The 2012 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page

The 2012 Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is live. Please please let me know if you encounter bugs, typos, or miscellaneous weirdness.

Some random thoughts and observations as I was getting this online:

  • The Academy Awards has their own “DIY Oscar Pool” thing going this year, at I’m sure it’s waaay slicker than what I have to offer but, alas, also appears to be one of those unholy Facebook hybrids. Buyer beware.
  • I have seen zero of the “Best Picture” nominations as of the date of their announcement, something I don’t believe has ever happened before. Even as a Peace Corps volunteer I saw The English Patient in the year of its release.
  • Speaking of Best Picture nominations, are you seriously telling me that they are only nine? The Academy expanded the field from five to ten in a transparent move to goose ticket sales, and now can’t even scrape together enough films to fill the available slots? It’s piracy that is killing the industry, truly.


  1. Looks like you could use a line break in “Best Documentary Short”

    otherwise, no problems at all! great work as always.

  2. Follow-up comment: I’m getting this error after submitting: “How about including a name there, sport?
    Click your ‘Back’ button and try again.”

    Before you ask, yes, I put in my name.

  3. I think this is the 7th year I’ve used your Oscar Pool site. As always, thanks. Up to now, I’ve used an Excel file to copy+paste my particants choices and then set up some scoring. Anyone else using tricks or tools to combine multiple “players” together to track correct choices and a winner?

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