CURRENT POT: $15.00
Here are the rules:
+ Download the ballot. Put your full name (with your AP.net username in parentheses next to it) at the top of the ballot.
+ Fill it out according to the system described below.
+ Email it to email@example.com
+ Ballots are due when the camera fades out from the final red carpet coverage and the announcer starts speaking (approx 5:30pm PST). I WILL NOT accept anymore ballots after this time.
How to fill out your ballot:
Here's how to fill out your ballot. For example, looking at the Best Actor category:
Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
Denzel Washington, "Flight"
You will reorganize the choices into a list, with #1 being the actor you think will win, and #5 being the actor you think is LEAST likely to win, like so:
1. Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"
2. Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"
3. Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"
4. Denzel Washington, "Flight"
5. Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"
If Daniel Day-Lewis wins the Oscar, you'll get 5 points. If Joaquin Phoenix wins, you get 4 points, and so on. The person with the most points is the winner. In the event of a tie, I've included three tiebreaker questions.
This year, as I'm moving and going back to school and thus BROKE, the prize is pretty simple. I will accept donations (see how to do that below), and all the money that is donated is the prize. I will send it to the winner via PayPal or a gift card, their choice.
To make a donation, please send a PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Be sure to include your AP.net username and that the payment is for the 2013 Oscar Pool in the note section of the donation. I will be listing the donors and how much they gave right here.
TJ Wells: $5.00