Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CONTEST: The Results!

What a morning that was! The Oscar nominations have finally been announced and as always there was much to discuss. Most notably, the Academy embraced diversity in a big way this year, with persons of color nominated across the board, including rare mentions in Cinematography and Editing. As far as this contest goes, it was quite competitive with most people seeming to improve on their scores from previous years. But at the end of the day, there was a clear winner.


Gautam Anand of The Cinemaholic

Gautam therefore wins the $50 Amazon gift card. This is his second time winning the competition, after taking the top spot in 2014. Congratulations!

There are also a few bonus prizes for those clever persons who were the only ones to pick a certain nomination:

Donovan for predicting "The Empty Chair" for Best Original Song.
Jason for predicting 20th Century Women for Best Original Screenplay.
Sam for predicting 13 Hours for Best Sound Mixing.
Stewart for predicting Passengers for Production Design AND Suicide Squad for Best Makeup/Hairstyling.

As always, there is at least one nomination that stumped us all. This year it was Passengers getting in for Best Original Score.

You can now head on over to the full spreadsheet to see how everyone fared. I hope you had fun and look forward to hosting you all again next year!


  1. Thanks for doing all this as always Shane! It's always fun to do just average with my predictions every year ;)

    Mostly predictable nominees, but all the La La Land (which I liked, but wow this is a huge representation) takeover balances nicely with the diversity across the board. I also never realized Mica Levi is a woman and now I'm even more amped about her nomination which I was rooting for this year & for Under the Skin. She is amazingly talented and original.

  2. Totally agree with Jess here. Thanks Shane for putting this together. It's a great reason to make predictions. :)