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Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:17 PM

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A "GUESS THE OSCAR WINNERS" CONTEST?

The editors are discussing details to offer some points to the Sploofus player who guesses the most 2009 Oscar winners from this year's Academy Awards. Before we solidify details, I just thought I'd check to see if there is any interest in this?

Would you enter?

Most likely you would have to send your choice of winners via PM for the 24 categories listed on the Academy Awards nominations page http://www.oscar.com/nominees/?pn=nominees

This year the Academy Awards will be held on February 22nd.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:20 PM

If you build a contest, they will come.
Include me in!!

The points really do not matter..... though I would not turn them down.

(And how about my quiz of the day idea?)

Garrybl

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:23 PM

If we can exclude the cheaters like Sicko (I'm sure his fantabulous cheating abilities extend to the Oscars as well).

Count me in..

HRH...Me

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:23 PM

Absolutely! Count me in

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:27 PM

sure thing!

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 9:52 PM

I actually saw a few movies this year. Sure thing.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:24 PM

Only saw one (Slumdog millionaire) -- can I vote for it to won them all?? If so, I'm in

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:29 PM

Garrybl - it's not that we ignore new ideas but we editors on our own can only do the things that take no writing of new computer code.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:33 PM

Sounds like fun. I'm in.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:49 PM

In In In

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:49 PM


Absolutely, count me in! Can't wait!

jorboo
Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:53 PM

I am in! Jorboo

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.1 - Posts: 616)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 10:57 PM

Yes!!!

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 11:21 PM

I'm in!

barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 104.1 - Posts: 215)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 11:21 PM

Sounds like fun, I'm in too.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 11:37 PM

I'm in!

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1636)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 1:24 AM

I would definitely participate.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 3:26 AM

I'm so there. You bet!

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 5:48 AM

I only saw one also, but I'm in!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7560)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 6:10 AM

I'll submit an entry.
A guess is a guess is a guess.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 6:24 AM

I'd play.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 7:27 AM

Me too.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Mon, 26th Jan '09 8:04 AM

Sounds fun

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 5:52 PM

81,501.


Makes as much sense as anything else I'd guess for here! Having worked on and sold a house, got a new job, bought a house, moved a life, I haven't seen anything but a few on my Netflix queue since 2007.

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 178.8 - Posts: 909)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 6:24 PM

Count me in!!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 6:28 PM

24 is too many categories.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 7:26 PM

Aargh... the cursor won't move but I'm struggling......

I...agree... with....collioure.....

The horror, the horror......

bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 529)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 8:12 PM

I agree that 24 is a LOT of categories.... It makes sense to have SOME lesser categories that can help narrow the field after some obvious (?) votes, but 24 would seem to include a lot of categories where we have no hope of seeing the contenders. (Best Documentary Short, anyone?)

Regardless, I'm on board no matter what the count.

- bigdavy

bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 252)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 5:48 AM

ive only seen benjamin button, count me in too please

jsterling03
Jsterling03  (Level: 65.8 - Posts: 19)
Thu, 29th Jan '09 2:41 PM

Sounds great. Me in too.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 29th Jan '09 4:47 PM

The contest here in Erie has all 24 categories - I enjoy the lesser categories as much as the main ones. They are frequently much more predictable than the big ones. Of course those wacky live action short subject acceptance speeches just always have me rolling on the floor

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.7 - Posts: 667)
Thu, 29th Jan '09 6:52 PM

Sounds fun.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 1st Feb '09 8:54 PM

An executive decision was made that this contest should only be open to paying members of Sploofus. This will keep the contest from overwhelming the editors with 50,000 entries. And we always like to add perks for those of you who support the site financially!

Rules for the Oscar Contest have been posted in "The Island" Forum. Please check it out for your chance to win 500,000 points!

billkozy
Billkozy  (Level: 279.6 - Posts: 308)
Tue, 3rd Feb '09 10:45 PM

Sounds like fun; I would be very into an Oscar guessing game. I'm already counting my winnings!

WordPuzzle
WordPuzzle  (Level: 2.0 - Posts: 8)
Sat, 7th Feb '09 1:30 PM

So far I have received 5 entries.

You have 15 days left to send your guess to me by PM!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Wed, 11th Feb '09 11:05 PM

Only 11 days left to get your guess in!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Thu, 19th Feb '09 9:00 AM

Only 3 days left to submit your guess!

Will you be watching the Academy Awards on Sunday night? Anyone going to a party? Anyone going to be there in person?

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 9:25 AM

I was going to go myself, by Angelina Jolie is wearing the same dress that I was going to!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 9:26 AM

I meant but, not by

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 1:28 PM

Kate Winslet all the way

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 5:26 PM

Kate Winslet is wearing my dress too??

