We called every Big Six category except Best Picture (the team went with The Revenant...but winner Spotlight was our second choice).
That wasn't atypical, by the way.
Important note: there is no fee to play the game, and we only play for that most valuable of human possessions…bragging rights.
We do ours a bit differently than most. You rank every nominee, and then you get the number of points you assigned to the winner.
For example, there are five nominees for Actor in a Leading Role. You would assign the one you thought the Academy was most likely to pick (not necessarily the one you thought most deserved it) with a 5. Your second most likely would be a 4, and so on.
Please assign each possible number to only one movie...don't pick two number 5s in the same category.
We will notify three winners: The Big Six, The Incredibly Difficult Maven Section, and Overall. That's one reason for the e-mail address being collected; another one is so that people can automatically get a record of their guesses so they can have it during Oscar night.
This is the first year we are using a Google form, which should make this more accessible and easier to complete. We do require a ranking for every nominee: if you have no idea, still guess. :) Don't worry if you haven't seen the movies...in my experience, that tends to help. When you've seen a movie, that often prejudices you in favor of its nominees...even though you otherwise would have guessed the Academy wouldn't pick them.
See you in the movies!