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2015 ACADEMY AWARDS PICK 'EM POOL

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It's only 9:30 here...still time to go out. Except it's raining cats and dogs. I liked Neil Patrick Harris. Hope they bring him back.

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I liked Birdman a lot so I won't complain about it winning. Finished 12-12 on my ballot. My worst year in ages...which is what I suspected would happen in a hard to predict year. Really, only JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette were the real locks of the night. Most everything else was up for grabs.

Good job on your picks, Strider. I don't think my criteria matches that of the academy's...I'm ok with that.

After watching tonight, I want to see The Imitation Game and Whiplash.

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Tallying up everyone's ballots...here is the list of Oscar winners:

BEST PICTURE: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BEST ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore - Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J. K. Simmons - Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Big Hero 6

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Ida - Poland

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Graham Moore - The Imitation Game

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo - Birdman

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman

COSTUME DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Canonero

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: CitizenFour - U.S./Germany

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - U.S.

FILM EDITING: Whiplash

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING: The Grand Budapest Hotel

MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE: Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel

MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG: "Glory" from Selma - John Stevens & Lonnie Lynn

PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Feast - U.S.

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: The Phone Call - U.K.

SOUND EDITING: American Sniper

SOUND MIXING: Whiplash

VISUAL EFFECTS: Interstellar

"Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" tied with four Oscars each, with "Whiplash" winning three. In a statistical oddity, 12 of the Oscars, fully 50% of the 24 categories, went to the first nominee listed on the ballot.

As for the people here who played along and posted their picks, to anyone who has followed her exploits on the NFL Pool thread the past few years, it will come as no surprise that that wonder woman from New England, jb126 finished in first place...kicking our butts once again. She was the only one who swept the top 6 categories. In fact, she was the only one of us who finished above .500.

Here is how we all finished last night:

jb126 14-10

sixpense: 11-13

Strider: 11-13

ebk: 10-14

Reggie29: 6-18

zepscoda: 5-17 (2 categories missed)

Ddladner: 1-7 (only picked 8 categories)

Congratulations jb126! :cheer:

Edited by Strider

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Congratulations jb126! :cheer:

Man, she wins EVERYTHING!!!! ;)

Congratulations, jb126! :notworthy:

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Thanks for doing the pool Strider!

This is the most I have watched of an Oscars in years... Rangers were on so flipping back to see goals and the OT/ shootout was a must, so I watched 85% of the Oscars...here's what stood out for me:

Neil Patrick Harris was born to host this event he was outstanding.

It's hard to get everybody in the memorial segment ,but I can't believe they left Joan Rivers out. Also, I miss the movie clips they use to show of each of the departed artists.

Lady Gaga blew me away! What an incredible voice she has.

Ema Stone is drop dead gorgeous.

And last but not least, I must see Whiplash and The Grand Budapest hotel.

Thanks again Strider for setting up this pool, hope there is no wine hangover to deal with this morning... Congrats on the win jb126!

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Man, she wins EVERYTHING!!!! ;)

Congratulations, jb126! :notworthy:

She's gotta be stopped! Maybe we should assign handicaps, like they do in golf?

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Congratulations, jb126!

Highlight of the night for me was Lady Gaga...outstanding tribute! And, I am excited that Eddie Redmayne won best actor (my only successful pick!). :P

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I'm looking at some of the after-party photos. Look at Joan Collins! Can you believe it? How can she still look that good?

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I'm looking at some of the after-party photos. Look at Joan Collins! Can you believe it? How can she still look that good?

I think she has a portrait in the attic...

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^^ haha, that was my reaction as well! :)

Will see Lady Gaga perform with Tony Bennett at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, looking forward to their fantastic voices, together!

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I liked Lady Gaga's performance and teared up a bit when Julie Andrews came out afterwards. But I am sorry, these youtube reaction videos are a scourge of modern life that I studiously try to avoid. If that guy is such a Lady Gaga fan, why doesn't he shut the hell up and listen to her sing instead of yakking all the way thru?

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