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    • February 17, 2008 3:36 PM GMT
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      Okay, girls, here it is.......my contest for the Academy Awards. I am keeping this to just a few categories. In each category there are five nominees, and each category is worth 100 points. You can put all your points on one nominee, or spread them out. For instance, you can make "No Country for Old Men" worth 80 and "There Will Be Blood" 20. As long as they category adds up to 100. Here are the categories:

      Best Picture:
      Atonement
      Juno
      Michael Clayton
      No Country for Old Men
      There Will Be Blood

      Best Actor:
      George Clooney - Michael Clayton
      Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
      Johnny Depp - Sweeeny Todd
      Tommy Lee Jones - In the Valley of Elah
      Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises

      Best Actress:
      Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth
      Julie Christie - Away from Her
      Marion Cotillard - Le Vie en Rose
      Laura Linney - The Savages
      Ellen Page - Juno

      Best Supporting Actor:
      Casey Affleck - The Assassination of Jesse James
      Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
      Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson's War
      Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
      Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

      Best Supporting Actree:
      Cate Blanchett - I'm Not There
      Ruby Dee - American Gangster
      Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
      Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
      Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

      Best Director:
      Julian Schnabel - THe Diving Bell and the Butterfly
      Jason Reitman - Juno
      Tony Gilroy - Michael Clayton
      Coen Brothers - No Country for Old Men
      Paul Thomas Anderson - There Will Be Blood

      This is about all the mathematics I can handle. I will probably ask my ten year old kid to help me with tallying the points.

      Lilienne, I could use this as a chance to pull even with you regarding our bets, but I think I will just leave it alone. Have you picked out what you want yet? Just in case I don't get out to L.A. anytime soon.

      E-mail me your responses by Saturday, the 22nd. Don't worry if you don't know these films. The critics think they know everything and can't guess what will happen. My e-mail addy is oakman_7@hotmail.com.

      Prizes? Be real, okay? Let's have some fun!

      Mere
    • February 17, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
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      Okay, maybe I can find a way to offer some prizes!
    • February 18, 2008 1:08 AM GMT
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      Come on, girls! Participate, even if you don't care about the Academy Awards! Have fun!
    • February 18, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
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      Lest there be any ideas of cheating, like it's possible in this case, I will be playing the contest but not an actual contestant. I will just be comparing my answers to those of the winners. We will have a grand prize, and then second and third places.

      You still have a few more days!
    • February 18, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
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      i'm going for :

      1)there will be blood
      2)daniel day-lewis
      3)julie christie
      4)javier bardem
      5)cate blanchett
      6)paul thomas anderson

      100 points on the nose...... bit worried about 3&4 think the others are total "shoe ins" a remark that might come back to haunt me.

      vikki xx
    • February 18, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
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      OK, Here's my list .................. 100 points on each!

      1. Daniel Day-Lewis.

      2. Marion Cotillard.

      3. Javier Bardem.

      4. Saoirse Ronan.

      5. Coen Brothers.

      The only one I feel any way confident about would be Marion Cotillard, but, like everything else, if we could all pick winners all the time, we'd all be Mega-rich, and the Bookies would all be bankrupt!
    • February 18, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
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      OOPS !!!!

      Missed out my nomination for Best Film !! .....................

      Again 100 win on .............................

      No Country for Old Men.
    • February 18, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
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      Mere, did you want them emailed or listed here, I already emailed my picks
      Love,
      Marsha
    • February 19, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
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      I prefer them to be e-mailed, but if y'all want to post them here that's fine with me, too. I am happy about the participation so far.
    • February 19, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
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      You still have a few days left! Get your entries in!
    • February 19, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
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      Best Picture: Juno
      Best Actor: Johnny Depp - Sweeeny Todd
      Best Actress: Ellen Page - Juno
      Best Supporting Actor: Hal Holbrook - Into the Wild
      Best Supporting Actree: Ruby Dee - American Gangster
      Best Director: Julian Schnabel - THe Diving Bell and the Butterfly

      these are all random guesses except jonny

    • February 20, 2008 4:46 AM GMT
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      Remember, girls, you do not have to have seen these films. Do a little reading in the media sections of your papers, websites, etc., and see what the critics are saying. Yes, they are wrong a lot, but it will give you some insight as to what is going on.

      Saturday is the last day to submit your entries.

      Mere
    • February 21, 2008 1:59 AM GMT
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      Only a few days left to enter your guesses!
    • February 21, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
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      Come on now, girls! Don't be afraid! Just make a guess!

      Lilienne, you are curiously quiet about this! Afraid I'll win? HUH?!?!?!?!?!?

      Karen Brad, where are you about this?

      Josie? After all we've discussed, you still aren't guessing?

      MA? Come on now!

      Mere
    • February 21, 2008 11:58 PM GMT
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      YOU HAVE TWO MORE DAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!!!!
    • February 23, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
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      You have one more day! Get your entries in to me by tomorrow night.
    • February 23, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
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      Girls, the last chance to submit an entry to me is at 90 p.m. Chicago time. By then most of you Euro girls will have already done do.

      Remember, this is just for fun! I really don't care who wins these awards, it's just a little diversion here.

      Mere
    • February 23, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
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      What do you mean just for fun. What happened to the million dollar prize?
    • February 23, 2008 2:41 PM GMT
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      You get a dollar a year for a million years.
    • February 24, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
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      Come on, sleepy heads! Just guess! I do have a nice amount of players, but why not a few more?

      I will extend the deadline for your guesses to 4:30 p.m. my time. I have to work today, so I can accept more entries up to the time I get home from work.

      Don't be shy! Again, I really care little about the Awards myself. It is fun to guess who will win.

      Mere

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