Go Oscar Bowling, Bowl the Perfect Oscar Score for the 88th Annual Academy Awards Betting Game

Are you sick of those ordinary Oscar office pools? Tired of only guessing the top 6 or 8 categories for the Academy Awards? Let your inner-movie geek shine with Bowl the Perfect Oscar Score (aka Oscar Bowling).

Try to nail 300 points on the 2016 Academy Awards.

This is a confidence list.

There are 24 categories.

How to play

Pick your winners in all 24 categories. Then, give each winner a confidence score. Your most confident pick gets 24 points, second most confident gets 23 points, third most confident gets 22 points, and eventually your least confident pick gets 1 point.

This is perfect for Oscar parties, because the lead keeps changing. The winner is the one with the most points at the end. A perfect score is 300. If there is a tie (there never is a tie), then the winner is the one with the most points in these three categories combined (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress).

You’ll eventually be able to say things like … “Once, in 2017, I got a 297 Oscar score.” Or, “I know a guy who once hit 300 back in 2015.” Yeah, you’ll be saying these things. Trust me.

Previous Scores
2015 – 208
2014 – 271
2013 – 257
2012 – 256
2011 – 246

If you don’t fully understand the rules, here are my Oscar predictions below.

Oscar Bowling 2016

24 – Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio

23 – Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul

22 – Score – The Hateful Eight

21 – Actress – Brie Larson

20 – Animated Feature – Inside Out

19 – Original Screenplay – Spotlight

18 – Director – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

17 – Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short

16 – Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone

15 – Cinematography – The Revenant

14 – Picture – The Revenant

13 – Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road

12 – Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road

11- Best Makeup and Hairstyle – Mad Max: Fury Road

10 – Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road

9 – Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road

8 – Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road

7 – Visual Effects – Mad Max: Fury Road

6 – Documentary Feature – The Look of Silence

5 – Supporting Actress – Jennifer Jason Leigh

4 – Song – Writings on the Wall

3 – Animated Short – World of Tomorrow

2 – Documentary Short – Body Team 12

1 – Live Action Short – Shok

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  1. Chris says:

    24 – Actress – Brie Larson

    23 – Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio

    22 – Picture – The Revenant

    21 – Animated Feature – Inside Out

    20 – Original Screenplay – Spotlight

    19 – Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road

    18 – Sound Mixing – The Revenant

    17 – Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander

    16 – Cinematography – The Revenant

    15 – Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road

    14 – Documentary Feature – Amy

    13 – Score – The Hateful Eight

    12 – Director – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

    11 – Best Makeup and Hairstyle – Mad Max: Fury Road

    10 – Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul

    9 – Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short

    8 – Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone

    7 – Visual Effects – Star Wars

    6 – Sound Editing – The Revenant

    5 – Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road

    4 – Song – Til It Happens to You

    3 – Live Action Short – Ave Maria

    2 – Documentary Short – Body Team 12

    1 – Animated Short – Sanjay’s Super Team

    2 – Documentary Short – Body Team 12

    1 – Live Action Short – Shok
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