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 2017 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 2024, 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 2016 – 246 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 - Score - La La Land
23 - Director - Damien Chazelle - La La Land
22 - Supporting Actress - Viola Davis - Fences
21 - Production Design - La La Land
20 - Makeup and Hairstyling - Star Trek Beyond
19 - Cinematography - La La Land
18 - Film Editing - La La Land
17 - Original Screenplay - Manchester by the Sea
16 - Adapted Screenplay - Moonlight
15 - Animated Feature - Zootopia
14 - Documentary Feature - O.J. Made in America
13 - Picture - La La Land
12 - Actress - Emma Stone - La La Land
11 - Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
10 - Song - City of Stars - La La Land
09 - Visual Effects - The Jungle Book
08 - Sound Editing - La La Land
07 - Sound Mixing - La La Land
06 - Foreign Language Film - The Salesman
05 - Costume Design - Jackie
04 - Actor - Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
03 - Animated Short - Blind Vaysha
02 - Documentary Short - Joe’s Violin
01 - Live Action Short - Sing