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WTF, Academy?

I have created an Oscars pool. You can enter your picks here, any time between now and 12am EST on February 22, 2009 (that is to say, the Saturday night before the Oscars).

First prize is a mix CD with the music of my choice (YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED). Second prize is NOTHING! Third prize is your money back (which is okay because this pool is free).

I will be entering myself, but seeing a lot of Oscar movies does not equal guessing a lot of Oscar winners correctly (as I have seen in past years), so there is little risk of me winning my own first prize. If that happens, we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

For the record, I would like to pick WALL•E for Best Picture, The Dark Knight for Best Original Screenplay and Kung Fu Panda for Best Sound Editing¹, but these are not options given to me. WTF, Academy?

¹ There is some talk about Clint Eastwood and/or Gran Torino being robbed of an Oscar, but what about Kung Fu Panda? It was not the best animated feature of the year, but it had some awesome pat-pat-pat and SPROINNNNG! sound effects.

srah - Friday, 30 January 2009 - 12:48 PM
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Comments (4)

gravatar katelin - January 30, 2009 - 4:14 PM -

okay this is awesome that you're doing a ballot this way. i definitely entered and cannot wait for the oscar's. woo!

gravatar Cheryl - February 2, 2009 - 8:46 AM -

So I made my picks but I definately picked a lot of them randomly. And I also picked the creepy Brad Pitt movie WAY more than I would have liked (that is, at all), but I had to be slightly realistic in my picks.

Also, I like how when they can't come up with enough people to nominate so they put things like Hell Boy II and Bolt on there.

gravatar Sylvie - February 4, 2009 - 9:14 AM -

The email I got says 2007 OSCAR movies picks, just FYI. :-)

gravatar srah - February 4, 2009 - 9:47 AM -

The guy who wrote the thing probably just didn't change the date. It's fine, because all your picks come to me via email and I do them manually, so you don't have to worry about stuff getting lost.

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