Congratulations to Jeff Smith and Zena (thats_ent), who for the second year in a row won my Oscar contest, correctly picking the correct winners in 19 out of 24 categories.  Last year, they also correctly predicted 19 winners.  Unlike last year, they are not sharing their win with four other entrants.  Jeff missed only Supporting Actor, Director, Documentary Short, Production Design, and Makeup.  Zena missed only Supporting Actor, Director, Documentary Short, Animated Feature, and Production Design.  With the tie in Sound Editing, either of the winners – Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty – was counted as a correct choice.  My brother, Rob Malone, didn’t fare too well, probably because he mostly picked the movie he wanted to win – Lincoln – and ignored whatever the favorite was.

T1. Jeff Smith – 19

T1. Zena (thats_ent) – 19

3. Denexxel Domingo – 18

T4. Brenton Andreasik – 17

T4. “Not the Real Randy Jackson” – 17

6. Neil Lapinsky – 16

T7. Bob Malone – 15

T7. Sue Malone – 15

9. John Huerta – 9

10. Rob Malone – 6

The Oscar Winners:

Best Picture
Argo

Lead Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Lead Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables

Director
Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio, Argo

Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Documentary Feature
Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short
Inocente

Animated Feature
Brave

Foreign Language Film
Amour (Austria)

Film Editing
Argo

Cinematography
Life of Pi

Production Design
Lincoln

Animated Short
Paperman

Live Action Short
Curfew

Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Sound Mixing
Les Misérables

Sound Editing
TIE: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty

Costume Desgin
Anna Karenina

Makeup & Hairstyling
Les Misérables

Original Score
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song
“Skyfall,” by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, from Skyfall