Actually our contest produced TWO WINNERS in the Oscar contest. Jason Simpson, who missed only editing and director, and Lorenzo Cusano who missed original screenplay and animated feature. The new tallys are below.
Previously: Unfortunately, there were virtually no surprises except Best Animated Feature. How closely you aligned yourself with the general consensus the better you did. The short categories, the doc category and the foreign language film category will no longer offer surprises because you don’t have to see all of the nominees anymore. Thus, those categories should be similar to the other categories — mostly predictable.
When voters were required to see all five nominees in those select categories, you really did have to watch them to predict them and in those years many surprises would often emerge.
Big Hero 6 topping How to Train Your Dragon 2 was the big shocker of the night. I am qualified to say what happened there or how those votes were generated and by whom. It could be resistance to voting for a sequel – which no one in the Academy likes to do.
Otherwise, it was general consensus all the way plus Birdman. If you were a Birdman fan and you went with general consensus you did very well. In Contention’s Kris Tapley has the highest score I can find of the predictors — he went with Birdman in the top categories and the general consensus everywhere else, missing only four.
Right behind with 21 are the runners-up:
And the winners with 20 are:
Patricia de Carvalho
Arturo Madrigal Verduzco
Hector Delgado Jr.
Natália de Paula do Nascimento
The winner of the Spirit Award contest with 15 is:
For the winners of both contests (Lorenzo Cusano, Jason Simpson and Andres Arteaga only), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org