Introducing the Oscar Guide

Posted by · 12:54 pm · February 3rd, 2010

OscarsAs of this moment we are 32 days away from this year’s Academy Awards celebration, taking place on Sunday, March 7.  That gives us 23 business days, so I’ve decided to launch a new feature here at In Contention: the Oscar Guide.

Every week day this month we’ll be featuring one of the 24 Oscar categories in depth, beginning later this afternoon with the Best Supporting Actress field.  On Saturday, March 6, we’ll wrap the feature up with a look at the 10 Best Picture nominees and one more analysis before the big day.

Each Oscar Guide entry will be accompanied by a sidebar poll asking you, the readership, what you think deserves to win in said category.  That worked out nicely last year.  (The supporting actress poll is already live.)  At the end of the run we’ll have a master list of what you all think the slate of winners SHOULD look like, and we’ll have fun discussing and (surely) debating each category along the way.

So keep an eye out later today and throughout the month as we inch closer to the 82nd annual Academy Awards!




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  • 1 2-03-2010 at 1:15 pm

    T.S. said...

    Absolutely great idea. Hopefully these category-by-category discussions will make me—*ahem*—speak up more often as I refresh the site throughout the day.

  • 2 2-03-2010 at 1:42 pm

    Zac said...

    I voted for Mo’Nique even though I haven’t seen Crazy Heart or Nine.

  • 3 2-03-2010 at 1:43 pm

    Fitz said...

    In agreement with T.S. this will definitely become a fixture.

  • 4 2-03-2010 at 1:53 pm

    Megan said...

    I’m definitely on board.

    Looking forward to the Supporting Actress discussion.

  • 5 2-03-2010 at 7:36 pm

    Andy said...

    @Zac: I voted for Mo’Nique even though I haven’t seen any of the nominees! Just with all the acclaim showered on such an unlikely performer, I think she must deserve more than anyone in the category at this point.

  • 6 2-03-2010 at 8:43 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Wait, EVERY week day? That gives hardly any time for the poll to stay up and people to vote…

  • 7 2-04-2010 at 12:43 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    It worked well enough last year, English. We can only have one poll at a time over in the sidebar anyway so it’s kind of where we’re at. And if you go a day without checking out In Contention, I GOT NO USE FOR YA!