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06:05 AM on 01/10/13 
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CURRENT POT: $15.00

BALLOTS RECEIVED:

jwicklun
MarkJ801
domotime2
Tyler2tall
Chiodo
merkin
rawspinner
tachyonEvan
niveK
Craig Manning
TJ Wells
stayillogical
suicidesaints
Smash Adams
DJWildeFire

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 oscarpool2013@gmail.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 thomasjameswells@yahoo.com. 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.

niveK: $6.66
Ailite: $3.00
TJ Wells: $5.00

Good luck!
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06:32 AM on 01/10/13 
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This sounds like a lot of fun, but do you really anticipate that any of the people on this board will donate money.

I would be willing to donate some prizes (DVDs, CDs, posters, etc...) but I don't really have expendable income to donate to this...

That being said, maybe we could donate prizes and it could be like "Doug Loves Movies" (if you're familiar with that podcast) and there could just be a big ass prize bag... I guess shipping everything would be the issue, but maybe you could just get anyone who donates a prize, to agree to ship it directly to the winner?!?!

Just a thought, I'd probably prefer to win cash, but I can't imagine that many people will donate money
People have in past years. Prize last year was $25, I think.
06:19 PM on 01/10/13 
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It should be a $1 minimum donation to play. That way, no one who didn't contribute takes home the prize.
Then no one will play. Trust me.
06:19 PM on 01/10/13 
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And could a mod change the title of the thread from "poll" to "pool?"
10:37 AM on 01/20/13 
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That guy is scary accurate.
06:26 PM on 01/20/13 
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I'm thinking Best Actress is this year's biggest wildcard. I think there is a legitimately good chance Chastain and Lawrence cancel each other out, and Riva sneaks in there. It's already clear the Academy loves the film, what with the five nominations.
02:18 PM on 02/20/13 
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Am I the only person that thinks the Academy is going to pull a wild card and have David O Russel win Best Director? I just feel like its coming.
Don't think it's that big of a wildcard. Do think he's going to win, though I don't think any of them winning would surprise me all that much. Pulling for Haneke, though.
02:22 PM on 02/20/13 
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So, four days 'til Oscars, one entry. Everyone waiting 'til the end?
02:27 PM on 02/20/13 
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Here are my picks, per usual, to ensure no cheating:

Best Picture: Argo
Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Best Supp. Actor: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supp. Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Original Screenplay: Amour
Best Adapted Screenplay: Lincoln
Best Cinematography: Skyfall
Best Editing: Argo
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina
Best Makeup: Les Miserables
Best Original Score: Anna Karenina
Best Original Song: Skyfall
Best Production Design: Lincoln
Best Sound Editing: Skyfall
Best Sound Mixing: Skyfall
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man
Best Foreign Language Feature: Amour
08:28 AM on 02/22/13 
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Four participants!
07:46 AM on 02/24/13 
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Hey guys, due to not having cable, I'll be going to an Oscar thing at a theater around here around 3 pacific, so if you submit after that, your name won't be on the front page as having been received. Don't worry, I got it.
01:00 PM on 02/24/13 
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Aside from the top 5 categories a lot of this is up in the air. I have a feeling I'm not going to do as well this year.
Actress and Supporting Actor are pretty up in the air, too.
01:00 PM on 02/24/13 
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Alright, final Oscar picks. Here we go:

Best Picture: Argo (Alt. Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook (Alt. Ang Lee, Life of Pi)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (Alt. Denzel Washington, Flight)
Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (Alt. Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (Alt. Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (Alt. Sally Field, Lincoln)
Best Original Screenplay: Amour (Alt. Django Unchained)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Lincoln (Alt. Argo)
Best Cinematography: Skyfall (Alt. Life of Pi)
Best Editing: Argo (Alt. Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Production Design: Les Miserables (Alt. Lincoln)
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina (Alt. Snow White and the Huntsman)
Best Makeup/Hairstyling: Les Miserables (Alt. The Hobbit)
Best Original Score: Life of Pi (Alt. Anna Karenina)
Best Original Song: Skyfall (Alt. Ted)
Best Sound Mixing: Skyfall (Alt. Les Miserables)
Best Sound Editing: Argo (Alt. Life of Pi)
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi (Alt. Prometheus)
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph (Alt. Brave)
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (Alt. A Royal Affair)
Best Documentary: Searching for Sugar Man (Alt. How to Survive a Plague)
Best Documentary Short: Mondays at Racine (Alt. Inocente)
Best Animated Short: Paperman (Alt. Adam and Dog)
Best Live-Action Short: Curfew (Alt. Buzkashi Boys)

Argo – 3 | SLP – 1 | Lincoln – 2 | Amour – 3 | Django – 1 | Les Mis – 3 | Skyfall – 3 | Anna Karenina – 1 | Life of Pi – 2 | Wreck-It Ralph – 1 | Searching for Sugar Man – 1 | Mondays at Racine – 1 | Paperman – 1 | Curfew - 1
01:06 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.
01:18 PM on 02/24/13 
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Front page updated. 14 entrants now.



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