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05:33 PM on 01/10/13 
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Will be waiting awhile, but I'll do this. Submitting today would be folly.
06:29 PM on 01/10/13 
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And could a mod change the title of the thread from "poll" to "pool?"

Fixed.
08:44 AM on 02/22/13 
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Posting so I remember to enter.
07:12 AM on 02/24/13 
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About to send in my ballot. Finally finished my predictions yesterday, so here's what I've got:

Best Picture: Argo (Alt: Lincoln)
Best Director: Ang Lee, Life of Pi (Alt: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Alt: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour)
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook (Alt: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (Alt: Sally Field, Lincoln)
Best Original Screenplay: Amour (Alt: Django Unchained)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Argo (Alt: Lincoln)
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi (Alt: Skyfall)
Best Editing: Argo (Alt: Life of Pi)
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina (Alt: Les Miserables)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Les Miserables (Alt: The Hobbit)
Best Original Score: Life of Pi (Alt: Skyfall)
Best Original Song: Skyfall
Best Production Design: Anna Karenina (Alt: Les Miserables)
Best Sound Editing: Life of Pi (Alt: Skyfall)
Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables (Alt: Skyfall)
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi (Alt The Hobbit)
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph (Alt: Brave)
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man (Alt: The Gatekeepers)
Best Foreign Language Feature: Amour (Alt: Kon-Tiki)
Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente (Alt: Mondays at Racine)
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman (Alt: Adam and Dog)
Best Live Action Short Film: Curfew (Alt: Buzkashi Boys)

Life of Pi: 5
Argo: 3
Les Miserables: 3
Silver Linings Playbook: 2
Anna Karenina: 2
Amour: 2
Lincoln: 1

13 films receiving at least one.
12:20 PM on 02/24/13 
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Is this, or the awards season thread, better for Oscar discussion tonight?

I'd say Awards Season. That way, it's easier to come back in here tomorrow and announce the list.

I've become an AP member who just looks at the news but I just remembered about this over lunch and I'm so in. Hi guys.

Well okay then better luck next time everyone bye.

This is extremely close to mine.

Nice. I feel like I might be playing it too safe this year, but we'll see I guess. I actually hope I get a few wrong here, because I really want to see Django get something.
05:21 PM on 02/24/13 
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I think we're in for the biggest surprise since Crash this year. No idea what category, but I just have a feeling.

If so, you probably have it predicted! Interesting picks there. I hope you're right about a bunch of them.
09:18 PM on 02/24/13 
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Got 114. Had a pretty strong showing across the board, and only really ate shit in production design. Kicking myself for backing off on my two Django predictions.
09:21 PM on 02/24/13 
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The sequel.
09:22 PM on 02/24/13 
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Don't remember how this is scored. Is the number of points possible for a given category dependent upon the number of nominees or not?

Yes, the maximum is the number of nominees in the category.
09:23 PM on 02/24/13 
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you get 9 points for best picture right?

Correct.
09:35 PM on 02/24/13 
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On the discussion of Argo's racist undertones, I'm going to pull in this quote from Chris in the movie review thread, because it perfectly encapsulates how I feel about that particular accusation:

"I don't think Argo is particularly racist or anything, so much as it's just not telling their story. It's the story of Americans abroad trying to escape. And at that time, in that political climate, the Iranian people were hostile towards them. To not portray them as a threat when telling this story, in which they are the threat to the protagonists, would just be ineffective storytelling for the sake of being PC. I don't think there's anything in the film that purports to say anything about the Iranian people outside of that particular historical moment when they were likely to kill these particular characters were they to find them."
09:38 PM on 02/24/13 
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Okay, I got 115 then.
09:41 PM on 02/24/13 
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Not doing scoring for everyone else 'til tomorrow, but to give you a picture of where we stand, the max score you can get is 122 points, and a quick tally of mine gives me 111 points. BOOSH.

Edit: Goddamnit, Craig.



You had some great predictions in there, though. Glad someone was brave enough to go for Waltz.
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Haha, I had De Niro 'til the last minute. My gut was always telling me Waltz, and I switched it back right before I left. I picked 14 categories correctly. It was the screenplays and that goddamn tie that killed me.

I just couldn't get it out of my head that Waltz hasn't even been nominated by SAG and that, as a result, no one thought he would even get an Oscar nomination. But I'm seriously so happy he won.

Beyond that, I missed original screenplay, animated feature, production design, and the one with the tie. Think I got everything else.
04:29 AM on 02/25/13 
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Everything about this is great.



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