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11th Annual JoBlo.com Oscar prediction contest winner announced!

03.02.2011

The winner of this year's contest was Rob Gartland with 89/100. We actually had to use our "tie-break" formula to certify this year's winner, as the Oscars were a little more predictable than usual, right? Congrats my man! You just won yourself a sweet-ass PS3! The internal JoBlo.com staff contest was won by the venerable Jim Law with 84/10, followed closely by Jason Adams with 83/100. To check out your own score compared to others, CLICK HERE to see the full list. Thanks to everyone who participated and we'll see you again next year!

For anyone who is not yet aware, the Oscars will be announced this coming Sunday night, February 27th, starting at 8pm EST, but until then, you get a chance to win a BLU-RAY PLAYER courtesy of JoBlo.com (as well as 'bragging rights', of course) if you are the person who ends up predicting the Oscars the best. If you'd rather have an IPOD TOUCH, that's cool as well, as long as the price isn't more than $250 beans. This will be our 11th ANNUAL OSCAR PREDICTION CONTEST on JoBlo.com, which is now running directly off our own Golden Schmoes website automated and everything!

All you need to do is enter your name or username, as well as a valid email address (if you put a phony one, we won't be able to email you if you win - we don't do anything else with 'em), and then choose your picks from a list. The highest score that you can attain is 100, you can see the list of nominees and their point values below, along with the basic contest guidelines. Once you SUBMIT your picks, you will be able to PRINT them for yourself afterwards. Good luck!! PS: If you haven't done so, make sure to vote for the Golden Schmoes afterwards, we hand those winners out this Friday!


RULES OF THE CONTEST:

1) Your guesses should be for those movies/people who you think WILL win the Oscar, not who you think should win! A very clear difference.

2) Points will be allotted to each category as specified below. Whoever ends up with the most points....well, wins!

3) In case of a tie, the winner will be determined according to the one who picked correctly the top-most categories (i.e. if one person got BEST PICTURE correct and the other didn't, all the way down the categories). The winner will ultimately be chosen at the discretion of the accountants at JoBlo Media Inc. (that's "code" for ME!!)

4) If you haven't included a valid email address with your picks, we won't be able to email you if you win, hence, you automatically forfeit the prize to the next person on the list.

5) The contest begins on February 21st and ends on February 27th at 6pm (EST). The Oscars will be handed out on February 27th at 8pm (EST).

1) Best Picture: (10 points)
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE KING'S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER'S BONE

2) Actor in a Leading Role: (8 points)
Javier Bardem - BIUTIFUL
Jeff Bridges - TRUE GRIT
Jesse Eisenberg - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Colin Firth - THE KING'S SPEECH
James Franco - 127 HOURS

3) Actress in a Leading Role: (8 points)
Annette Bening - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Nicole Kidman - RABBIT HOLE
Jennifer Lawrence - WINTER'S BONE
Natalie Portman - BLACK SWAN
Michelle Williams - BLUE VALENTINE

4) Best Director: (8 points)
Darren Aronofsky - BLACK SWAN
David O. Russell - THE FIGHTER
Tom Hooper - THE KING'S SPEECH
David Fincher - THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Joel & Ethan Coen - TRUE GRIT

5) Actor in a Supporting Role: (6 points)
Christian Bale - THE FIGHTER
John Hawkes - WINTER'S BONE
Jeremy Renner - THE TOWN
Mark Ruffalo - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Geoffrey Rush - THE KING'S SPEECH

6) Actress in a Supporting Role: (6 points)
Amy Adams - THE FIGHTER
Helena Bonham Carter - THE KING'S SPEECH
Melissa Leo - THE FIGHTER
Hailee Steinfeld - TRUE GRIT
Jackie Weaver - ANIMAL KINGDOM

7) Best Original Screenplay: (6 points)
ANOTHER YEAR - Mike Leigh
THE FIGHTER - Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
INCEPTION - Christopher Nolan
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
THE KING'S SPEECH - David Seidler

8) Best Adapted Screenplay: (6 points)
127 HOURS - Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
THE SOCIAL NETWORK - Aaron Sorkin
TOY STORY 3 - Michael Arndt
TRUE GRIT - Joel & Ethan Coen
WINTER'S BONE - Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini

9) Best Art Direction: (5 points)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND DEATHLY HALLOWS
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
TRUE GRIT

10) Best Cinematography: (5 points)
BLACK SWAN
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

11) Best Foreign Film: (4 points)
BIUTIFUL
DOGTOOTH
IN A BETTER WORLD
INCENDIES
OUTSIDE THE LAW

12) Best Original Score: (3 points)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

13) Best Animated Film: (3 points)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
THE ILLUSIONIST
TOY STORY 3

14) Best Costume Design: (3 points)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
I AM LOVE
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE TEMPEST
TRUE GRIT

15) Best Visual Effects: (3 points)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND DEATHLY HALLOWS
HEREAFTER
INCEPTION
IRON MAN 2

16) Best Original Song: (3 points)
"Coming Home" - COUNTRY STRONG
"I See the Light" - TANGLED
"If I Rise" - 127 HOURS
"We Belong Together" - TOY STORY 3

17) Best Film Editing: (2 points)
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
THE KING'S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

18) Best Make-Up: (2 points)
BARNEY'S VERSION
THE WAY BACK
THE WOLFMAN

19) Best Sound Editing: (2 points)
INCEPTION
TOY STORY 3
TRON: LEGACY
TRUE GRIT
UNSTOPPABLE

20) Best Sound Mixing: (2 points)
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
SALT
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

21) Best Documentary Feature: (2 points)
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
GASLAND
INSIDE JOB
RESTREPO
WASTE LAND

22) Best Documentary (Short Subject): (1 point)
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
"Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Quigang"

23) Best Short Film (Animated): (1 point)
"Day & Night"
"The Gruffalo"
"Let's Pollute"
"The Lost Thing"
"Madagascar, a Journey Diary"

24) Best Short Film (Live Action): (1 point)
"The Confession"
"The Crush"
"God of Love"
"Na Newe"
"Wish 143"

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