It’s that time of year again! That time where I show everybody up with how many more Oscar wins I predict than they do! Hahahaha! … But seriously, I’m pretty darn good at this.
Okay, so I know that having really accurate Oscar predictions is not something to be incredibly proud of since some of the results end up being completely based on luck, but even so I put a lot of work into making my predictions, therefore I feel completely justified in my pride concerning Oscar predictions.
Last year, I predicted 19 awards correctly out of 24 during the Academy Awards ceremony. While I was slightly disappointed since I had only matched my personal best and not beaten it, I still won my pool so I was okay with it. I hope to at least make it to 20 this year, hopefully more if I’m lucky. But that’s the problem with the Academy Awards: though some awards are clear shoo-ins, and some, though they may not be shoo-ins, are relatively easy to predict if you do your research right, there will always be surprises and upsets to screw everything up (looking at you Meryl Streep!). Only time and the Academy voters will tell.
Anyway, I thought I would do something a little different this year. I’m posting my process for how I go about predicting who’s ultimately going to win come Oscar night. Anyone may use this as a resource should they like.
Note: When I say I will be posting my process, what I’m really doing is posting and updating the various guild awards that crop up throughout the month of February. I use them a lot for reference when putting my predictions together, but they don’t always match up perfectly to the Oscars, so be wary when using this as reference. They don’t always get it right. Also, the guilds are ordered alphabetically and the date is when the winners are announced. The Academy Award nominations are posted at the bottom. I’ll be updating these as they come out and from these I will be making my final predictions. Enjoy!