Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mike

10th. Annual Songfacts Oscar Pool

Recommended Posts

Welcome to the 10th. Annual Songfacts Oscar Pool

This thread will serve as the pool. Just post a reply with your choices in the following categories:

Best Picture (25 points):

"Amour"

"Life of Pi"

"Argo"

"Lincoln"

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

"Moneyball"

"Django Unchained"

"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Actor (15 points):

Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Hugh Jackman in "Les Misérables"

Best Actress (15 points):

Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Quvenzhané Wallis "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Emmanuelle Riva in "Amour"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Amy Adams in "The Master"

Sally Field in "Lincoln"

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"

Helen Hunt in "The Sessions"

Jacki Weaver in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Alan Arkin in "Argo"

Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master"

Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"

Christoph Waltz in "Django Unchained"

Best Director (15 points):

Michael Haneke Amour

Benh Zeitlin Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ang Lee Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg Lincoln

David O. Russell Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Anna Karenina" Dario Marianelli

"Argo" Alexandre Desplat

"Life of Pi" Mychael Danna

"Lincoln" John Williams

"Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Before My Time" from Chasing Ice Music and Lyric by J. Ralph

"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

"Pi's Lullaby" from Life of Pi Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

"Suddenly" from Les Misérables Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Song is the first tiebreaker, followed by Best Score. The Oscars are Sunday, February 24th, so make sure to post your picks by then. One entry per person. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture (25 points):

"Lincoln"

Best Director:

Spielberg

Best Actor (15 points):

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Best Actress (15 points):

Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Lincoln" John Williams

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epw

My choices have less to do with my preferences and more to do with what I know about the Academy.

Edited by Guest
Added director

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture (25 points):

"Lincoln"

Best Actor (15 points):

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Best Actress (15 points):

Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Alan Arkin in "Argo"

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture (25 points):

"Lincoln"

Best Actor (15 points):

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Best Actress (15 points):

Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Sally Field in "Lincoln"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"

Best Director:

Ben Affleck for "Argo"

*checking list* HE'S NOT THERE??? This is simply blasphemous.

Well, then, I supposed

Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln."

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Skyfall" Thomas Newman

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from Ted Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane

Having only seen 3 of these movies (so far) I am basing my guesses on those. Maybe before the 24th things will change... maybe I'll get to see another one! :happybanana:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture - Lincoln

Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress - Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Actress - Helen Hunt

Best Supporting Actor - Robert DeNiro

Best Director - Stephen Spielberg

Best Score - Dario Marinelli - Anna Karenina

Best Song - Everybody Needs A Friend - Ted

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture - Argo

Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress - Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Actress - Helen Hunt

Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz

Best Original Score - Skyfall - Thomas Newman

Best Original Song - Skyfall

Best Director - Stephen Spielberg

:afro: :afro: :afro: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Edited by Guest
AFFLECK!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones

Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway

Best Director - Steven Spielberg

Best Picture - Argo (narrowly beating Lincoln)

Best Original Song - Skyfall

Best Original Score - Skyfall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw "Zero Dark Thirty" yesterday, and was actually disappointed in Jessica Chastain... From everything I've heard, I was expecting Day-Lewis caliber, and she just doesn't have it.

So I changed my vote to Naomi Watts.

And then I looked for Jason Clarke on the list of Best Supporting Actors, because surely he HAD to be there, he was by FAR the best actor in that movie, and he's not there. Which is wholly not right. He became Dan just like Day-Lewis became Lincoln. Disappointing his name isn't there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only seen 2 of the nominated movies, "Argo" and "Silver Linings Playbook", so I don't want to vote with such limited knowledge.

I don't understand how Jacki Weaver got a nomination, though. I'm sure she's a great actress, but she doesn't do much in "Silver Linings Playbook", IMO....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture (25 points):

"Argo"

Best Actor (15 points):

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Best Actress (15 points):

Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Anne Hathaway in "Les Misérables"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Tommy Lee Jones in "Lincoln"

Best Director (15 points):

Steven Spielberg Lincoln

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Life of Pi" Mychael Danna

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Edited by Guest
Added Best Director category

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture- Argo

Best Actor- Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress- Naomi Watts

Best Supporting Actor- Tommy Lee Jones

Best Supporting Actress- Sally Field

Best Director- Steven Spielberg

Best Score- "Lincoln" by John Williams

Best Original Song- "Suddenly" from Les Miserables

Edited by Guest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mike,

Why did you not include Best Director in this pool?

Oops, I fixed it. good catch Brad.

I'll say this - if Skyfall doesn't win Best Original Song, I'm going to be really, really, REALLY pissed off.

I heartily agree.

I haven't felt this way about a Bond theme song since 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me by Carly Simon"

How Ironic, somebody does it better, this time. Adele's Skyfall theme is so soulful, so rich, so powerful and so smooth. Amazing.

Best Actor - Day-Lewis

Best Actress - Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor - De Niro

Best Supporting Actress - Hathaway

Best Director - Haneke

Best Picture - Argo

Best Original Song - Skyfall

Best Original Score - Lincoln

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture (25 points):

"Lincoln"

Best Actor (15 points):

Denzel Washington in "Flight"

Best Actress (15 points):

Naomi Watts in "The Impossible"

Best Supporting Actress (10 points):

Sally Field in "Lincoln"

Best Supporting Actor (10 points):

Alan Arkin in "Argo"

Best Director (15 points):

Steven Spielberg Lincoln

Best Original Score (15 points):

"Life of Pi" Mychael Danna

Best Original Song (25 points):

"Skyfall" from Skyfall Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Picture: Argo

Actor: Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Actress: Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Supporting Actor: Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Supporting Actress: Hathaway (Les Miserables)

Director: Spielberg (Lincoln)

Score: Life of Pi

Song: Skyfall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Best Picture: Argo (not that I think it deserves it)

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (although I wouldn't be surprised if Joaquin Phoenix pulled off the upset)

Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway

Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones

Best Director: Michael Haneke

Best Song: Skyfall (one of the best Bond songs in recent memory, but still falls short of the great ones like Diamonds Are Forever and You Only Live Twice) I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing the great Shirley Bassey tonight.

Best Score: I'm torn between the Life of Pi and Lincoln, but since the Academy voters are predominantly old white guys, I'll go with Lincoln.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...