Monday, February 20, 2017

An Elliptical Contest: Round Two

This round is simple.  Pick the winners in the following categories at the 2017 Academy Awards:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Best Foreign Language Film

3 points for a perfect entry
2 points for the winning entry, if not perfect

If a tie, the above applies to each entrant involved in the tie, unless nobody gets a category right. In that case, no points will be awarded.

Deadline:  The start of the awards show telecast, on February 26. 


  1. Best picture: La La Land
    Best Director: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
    Best Actor: Casey Affleck
    Best Actress: Emma Stone
    Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali
    Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis
    Best Original Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)

  2. picture: manchester by the sea
    director: mel gibson
    actor: casey affleck
    actress: meryl streep
    supporting actor: mahershala ali
    supporting actress: viola davis
    original screenplay: la la land
    foreign language flick: a man called ove

    1. the bullshit winners:
      picture: moonlight
      director: damien chazelle
      actor: casey affleck (score: one)
      actress: emma fucking stone
      supporting actor: mahershala ali (score: two)
      supporting actress: viola davis (score: three)
      original screenplay: manchester by the sea (from what i understand there's no redemption in the thing, no growth... no arc, but sure, let's make this one the winner)
      foreign language flick: the salesman (from iran. because we're all about refugees right now... i should've known the winner would come from a hostile territory... silly me)

  3. Best Picture - Moonlight
    Best Director - Damien Chazelle, La La Land
    Best Actor - Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
    Best Actress - Emma Stone, La La Land
    Best Supporting Actress - Viola Davis, Fences
    Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
    Best Writing (Original Screenplay) - La La Land
    Best Foreign Language Film - A Man Called Ove

    Happy Oscar Sunday!