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Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool!

Gabe Delahaye | February 23, 2012 - 5:45 pm

It’s almost here! It’s almost here! The 2012 Academy Awards is almost here! WHO ARE YOU WEARING? Between now and Sunday, who are you wearing? Each day a more special outfit until you show up at your friend’s house in five million dollars worth of borrowed diamonds. HOW MAGNIFICENT everyone will exclaim. YOU ARE A VISION! Anyways, right, so, the Oscars are this Sunday. Cool. Very very cool. My prediction is that Adrien Brody surprises everyone and wins a Lifetime Achievement Award for Splice 2. This year, we are reintroducing the Videogum Oscar Pool. You should enter! The winner of the pool will receive a $100 gift card to the movie theater of their choice. Wow! To enter, simply post your Oscar Picks in the comments before the beginning of the Oscar broadcast on Sunday. Whoever has the most correct answers wins. (In the event that more than one person has the most correct answers, a winner will be selected at random.) Good luck!

Now in order to make things REALLY interesting, Kelly and I have both posted our Oscar Picks after the jump, and whoever LOSES our Oscar Pool will have to take one for the team. If Kelly loses, she has to take the New York Movie and TV Sites Tour and write about her experience. If I lose, I have to take the (much worse) TMZ Hollywood Tour and write about the experience. High stakes or THE HIGHEST STAKES?! Two blogs enter, one blog has a miserable afternoon on a bus with fools. Good luck to both of us, but more luck to me.

And, as always, please join us here on Sunday night where we will watch this most glorious of events TOGETHER LIKE A FAMILY FOR ONCE.

Gabe’s Picks

Best Picture
The Artist

Best Actor
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Actress
Viola Davis, The Help

Best Supporting Actor
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Best Director
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight In Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moneyball

Best Foreign Film
A Separation

Best Animated Film
Rango

Art Direction
War Horse

Cinematography
The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman

Costume Design
Hugo, Sandy Powell

Documentary (Feature)
Pina

Documentary (Short Subject)
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Makeup
The Iron Lady

Music (Original Score)
War Horse

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Short Film (Animated)
“Dimanche/Sunday” Patrick Doyon

Short Film (Live Action)
“The Shore” Terry George and Oorlagh George

Sound Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Sound Mixing
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Kelly’s Picks

Best Picture
The Artist

Best Actor
Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Actress
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director
Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Best Original Screenplay
Midnight In Paris

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants

Best Foreign Film
A Separation

Best Animated Film
Rango

Art Direction
War Horse

Cinematography
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume Design
The Artist, Mark Bridges

Documentary (Feature)
Hell and Back Again

Documentary (Short Subject)
Incident in New Baghdad

Film Editing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Makeup
Albert Nobbs

Music (Original Score)
The Artist

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie

Short Film (Animated)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

Short Film (Live Action)
“Raju” Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren

Sound Editing
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Sound Mixing
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Visual Effects
Rise of the Planet of the Apes