Oscar Nominations Game: Your Winners!

Well, this morning the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced, and as a result we finally have our winners for the Oscar Nominations Game I’ve been holding!  I’ll soon be posting my reactions to the nominees themselves (Including my picks of the snubbiest of snubs) but for now let’s take a look at how our contestants did.

1st place with 39/49 nominations correctly guessed…

Mark Hobin over at Fast Film Reviews

2nd place with 38/49 nominations correctly guessed…

Aaron Neuwirth over at The Code is Zeek

3rd place with 37/49 nominations correctly guessed…

Fernando Raphael at Committed to Celluloid

Nick Powel at Cinematic Katzenjammer

Special Recognitions:

Aaron Neuwirth at The Code is Zeek and Alexander at Cinemaniac Reviews –         Correctly guessing all nine Best Picture Nominees

Alexander at Cinemaniac Reviews & Dan Simpson at PG Cooper’s Movie ReviewsCorrectly guessing all Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees

Mark at Fast Film Reviews –                                                                                           Correctly guessing all Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees

With 14 different bloggers in the running, there were a lot of overlaps between the categories but more than a few entrants dared to be bold with their choices for the categories.  In some cases, this boldness actually paid off.  Here are some nominees that rewarded your daring:

Amour for Best Picture – 2 votes (The Code is Zeek and Cinemaniac Reviews)

David O Russel for Best Director – 2 votes (PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews & Committed to Celluloid)

Michael Haneke for Best Director – 1 vote (The Code is Zeek)

Flight for Best Original Screenplay – 1 vote (PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits for Best Animated Picture – 1 vote (Cinemaniac Reviews)

In addition, two nominees did not receive a single vote:

Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) – Best Director

Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) – Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Overall, the biggest monkey wrench in the “unexpected success” column was Amour, the belief in which helped push Aaron into second place.  On the Flip Side, here are some of the top voted people/films that didn’t make the cut.

Unanimous Pick

Ben Afleck (Argo) – Best Director

Rise of the Guardians – Best Animated Picture

13/14 Votes

Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) – Best Director

Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) – Best Actor in a Supporting Role

11/14 Votes

Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) – Best Actress in a Leading Role

10/14 Votes

John Hawkes (The Sessions) – Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Master – Best Original Screenplay

Congratulations to all of our winners and check back soon for my thoughts on the nominees themselves.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Academy’s choices in the comments below


About r361n4

I'm a student at the University of Washington Majoring Business. I've always loved movies and my goal is to work on the financial side of the film industry. Until then though, I figure I'll spare my friends from my opinions and shout them from a digital mountaintop for anyone who's interested. After all, if a tree falls in a forest and nobody blogs about it, does it really happen?
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9 Responses to Oscar Nominations Game: Your Winners!

  1. I’ll take bronze. Do I get a hug or something?

  2. drzeek says:

    I dominated that Haneke call!

  3. Yay, Mexico ties the US for the bronze! 😉 lol
    Thanks for doing this, man! It was very fun!

  4. pgcooper1939 says:

    Nice! You put a lot of work into this. I’m proud that I caught Flight’s screenplay nod, even if the rest of my picks weren’t great.

  5. Mark Hobin says:

    That’s awesome! Um I think we need to start a new game for the Oscar winners and bet money this time. 😉

    • r361n4 says:

      Not a Bad Idea, I think I’m going to work money into it all next year though! I’ve already lost enough on the Rorschach Awards, but I’ll be able to doll it out once I start working for Amazon next quarter

  6. CMrok93 says:

    It was that Best Director category that effed me up. Well that, and my undying love for Leo! I’m still pissed!

    • r361n4 says:

      Believe me, I’m with you! I’m going to be seeing Zero Dark Thirty this weekend but I can at least say that I’m very unhappy about Leo and Afleck for Argo getting snubbed

  7. johnlink00 says:

    Had I played I would have won. Or come in last. You will never know. Mwahahahaha.

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