Oscar Confidence Pool 2015/2016 Results

March 02, 2016

The Oscars have come to an end, and with that all said and finished... so are a litany of Oscar Pools! Trivia Club is no different, as our fourth annual Oscar Pool has come to a close, with a third straight year of OSCAR CONFIDENCE POOL!

What is an Oscar Confidence Pool, you might ask? It's simple enough.

  1. Picks are made in the usual manner, and then...
  2. Those picks are ranked from 24 (most confident) to 1 (least confident). 
  3. The highest possible score is a wonderfully round 300 points.
The winner is the person with the most POINTS, with the number of correct picks breaking any ties.

Both Saad K., our first Oscar Pool victor in 2012/2013, as well as Matthew S., our  first Oscar Confidence Pool winner in 2013/2014, did not submit a ballot this year, but we did get a ballot from last year's Oscar Confidence Pool winner in 2014/2015, Mr. Olivier D. looking to defend his glory!

Below are the scores of all those that participated in this years Oscar Confidence Pool! Thank you to everyone who took part, it was an honor just to be in the running, I'm sure. The number next to each correctly picked category notes the amount of points wagered on it. The category chosen correctly, the most often? Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Actor win was chosen by all but three participants, suspecting his heart to be ripped out. The only category not chosen correctly by any of our participants? VISUAL EFFECT! Yes, we were all surprised by Ex Machina and I say bravo to that! Our winner this year had not only the most points, but ALSO the most correct picks, with Sylvester Stallone taking away the biggest chunk of his points.

And now, our results... and the 2016 OSCAR CONFIDENCE POOL GOES TO...



Congrats on your FIRST Extra Curricular award, Mark! 

MARK P. 257 points (18 picks)
24. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
23. Best Actress - Brie Larson, Room
22. Original Score - The Hateful Eight
21. Original Screenplay - Spotlight
20. Animated Feature - Inside Out
19. Documentary Feature - Amy
17. Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
16. Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short
15. Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
14. Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
13. Cinematography - The Revenant
11. Foreign Film - Son of Saul
10. Directing - The Revenant
9. Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road
8. Sound Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
7. Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Live Action Short - Stutterer
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (18 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Documentary Short – Body Team 12 (1 point)

RUSSEL H. – 243 points (16 picks)
24. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
23. Animated Feature - Inside Out
22. Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
21. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
20. Directing - The Revenant
19. Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short
18. Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
17. Documentary Feature - Amy
14. Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
13. Original Screenplay - Spotlight
12. Cinematography - The Revenant
11. Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Original Score - The Hateful Eight
8. Foreign Film - Son of Saul
7. Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road
Most confident incorrect pick: Original Song - “Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground (16 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Live Action Short – Shok (1 point)

MARC W. – 237 points (16 picks)
24. Best Actress - Brie Larson, Room
23. Animated Feature - Inside Out
22. Directing - The Revenant
21. Cinematography - The Revenant
20. Foreign Film - Son of Saul
19. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
16. Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
15. Documentary Feature - Amy
14. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
13. Original Song – “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre
12. Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road
11. Sound Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
7. Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Best Picture - Spotlight
5. Original Score - The Hateful Eight
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (18 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Live Action Short – Ave Maria (1 point)

OLIVIER D. – 234 points (16 picks)
24. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
23. Best Actress - Brie Larson, Room
22. Animated Feature - Inside Out
21. Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short
19. Documentary Feature - Amy
18. Cinematography - The Revenant
16. Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
15. Directing - The Revenant
14. Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
12. Original Screenplay - Spotlight
11. Foreign Film - Son of Saul
10. Original Score - The Hateful Eight
9. Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
8. Sound Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
7. Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road
Most confident incorrect pick: Original Song - “Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground (20 points)
Least confident incorrect pick:  Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (1 point)

CHRIS O. - 228 points (14 picks)
24. Animated Feature - Inside Out
23. Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
22. Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road
21. Cinematography - The Revenant
20. Best Actress - Brie Larson, Room
19. Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
17. Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
16. Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road
15. Documentary Feature - Amy
14. Original Score - The Hateful Eight
13. Original Screenplay - Spotlight
11. Foreign Film - Son of Saul
8. Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (18 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Animated Short – Sanjay’s Super Team (1 point)

PETER M. – 224 points (14 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Animated Feature - Inside Out (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Sylvester Stallone, Creed (17 points)
Least confident correct pick: Make-up and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road (4 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Original Song – “Earned It”, 50 Shades of Grey (1 point)

MAYA B. – 204 points  (14 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (21 points)
Least confident correct pick: Original Song – “Writing’s On The Wall”, Spectre (3 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Live Action Short – Day One (1 point)

LORI D.  – 182 points (14 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (21 points)
Least confident correct pick: Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road (2 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Foreign Film – A War (1 point)

ZACK –  180 points (12 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actress – Rachel McAdams, Spotlight (19 points)
Least confident correct pick: Documentary Short – A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness (3 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Live Action Short – Day One (1 point)

DAVID M. – 167 points (14 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (23 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (24 points)
Least confident correct pick: Documentary Feature – Amy (1 point)
Least confident incorrect pick: Documentary Short – Last Day of Freedom (2 points)

ADAM D. – 167 points (12 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (23 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (24 points)
Least confident correct pick: Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short (1 point)
Least confident incorrect pick: Original Screenplay – Straight Outta Compton (2 points)

JOANNE S. – 150 points (12 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actress – Brie Laron, Room (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actor – Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight (21 points)
Least confident correct pick: Documentary Short – A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness (1 point)
Least confident incorrect pick: Cinematography – Mad Max: Fury Road (3 points)

DOUGLAS T. – 145 points (13 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actress – Brie Laron, Room (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (22 points)
Least confident correct pick: Foreign Film – Son of Saul (1 point)
Least confident incorrect pick: Adapted Screenplay – Room (3 points)

ADRIAN Z. – 145 points (9 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actress – Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (21 points)
Least confident correct pick: Documentary Feature – Amy (3 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Foreign Film – Theeb (1 point)

JONATHAN K. –  129 points (7 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actress – Brie Laron, Room (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (23 points)
Least confident correct pick: Original Score – The Hateful Eight (9 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (1 point)

IVAN – 116 points (9 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (23 points)
Least confident correct pick: Animated Short – Bear Story (5 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Animated Feature – Boy and the World (1 point)

COLM W. – 115 points (9 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Directing – The Revenant (22 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Best Picture – The Revenant (24 points)
Least confident correct pick: Foreign Film – Son of Saul (3 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Documentary – What Happened, Miss Simone? (1 point)

LAKE M. – 88 points (7 points)
Most confident correct pick: Cinematography – The Revenant (24 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (22 points)
Least confident correct pick: Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short (2 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Animated Short – World of Tomorrow (1 point)

JULIE P.  – 49 points (5 picks)
Most confident correct pick: Directing – The Revenant (16 points)
Most confident incorrect pick: Supporting Actress – Rachel McAdams, Spotlight (24 points)
Least confident correct pick: Documentary Short – A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness (4 points)
Least confident incorrect pick: Foreign Film – Theeb (1 point)

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