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The Official 90th Academy Awards Chorus.FM Oscar Pool

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by TJ Wells, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. TJ Wells Jan 23, 2018
    (Last edited: Mar 4, 2018)
    TJ Wells

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    Rules are brief!
    - This is a preferential ballot. That means you rank your picks, from what you think is most likely to win (this would be ranked #1) to what you think is least likely to win (mostly #5, in one category #9 and in one category #3).
    - At the end of the ballot is a tiebreaker question. Make sure you answer this question. If there is a tie, and one of the people hasn't answered the tiebreaker question, I will automatically award the prize to the person that did.
    - There is a $5 buy-in. I will be posting in this initial post who has submitted the buy-in. Until you submit this, you will not be officially part of the pool.

    I think that's it. Good luck! I will be posting my picks here about ten minutes before Oscar time, by the way, since I want to be part of the pool but don't want to be accused of cheating.

    The Ballot:
    https://goo.gl/forms/ugnm9D1YoozhqYFw1

    Buy-in info:
    Venmo:
    TJ-Wells-1
    PayPal: tjw5@pdx.edu

    Participants:
    Anthony_
    iCarly Rae Jepsen
    mgiannotti
    Maverick
    Michael R. (outside of Chorus)
    kbeef2
    TJ Wells
    VanMastalteHab
    bradsonemanband
    Soo Tan
    GEM37
    primavera
     
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  2. suicidesaints

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    I'm totally down, but I will wait until closer to the Oscars before submitting.

    Is it just one winner takes the entire pot?
     
  3. TJ Wells

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    I’m going to determine that based on how many entries we get. If the pot is over like 50 or 60, it might make sense to do a first and second place.
     
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  4. TJ Wells

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    Since most people will probably not submit their ballots til much closer to the show, I’m gonna say once you’ve sent in your money, I’ll include your name in the main post.
     
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  5. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    cool i’m in
     
  6. VanMastaIteHab

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    Posting so I remember to do this later
     
  7. TJ Wells

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    Bumping this.
     
  8. Joel

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    good bump, this will be fun
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

    okay just submitted mine, this is a very hard year to predict haha
     
  10. TJ Wells

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    Yeah, so many of the people I want to win are going to come just short that I think I'm not gonna participate in the pool, just run it.

    Also, updated the main post.
     
  11. Anthony_

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    Mine is in as well. Some of these categories are pretty easy (i.e. all of the acting awards), but I'm still waffling about Best Picture and a few of the other majors, to say nothing of the usual toss-up that is the short film categories.
     
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  12. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

    original screenplay was the hardest for me, adapted will almost certainly going to Call Me By Your Name, an 89 year old legend who somehow doesn't have an award yet gotta be
     
  13. Anthony_

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    Yeah I mean James Ivory has it all locked up, it's a career award but also very obviously the best of those five screenplays. I've seen some outlets out there predicting Mudbound but, like, I don't know what those people are thinking.

    Ivory will also beat Ennio Morricone to become the oldest Oscar winner ever.
     
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  14. TJ Wells

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    If Faces Places wins, he actually won't.
     
  15. Anthony_

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    They're the same age, I believe (89)
     
  16. TJ Wells

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    That's true, but Varda is actually a week older than him, haha.
     
  17. Anthony_

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    Well then, I suppose she will be if she wins.
     
  18. mgiannotti

    edge mike Supporter

    submitted and paid! i was planning on watching more of the nominees, but i'm too swamped with classes right now. it's also really hard to separate who i want to win with who i think will actually win.

    praying 3 billboards or darkest hour don't win anything important tho
     
  19. Maverick

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    I’m Ismael. Can I re-do my ballot before I pay? I realized I made a few hasty decisions before I saw all the films.
     
  20. TJ Wells

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    Just deleted it. Go for it!
     
  21. Maverick

    Regular

    Alright, got mine in!
     
  22. suicidesaints

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    Will try to get mine in tomorrow
     
  23. TJ Wells

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    Updated, also, fuck it, I'm participating. The Oscars don't mean shit, if Get Out doesn't win it's still the most important film of 2017.
     
  24. TJ Wells

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    So the pot currently stands at $35. I'm thinking:

    Total<$70: One winner
    Total >=$70 : Two winners
    Total >=$100: Three winners
     
  25. VanMastaIteHab

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    I will get mine in either tonight or tomorrow