Reminder: Join our Picktainment Oscar pool!

Posted by · 7:56 am · February 26th, 2011

If you haven’t joined our Oscar pool at, you can do so by going here.  Sign up for an account if you’re new and then go back to this link and start making your picks.

I’ve completed the weighting of the categories.  I had to settle on something because the poll stopped working randomly on that last suggestion thread, so I just went with a 1-4 point scale based on perceived difficulty to predict…

The fours went to: Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Documentary (Feature).:

The threes went to: Best Cinematography, Best Original Song, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Documentary (Short Subject), Best Short Film (Animated) and Best Short Film (Live Action).

The twos went to: Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing and Best Makeup.

The ones went to: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.

If anyone has any strong objections, I’ll listen.  We have today to lock it in.  If this is suitable enough, then ahead we forge.

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  • 1 2-26-2011 at 8:01 am

    Hero said...

    I predict…that weighting system is going to kill me! ;)

    Well, done, Kris. Thanks for another great season.

  • 2 2-26-2011 at 8:31 am

    Nelson said...

    Make the Best Director a 4 pt one as well, that’s a toss up between Fincher and Hooper and deserves to be valued higher.

  • 3 2-26-2011 at 8:42 am

    DylanS said...

    I’ve finalized my picks, I’m taking from you Kris and just walking away now, I’ll return to it all sunday night.

    BP: TKS
    Director: Fincher
    Actor: Firth
    Actress: Portman
    Supp. Actor: Bale
    Supp. Actress: Steinfeld
    O. Screenplay: TKS
    A. Screenplay: TSN
    Editing: TSN
    Cin: TRue Grit
    Art Dir: TKS
    Costume: TKS
    Makeup: Barney’s ver.
    Score: TSN
    Song: 127 hours
    S. edit: Inception
    S. mix: Inception
    VFX: Inception
    Animated: TS3

  • 4 2-26-2011 at 8:48 am

    Andrej said...

    I’d weight Best Picture in 2 points. I don’t think that The Social Network has left that badly the BP conversation. There’s room for surprise there.

  • 5 2-26-2011 at 9:14 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Nelson: No way is it as tough to suss out as the other 4-pointers. MAYBE 3, but I’m open to consensus on this.

  • 6 2-26-2011 at 9:55 am

    brian said...

    3 for director; it’s only a two person race. But I will still be surprised by either Fincher or Hooper winning.

  • 7 2-26-2011 at 2:47 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I don’t recall from your first pick em thread but is there a prize for the winner?