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Movies 120+ BP: The Official Oscars Prediction Pool – 2010

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

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Hello and Welcome to the 2nd Annual Official Oscars Prediction Pool.

To those of you who missed our events last year, they have been archived for your viewing pleasure.

As before, this is a gambling pool, not a contest. You pay upfront to enter, and it is winner take all (or half in the case of a tie like last year). Still interested? Well read on for the full set of rules.

RULES

Transfer 10 BP (Entry Fee) to me (handofg0d). Then post your prediction of one winner per category (exception of 2 winners for Best Picture) in each of the listed categories and tie-breaker categories. Note you MUST indicate fist pick and second pick.

The person with the most points based on correct predictions will be given the prize of all BP entered into the pool! The house (me) keeps nothing.

Multiple entries are allowed if you want to cover a few different bases with different predictions, but they must be made with a different legal alt, and that alt must also pay the 10 BP entry fee.

Users are limited to 1 entry post, so put all of your predictions in 1 post. If you accidentally forgot a category or would like to change your predictions, you must edit the original post to remove your predictions and make a NEW UNEDITED POST with your complete entry.

ONLY UNEDITED POSTS, POSTED BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE WILL BE COUNTED IF THEY ARE INCOMPLETE THE MISSING PREDICTIONS WILL BE COUNTED AS WRONG PREDICTIONS.

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TIES

In the event of a tie for all of the main categories the scores will then be checked for the tie-breaker categories.

Predictions made in the tie-breaker categories will have no impact on your score, unless there is a tie to be broken.

In the event that there is still a tie, even after the tie-breaker, the BP Prize Pool will be split evenly between the winners.

If a winner does not submit any tie-breaker predictions, and there is a tie, they forfeit their tie-breaking entry.



NEW SCORING METHOD FOR 2010

Since the Oscars have decided to switch things up, increasing the nominations from 5 to 10 in the Best Picture category, I in turn have increased your choices from 1 to 2 to keep the odds similar.

When entering you must indicate which prediction is your 1st pick, and which is your 2nd pick.

Correct 1st Pick: 2 points

Correct 2nd Pick: 1 point

Incorrect Pick: 0 points

FOR ALL OTHER CATEGORIES YOU WILL ONLY MAKE A SINGLE PREDICTION – IF BY SOME MISTAKE YOU ENTER 2 PICKS FOR EACH CATEGORY I WILL ONLY CONSIDER YOUR FIRST PICK FOR SCORING

Correct picks in all other categories will be awarded 1 point. Incorrect, 0 points.

The sum of all predictions in the “main categories” will be your Final Score.

The entrant with the highest score will win. There are no runners up, this is winner takes all.

If there is a tie, tie-breaker categories will be scored in the same fashion amongst the tied winners only.



FORMATTING YOUR ENTRY

For consistency please format your entries as such:

Best Picture

1. First Pick

2. Second Pick

Best Director

Only Pick

Etc.



DEADLINE

12:00AM Eastern Time March 7th, 2010.

Oscars will air at 8:00PM Eastern March 7th.

Award(s) will be distributed on the 8th barring any complications with entries.

TL;DR

Pay me 10 BP to enter. Choose 1 from each category, and 2 from Best Picture. Person with the highest score wins the entire pool of BP. Tie-Breaker categories counted in event of tie. If you edit your entry you fail. Grand prize subject to entries.

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

Please make your selections from the following Nominations:

MAIN CATEGORIES

Best Picture
	▪	Avatar
	▪	The Blind Side
	▪	District 9
	▪	An Education
	▪	The Hurt Locker
	▪	Inglourious Basterds
	▪	A Serious Man
	▪	Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
	▪	Up
	▪	Up in the Air

Best Director
	▪	Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
	▪	James Cameron – Avatar
	▪	Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
	▪	Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
	▪	Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Best Actor
	▪	Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
	▪	George Clooney – Up in the Air
	▪	Colin Firth – A Single Man
	▪	Morgan Freeman – Invictus
	▪	Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Best Actress
	▪	Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
	▪	Helen Mirren – The Last Station
	▪	Carey Mulligan – An Education
	▪	Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
	▪	Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor
	▪	Matt Damon – Invictus
	▪	Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
	▪	Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
	▪	Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
	▪	Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress
	▪	Penélope Cruz – Nine
	▪	Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
	▪	Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
	▪	Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
	▪	Mo'Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Original Screenplay
	▪	The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal
	▪	Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
	▪	The Messenger – Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
	▪	A Serious Man – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
	▪	Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay
	▪	District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
	▪	An Education – Nick Hornby
	▪	In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche
	▪	Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire – Geoffrey Fletcher
	▪	Up in the Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Animated Feature
	▪	Coraline – Henry Selick
	▪	Fantastic Mr. Fox – Wes Anderson
	▪	The Princess and the Frog – Ron Clements and John Musker
	▪	The Secret of Kells – Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey
	▪	Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter

