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13 February 2012 - 1:40am

2012 Oscars competition - win CLchips

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side_oscar.jpg We are running a 2012 Academy Awards tipping competition right here. All you have to do to win is list who you think will win an Oscar in the categories we nominate. How it works:

  1. Just nominate your winner in each of the categories below in a reply to this thread. The person who picks the most winners scoops the pool. If there is a tie we'll split the pool evenly.
  2. The cost of entry is 10 CLchips. If you post an entry in this thread you will be considered a participant and we will deduct 10 CLchips from your account.
  3. Every entry contributes to the prize pot. The winner will receive all the CLchips in the prize pot.
  4. Entries close at the beginning of the Oscars ceremony which is February 26, 7pm U.S. Eastern time (I think that makes it midnight February 27 GMT).
  5. You can enter multiple times if you change your mind, but only your last dated post will be used as your entry.

The categories:

Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse

Directing: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

Actor In a Leading Role: Demián Bichir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Actress In a Leading Role: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Actor In a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Actress In a Supporting Role: Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Octavia Spencer (The Help)

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13 February 2012 - 5:46am
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Oh, YAY! I was going to ask about this, but I hate to bother you, because I know how busy you are. Thank you for doing this. Go ahead and deduct my chips. I will be posting my winners soon. Wink

Very nice presentation, btw! Smile

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13 February 2012 - 7:01am
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Okay. I will be the first to give this is a try. This is not necessarily who I WANT to win, but this is who I think will win. Well, I guess there are a few categories that apply to both.

Best Picture: The Artist
Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Actor in a Leading Role: George Clooney (The Descendants)
Actress in a Leading Role: Viola David (The Help)
Actor in Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Actress in Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

I think I covered them all. That is it unless I change my mind, lol!

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13 February 2012 - 12:04pm
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Best Picture: Moneyball

Directing: Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)

Actor In a Leading Role: Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Actress In a Leading Role: Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs)

Actor In a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)

Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

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13 February 2012 - 7:56pm
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however, my favourites are different ones, but so far, my favourites have never become the winners Confused

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13 February 2012 - 10:34pm
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however, my favourites are different ones, but so far, my favourites have never become the winners Confused

I know what you mean,. SG! I do want both actresses to win for The Help, though. Those are both wants and predictions. However, Melissa McCarthy could very well be the "dark horse" for Bridemaids, but I kind of doubt it. I would be surprised, but you never know! Thanks for playing! I hope others will join us for more competition. Smile

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14 February 2012 - 12:08am
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I'm planning on watching a few of these first. I have Moneyball and The Help ready to go.

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14 February 2012 - 5:10am
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CL-Ed, I hope you enjoy The Help as much as I did! The movie is almost as good as the book! I hope to watch a few more before the awards, too. I really wanted to see that Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

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14 February 2012 - 11:54pm
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I will donate 10 chips to the pot eve though I'm not entering. I haven't seen any of these movies. I don't even know some of these actors. It will be fun to see who gets the nominations right though. Smile Good luck everyone.

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15 February 2012 - 10:24pm
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I will donate 10 chips to the pot eve though I'm not entering. I haven't seen any of these movies. I don't even know some of these actors. It will be fun to see who gets the nominations right though. Smile Good luck everyone.

LuckyMe, if you are donating anyway, then what do have to lose to enter? Nothing! Smile Just do a little online research. You are REALLY good at that OR just go with your intuition for the fun of it. We need more competition, so think about that, please, my dear. Smile

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16 February 2012 - 1:43am
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Hope, do you think there are any trailers online? I will do a search and see. Maybe I can guess from those. I'm sure George Clooney will win something.

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16 February 2012 - 5:48pm
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Hope, do you think there are any trailers online? I will do a search and see. Maybe I can guess from those. I'm sure George Clooney will win something.

LuckyMe, there are not only trailers, but there are Oscar Prediction articles, where you can read who the author of the article thinks will win and why. You can do a little studying/research, or like I said, go with your intuition. Just saying if you are going to donate your chips, you may as well be in the running. Nothing to lose if you are already donating, right? Smile

I do think this is Clooney's year, but we never know! Wink

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17 February 2012 - 1:38am
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Hi all, I have not seen all of these movies too but I go by my intuition..

Best Picture: Hugo

Directing: Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Actor In a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Actress In a Leading Role: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)

Actor In a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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17 February 2012 - 12:14pm
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Thank you Hope for inviting me to engage in the game up here Smile Unfortunately I couldn't manage to watch any of the movies nominated, so I'm afraid taking part here won't do me good Smile

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17 February 2012 - 5:33pm
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Thank you Hope for inviting me to engage in the game up here Smile Unfortunately I couldn't manage to watch any of the movies nominated, so I'm afraid taking part here won't do me good Smile

I haven't watched them all, either, GM, but just going on things I have read and my feelings, too. Thanks for your consideration. If you change your mind feel free to join in! Smile

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17 February 2012 - 9:51pm
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Thank you so much, Hope777 for sending me the link through PM this Oscar Poll. May the best guess among us will win.. Wink Good luck all!

