Wednesday, 12 March 2014

And the Oscar goes to…

Well, not me for losing my Oscar bets this year. You probably remember from last year that I upload my predictions via YouTube and challenge viewers to contradict me. Two users did so… and I lost against both of them. However, the small number of challengers can be seen as  a good sign. And really, while I was right about only half of my picks last year, I made it to an incredible 16 out of 24 categories properly predicted this time around! That’s 2/3, guys! I’m rather content, honestly.
However, a bet’s a bet and I agreed upon certain punishments should I lose. Let’s take a quick look at all the categories and where I was wrong:

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Best Original Screenplay: "Her"
Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Animated Feature: "Frozen"
Best Foreign Feature: “The Hunt”
            Instead: “The Great Beauty”
Best Visual Effects: "Gravity"
Best Cinematography: "Gravity"
Best Costume Design: "American Hustle"
            Instead: “The Great Gatsby”
Best Documentary Feature: "The Act of Killing"
            Instead: “20 Feet from Stardom”
Best Documentary Short: "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"
Best Film Editing: "Gravity"
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa"
            Instead: “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Music (Original Score): "Gravity"
Best Music (Original Song): "The Moon Song" from "Her"
            Instead: “Let it Go” (“Frozen”)
Best Production Design: "Her"
            Instead: “The Great Gatsby”
Best Short Film, Animated: "Get a Horse!"
            Instead: “Mr. Hublot”
Best Short Film, Live Action: "The Voorman Problem"
            Instead: “Helium”
Best Sound Editing: "Gravity"
Best Sound Mixing: "Gravity"

And here are my two challengers:
CnAFilmsandAnimation:      Best Foreign Feature: “The Great Beauty”
                                               Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club”
                                               Punishment: I have to do a haiku about them

Seargent363:                         Best Picture: “American Hustle”
Best Foreign Feature: “The Great Beauty”
Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Music (Original Song): "Let it Go" (“Frozen”)
Best Production Design: “The Great Gatsby”
Best Short Film (Animated): “Mr. Hublot”
Best Original Screenplay: “American Hustle”
Punishment: I have to sing and dance to ‘The Gummy Bear Song’

So expect some more random awkwardness in future videos!

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