zootopia both socially cult-loaded for voters, I can't even vote the Animated favorite this year with any degree of confidence--
That's it, I'm sitting out the contest (since I haven't seen L3, and can't arbitrarily hand out which ones it'll "sweep" at random for lack of better nominees), but might stop by the chat.