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 2013 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.
In 2012 I scored 256. In 2013 I scored 257.
If you don't fully understand the rules, here are my Oscar predictions below.
Jeff Bayer's Oscar Picks for 2013
24 - Best Visual Effects - Gravity 23 - Best Makeup & Hairstyling - Dallas Buyers Club 22 - Best Sound Mixing - Gravity 21 - Best Sound Editing - Gravity 20 - Best Animated Feature - Frozen 19 - Best Adapted Screenplay - 12 Years a Slave 18 - Best Short Film (Animated) - Get a Horse! 17 - Best Cinematography - Gravity 16 - Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club 15 - Best Actress - Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine 14 - Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club 13 - Best Original Score - Steven Price - Gravity 12 - Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity 11 - Best Documentary (Short) - The Lady in Number 6 10 - Best Foreign Film - The Great Beauty 09 - Best Film Editing - Gravity 08 - Best Original Song - Let it Go - Frozen 07 - Best Production Design - The Great Gatsby 06 - Best Supporting Actress - Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave 05 - Best Documentary - The Act of Killing 04 - Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave 03 - Best Short Film (Live Action) - The Voorman Problem 02 - Best Costume Design - American Hustle 01 - Best Original Screenplay - American Hustle