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deftman
Mar 12th, 2002, 11:09 AM
Ok this time things are different.Instead of points you'll be playing with money , $300 ,which you've got in any proportion in atleast four of the seven categories.


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BEST FILM
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS:
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
(1 : 2.2)

A BEAUTIFUL MIND
(1 : 1.6)

GOSFORD PARK
(1:5)

IN THE BEDROOM
(1: 6)

MOULIN ROUGE
(1:6)

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BEST DIRECTOR
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Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind
(1 : 1.5)

Robert Altman
Gosford Park
(1: 2.7)

Peter Jackson
Lord of the Rings
(1 : 3)

David Lynch
Mullholland Drive
(1 : 3)

Ridley Scott
Black Hawk Down
(1 : 6)

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BEST ACTOR
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Russell Crowe A beautiful Mind
(1 : 1.2)

Will Smith Ali
(1 : 5.5)

Denzel Washington Traning Day
(1 : 5.5)

Tom Wilkinson (In the Bed room )
(1 : 7.5)

Sean Penn
(1 : 8)


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BEST ACTRESS
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Sissy Spacek In the Bedroom
(1 : 2.5)

Nicole Kidman Moulin Rouge
(1 : 4)

Halle Berry Monster's Ball
(1 : 5)

Judi Dench Iris
(1 : 6.5)

Renee Zellweger Bridget Jones Diary
(1 :8)

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SUPPORTING ACTOR
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Ian Mckellen The Lord of the Rings
( 1: 3)
Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast
(1:4)
Jim Broadbent Iris
( 1 :6)
Ethan Hawke Training Day
( 1 :8)
Jon Voight Ali
(1: 8)

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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Jennifer Connelly A Beautiful Mind
(1 : 1.2)

Helen Mirren Gosford Park
(1 : 3)

Maggie Smith Gosford Park
(1 : 6)

Marissa Tomei In the Bedroom
(1 : 6)

Kate Winslet Iris
(1: 7)


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FORIEGN MOVIE
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France Amelie
(1 : 1.7)

Bosnia No Man's Land
( 1 : 2.5)

Norway Elling
( 1: 5 )

Argentina Son of the Bride
( 1: 6)

India Lagaan
( 1: 6)


Odds based on previous awards and general expectations

So Get Pickin!!!!!!! :angel::angel::angel:

Some Handy Tips
[i]
*Lord of the Rings is the overwhelming favorite to take the "Best Picture" Award.Although it lost out on the Golden Globe,this is the precise kind of movie which the Oscar commitee likes
*Russell Crowe ,has swept all the awards so far.If not him ,it would be Will or Denzel who have an extremely small chance
*The Best Actress category is unpredictable,but you could expect Sissy who has won most of the awards so far ,to be the outright favourite. Nicole who has had tremendous publicity backing her could also get the Oscar.Judi and Halle also have slim chances)
* Though Amelie has created waves all over the world ,and is expected by almost everyone to take the Oscar, it has fallen into badluck at almost every single film festival or award function this year.Some people suspect this string of shock losses could rub off on the Oscars. "No Man's Land" which won the Golden Globe would be a safer pick.




:drool: :drool: :angel:

Adrian
Mar 12th, 2002, 11:16 AM
$100 "In the Bedroom"

$100 "Sissy Spacek"

$1 "Russell Crowe"

$99 "David Lynch"

jacs
Mar 12th, 2002, 11:40 AM
you also have to consider the results of the SAG awards. because the voters in SAG make up the largest portion of voters for the oscars.

best picture

a beautiful mind
$20

best actress

halle berry
$150

best actor

russel crowe
$20

best supporting actor

Ian Mckellan
$20

best supporting actress
Jennifer Connelly
$20

foreign film

Amelie
$20

rightous
Mar 12th, 2002, 01:28 PM
$100 on Gosford Park for Best Picture

$70 Jennifer Connelly

$30 Ian mCKellen

$50 Nicole Kidman

$50 Russell Crowe

Aloysius
Mar 12th, 2002, 03:03 PM
BEST PICTURE: Moulin Rouge ($25)
BEST DIRECTOR: Ron Howard "A Beautiful Mind ($50)
BEST ACTOR: Russell Crowe "A Beautiful Mind" ($100)
BEST ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman "Moulin Rouge" ($10)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ian McKellen "Lord Of The Rings" ($25)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Connelly "A Beautiful Mind" ($40)
BEST FOREIGN FILM: Amelie France ($50)

Picking Nicole for "Moulin Rouge" is my longshot. Actually, I don't think she'll win unless it's an upset. Halle Berry won the SAG but Sissy Spacek has picked up nearly everything else before her.

Btw, the SAG constitutes only a quarter of the committee that votes for the acting nods. There is also the Producer's Guild, the Director's Guild and the Writer's Guild. There's a lot more people involved in this than I thought.

I changed my pick for Best Picture. I just have this funny feeling... that I'm wrong. ;)

wongqks
Mar 12th, 2002, 05:17 PM
100 Halle Berry (1:5)

200 Gosford Park (1:5)

hehe, I dun expect to get any return on this, but this is what I wish for.

