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 http://oscar.go.com/mypicks. 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.