Well folks, last night's Oscars were full of surprises, and it was a tight contest in our in-house Oscar Picking Contest. Turnout was at a record high--I received 13 entries! Without further ado, here are the winners, point values, and the contest results... Picture: CHICAGO (50 points) Director: ROMAN POLANSKI (500 points) Actor: ADRIEN BRODY (0 points) Actress: NICOLE KIDMAN (125 points) Supporting Actor: CHRIS COOPER (170 points) Supporting Actress: CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (125 points) Original Screenplay: TALK TO HER (0 points) Adapted Screenplay: THE PIANIST (250 points) Visual Effects: THE TWO TOWERS (45 points) Most Oscars: CHICAGO - SIX OSCARS (170 points) And the Oscar Picking Contest goes to... 1. Becky Ulland 6 correct 685 points 2. Matt Joy 5 correct 640 points 3. Steve Jensen 2 correct 545 points 4. Dennis Joy 3 correct 420 points 5. Chris Hakala 4 correct 390 points 5. Don Shenbarger 4 correct 390 points 7. Pam Jensen 3 correct 345 points 8. Krista Jensen 3 correct 220 points 9. Laura Hakala 2 correct 95 points 9. Mike Joy 2 correct 95 points 9. Aaron Ulland 2 correct 95 points 9. Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner 2 correct 95 points 13. Missy Joy 1 correct 45 points See what I mean about it being a close contest? Becky won this year, after finishing in the top three in the two previous years, by picking a nice 6 out of 10 Oscars, including 4 which were worth more than 100 points. Matt and Dennis were the only two to pick "The Pianist" for Adapted Screenplay, earning them 250 big points, and a 2nd place finish for Matt. And Steve was the ONLY player to correctly pick Roman Polanski for Best Director, earning him the maximum 500 points and a nice 3rd place finish! Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, it makes Oscar night even more enjoyable to keep score as the evening goes along. The top three finishers will all be getting small movie-related prizes, including a selection from my massive popcorn collection, and some of my favorite candy--Raisinets! Now let's get ready for TRIVIA 2003!!!
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