How I did, and how I racked up against the critics
I got 5/8 in the top 8 categories, 17/24 overall - pretty average, but way above this year's par.
Here's how I scored against 36 "experts" from Gold Derby:
IN THE TOP 8 CATEGORIES:
I beat 13, 15 tied me, and 8 beat me - pretty solid!
THE FULL 24:
I beat 26, 4 tied me, and 6 beat me - woohoo!
And I got all three shorts right!! #SoProud :)
WHAT I MISSED:
BEST PICTURE: I called Roma (as did most), and Green Book won
BEST ACTRESS: I called Glenn Close (as did ALL 36 experts), and Olivia Colman took it
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: I predicted The Favourite (as did most), and Green Book won
BEST FILM EDITING: I thought Vice would triumph, but Bohemian took this, & won the most Oscars??
BEST SOUND EDITING: I thought First Man would take this & split the sound categories; Bohemian took both
BEST SCORE: I thought Beale Street would win (as did most), and Black Panther pulled an upset
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: I predicted Avengers: Infinity War (as did almost all), and First Man took this prize
As for my OSCAR POOL:
SIX people tied for second place with 40 points out of 43
(me, Austin Phares, Ian Rice, Kent Spellman, John Tracey, & Cristine Velazco)
But ONE lone prognosticator triumphed with 41!!!!
(claiming Green Book for best pic was her most clutch call!)
So the winner of the 2018 DickiePicks Oscar Pool iiiiiis....
** Liza Cohen! **
(My camp friend who won just 2 years ago, & whose husband Jeremy Cutler won last year! I smell a dynasty...)
She wins... $110!!! (from 22 pool competitors)
This is fun - having $ back in the mix. We like this, right? :) #FunTimes
Another great pool year come & gone - best of luck next year, everyone - HUZZAH!