February 17, 2009

A Staggeringly Genius Oscar Contest


It's time to get another contest together and this time we are going to go with a non-sports centered contest.

This is pretty simple, just pick the winners of the Oscars.

Points will be assigned in the following scale:

Best Picture -- 6 points
Best Actor/Actress -- 4 points
Best Supporting Actor/Actress -- 4 points
Best Director -- 4 points
All Other Categories -- 3 points

The winner will be the person who earns the most points.

Just pick your winners from the list below and post it in the comments section of this post. I've left my picks as an example.

The Oscars are this Sunday, February 22nd at 8pm ET so you need to have your entries in by the time Hugh Jackman starts his monologue.
What can you win? This time around I'm going to keep the prizes close to my vest because I would like to personalize the smorgasbord of prizes instead of just sending you trade bait. So in the end if you win you will actually get something you would want.


BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon
Stephen Daldry, The Reader
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, Doubt
Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis, Doubt
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt
Happy-Go-Lucky, Mike Leigh
In Bruges, Martin McDonagh
Milk, Dustin Lance Black
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Eric Roth
Doubt, John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan
The Reader, David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Bolt
Kung Fu Panda
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes
Lavatory — Lovestory
Oktapodi
Presto
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Duchess
Revolutionary Road

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Duchess
Milk
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)
Encounters at the End of the World
The Garden
Man on Wire
Trouble the Water

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En
The Final Inch
Smile Pinki
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany)
The Class (France)
Departures (Japan)
Revanche (Austria)
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Alexandre Desplat
Defiance, James Newton Howard
Milk, Danny Elfman
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman
WALL-E, Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Down to Earth,'' WALL-E
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire
''O Saya,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Wanted

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

14 comments:

Matt F. said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ACTOR
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep, Doubt


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Milk, Dustin Lance Black

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kung Fu Panda

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Dark Knight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Duchess


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Manon on the Asphalt

BEST MAKEUP
The Dark Knight

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight

zman40 said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Gus Van Sant,

BEST ACTOR
Mickey Rourke,

BEST ACTRESS
Meryl Streep

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Marisa Tomei

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Milk

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
This Way Up

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Revolutionary Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Encounters at the End of the World

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
Frost/Nixon

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Class (France)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
The Pig

BEST MAKEUP
The Dark Knight

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire,

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
WALL-E

BEST SOUND MIXING
WALL-E

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight


Man, that was a lot of copying and pasting. I hope I didn't skip any. What happens in the unlikely event of a tie?

Chuck's Used Cards said...

Thanks for the contest - let's hope we can stay awake.

BEST PICTURE
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST DIRECTOR
Gus Van Sant, Milk

BEST ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Frost/Nixon, Peter Morgan

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes

BEST ART DIRECTION
Changeling

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Dark Knight

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Duchess

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of

BEST EDITING
Frost/Nixon

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Departures (Japan)


BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Manon on the Asphalt

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Milk, Danny Elfman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Down to Earth,'' WALL-E

BEST SOUND EDITING
Iron Man

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Iron Man

gcrl said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle

BEST ACTOR
Sean Penn

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
In Bruges

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Benjamin Button

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WallE

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
Frost/Nixon

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
The Pig

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight

RoofGod said...

Best...

Picture - Milk

Director - Danny Boyle

Actor - Mickey Rourke

Actress - Anne Hathaway

Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger

Supporting Actress - Amy Adams

Original Screenplay - WALL-E

Adapted Screenplay - Frost/Nixon

Animated Feature - WALL-E

Animated Short - Presto

Art Direction - Benjamin Button

Cinematography - The Dark Knight

Costume Design - Revolutionary Road

Documentary Feature - The Garden

Documentary Short - The Final Inch

Foreign Language Film - Departures

Live Action Short - The Pig

Makeup - Hellboy II:The Golden Army

Original Score - WALL-E

Original Song - Down to Earth WALLE

Sound Edting - The Dark Knight

Sound Mixing - The Dark Knight

Visual Effects - The Dark Knight

Matt F. said...

