Howdy, folks. We're back! The 87th annual Academy Awards are Sunday, February 22nd.
, and 2014
Rotten Oscars were a blast and I'm happy to keep the tradition alive. No trivia this year though. The R.O.T
was a lot of fun, but I've been crazy busy and there just wasn't enough time to put it together. It will still be fun to predict the categories and have our annual movie celebration. It was a killer year for movies and a lot of gems were ignored by the Academy (as usual). This is a thread to honor films from all countries and eras, Academy Award winners and otherwise.Rules
-You get one guess in each of the 24 categories. Each category is worth 1 point and the person with the most points at the end of the show wins.
-The Tie-Breaker question is "What time will the Best Picture Oscar be awarded?"
-You must have 100 posts or at least 1 year on ebeans as of February 22nd, 2015.
-You must place your picks on funofficepools.com Follow the instructions below-Your Selection Name on funofficepools must match your EB username.
-To qualify, you must post a picture from an Oscar-winning movie or a picture from any previous Academy Awards show in this thread
**You may also post a pic from a film that didn't win any Oscars if you believe it deserved one. If you do this you must post why you think it deserved to win.Instructions
1. Use this link
and sign up at funofficepools.com (or sign in if you participated last year, password: fidelio)
2. After you set up your username and password you will see a screen like this. Change your Selection Name to your EB username and click Join Pool.
3. On the next page you can scroll down and click on the blue square with the check mark to make your picks and answer the tie breaker question.
4. Post a picture from an Oscar-winning movie or a picture from any previous Academy Awards show in this thread.PrizesGrand Prize-
The winner- determined by funofficepools.com- will get first pick of the 4 main prizes. An acceptance speech is required.Second Prize-
If there is a tie for the top score, the remaining contestants that achieved top scores will be assigned numbers and a runner-up will be chosen via random number generator. They will get second pick of the 4 main prizes. If there is not a tie, then anybody that gets a higher score than me will be entered into the drawing. Third Prize-
Everybody that beats my score will be entered into a drawing for 3rd pick of the 4 main prizes.Fourth Prize-
Everybody that participates in Rotten Oscars will be assigned a number and the winner gets the remaining prize.
Prize 1- Graciously donated by binky79
Todd Slater Close Encounters of the Third Kind signed by Richard Dreyfuss
Criterion Designs- "A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book celebrating thirty years of artwork from the Criterion Collection. The most exciting names in design and illustration today apply their talents to some of the most important and influential films of all time. This volume gathers highlights from designs commissioned by the Criterion Collection, featuring covers, supplemental art, and never-before-seen sketches and concept art plus a gallery of every Criterion cover since the collection's first laserdisc in 1984. From avant-garde experiments to big-budget blockbusters, cult favorites to the towering classics of world cinema, the depth and breadth of what film can be is on display in these striking images. Whether painstakingly faithful re-creations or bold reimaginings, the diverse designs collected here offer new ways for cinephiles and design aficionados alike to engage with the world's greatest filmmakers."
Poster Art of the Disney Parks
Nearly all of the signs at Disney World and Disneyland used to be screenprinted. This book compiles hundreds of posters printed for shows, rides, and other attractions at the Disney parks. The posters are beautifully illustrated and lavishly printed with bright colors. Came across this book when the print shop I work at, Lady Lazarus, acquired one of the presses that many of these posters were printed on.
Author Vanessa Hunt
Prize 4- graciously donated by woodrowgus
Lawrence of Arabia Blu-ray 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition
Picks are due by the start of the show on Sunday, February 22nd. Let me know if you have any questions.
I like a festive thread full of movie talk and pictures of movies and past Oscar shows. This is a celebration, let's keep it positive and have fun! Good luck!!