By Brendan Loy
I’m pretty late in setting this up (though not quite as late as last year), but I just realized, OMG, the Oscars are on Sunday! … which means it’s time to sign up for the 9th annual Living Room Times Oscar Pool!
The deadline to enter is Sunday at 5:30 PM Mountain Time. Entering the pool is, of course, free. The prize, as per usual: eternal glory!
As always, contestants are urged to enter using their full name, a Twitter handle, or some other readily recognizable partial name or nickname/pseudonym. After all, what’s the point of “bragging rights” if I don’t know who you are?
The scoring system, once again, is 12 points for Best Picture, 9 apiece for the directing and lead acting categories, 6 each for the supporting acting categories, 4 each for the screenplay categories, 2 each for documentary feature, animated feature, foreign film, cinematography and original score, and 1 per award for everything else.
Becky and I will most likely host a “live blog” and “live chat” Sunday night here on the blog. The chat has a reputation of being as entertaining as the actual show, if not moreso… plus, I will post live, updated Oscar Pool results throughout the show. So, bookmark this page and check back on Sunday!
[UPDATE: I created a Facebook Event Page for the Live Chat. Everyone is welcome!]
Anyway, get in the pool!!!
P.S. Some Oscar-prediction resources:
• Roger Ebert’s predictions (major categories only)
• NYT Carpetbagger predictions (major categories only)
• Nate Silver’s predictions (major categories only)
• Huffington Post Oscar Predictions
• Doc’s Sports Oscars odds
• EasyOdds Oscars betting
• GoldDerby summary of experts’ predictions