In the unlikely event of a tie, we will just have two winners instead of one...no tie breaker this time.

MMayes said...

Picture: Benjamin Button
Director: Ron Howard
Actor: Mickey Rourke
Actress: Meryl Streep
Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger
Supporting Actress: Amy Adams
Original Screenplay: Milk
Adapted Screenplay: Frost/Nixon
Animated Feature: Kung Fu Panda
Animated Short: This Way Up
Art Direction: Benjamin Button
Cinematography: Dark Night
Costume Design: Benjamin Button
Documentary: The Betrayal
Documentary Short: The Final Inch
Editing: Benjamin Button
Foreign Languange: Waltz with Bashir
Live Action Short: The Pig
Makeup: Hellboy II
Original Score: Defiance
Original Song: Jai Ho
Sound Editing: WALL-E
Sound Mixing: Dark Knight
Visual Effects: Benjamin Button

JustinB521 said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire
BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
BEST ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
WALL-E, Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
This Way Up
BEST ART DIRECTION
The Dark Knight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Revolutionary Road
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Trouble the Water
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Final Inch

BEST EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Class (France)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Manon on the Asphalt

BEST MAKEUP
The Dark Knight

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Milk, Danny Elfman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight

mmosley said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ACTOR
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Milk, Dustin Lance Black

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Oktapodi

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Australia

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
Frost/Nixon

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
WALL-E

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Dinged Corners said...

PICTURE Slumdog
DIRECTOR Danny Boyle
ACTOR Frank Langella
ACTRESS Kate Winslet
SUPP ACTOR Ledger
SUPP ACTRESS Davis
ORIGINAL SONG Wall-E
ORIGINAL SCORE Slumdog
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Wall-E
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Frost/Nixon
ANIMATED Wall-E
ANIMATED SHORT Presto
ART DIR Dark Knight
CINEMATOGRAPHY Dark Knight
COSTUME Button
DOCUMENTARY Man on Wire
DOC SHORT Conscience of Nhem En
FOREIGN Departures
BEST EDITING Button
MAKE-UP Dark Knight
SOUND EDITING Wall-E
VISUAL EFFECTS Button
thanks Matt, we love Oscar contests even when we haven't seen the movies :)

Chris said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Doubt

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Milk, Dustin Lance Black

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Maison en Petits Cubes

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En

BEST EDITING
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line)
Manon on the Asphalt
New Boy
The Pig
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Chris said...

oops...

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Motherscratcher said...

Heartbreaking Contest

Best Picture – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Director – Danny Boyle

Best Actor – Sean Penn

Best Actress – Kate Winslet

Best Supporting Actor – Heath Ledger

Best Supporting Actress –Penelope Cruz

Best Original Screenplay – Milk

Best Adapted Screenplay – Benjamin Button

Best Animated Feature – Wall-E

Best Animated Short – Presto

Best Art Direction – Benjamin Button

Best Cinematography – The Dark Knight

Best Costume Design – Benjamin Button

Best Documentary Feature – The Garden

Best Documentary Short – The Final Inch

Best Editing – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Foreign Language Film – Waltz With Bashir

Best Live Action Short – The Pig

Best Makeup – The Dark Knight

Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Original Song – Down To Earth – Wall-E

Best Sound Editing – The Dark Knight

Best Sound Mixing – The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects – Benjamin Button

TheJaw said...

BEST PICTURE
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire

BEST ACTOR
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet, The Reader

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Milk, Dustin Lance Black

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WALL-E

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Presto

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Slumdog Millionaire

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Duchess

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man on Wire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Witness — From the Balcony of Room 306

BEST EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz with Bashir (Israel)

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Spielzeugland (Toyland)

BEST MAKEUP
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''Jai Ho,'' Slumdog Millionaire

BEST SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight

BEST SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button