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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! :)

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » January 15th, 2013, 10:38 am

You're welcome! This is the 9th year AV has done this and the 16th year I've done an Oscar contest on the internet.

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » January 19th, 2013, 11:14 pm

Some quick notes on the entries so far:

- In one major category all 12 people who have entered so far picked the same winner. In another major category 11 of 12 people picked the same winner.

- In three categories 5 different nominees are receiving votes.

- In the Best Animated Feature category 4 nominees are getting votes.

- Best Picture has 9 nominees this year but only 3 have been selected by our voters.

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Re: AV's 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » January 20th, 2013, 4:33 am

Interesting stats! Would be cool to see these after the Oscars are done :)

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 20th, 2013, 10:50 pm

Friday is your last day to enter! Don't miss out!

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 21st, 2013, 7:20 pm

Darn it...still gotta fill mine out! Should be able to get to it tomorrow :)

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 22nd, 2013, 7:33 am

I'm going to do awful. I voted the day we started the contest back in the middle of January. So much of the consensus has changed in the past month.

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Dacey » February 22nd, 2013, 4:15 pm

Finally voted today. Spoiler alert! Anne is going to win for Best Supporting Actress.

Also, on a random not, I learned today that I've been spelling Seth MacFarLANE's name wrong for years now.
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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Ben » February 22nd, 2013, 4:20 pm

Dunded! See you guys Sunday night (or Monday morning my time)! :)

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby Bill1978 » February 22nd, 2013, 7:42 pm

While I've entered unfortunately this year Im unable to watch the show live and hang out in the chat room like I have done the past 2 years. Damn work throwing a spanner into my annual mental health day. Hopefully I don't go to bad, but I expect it will be a terrible result from me this year.

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 24th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Here are the AV contest consensus picks in each category: http://animatedviews.com/2013/oscar-night/

Readers are most sure about Best Actor: 97.4% say Daniel Day-Lewis. Tightest race is Production Design with a 1.3% gap between #1 & #2.

58.4% of AV readers say Wreck-It Ralph will take Animation prize, 74% say Paperman for Short, and 83.1% pick Life of Pi for Visual Effects.

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Re: 2013 Oscar Contest

Postby James » February 24th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Here's a list of our previous winners (followed by the number they got right out of the 22 categories we count):

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