Sunday, February 26th, 2017

11th Annual Academy Awards Contest



Last year, our annual Oscar battle was close. I won nine categories, Susan won six and we missed on nine. After one decade, here are the current standings:

Bill 6-3-1
Susan 3-6-1

Here is a listing of the annual winner and the corresponding Best Picture winner.

2007: Susan / The Departed
2008: Bill / No Country for Old Men
2009: Tie / Slumdog Millionaire
2010: Susan / The Hurt Locker
2011: Bill / The King's Speech
2012: Susan / The Artist
2013: Bill / Argo
2014: Bill / 12 Years a Slave
2015: Bill / Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2016: Bill / Spotlight

How does our competition work? It's simple really. Last year's winner selects first. We alternate categories and cannot share the same pick. Best Picture is always the final category. Obviously, we have not seen all of the nominated films, so some picks are based solely upon reputation, media hype and our cycling class discussions every other Saturday. I'm embarrassed to say that, out of all the categories, I've only seen two nominated films. Those films are Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange.

So without further ado, here are our selections:

Best Picture
Moonlight (S)
La La Land (B)

Best Actor
Viggo Mortenson (S)
Denzel Washington (B)

Best Actress
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Supporting Actor
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Supporting Actress
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Animated Feature
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Cinematography
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Costume Design
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Directing
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Documentary (Feature)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Documentary (Short Subject)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Film Editing
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Foreign Language Film
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Makeup and Hairstyling
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Music (Original Score)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Music (Original Song)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Production Design
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Short Film (Animated)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Short Film (Live Action)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Sound Editing
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Sound Mixing
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Visual Effects
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
TBD (S)
TBD (B)

* Indicates winner


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