Outguess Ethan Contest – 2012

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Oh hi there! Sorry, I keep forgetting this blog exists lately. Have no fear, it’s not like I’m off watching tons of exciting movies and forgetting to tell you about them. Unless you’re really into Soviet Westerns, I won’t bother you with everything I’ve been working on lately.

But this is a very important week. Yes, it’s Oscar week! Which means it’s time for this year’s Outguess Ethan contest. If you want to play along, here’s all you have to do: in the comment section of this post, list who you think will win in each of the 24 Academy Award categories. Check the Nominations page to refresh yourself on your options, and take note: I use a weighted ballot system, so not all categories are created equal. The point value for correctly predicting each category is also listed on the nominations page.

Come Sunday night, if you OUTGUESS ETHAN, congrats! You have just won one free DVD ($15 or less) of your choosing off Amazon. But remember, I take outguess literally – in the event of a tie, as we had last year, I STILL WIN. Deal with it. I’m cheap.

So I guess you’ve got to ask yourself one question, punks: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?

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4 responses to “Outguess Ethan Contest – 2012

  1. Ben

    Best Picture (5 points):
    • The Artist
    Best Director (4):
    • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
    Best Actor (4):
    • George Clooney, “The Descendants”
    Best Actress (4):
    • Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
    Best Supporting Actor (3):
    • Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
    Best Supporting Actress (3):
    • Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
    Best Original Screenplay (3):
    • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
    Best Adapted Screenplay (3):
    • Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
    Best Original Score (3):
    • Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
    Best Cinematography (2):
    • Hugo
    Best Art Direction (2):
    • The Artist
    Best Costume Design (2):
    • The Artist
    Best Film Editing (2):
    • The Artist
    Best Makeup (2):
    • The Iron Lady
    Best Visual Effects (2):
    • Hugo
    Best Animated Feature (3):
    • Rango
    Best Documentary Feature (2):
    • Pina
    Best Foreign Language Film (3):
    • In Darkness (Poland)
    Best Original Song (1):
    • “Real in Rio,” from “Rio”
    Best Sound Editing (2):
    • War Horse
    Best Sound Mixing (2):
    • War Horse
    Best Short Film (Live Action) (1):
    • Raju
    Best Short Film (Animated) (1):
    • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
    Best Documentary Short (1):
    • Saving Face

    Break a leg with your thesis.

  2. Tricia Harvey

    Best Picture (5 points)
    The Artist
    Best Director (4):

    Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

    Best Actor (4):

    Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

    Best Actress (4):

    Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”

    Best Supporting Actor (3):

    Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

    Best Supporting Actress (3):

    Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

    Best Original Screenplay (3):

    J.C. Chandor, “Margin Call”

    Best Adapted Screenplay (3):

    Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”

    Best Original Score (3):

    Howard Shore, “Hugo”

    Best Cinematography (2):

    Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Tree of Life”

    Best Art Direction (2):

    Hugo

    Best Costume Design (2):

    The Artist

    Best Film Editing (2):

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Best Makeup (2):

    The Iron Lady

    Best Visual Effects (2):

    Hugo

    Best Animated Feature (3):

    Rango

    Best Documentary Feature (2):

    Pina

    Best Foreign Language Film (3):

    A Separation (Iran)

    Best Original Song (1):

    “Man or Muppet,” from “The Muppets”

    Best Sound Editing (2):

    War Horse

    Best Sound Mixing (2):

    Hugo

    Best Short Film (Live Action) (1):
    Raju

    Best Short Film (Animated) (1):
    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

    Best Documentary Short (1):
    God is the Bigger Elvis

  3. Clayton Barns

    I didn’t get a chance to post my guesses until now. I know its over but you’ll see I’m not making anything up by my score of 11/24 correct guesses haha.

    Best Picture (5 points):
    • The Artist
    Best Director (4):
    • Michel Hazanavicius
    Best Actor (4):
    • Jean Dujardin
    Best Actress (4):
    • Glenn Close
    Best Supporting Actor (3):
    • Christopher Plummer
    Best Supporting Actress (3):
    • Melissa McCarthy
    Best Original Screenplay (3):
    • Midnight in Paris
    Best Adapted Screenplay (3):
    • Ides of March
    Best Original Score (3):
    • Ludovic Bource
    Best Cinematography (2):
    • Tree of Life
    Best Art Direction (2):
    • Hugo
    Best Costume Design (2):
    • Jane Eyre
    Best Film Editing (2):
    • Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Best Makeup (2):
    • Albert Nobbs
    Best Visual Effects (2):
    • Real Steel
    Best Animated Feature (3):
    • Rango
    Best Documentary Feature (2):
    • Paradise Lost 3
    Best Foreign Language Film (3):
    • A Separation
    Best Original Song (1):
    • “Man or Muppet”
    Best Sound Editing (2):
    • Drive
    Best Sound Mixing (2):
    • Transformers
    Best Short Film (Live Action) (1):
    • Time Freak
    Best Short Film (Animated) (1):
    • La Luna
    Best Documentary Short (1):
    • Incident in New Baghdad

    I believe that makes my score 31. May be wrong.

  4. Elaine

    I win I win I win!!!!!!

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