Wednesday, March 6, 2013

And the Oscar (contest) goes to...

Congratulations to Sharon Borrege, the winner of the annual Quivering Pen Academy Awards Prediction Contest.  Sharon was one of two entrants to correctly predict an impressive 21 out of the 24 winners of this year's Oscars (both names were then entered into a blind drawing).  She'll soon be enjoying her prize package of the books Les Miserables, Argo, Life of Pi, and The Hobbit.

Overall, Quivering Pen readers did a good job of predicting this year's Academy Award winners.  Here are the percentages of the voting results from the respondents to the poll:

Best Picture: Argo (78%)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (96%)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (70%) 
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln (49%)
     Actual Winner:  Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (10%)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables (93%)
Best Director: Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (75%)
     Actual Winner: Ang Lee for Life of Pi (13%)
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (45%)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for Argo (62%)
Best Animated Feature: Wreck-It Ralph (49%)
     Actual Winner: Brave (44%)
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour (93%)
Best Original Score: Life of Pi (74%)
Best Original Song: "Skyfall" from Skyfall (91%)
Best Production Design: Les Miserable (36%)
     Actual Winner:  Lincoln (12%)
Best Cinematography: Life of Pi (90%) 
Best Costume Design: Anna Karenina (79%)
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugar Man (79%)
Best Documentary Short: Open Heart (52%)
     Actual Winner: Innocente (29%)
Best Film Editing: Argo (84%)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: The Hobbit (63%)
     Actual Winner: Les Miserables (36%)
Best Animated Short Film: Paperman (75%)
Best Live Action Short Film: Curfew (61%)
Best Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty (44%), which tied with Skyfall (14%)
Best Sound Mixing: Les Miserables (83%)
Best Visual Effects: Life of Pi (91%)

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