My Picks – Oscars 2017

As per the rules for my Online Oscar Contest, here are my picks. It’s not too late to join in and win a book or some sweet Amazon monies! For those who enter, know that I’m going to watch the show tomorrow night (recorded), so results will go out some time on Tuesday.

I saw almost all of the Best Picture nominees this year. Tough choices. When in doubt, Hollywood loves a good movie about Hollywood. La La Land to sweep!

Best Picture (3 pts): La La Land

Directing (2 pts): Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Original Screenplay (2 pts): Manchester by the Sea

Adapted Screenplay (2 pts): Arrival

Leading Actor (2 pts): Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Leading Actress (2 pts): Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Supporting Actor (2 pts): Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Supporting Actress (2 pts): Viola Davis – Fences

Production Design (1 pt): La La Land

Documentary Feature (1 pt): O.J. Made in America

Documentary Short(1 pt): The White Helmets

Animated Short(1 pt): Piper

Live Action Short Film (1 pt): Silent Nights

Foreign Language Film (1 pt): The Salesman (Iran)

Animated Feature (1 pt): Kubo and the Two Strings

Film Editing (1 pt): La La Land

Sound Editing (1 pt): La La Land

Sound Mixing (1 pt): La La Land

Cinematography (1 pt): La La Land

Visual Effects (1 pt): Kubo and the Two Strings

Costume Design (1 pt): Jackie

Makeup and Hairstyling (1 pt): A Man Called Ove

Original Score (1 pt): La La Land – Justin Hurwitz

Original Song (1 pt): City of Stars – La La Land

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2017 Online Oscar Pool

Although I’m now living in the UK and will certainly not be watching live, I still have my online competition to turn to. That’s right — It’s time for the 4th Annual, James Schannep Oscar competition!

If you beat my predictions for the 2017 Academy Awards, I’ll gift you or a friend an e-copy of a Click Your Poison book. The highest scoring participant also gets a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com.

All you have to do is fill out the form below before showtime on Feb 26th (I’ll post mine online before then too) to qualify.

The complete list of the nominees can be found here.


























If I messed something up, please let me know in the comments.


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Oscars 2016 – My Picks

The 88th Academy Awards are tonight! As promised, below are my picks. And if you haven’t joined in yet, you have until the first award is announced to submit your own for a chance to win free books or Amazon money. Good luck, participants!

Best Picture (3 pts): The Big Short
Directing (2 pts): George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Original Screenplay (2 pts): Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay (2 pts): The Big Short
Leading Actor (2 pts): Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Leading Actress (2 pts): Brie Larson – Room
Supporting Actor (2 pts): Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Supporting Actress (2 pts): Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Production Design (1 pt): Mad Max: Fury Road
Documentary Feature (1 pt): Winter on Fire: Ukraines Fight for Freedom
Documentary Short(1 pt): Body Team 12
Animated Short(1 pt): World of Tomorrow
Live Action Short Film (1 pt): Shok
Foreign Language Film (1 pt): Embrace of the Serpent – Colombia
Animated Feature (1 pt): Inside Out
Film Editing (1 pt): Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Editing (1 pt): Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Mixing (1 pt): Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Cinematography (1 pt): The Revenant
Visual Effects (1 pt): Mad Max: Fury Road
Costume Design (1 pt): Cinderella
Makeup and Hairstyling (1 pt): The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Original Score (1 pt): The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
Original Song (1 pt): “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground

2016 Online Oscar Pool

It’s time for the 3rd Annual, James Schannep Oscar competition!

If you beat my predictions for the 2016 Academy Awards, I’ll gift you or a friend an e-copy of a Click Your Poison book. The highest scoring participant also gets a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com.

All you have to do is fill out the form below before showtime on Feb 28th (I’ll post mine online before then too) to qualify.

The complete list of the nominees can be found here.

If I messed something up, please let me know in the comments.


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2015 Online Oscar Pool

As is my tradition, I’m hosting a friendly Oscar competition. Friendly in that I don’t get anything if I win, but if you beat my predictions for the 2015 Academy Awards, I’ll gift you or a friend an e-copy of a Click Your Poison book. The highest scoring participant also gets a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com.

All you have to do is fill out the form below before showtime on Feb 22nd (I’ll post mine online before then too) to qualify.

The complete list of the nominees can be found here.

If I messed something up, please let me know in the comments.


Don’t forget to comment, like, subscribe, and share!

 

Online Oscar Pool

Every year I have people over and we watch the Oscars. We make good food, others bring dishes potluck style, and  we bet on the outcome of awards. It’s become my SuperBowl. I keep up with movies; not so much with football…

This year, with so many of us living all over the place, and with my network ever expanding online, I’m hosting a separate betting pool on my website. And this is not just for my close friends (I’ll still do that at home)! So come one, come all.

Annnnnnd… since I don’t really know the legality of hosting a betting pool online, it’s more of a contest. Free to play, winner gets a $10 giftcard to Amazon.com. PLUS, as a bonus standing offer, if you can beat me personally, I’ll gift you an ecopy of INFECTED (if you don’t have one already).

All you have to do is fill out the form below before showtime on Feb 24th (I’ll post mine online then too) to qualify.

The complete list of the nominees are here.