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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18 February 2012 - 12:07pm
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thank you again for inviting but my chances of winning are much less than of loosing Smile

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18 February 2012 - 6:29pm
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Thank you so much, Hope777 for sending me the link through PM this Oscar Poll. May the best guess among us will win.. Wink Good luck all!

You are welcome, Ubetcha. I just wanted to remind people. No pressure, GM. It is up to you how to spend your points. I wanted to make sure we had some fun competition for as many as possible. Good luck to all! Smile

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19 February 2012 - 1:49am
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hope777 wrote:

LuckyMe, there are not only trailers, but there are Oscar Prediction articles, where you can read who the author of the article thinks will win and why. You can do a little studying/research, or like I said, go with your intuition. Just saying if you are going to donate your chips, you may as well be in the running. Nothing to lose if you are already donating, right? Smile

I do think this is Clooney's year, but we never know! Wink

I will have to check out some links. I have about a week left. Smile

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22 February 2012 - 12:51am
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Ok so the current state of play is this. We have the following entered: hope777, salivan_genius, UBetcha, and LuckyMe wants to chip in but not have a stab at picking the winners (come on LuckyMe, have a go - you never know...)

And now for my entry:

Best Picture: Hugo
Directing: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Actor In a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Actress In a Leading Role: Viola Davis (The Help)
Actor In a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

So we have 50 CLchips in the pot now.

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22 February 2012 - 12:55am
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Well haven't seen all that many films recently but I'll throw in my clueless hat Smile

Best Picture: The Help

Directing: Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Actor In a Leading Role: Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

Actress In a Leading Role: Viola Davis (The Help)

Actor In a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)

Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Mostly a shot in the dark Wink

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22 February 2012 - 3:20am
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Yay! We are getting more competition. LuckyMe, hurry up as you have only a few more days now. Wink Like we said, cannot hurt to try.

I still want to try to watch a few more of the nominated films before Sunday, and time is flying by! I have found some online, but not all. I REALLY want to see the artist after seeing clips and watching interviews with the actress.

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The Artist sounds like the kind of movie the academy awards voters drool over. A silent movie about a silent movie actor. Its the heavy favourite from what I saw, but I went with Hugo because its fantastic and its also about film so it could be a bit of a dark horse.

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The Artist sounds like the kind of movie the academy awards voters drool over. A silent movie about a silent movie actor. Its the heavy favourite from what I saw, but I went with Hugo because its fantastic and its also about film so it could be a bit of a dark horse.

Yes, those "dark horses" can sneak up and grab the award. We have been surprised by choices/votes before. I am wondering about Melissa McCarthy being a dark horse in that category.

I have not seen Hugo yet, but I will try to find it. I really wanted to see The Artist, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and The Tree of Life BEFORE Sunday, but I am not sure I will find them all. The Tree of Life is on Project Free TV if anyone is looking. I started it, but it was late, and it is a longer film. Time is running out. So many movies, so little time, lol!

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OK, I am in:

Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actor: George Clooney (The Descendants)
Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help)
Best Supporting Actor: Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)
Best Supporting Actress: Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)

Man I hope I win! lol

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24 February 2012 - 4:08pm
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Part of the Oscar fun is watching the stars on the Red Carpet. We get to see those who are "right on" with fashion and watch for the disasters. lol

Here are Oscar's "Worst Dresses Ever.' See if you agree. Scroll down the page and there is a photo, then click on the arrow for more 'disasters.' The view a few of what is considered "best dressed."

Thought this might be fun and help get us all in the mood for the awards.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/celebrity/red-carpet-dresses/best-and-worst-...

If you get an ad, you can click on "skip ad" to the top right of the picture and get on with the photos.

Enjoy! Smile

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26 February 2012 - 3:58am
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Ok, I am totally guessing. I did not have time to watch any of these movies and do not know some of the actors.

Best Picture: The Help
Directing: Alexander Payne The Descendants
Actor In a Leading Role: George Clooney (The Descendants)
Actress In a Leading Role: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Actor In a Supporting Role: Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Good luck everyone!

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26 February 2012 - 4:53am
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yeheey..... LM, glad you join in! We need more participants, anybody interested? Time is running out..

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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Ok, I am totally guessing. I did not have time to watch any of these movies and do not know some of the actors.

Best Picture: The Help
Directing: Alexander Payne The Descendants
Actor In a Leading Role: George Clooney (The Descendants)
Actress In a Leading Role: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Actor In a Supporting Role: Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Actress In a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Good luck everyone!

I really hope you are correct that The Help will win. That would be my first choice if I was one of the voters. I also liked Jonah Hill's performance in Moneyball.

Good luck! Smile

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yeheey..... LM, glad you join in! We need more participants, anybody interested? Time is running out..

Time IS running out! I can't wait to watch tonight. This "pool" is going to make it even more fun, so thanks again, CL-Ed! Smile

Ubetcha, I am happy we have as many participating as we do, but there is always room for more. Hurry, CL friends! Smile

(Of course I am going to win everyone's chips, lol!)

I probably won't be back online until Tuesday afternoon to claim my prize. lmbo! Wink Tongue

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I will gladly give you my chips. Hurry back Hope.

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