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 2018 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 2017 – 226 2016 – 246 2015 – 208 2014 – 271 2013 – 257 2012 – 256 2011 – 246
This year's picks ...
24 Animated - Coco
23 Actor - Gary Oldman
22 Director - Guillermo del Toro
21 Visual Effects - War for the Planet of the Apes
20 Writing (Adapted) - Call Me by Your Name
19 Music (original song) - Remember Me - Coco
18 Makeup & Hairstyling - Darkest Hour
17 Actress - Fances McDormand
16 Actor in a Supporting Role - Sam Rockwell
15 Sound Editing - Dunkirk
14 Sound Mixing - Dunkirk
13 Actress in a Supporting Role - Allison Janey
12 Production Design - The Shape of Water
11 Music (Original Score) - The Shape of Water
10 Costume Design - Phantom Thread
09 Cinematography - Blade Runner 2049
08 Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman
07 Short Film (Animated) - Dear Basketball
06 Writing (Original) - Get Out
05 Film Editing - Baby Driver
04 Best Picture - The Shape of Water
03 Documentary Feature - Icarus
02 Documentary Short - Heaven is Traffic Jam on the 405
01 Short Film (Live Action) - DeKalb Elementary