Best Foreign Language Film
	▪	Ajami (Israel) in Arabic and Hebrew – Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani
	▪	El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) in Spanish – Juan José Campanella
	▪	The Milk of Sorrow (Peru) in Spanish – Claudia Llosa
	▪	A Prophet (France) in French – Jacques Audiard
	▪	The White Ribbon (Germany) in German – Michael Haneke

TIE-BREAKER CATEGORIES

Best Original Song
	▪	"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman
	▪	"Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman
	▪	"Loin de Paname" from Paris 36 – Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas
	▪	"Take it All" from Nine – Maury Yeston
	▪	"Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart – Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Cinematography
	▪	Avatar – Mauro Fiore
	▪	Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Bruno Delbonnel
	▪	The Hurt Locker – Barry Ackroyd
	▪	Inglourious Basterds – Robert Richardson
	▪	The White Ribbon – Christian Berger

Best Original Score
	▪	Avatar – James Horner
	▪	Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat
	▪	The Hurt Locker – Marco Beltrami and Beck Sanders
	▪	Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer
	▪	Up – Michael Giacchino

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

CURRENT PRIZE AMOUNT: 190 BP

In Spite Of edited this message on 03/07/2010 12:52AM

spacekadt

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Avatar: 16186 2011-11-01 00:02:40 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Camwhore

meh

Here’s the deal. The rule is that h0g may not receive anything in exchange for hosting the contest. He isn’t. He’s giving away the entire BP pool. Essentially, he’s acting as an escrow account.

That said, for the sake of “cleanliness”, I’m deleting posts that had anything to do with whether the contest is allowed or not.

Aldo_Anything

MODERATOR
Avatar: 32555 2014-07-18 11:39:53 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Troll

male reproductive organMEISTER

Best Picture

1. The Hurt Locker

2. Avatar


Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker


Best Actor

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart


Best Actress

Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side


Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds


Best Supporting Actress

Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire


Best Original Screenplay

Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino


Best Adapted Screenplay

In the Loop – Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Ianucci and Tony Roche


Best Animated Feature

Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter


Best Foreign Language Film

The White Ribbon (Germany) in German – Michael Haneke


Best Original Song

“Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman


Best Cinematography

Avatar – Mauro Fiore


Best Original Score

Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

spacekadt

MODERATOR
Avatar: 16186 2011-11-01 00:02:40 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Camwhore

meh

Pulling guesses out of my bum:

Best Picture

1. District 9

2. Up

Best Director

James Cameron – Avatar

Best Actor

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Best Actress

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor

Matt Damon – Invictus

Best Supporting Actress

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart

Best Original Screenplay

Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay

District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Best Animated Feature

Coraline – Henry Selick

Best Foreign Language Film

Ajami (Israel) in Arabic and Hebrew – Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani

TIE-BREAKER CATEGORIES

Best Original Song

“Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman

Best Cinematography

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Bruno Delbonnel

Best Original Score

Up – Michael Giacchino

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

Bumping this for more entries.

Fie

Avatar: 152207 2011-11-01 00:46:41 -0400
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Level 47 Camwhore

I want to see some real, live poop.

Are…are these seriously the nominations?

Fie

Avatar: 152207 2011-11-01 00:46:41 -0400
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Level 47 Camwhore

I want to see some real, live poop.

I’m beginning to doubt the Flynn effect.

Bear

Avatar: 19845 2011-10-31 11:07:12 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Emo Kid

“The Infinite Sadness”

Best Picture

▪ 1. District 9

▪ 2. Avatar

Best Director

▪ James Cameron – Avatar

Best Actor

▪ George Clooney – Up in the Air

Best Actress

▪ Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor

▪ Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

▪ Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air

Best Original Screenplay

▪ Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

▪ District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Best Animated Feature

▪ Coraline – Henry Selick

Best Foreign Language Film

▪ A Prophet (France) in French – Jacques Audiard

Best Original Song

▪ “Take it All” from Nine – Maury Yeston

Best Cinematography

▪ Avatar – Mauro Fiore

Best Original Score

▪ Avatar – James Horner

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

Fie Posted:

Are…are these seriously the nominations?

I bumure you, they are.

Also, prize is currently up to 30 BP!

scully

Avatar: 12797 2011-08-15 04:41:50 -0400
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[Good Omens]

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I'd build a road in gold just to have some dreaming...

I am excited to vote as I did last year, based on what looked good in 30 second marketing clips! Log in to see images!

