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:
Then I said
They gave it to
|Picture||Hugo||The Artist||The Artist|
|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 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|
|Visual effects||Harry Potter||Harry Potter||Hugo|
|Adapted screenplay||The Descendants||The Descendants||The Descendants|
|Original screenplay||The Artist||The Artist||Midnight in Paris|
One thought on “Oscars: the aftermath”
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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