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Oscar predict winner!

All praise Tim Allwein, who was the big winner in our 7th Annual JoBlo.com Oscar Prediction Contest with a stupendous score of 88/100. Despite several upsets at this year's Oscars, Tim didn't take any of that shit, and blew by everyone (well, the next person on the list had 87/100, and the one after that, 85/100) with his astute picks. And for his amazing prophetic abilities, Tim just won himself a sleek Video iPod, courtesy of...well, JoBlo.com. I know many of you are amazed by the man's feat (I myself, scored a measly 53/100 this year), so we've posted his winning picks below for everyone to stare at, and "ooooh" and "aaaah". And oh yeah, if you want to see how YOU DID in the contest, CLICK HERE to download an Excel sheet with the entire list of entrants with their names/scores in order of kick-ass to suckiness. As for Tim, here's what he had to say about his "technique" this year:

"Wow!! Awesome news! I won something!! How did I pick so many winners? I should bet on the horses, I guess. The reality is, I've been watching the Academy awards since I was a kid. That was a long time ago. I got lucky with these picks. There was a little guessing, a little sentimentality, and some measurement of the Academy's approach toward voting.

I really thought Pan's Labyrinth was a shoe-in for Best Foreign Film, but big mistake. I only saw 3 of the Best Picture nominees. The Departed was hands down my favorite, bit I didn't even see The Queen and Letters From Iwo Jima. 

I just decided that as good as The Departed was, this would be Scorsese's year. After all, no Oscar for Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Aviator? Sound editing and Documentary short subject were lucky guesses. I'll tell you, though, I think Norbit killed Eddie Murphy's chances. He's gone to that well too many times. I believed Alan Arkin was overdue and that he'd get the sentimental award. There's one every year, and I figured it would be his, not Peter O'Toole's.

Bottom line: I love movies, and over the years it seems like the Academy Awards have gotten in my blood. Long, embarrassingly mediocre at times, I don't care. I wouldn't miss them for the world.
But just so you know, I really got lucky. Bet if you look for my name next year, you won't find me anywhere near the top. 

Thanks for the great prize. I love your website and will continue to be there every day to get the latest talk about the movies I love."

I love it when a plan comes together like that. The man is both a fan of movies AND the website...how cool is that? This wasn't just some "JoBlo" off the streets shooting darts onto a board. Nice! As for everyone else, better luck next year when we're gonna have a ton more cool prizes and blow the lid of this joint (I honestly have no idea what that means). Congrats to Tim!! (and yes, even he had PAN'S LABYRINTH as Best Foreign Film)

THE BIG WINNER'S PICKS BELOW...

1) Best Picture: (10 points)
THE DEPARTED
BABEL
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
THE QUEEN

2) Actor in a Leading Role: (8 points)
Forest Whitaker, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

Peter O'Toole, VENUS
Will Smith, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Leonardo DiCaprio, BLOOD DIAMOND
Ryan Gosling, HALF NELSON

3) Actress in a Leading Role: (8 points)
Helen Mirren, THE QUEEN
Judi Dench, NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Kate Winslet, LITTLE CHILDREN
Penelope Cruz, VOLVER
Meryl Streep, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

4) Best Director: (8 points)
Martin Scorsese, THE DEPARTED

Paul Greengrass, UNITED 93
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, BABEL
Stephen Frears, THE QUEEN
Clint Eastwood, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

5) Actor in a Supporting Role: (6 points)
Eddie Murphy, DREAMGIRLS
Alan Arkin, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Mark Wahlberg, THE DEPARTED
Djimon Hounsou, BLOOD DIAMOND
Jackie Earle Haley, LITTLE CHILDREN

6) Actress in a Supporting Role: (6 points)
Jennifer Hudson, DREAMGIRLS

Adriana Barraza, BABEL
Rinko Kinkuchi, BABEL
Abigail Breslin, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Cate Blanchett, NOTES ON A SCANDAL

7) Best Original Screenplay: (6 points)
THE QUEEN
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
BABEL
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
PAN'S LABYRINTH

8) Best Adapted Screenplay: (6 points)
THE DEPARTED

LITTLE CHILDREN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
BORAT
CHILDREN OF MEN

9) Best Original Score: (3 points)
BABEL

THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
PAN'S LABYRINTH
THE QUEEN

10) Best Animated Film: (3 points)
HAPPY FEET

CARS
MONSTER HOUSE

11) Best Foreign Film: (4 points)
PAN'S LABYRINTH

AFTER THE WEDDING
WATER
DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGENES)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS

12) Best Art Direction: (5 points)
PAN'S LABYRINTH
DREAMGIRLS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
THE PRESTIGE

13) Best Cinematography: (5 points)
CHILDREN OF MEN
THE PRESTIGE
THE ILLUSIONIST
THE BLACK DAHLIA
PAN'S LABYRINTH

14) Best Costume Design: (3 points)
DREAMGIRLS
MARIE ANTOINETTE
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
THE QUEEN
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

15) Best Documentary Feature: (1 point)
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

DELIVER US FROM EVIL
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
JESUS CAMP
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

16) Best Documentary (Short Subject): (1 point)
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICT

RECYCLED LIFE
REHEARSING A DREAM
TWO HANDS

17) Best Film Editing: (3 points)
BABEL
THE DEPARTED
UNITED 93
CHILDREN OF MEN
BLOOD DIAMOND

18) Best Make-Up: (2 points)
PAN'S LABYRINTH
APOCALYPTO
CLICK

19) Best Short Film (Animated): (1 point)
THE DANISH POET

LIFTED
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
MAESTRO
NO TIME FOR NUTS

20) Best Short Film (Live Action): (1 point)
BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA (BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA)
ÉRAMOS POCOS (ONE TOO MANY)
HELMER & SON
THE SAVIOUR
WEST BANK STORY

21) Best Sound Editing: (2 points)
APOCALYPTO
BLOOD DIAMOND
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA

22) Best Sound Mixing: (2 points)
DREAMGIRLS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
BLOOD DIAMOND
APOCALYPTO

23) Best Visual Effects: (3 points)
POSEIDON
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
SUPERMAN RETURNS

24) Best Original Song: (3 points)
“Love You I Do” – DREAMGIRLS, Jennifer Hudson
“Listen” – DREAMGIRLS, Beyonce Knowles
“I Need to Wake Up” - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, Melissa Etheridge
“Patience” – DREAMGIRLS, Eddie Murphy
“Our Town” - CARS, James Taylor

Source: JoBlo.com

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