Sifting Through the Ashes: Acadeny Awards Aftermath

8 03 2010

My “Clash of the Queues” compatriot and I had a little informal wager going to see who could get the most Academy Awards winners correctly.  We both did pretty horribly.  But, one of us did  manage to triumph over the other.  Lets work out our tally together, shall we?

If one or both of us got it right the winner will just be hi-lighted

Best Picture

Chase: Up In The Air;  Josh: Up; Actual Winner: The Hurt Locker
Lead Actor
Chase: Jeff Bridges; Josh: Jeff Bridges
Supporting Actor
Chase: Christoph Waltz; Josh: Christoph Waltz
Lead Actress
Chase: Sandra Bullock; Josh: Sandra Bullock
Supporting Actress
Chase: Mo’Nique; Josh: Anna Kendrick

(+1 Me, alright!)

Animated Feature
Chase: Up; Josh: Up

Art Direction
Chase: Avatar; Josh: Avatar


Chase: The White Ribbon; Josh: Inglourious Basterds; Actual Winner: Avatar
Costume Design
Chase: The Young Victoria Josh: The Young Victoria

(Always go with the period piece)

Chase: Kathryn Bigelow; Josh: James Cameron

(+2 for Me: 8-6)

Doc Feature
Chase: The Cove; Josh: Food, Inc.

Doc Short
Chase: China’s Unnatural Disaster;  Josh: Music By Prudence

(D’oh, 9-7)

Film Editing

Chase: Inglorious Basterds;  Josh: District 9; Actual Winner: The Hurt Locker

Foreign Language Film

Chase: Das Weisse Band;  Josh: La Teta Asustada; Actual Winner: El Secreto du Sus Ojos

Chase: The Young Victoria;  Josh: Star Trek

(Frak!, 9-8)

Original Score
Chase: UpJosh: Sherlock Holmes

(Whew, 10-8)

Original Song
Chase: Crazy Heart (The Weary Kind); Josh: The Princess and the Frog

(Widening the gap,11-8)

Short Film Animated
Chase: Logorama; Josh: A Matter of Loaf and Death

(Always bet on the French…unless there’s a war involved)

Short Film live Action

Chase: Kavi; Josh: Kavi; Actual Winner: The New Tenants

Sound Editing

Chase: Star Trek, Josh: Star Trek; Actual Winner: The Hurt Locker

Sound Mixing

Chase: Avatar; Josh: Transformers; Actual Winner: The Hurt Locker
Visual Effects
Chase: Avatar; Josh: Avatar
Writing (Adapted)

Chase: Up in the Air; Josh: Up in the Air; Actual Winner: Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Writing (Original)

Chase: Inglorious Basterds; Josh: Inglorious Basterds; Actual Winner: The Hurt Locker

There you have it, out of 24 categories, I (Chase) got 13 correct.  That’s just over 50%. Josh managed to get 9 right or about 38% right.  But you might want to check my math.  It seemed a lot closer last night.




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