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bullet Rules are basic: Pick the winners and get points. Points are based on the odds. Meaning a long shot will get you more points than the frontrunner (if you're right of course). This will also let you know who has the best chance of winning. Bottomline: less points means best chance at winning.
bullet Those receiving the most points will win the grand prize. ~60%
bullet The person who makes the most correct picks will get a prize as well. ~25%
bullet The Obidinski Futility Award for the least amount of points wins a prize too. ~money back
bullet If we have enough entries, we can have 2nd or 3rd place earn some cash as well.
bullet Oscar Watch is a good site for rumors and odds 
bullet $10 Entry Fee
bullet Previous Winners

And Back by popular demand is the DOUBLE POINTS TIME SLOT.  From 10 PM to 10:20 PM EST*** (as per Time Warner time all points will be doubled in whatever categories are awarded.

 

2009 Clowntown Oscar Pool

 

Points are awarded on odds. Picking the favorite gets you a supposed better chance of winning, but also a lower point total if you are right.

Odds and points were based from the website Easy Odds

BEST PICTURE
Frost/Nixon 15 pts
Milk 20 pts
Slumdog Millionaire 5 pts
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 10 pts
The Reader 25 pts
BEST DIRECTOR
Gus Van Sant - Milk 15 pts
Ron Howard - Frost/Nixon 20 pts
Stephen Daldry - The Reader 25 pts
David Fincher - Benjamin Button  10 pts
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire 5 pts
BEST ACTOR
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon 15 pts
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler 5 pts
Sean Penn - Milk  10 pts
Richard  Jenkins - The Visitor 25 pts
Brad Pitt - Benjamin Button 20 pts
BEST ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married 15 pts
Angelina Jolie - Changeling 20 pts
Meliisa Leo - Frozen River 25 pts
Meryl Streep - Doubt 10 pts
Kate Winslet - The Reader 5 pts
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight  5 pts
Josh Brolin - Milk 25 pts
Robert Downey Jr - Tropic Thunder 25 pts
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt 25 pts
Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road 25 pts
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - Doubt 15 pts
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona 5 pts
Viola Davis - Doubt 10 pts
Taraji P. Henson - Benjamin Button 15 pts
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler 10 pts
ORIGINAL SCREEPLAY
Frozen River -- Courtney Hunt 20 pts
Happy-Go-Lucky -- Mike Leight 20 pts
In Bruges -- Martin McDonagh 10 pts
Milk -- Dustin Lance Black 5 pts
WALL-E -- Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon 15 pts
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Benjamin Button -- Eric Roth 10 pts
Doubt -- John Patrick Shanley 20 pts
Frost/Nixon -- Peter Morgan 15 pts
The Reader -- David Hare 15 pts
Slumdog Millionaire -- Simon Beaufoy 5 pts
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Bolt
25 pts
Kung Fu Panda 20 pts
WALL-E 5 pts
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Germany) 10 pts
The Class (France)10 pts
Departures (Japan) 10 pts
Revanche (Austria) 25 pts
Waltz with Bashir (Israel) 5 pts
ART DIRECTION
Changeling 18 pts
The Dark Knight  7 pts
The Duchess 10 pts
Benjamin Button 5 pts
Revolutionary Road 15 pts
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Changeling  15 pts
Slumdog Millionaire 5 pts
The Reader 20 pts
The Dark Knight 10 pts
Benjamin Button 7 pts
COSTUME DESIGN
Australia 20 pts
The Duchess 5 pts
Milk 10 pts
Revolutionary Road 12 pts
Benjamin Button 8 pts
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Man On Wire 5 pts
The Garden 25 pts
Trouble The Water 15 pts
The Betrayal 25 pts
Encounters at the End of the World 10 pts
DOCUMENTARY SHORT
The Conscience of Nhem En 5 pts
The Final Inch 10 pts
Smile Pinki 10 pts
The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306 10 pts
FILM EDITING
The Dark Knight 10 pts
Benjamin Button 12 pts
Frost/Nixon 20 pts
Milk  25 pts
Slumdog Millionaire 5 pts
MAKEUP
Hellboy II: The Golden Army  15 pts
The Dark Knight 10 pts
Benjamin Button 5 pts
VISUAL EFFECTS
The Dark Knight 8 pts
Iron Man 18 pts
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  5 pts
ORIGINAL SCORE
Benjamin Button -- Alexandre Despla 15 pts
Defiance -- James Newton Howard 20 pts
Milk -- Danny Elfman 20 pts
Slumdog Millionaire -- A.R. Rahman 5  pts
WALL-E -- Thomas Newman 8 pts
ORIGINAL SONG
"Down to Earth" (WALL-E) Music by Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman; Lyrics by Peter Gabriel  8 pts
“O Saya" (Slumdog Millionaire) Music and Lyrics by A.R. Rahman and Maya Arulpragasam 10 pts
“Jai Ho" (Slumdog Millionaire) Music by A.R. Rahman Lyrics by Gulzar 5 pts
ANIMATED SHORT
Lavatory - Lovestory  15 pts
Oktapodi 11 pts
La Maison en Petits Cubes 10 pts
Presto 5 pts
This Way Up 7 pts
LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Auf der Strecke (On the Line) 10 pts
Man on on the Asphalt 10 pts
New Boy  5 pts
The Pig 13 pts
Spielzeugland (Toyland) 8 pts
SOUND EDITING
The Dark Knight 5 pts
Iron Man 20 pts
Slumdog Millionaire 10 pts
Wanted 15 pts
WALL-E  8 pts
SOUND MIXING
The Dark Knight 5 pts
Wanted  20 pts
WALL-E  8 pts
Slumdog Millionaire 7 pts
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button   10 pts

 

 

 

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