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