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 19th Feb '09 7:06 PM

Glad to hear that you can fill it out properly, Marsha!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Sun, 22nd Feb '09 11:52 AM

Only 10 more minutes to get your entries in for the contest!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 22nd Feb '09 12:51 PM

CORRECTION

Glad to hear that you can fill it out properly, Martina!

WordPuzzle
WordPuzzle  (Level: 2.0 - Posts: 8)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 12:05 AM

It looks like Slicko is the big winner with 21 out of 24 correct guesses:

Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn
Actor in a Supporting Role Heath Ledger
Actress in a Leading Role Kate Winslet
Actress in a Supporting Role Penelope Cruz
Animated Feature Film Wall-E
Art Direction Benjamin Button
Cinematography Slumdog Millionaire
Costume Design The Duchess
Directing Danny Boyle
Documentary Feature Man on Wire
Documentary Short The Witness (incorrect guess - actual winner was Smile Pinki)
Film Editing Slumdog Millionaire
Foreign Language Film The Class (incorrect guess - actual winner was Departures)
Makeup Benjamin Button
Music (Score) Slumdog Millionaire
Music (Song) Jai Ho
Best Picture Slumdog Millionaire
Short Film (Animated) La Maison
Short Film (Live Action) Spielzeugland
Sound Editing Dark Knight
Sound Mixing Dark Knight (incorrect guess - actual winner was Slumdog Millionaire)
Visual Effects Benjamin Button
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Slumdog Millionaire
Writing (Original Screenplay) Milk

In a close second place with 20 correct we have Collioure
Toddhoff and Daveguth each had 19 correct.

But I freely admit I may have made a mistake transcribing your PM messages, so if you feel you got more right than Slicko, please send in a PM or a ST and the results will be reevaluated.

Meanwhile, CONGRATULATIONS to Slicko for his lucky guesses
And thank you to all 31 of the contest participants:
Slicko Collioure Toddhoff Mistymented1 Davidf Daveguth Maurlin Bigdavy Stoutyoungladd Kjrudisill Kaufman Cjar855 willough4 Zeedee Osuzannahcollage Barb1111 Smoke Pennwoman Achad Jank0614 Tiggerdb Sandracam Garrybl Suzannec Alvandy Crazygames Headylamar Alls Jsterling03
Wordster Debbieh103

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 1:24 AM

How come chickbref has not posted her usual comment here?
And its not 'Well done slicko' either.....

So I'll say that.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 2:16 AM


Way to go, Slicko! Congratulations on your win!

Susan

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 2:35 AM

Congratulations, Slicko!

499,999 points for 2nd, Justin ?

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 5:01 AM

Congrats, Slicko! Amazingly well done. And congrats to the runners up as well!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 6:32 AM

Watched the whole show - and checked them off one by one - never do seem to get Documentary Short Subject right. Have entered several contests before but this was my best picks ever. (Even won a trip to Florida a few years back from the Pittsburgh Tribune). In Erie the prize is a year's passes to the movies for 2 - winner announced later this week.
Of course I am waiting with baited breath to hear HRH's comment. Yikes.
Big thanks to Sploofizz for organizing this.
Gary

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 6:35 AM

Wow, 21of 24. Amazing!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 7:49 AM

Oh, I was second behind a pro.

Hey, I am always behind Slicko at WPs. Aren't we all?

KUDOS

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 7:56 AM

Not always.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 9:23 AM

Well done Slicko!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 10:05 AM

If you want to see what happens when Smoke puts her mind to the WPs check back to March of 2008 (and I believe she even skipped a whole puzzle).

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 10:53 AM

Congrats Slicko! I am not usually a big fan of awards shows, but I enjoyed the Oscars last night, I thought Hugh Jackman did a great job!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 1:43 PM

Of course, you did, Martina.

He's a hunk.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 1:52 PM

And, Martina, in the end who was wearing your designer digs, Angelina or Kate?

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 4:58 PM

Angelina!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 5:35 PM

OK. I'll have to find a photo of nominee Angelina. I didn't see the Oscars over here.

I presume you look better in the dress than does she.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 6:45 PM

Geesus...this too?

Sicko cheats, that is all, you are dismissed.

HRH...Me.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 6:47 PM

That black dress, Marsha?

Gotta go with the frocks of Amy Adams, Natalie Portman and Beyonce.

mistymented1
Mistymented1  (Level: 26.0 - Posts: 163)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 9:27 PM

Way to Go ~ Slicko ~!
Pretty impressive score !

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( just in case the above looks like i was doing my kindergarten drawing, it is/ was a congrats ribbon.
They post fine in most places, but they just don't seem to co-operate as well on the island ...)




slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 10:10 PM

Kewl - I can see the ribbon

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7560)
Mon, 23rd Feb '09 10:50 PM

A "Best in Sploofus" Award goes to Slicko!
Congratulations

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 24th Feb '09 12:04 AM

Can we PLEASE stop encouraging cheating?

Pallaaasseee

HRH...Me


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