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The Results Are In!

1452131746568dc5a2070267.82757724So, the results are in from last night’s Academy Awards … and how did I do?

I won my Oscar pool!
Out of 24 categories, I received a total mark of 17/24, which is roughly 71%.

But how did I do if you compare my predicted wins versus what I placed on my actual ballot?

Best Supporting Actor

The nominees were:

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Who I thought would win: Mark Ruffalo

Who I predicted on my official ballot: Sylvester Stallone

Who won: Mark Rylance  *WRONG*


Best Supporting Actress

The nominees were:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Who I thought would win: Alicia Vikander

Who I predicted on my official ballot: Alicia Vikander



Best Actress

The nominees were:

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Who I thought would win: Saoirse Ronan

Who I predicted on my official ballot: Brie Larson

Who won: Brie Larson  *CORRECT ON BALLOT!*


Best Actor

The nominees were:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Who I thought would win: Eddie Redmayne

Who I predicted on my official ballot: Leonardo DiCaprio

Who won: Leonardo DiCaprio  *CORRECT ON BALLOT!*


Best Picture

The nominees were:

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Which movie I thought would win: Spotlight

Which I predicted on my official ballot: The Revenant

Which movie won: Spotlight  *CORRECT ON PREDICTION*


So, all-in-all, not too bad this year – and at long last, my Oscar losing streak has ended!

How did you do?