And you can participate. Thanks to defective yeti, I've got the wherewithal to run an Oscar Pool.
Enter your picks by Noon E.S.T. on Sunday, February 24th. (Yeah, I know my Alaskan fans are in a time bind what with the 5 hour difference, but I know you can get it done.) Whoever gets the most right is the winner. Simple.
What's the Prize? Haven't got a clue. (It won't be one of my books 'cause that's getting boring and also, when someone picks one, sometimes its hard to find it and actually, ya'know, send it to them. Todd, I'm really looking and I'll send it soon, I swear.) I'll announce what the prize is sometime before it matters, but you're all in it for the bragging rights anyway, right?
Go to Nathan's Oscar Pool , make your picks and send 'em to me with the nifty button at the bottom.
Bonus Question: Identify the following movie quote. "Emergency, Emergency. Everybody to get from streets, Emergency. No prize for guessing right but its one of my favorite movie quotes of all time. Who said it? Character, Actor, Movie.
The Oscars? What are those?
Alex Trebek: The category that forces you to know who won best supporting actress of 1952.
Tania: What are the Oscars?
Why is it that this year, like most others, the favorites to win an Oscar are predominantly depressing and violent? "Oh, this one has an upbeat ending, it's not serious filmmaking."
Movie: The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming
Character: Lt Rozanov
Actor: Alan Arkin
I really do love that line. If you've never seen the movie (and you should) the line is delivered in a monotone trying to hide a distinct Russian accent.
Sometimes when I'm on a movie shooting in the streets, I talk all of the production assistants into using that line when they're clearing pedestrians out of the shot. The people they're trying to move don't get it but it cracks me up.
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