Matt & Kat's Oscar Night Prediction Game
Welcome, Oscar lovers!

Here's our fun little prediction game.

It's a bit more involved than just picking the winners. To make it more interesting, you'll be ranking each nominee in order of their likelihood of winning. That way, no matter which nominee wins, you always get points. The goal is to get as many points as possible.

So, select a number from 1 to 5 for each nominee in the category.
Give 5 to the nominee you think will most likely win.
Give 1 to the nominee you think has no chance.
Make sure you don't have any duplicates.
(N.B. There are two categories that don't have exactly 5 nominees. You'll be ranking 1 to 9 for Best Picture and 1 to 3 for Best Make-Up.)

Then, on the night, whichever nominee wins, you get the number of points you allocated to that nominee. So, the more 5's you get, the better.

Highest possible score this year is 122.

I know, it seems like a lot of effort, but this is serious, folks. ;-)

$5 each is our usual ante. Just bring it on the night if you're in.

Submission deadline is Saturday, February 23, which is the day before the Oscars. That'll give me time to tabulate everything.

Okay, good luck and I'll see you on Oscar night.

Remember, you're aiming for the HIGHEST possible score, so you want to give the HIGHEST number to the nominee you think will WIN.
Name
Your answer
Best Director
5
4
3
2
1
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 Actor
5
4
3
2
1
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Best Actress
5
4
3
2
1
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Best Supporting Actor
5
4
3
2
1
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Best Supporting Actress
5
4
3
2
1
Amy Adams (The Master)
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Original Screenplay
5
4
3
2
1
Amour
Django Unchained
Flight
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Adapted Screenplay
5
4
3
2
1
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Art Direction
5
4
3
2
1
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Best Cinematography
5
4
3
2
1
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall
Best Costume Design
5
4
3
2
1
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman
Best Film Editing
5
4
3
2
1
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Original Score
5
4
3
2
1
Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall
Best Original Song
5
4
3
2
1
Before My Time (Chasing Ice)
Everybody Needs a Best Friend (Ted)
Pi's Lullaby (Life of Pi)
Skyfall (Skyfall)
Suddenly (Les Miserables)
Best Makeup
3
2
1
Hitchcock
The Hobbit
Les Miserables
Best Sound Mixing
5
4
3
2
1
Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall
Best Sound Editing
5
4
3
2
1
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Visual Effects
5
4
3
2
1
The Hobbit
Life of Pi
The Avengers
Prometheus