Every year around this time, like many film fans, I jot down my Oscar picks. More times than not I score fairly well – with my weakest categories almost always ocouring in the “shorts” categories (cause I haven’t seen them) and the sound/visual effects field (it’s like comparing one juicy apple to another juicy apple to me). This year I’ve decided to make my picks official and challenge anyone to best me in public!
For as long as he can remember, David over at Practical Madness has put together a slick new Oscar Pool tracking website every year, using the annual event to improve his coding, design, and usability skills. This years site is phenomenal both in looks and function. I’ve chosen David’s site as host of our first annual Oscar Pool. To participate:
1) Go here and register with the site. It’s quick and painless.
2) Go here and join the “FilmRot.com Readers Pool”.
Participating automatically enters you into David’s contest (he’s giving away unspecified gift certificates – maybe) and I’m also throwing in an additional prize for the best picker of our pool. To the winner goes the spoils – a $20 gift certificate to the online retailer of the winners choice. Picks must be locked in by 5:30 PM on February 24th – don’t delay!