Best Picture

1st pick – Inglourious Basterds

2nd pick – A Serious Man

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Best Director

Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

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Best Actor

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

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Best Actress

Helen Mirren – The Last Station

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Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer – The Last Station

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Best Supporting Actress

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart

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Best Original Screenplay

Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

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Best Adapted Screenplay

District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

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Best Animated Feature

Coraline – Henry Selick

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Best Foreign Language Film

A Prophet (France) in French – Jacques Audiard

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Best Original Song

“Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart – Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

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Best Cinematography

Avatar – Mauro Fiore

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Best Original Score

Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

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BPs on the way.

Teh Cezar

Avatar: 139026 2011-07-31 00:02:35 -0400
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[Harem and Sushi Bar]

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“Trojan Horse Magnum”

Best Picture

1. Avatar

2. Inglorious Basterds

Best Director

James Cameron – Avatar

Best Actor

Morgan Freeman – Invictus

Best Actress

Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

Penélope Cruz – Nine

Best Original Screenplay

The Hurt Locker – Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay

District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Best Animated Feature

Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter

Best Foreign Language Film

El Secreto de Sus Ojos (Argentina) in Spanish – Juan José Campanella

TIE-BREAKER CATEGORIES

Best Original Song

“Take it All” from Nine – Maury Yeston

Best Cinematography

Avatar – Mauro Fiore

Best Original Score

Sherlock Holmes – Hans Zimmer

Joseph of Su-
burbia

Avatar: 182182 2014-09-14 14:41:25 -0400
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[Brainfreeze]

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Foumwarz.com, Dev-free since 2012!

Best Picture
▪ Avatar (first pick)
▪ Up (second pick)
Best Director
▪ James Cameron – Avatar
Best Actor
▪ Morgan Freeman – Invictus
Best Actress
▪ Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
Best Supporting Actor
▪ Matt Damon – Invictus
Best Supporting Actress
▪ Penélope Cruz – Nine
Best Original Screenplay
▪ Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Best Adapted Screenplay
▪ District 9 – Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
Best Animated Feature
▪ Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
(Why is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs not in this?) Log in to see images!
Best Foreign Language Film
▪ A Prophet (France) in French – Jacques Audiard
Best Original Song
▪ “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman
Best Cinematography
▪ Avatar – Mauro Fiore
Best Original Score
▪ Up – Michael Giacchino

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

I don’t know man. I mean, realistically it wouldn’t beat Up, but Cloudy… was one of my favorite movies (animated or not) of 09.

It was shockingly great.

O_HAI

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“Human Yeast Infection”

Best Picture

1. The Hurt Locker
2. Avatar

Best Director

Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

Best Actress

Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Plummer – The Last Station

Best Supporting Actress

Mo'Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Best Original Screenplay

Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

Up in the Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Best Animated Feature

Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter

Best Foreign Language Film

The White Ribbon (Germany) in German – Michael Haneke

TIE-BREAKER CATEGORIES

Best Original Song

"Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart – Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Cinematography

Avatar – Mauro Fiore

Best Original Score

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Alexandre Desplat

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

Throwing 40 BP into the pool because that’s how I roll. Current grand prize is up to 110 brownie points.

megazeroexe

Avatar: 96079 2010-02-05 18:20:27 -0500

[Deth Krew 2010]

Level 44 Hacker

hi this is pcp saying i miss m0x

Best Picture
	▪	Inglourious Basterds
	▪	Avatar
Best Director
	▪	Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Best Actor
	▪	George Clooney – Up in the Air
Best Actress
	▪	Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Best Supporting Actor
	▪	Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress
	▪	Mo'Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
Best Original Screenplay
	▪	Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Best Adapted Screenplay
	▪	Up in the Air – Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner
Best Animated Feature
	▪	Up – Bob Peterson and Pete Docter
Best Foreign Language Film
	▪	A Prophet (France) in French – Jacques Audiard
Best Original Song
	▪	"Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog – Randy Newman
Best Cinematography
	▪	Avatar – Mauro Fiore
Best Original Score
	▪	Avatar – James Horner

Beeps sent. Figured it couldn’t hurt!

In Spite Of

Avatar: 23493 2011-10-31 20:46:14 -0400
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[And The Banned Pla-
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Level 60 Emo Kid

The Delightfully Chaotic

Yea, 10 BP is pretty much nothing, so if you lose it’s not much of a loss, but if you win, you get 120+ BP. Pretty good deal IMO.

plk

Avatar: 9972 2010-01-24 16:28:42 -0500
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[Brainfreeze]

Level 69 Emo Kid

“The Infinite Sadness”

Best Picture

▪ 1. The Hurt Locker

▪ 2. Avatar

Best Director

▪ Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

Best Actor

▪ Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart

Best Actress

▪ Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor

▪ Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

▪ Mo’Nique – Precious

Best Original Screenplay

▪ Inglourious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

▪ Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air

Best Animated Feature

▪ Up

Best Foreign Language Film

▪ The White Ribbon

Best Original Song

▪ “The Weary Kind” -“Crazy Heart”

Best Cinematography

▪ Avatar – Mauro Fiore

Best Original Score

▪ Up

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