Hurley
Mar 12th, 2002, 05:51 PM
Best Picture: $40 -- A Beautiful Mind
Actor: $30 -- Tom Wilkinson
Actress: $50 -- Halle Berry
Supporting Actor: $55 -- Ian McKellen
Supporting Actress: $55 -- Jennifer Connelly
Director: $40 -- Robert Altman
Foreign Film: $30 -- No Man's Land

Halle Berry at 5-1 is a steal!

AjdeNate!
Mar 12th, 2002, 06:44 PM
BEST PICTURE: A Beautiful Mind $100
BEST DIRECTOR: Robert Altman "Gosford Park" $25
BEST ACTOR: Russell Crowe "A Beautiful Mind" $75
BEST ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman "Moulin Rouge" $50
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jennifer Connelly "A Beautiful Mind" $20
BEST FOREIGN FILM: "Amelie" $30

deftman
Mar 16th, 2002, 11:49 AM
Hey again guys.
Yeah agree Halle Berry is a steal,but Sissy is again the overwhelming fave to take the award.Most critics have picked her to win the Oscar.You also have to consider the fact that Halle won the SAG award and many SAG members are members of the Oscar comittee.So Halle does have a chance.

Well ,here are my picks so far.I'm not betting ,just prediciting.
Mostly based on whom critics have picked and some on my gut feeling.
Film : Lord of Rings (ABM has a chance, but this one should take it IMO)
Actor : Russell Crowe ( Should make it)
Actress : Sissy (Coz of all the rave)
Supporting Actress : Jennifer ( well ....obviously!!!)
Supporting Actor : Ian Mckellen (?)
Foriegn Film : No man's Land ( People are insisting that Amelie's hype is irritating the Oscar commitee members)

I also forgot to mention that you can change your picks by editing your posts any time :D

deftman
Mar 18th, 2002, 01:33 PM
lol thanks Biege ,
Did U see me online or something?
As I returned after 2 days and U posted immediately as I entered the board :p

thefreedesigner
Mar 18th, 2002, 01:48 PM
Seems like fun (though I let my heart rule my head when it comes to picking Oscar winners!)

Here goes:

Best Film: LOTR $50

Best Director: Peter Jackson $50

Best Foreign Film: Lagaan $25

Best Actor: Russell Crowe $20

Best Actress: Judi Dench $50

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jon Voigt $15

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jennifer Connelly $100

Jay
Mar 18th, 2002, 01:58 PM
Best film : Lord of the Rings $1.00

Best Director: Peter Jackson $1.00

Best Foriegn Film : Amelie $1.00

Best Actor: Robert Altman $1.00

Best Actress: Sissy Spaceck $1.00

Best Supporting Actress : Maggie Smith $1.00

Best Supporting Actor: Ian McKellen $294.00

deftman
Mar 18th, 2002, 02:45 PM
Good goin'
Now the above 2 bets are what I call as "smart betting"
btw freedsigner U've bet $410 instead of $300.
I think U meant to bet $25 on Lagaan ,but anyway pls make the change.

Nicoleke
Mar 18th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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BEST FILM
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A BEAUTIFUL MIND 20 $

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BEST DIRECTOR
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Ron Howard - A Beautiful Mind 20 $

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BEST ACTOR
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Will Smith Ali 20 $


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BEST ACTRESS
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Renee Zellweger Bridget Jones Diary 50 $
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SUPPORTING ACTOR
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Ben Kingsley Sexy Beast 10 $


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SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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Kate Winslet Iris 10 $

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FORIEGN MOVIE
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France Amelie 170 $


Go " Amélie " !!!!!

gentenaire
Mar 18th, 2002, 03:07 PM
Best Film: Moulin Rouge $50
Best Director: Ron Howard $40
Best Actor: Denzel Washington $30
Best Actress: Nicole Kidman $50
Best Supporting Actor: Ian Mckellen $30
Best Supporting Actress: Helen Mirrer $30
Best Foreing language movie: No Man's Land $70

deftman
Mar 18th, 2002, 03:22 PM
Thanks a lot beige :d;)
Keep bumping ,as I visit the board just thrice a week :d

*Bubbles*
Mar 18th, 2002, 07:00 PM
In my heart

film: Moulin Rouge $80
director: Robert Altman $60
actor: Denzel Washington $10
actress: Nicole Kidman $90
supporting actor: Ben Kingsley $10
supporting actress: Jennifer Connelly $50

Lola
Mar 19th, 2002, 03:17 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by deftman



BEST PICTURE: 20
A BEAUTIFUL MIND


BEST DIRECTOR: 50
David Lynch:
Mullholland Drive


BEST ACTOR 50
Russell Crowe:
A Beautiful Mind


BEST ACTRESS 50
Nicole Kidman:
Moulin Rouge


SUPPORTING ACTOR 10
Ethan Hawke:
Training Day


SUPPORTING ACTRESS 80
Jennifer Connelly:
A Beautiful Mind


FORIEGN MOVIE 40
Bosnia:
No Man's Land

Hingiswinsthis
Mar 19th, 2002, 03:58 AM
Best Actor: Russel Crowe, A Beautiful Mind $100

