Monday, March 3, 2014

The 5th Annual Charipar Family Oscar Challenge

The ballets have all been counted and the results are in and once again, it was a night of ups and downs and loads of surprises (especially how NOT funny Ellen was).

Let’s start with the “Duh, everybody picked this one right” category… Best Animated Feature… Frozen,  woo hoo!  Sorry Croods and Despicable Me 2… loved ya both but the frozen girls had this wrapped up from the word go.  And speaking of Frozen, everyone but Auntie Cathy and Nana picked “Let It Go” as Best Original Song even after my moving and enduring rendition (available somewhere on the internet right now) which should have inspired everyone to pick it.

The other category where almost everyone got it right was Best Cinematography.  Everyone but Ayla picked Gravity’s Emmanuel Lubezki.  In the category where “No One got it right”… Best Sound Mixing for Gravity, Best Original Score for Gravity and Best Documentary Feature with 20 Feet From Stardom. Also, no one picked Lupita Nyong’o for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave.

Now for the individual results… Coming in with 5 correct picks, Ayla and Granpa. Ayla and Granpa both picked The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin for Best Costume Design as well and Drew, Tracey and Nana and Ayla also picked My Life as Best Documentary Short Subject with Nana and Auntie Linda.  She also picked Gravity for Best Film Editing with Auntie Cathy, Uncle Wayne, Auntie Linda and Nana.  Granpa also picked The Great Gatsby for Best Production Design as well as Drew and Tracey.

Next up with a total of 6 correct guesses, I mean picks… Ray and Auntie Cathy.  Ray correctly picked Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club for Best Lead Actor also with Drew and Mr. Hublot for Best Animated Short Film along with Tracey and Nana.  Ray was the only one to pick Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine for Best Lead Actress.  Auntie Cathy, along with Tracey and Uncle Wayne were the only ones to pick the Best Picture with 12 Years a Slave.  She and Drew also picked Gravity for Best Sound Editing but she was the only one to pick The Great Beauty from Italy as the Best Foreign Language Film.

Next up with a total of 8 correct picks was Auntie Linda who, along with Drew and Nana, picked Best Director Alfonso CuarĂ³n for Gravity and Best Live Action Short Film Helium as well as Tracey and Uncle Wayne.  Auntie Linda also picked 12 Years a Slave for Best Adopted Screenplay with Tracey, Uncle Wayne and Nana.

Next up with 9 correct picks were Uncle Wayne and Nana.  They both were the only ones to pick Gravity for Best Visual Effects (The Hobbit was ROBBED I say… Robbed!!).  Uncle Wayne also correctly picked Dallas Buyers Club for Best Makeup and Hairstyling along with Drew.

And now for the winners… Good God… this year we have a TIE!  With 10 correct picks, this year’s Dual Champs are…. Tracey and Drew!  Tracey was the only one to pick Her for Best Original Screenplay and Drew was the only one to pick Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club for Best Supporting Actor. Not too shabby especially considering I have yet to see a single movie nominated for Best Picture this year (I know, I know… I haven’t even seen Gravity yet, bad movie watcher… bad, bad).

So once again, we ALL need to see more movies.

Have a Great day everyone.

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