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Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool!

Kelly Conaboy | February 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Do you feel that? A slight warmth in the breeze. Do you smell that faint but sweet smell? With your ear to the ground you can hear it getting closer every minute — your body feels lighter, your dinners seem to be tasting better each day, what could it be? What is this feeling? What could be nearing? Who are we wearing? OH RIGHT, IT’S THE 2013 ACADEMY AWARDS! YAAAAAAYYYY! WHOO-WHOO-WHOO-WHOO-WHOO! It’s nearly that time once again when we gather around with our friends, eat snacks, drink inexpensive to moderately priced champagne, and celebrate the self-celebration of the year’s best Movie People. This Sunday will bring with it the Academy Awards and your annual chance to compete in the Videogum Oscar Pool! Hooray! This year’s winner will receive a one year subscription to Hulu+, which is a VERY GOOD PRIZE, specifically because having a subscription to Hulu+ gives you access to every single movie in the Criterion Collection. “AH-WOOOOOGA!” Hahah. That’s you, thinking about all the good movies you could watch.

Like last year, Gabe, Mary, and I will also be competing for our own “prizes.” (Not prizes.) If Mary LOSES our Oscar pool, she will have to go on the Twilight Fan Tour of Portland, Oregon. (I’m so sorry, Mary!) (Good luck!) If I (Kelly) lose, I have to attend a taping of the Steve Wilkos Show (Jerry Springer’s bouncer’s talkshow. And they actually trap you in for a taping of 2 episodes. Very good.) And if Gabe loses, his fate will be decided by YOU GUYS! We’ll make another thread if he does lose, God willing, where you will be able to post your suggestions. (The only caveat is that they have to be worse than last year’s TMZ Tour.) Our choices after the jump, your choices in the comments! GOOD LUCK!

Gabe’s Picks

Best Picture
Lincoln

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln

Best Original Song
“Suddenly,” Les Miserables

Best Animated Feature Film
Brave

Best Foreign Language Film
Austria: Amour

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short
“Redemption,” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Film Editing
William Goldenberg, Argo

Makeup and Hairstyling
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Original Score
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina

Best Production Design
Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, Lincoln

Best Animated Short
“Paperman,” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short
Asad, Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Best Sound Editing
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill, Prometheus

Mary’s Picks

Best Picture
Argo

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Original Song
“Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film
Brave

Best Foreign Language Film
Austria: Amour

Best Director
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina

Documentary Feature
How to Survive a Plague

Documentary Short
“Kings Point,” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Film Editing
Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg, Zero Dark Thirty

Makeup and Hairstyling
Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell, Les Miserables

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, Argo

Best Production Design
Rick Carter and Jim Erickson, Lincoln

Best Animated Short
“Paperman,” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw), Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Best Sound Editing
Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers, Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi

Kelly’s Picks

Best Picture
Lincoln

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Supporting Actor
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Original Song
“Skyfall,” Skyfall

Best Animated Feature Film
Brave

Best Foreign Language Film
Austria: Amour

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Original Screenplay
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Adapted Screenplay
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Cinematography
Claudio Miranda, Life of Pi

Best Costume Design
Paco Delgado, Les Misérables

Documentary Feature
How to Survive a Plague

Documentary Short
“Kings Point,” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Film Editing
William Goldenberg, Argo

Makeup and Hairstyling
Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Original Score
John Williams, Lincoln

Best Production Design
Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent and Simon Bright, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Animated Short
“Paperman,” John Kahrs

Best Live Action Short
Buzkashi Boys, Sam French and Ariel Nasr

Best Sound Editing
Paul N.J. Ottosson, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes, Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott, Life of Pi