Best Actress: Halle Berry, Monster's Ball $50

Best Supporting Actor: Ian McKellen, The Lord of the Rings $70

Best Supporting Actress: Jeniffer Connolley, A Beautiful Mind $80


GO RUSSELL AND JENNIFER!!!:) :bounce:

deftman
Mar 19th, 2002, 11:54 AM
Ok here's today's bump ,and along with it my final picks

I'm dividing this into 4 categories Safe ,not-so-safe,and unpredictable

Safe (You could bet around $200 on these)
Best Actress : Sissy Spacek
All 4 critics on CNN and other networks have picked her.She should get it.

Best Actor : Russell Crowe
Denzel has a teeny weeny chance IMO .Russell too won the Oscar last year at the dismay of many Oscar members who wanted Tom to win.So this could be a hindering factor.But many considered Denzel lucky to be nominated in the 1st place.Russell should win,but you never know

Best Supporting Actress : Jennifer Connolly
She's won almost all awards so far.She missed out on the SAG award as the SAG members felt that her perfomance was worthy of a "Best Actress" nomination.The safest pick of the lot.

Not-so-safe (You could bet $100 on these)

Best Picture : Should be "Lord of the Rings" ,but "A Beautiful Mind" has a good chance as well.If you wanna bet some "risky" money bet it on ABM

Best Supporting Actor :-
Should be Mr. Mckellen ,but I have a feeling it could bve someone else.Betting on Ben Kingsley and Jim Broadbent could get you handsome returns if they win.


Unpredictable :- (I suggest not betting money on these)
Best Director:
Well I'm still confused.It should be Ron Howard.But you can never count out Robert Altman or Peter Jackson.Especially Bob Altman.

Best Foriegn Film :
Well I still have no idea.Could be Amelie, No man's Land or some other movie.

So far I've been impressed by the picks of thefreedesigner, hingiswinsthis and Jay.
So I would put them as the favorites to win.
Hurley ,Beige and Lola also have a good chance.
But with the Oscars being so unpredictable, my picks could go completely wrong. :o
And also remember you can edit your posts and change your picks whenever you want.

deftman
Mar 21st, 2002, 09:14 AM
:bounce: Bump :bounce:

Sam L
Mar 21st, 2002, 09:44 AM
BEST FILM: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - $100

BEST DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings) - $100

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ian Mckellen (The Lord of the Rings) - $100

GO LOTR!!!!!! CLEAN SWEEP THE AWARDS!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dawn Marie
Mar 21st, 2002, 10:03 AM
With the oscars being predictable I bet that the winners will be:

Russell Crowe
Ron Howard(America loves this guy)
Sissy Spacek(America loves this lady) Nicole is an Aussie academy wants to keep this winner at home.
A Beautiful Mind(Academy has been waiting aeons for Ron-Richie Cunnigham-Opie) to do something that will not make them look too foolish so that when they give him the Oscar it won't look so bad. Note: Ron Howard finally broke thru with this film imho.
Jennifer Connely
Amelie
Ian Mckellen

My pick based on best performance is hands down Halle Berry, she surprised me and captivated me with this character. "Leticia" was a hard part to play, especially the hospital scene and the scene at the very end. WOW!

Buitenzorg
Mar 21st, 2002, 10:08 AM
Katulampa Bet for OSCAR 2002 are:

$50.00 for In The Bedroom (Best Picture)

$50.00 for Ron Howard (Best Director)

$75.00 for Sissy Spacek (Best Actress)

$50.00 for Denzel Washington (Best Actor)

$25.00 for Jennifer Connelly (Best Supporting Actress)

$25.00 for Jim Broadbent (Best Supporting Actor)

$25.00 for Amelie (Best Foreign Movie)

:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

Thank's! and GOOD LUCK All!

deftman
Mar 22nd, 2002, 11:07 AM
Thanks a lot for the bumps Biege :D:D:D:D:D:D
Since ABM is generating so much of hype and is expected to beat TLOTR I've reduced the odds of ABM to 1.6 and increased that of LOTR to 2.2.All other odds remain the same.

Now, if MY picks were to come true ,then the leader board will look like this.Hence the top ranked posters in this list could be considered as the favorites to win this game.So here is the pre-show list and is not to be confused with the final list.

1.Jay 888.4
2.Sam L 520
3.Hingiswinsthis 426

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4.Aloysius 386
5.Katulampa:-335
6.Mary Cherry:-319
7.freedsigner:-254
8.Adrian 251.2
9.rightous 234
10.Hurley 231
11.Seles 165
12.jacs 162
13.Lola 156
14.Tine 150
15.Beige 144
16.mumin 60
17.wongks 0

Jay has come out with some excellent betting and I've always maintained that.No wonder he's topped this list too!And he could take it all in the end!
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