How I did, and how I racked up against the critics
I got 6/8 in the top 8 categories, 16/23 overall - still above par in this curveball year!
Here's how I scored against 31 "experts" from Gold Derby:
IN THE TOP 8 CATEGORIES:
4, 13 tied me, and I beat 14
THE FULL 23
7 beat me, 7 tied me, & 17 did worse
WHAT I MISSED:
BEST ACTOR: I thought Austin Butler would take it in the end, but it went to Brendan Fraser
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: I went with Angela Bassett, but Jamie Lee Curtis won out in the end
BEST SCORE: I went with Babylon, but it went to All Quiet
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: I went with Babylon, but it went to All Quiet
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: I predicted Elvis, but it went to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: I predicted Elvis, but it went to The Whale (ughhh...)
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: I went with Le Pupille, but An Irish Goodbye took it
As for my OSCAR POOL:
In her freshman outing, this year's winner is....
SUSIE LYONS, Director of Middle School Service Learning and Veteran Education at my school!!!
She slayed, getting all but Brendan Fraser through alllll 23 categories!
She scored a 59/60 (in my system), with next best at 54!
Congrats, Susie! She wins $70 from the 14 people that entered! (myself included)
'TIL NEXT YEAR! Gonna try to do a better job of getting the word out next year, and make the pot BIGGER!
(Just been busyyyy....)