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 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.
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3 comments.

  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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