Oscars: the aftermath

The Hangover

This, I promise, is my last Oscars post for 2012. It’s the one where I compare my predictions to the results, although I can already tell you that I wouldn’t have won the million. The calculations are complicated by the fact that I made two sets of predictions, so I’m only counting the newer ones where I was specific, and not the one where I said “Hugo will win a load of technical categories”. On that basis, I accurately predicted the winners of eleven of the 24 categories, although if I wanted to be generous I could award myself an extra point for saying of the VFX category that I thought Hugo would win if the opening shot counted as a visual effect, and since awarding myself an extra point would give me a 50% hit rate, I think I’ll go ahead.

(Although I was so adamant that Woody wouldn’t win Original Screenplay that I almost think I should deduct another half-point.)

How did you do? Anyone win a million?

Full predictions and results in this attractive table, if you really don’t have anything better to do:

Category

I said

Then I said

They gave it to

Picture Hugo The Artist The Artist
Director Malick Hazanavicius Hazanavicius
Actor Clooney Dujardin Dujardin
Actress Streep Streep Streep
Supporting actor Plummer Plummer Plummer
Supporting actress Bejo Bejo Spencer
Animated feature Chico and Rita Chico and Rita Rango
Art direction The Artist The Artist Hugo
Cinematography Tree of Life Hugo Hugo
Costume design The Artist The Artist The Artist
Documentary feature Pina Pina Undefeated
Documentary short The Barber of Birmingham The Barber of Birmingham Saving Face
Film editing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Foreign language A Separation A Separation A Separation
Make up Harry Potter Harry Potter The Iron Lady
Original score War Horse War Horse The Artist
Original song The Muppets The Muppets The Muppets
Animated short La Luna La Luna The Fantastic Flying Books of Mister Morris Lessmore
Live action short Raju Raju The Shore
Sound editing Transformers Transformers Hugo
Sound mixing Transformers Transformers Hugo
Visual effects Harry Potter Harry Potter Hugo
Adapted screenplay The Descendants The Descendants The Descendants
Original screenplay The Artist The Artist Midnight in Paris



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One thought on “Oscars: the aftermath

  1. ruth morgan says:

    gosh what a lot of work! and you did pretty well. I hadn’t even heard of half of them. Sorry about the dress poll though – should definitely have gone to Stacy.

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