2013 Oscar Bowling

You can see my list of Oscars predictions with some explanation/commentary on each choice here. Now it’s time to go Oscar bowling. I’ll post my score after the Oscars here (though you could do the math yourself, as well).

Don’t know what Oscar bowling is? What happens is that for each prediction I get correct, there is a certain amount of points assigned to each category. I am assigning the points myself. As the original blog states, this is a confidence list. You put the ones you are most confident about at the top of the list, as the number beside each choice corresponds to the amount of points I get. What a quick example? Say I only guessed Best Foreign Film and Best Picture correct. Since Foreign Film is at the top, with a 24 beside it, I get 24 points for that and then 4 more points for Best Picture. My total score would be 28. It’s not too difficult to get 200 points, but obviously it’s getting the last few or so that will be tricky. Any upset on Oscar night, like the ones at the top of my list will severely hurt my score.

Anyways, I think you get the idea. See the original blog here. Let’s get going:

24. Best Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
23. Best Original Song: ‘Skyfall’ from “Skyfall”
22. Best Visual Effects: “The Life of Pi”
21. Best Leading Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, for “Lincoln”
20. Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, for “Les Miserables”
19. Best Cinematography: “The Life of Pi”
18. Best Short Animated Film: “Paperman”
17. Best Animated Film: “Wreck-It Ralph”
16. Best Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”
15. Best Director: Steven Speilberg, for “Lincoln”
14. Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “The Hobbit”
13. Best Production Direction: “Anna Karenina”
12. Best Adapted Screenplay: “Argo”
11. Best Original Screenplay: “Amour”
10. Best Original Score (Music): “The Life of Pi”
9. Best Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables”
8. Best Short (Live Action) Film: “Curfew”
7. Best Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty”
6. Best Leading Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, for “Silver Linings Playbook”
5. Best Documentary : “Searching for Sugar Man”
4. Best Picture: “Lincoln”
3. Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, for “Lincoln”
2. Best Sound Editing: “The Life of Pi”
1. Best Short Documentary: “Mondays at Rancine”

I liked doing this list.