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The Oscar race officially begins! Along with the nominations I am also announcing my oscar contest! If you would like to join in for a chance to win a free commission and to pick a character who will have a guaranteed spot in the next set of my series Dancing With the Gaming Stars, please read the rules below:


To enter in Kae's 3rd Annual Oscar Contest, each person must:


1. Comment to this journal if you would like to join the contest, this will help me keep track who is entering.

2 Read through the list of nominees at the bottom of these instructions, and choose carefully on who you think will win. You have to chose in each category. If you look at the most prominent categories, they are worth more points than others, so try to make those count because they can be game changers! You can only pick ONE nominee in each category, DO NOT send me two nominees you are debating on, or I will randomly pick one out of those two.

3. Send me a note, titled "your DA User name's Oscar Picks", containing all of nominees you picked who you think will win in each category! If you change your mind on a nominee, just write to me and tell me which category and who you want to change your choice to.

Either send me a note or email me at kaemcspadden@gmail.com to partake in the contest!

In case you do not have a DA account, don't worry. You can send me an email containing your choices.

4. So you have a month to decide on your choices. But keep in mind though, all notes must be sent in before the show on Sunday, February 26th, so the deadline for your bets are on Saturday, February 25th at midnight central time (Chicago). So you have plenty of time to decide.

How this works is that each category is worth a certain number of points (1-5), more prominent categories are worth more. If the participant(s) picks the nomination that wins on Sunday's show, then that participant(s) gains the amount of points that category offers. If not, then the participant(s) who picks wrong doesn't get any points for that category. At the end of the show, all of the points the participants earns adds up to their final score. The person who earns the most points and has the highest final score in the end, wins.

All of the points added up will equal 50, so that would be the score you would try to aim for.
So if you are really really really lucky, a perfect score would add up to 50.
 

Here are the prizes:


Prizes
1. A free commission drawn by yours truly!
2. Pick a character that will have a guarenteed spot in the 24th set of Dancing With the Gaming Stars.
3.
 A commission from :iconangel-of-7-sins:
4. A llama from :iconkunoichi101:
5. A llama from :iconamiecris:


(In case of a tie, the prizes will be divided in half, each of the two winners will have a small commission by me, and will each pick a character (one male and one female) to be in DWTGS25)

If you would like to help out and offer a prize, feel free!

Deadline: Saturday, February 25th (Midnight Central time)


The Full List of Oscar Nominations!

BEST PICTURE
 - 5 Points

Arrival


Fences

Hacksaw Ridge


Hell or High Water


Hidden Figures


La La Land

Lion


Manchester By the Sea


Moonlight

 

BEST DIRECTOR
 
- 5 Points

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight


Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By the Sea

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival

 

BEST ACTOR
 - 4 Points

Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea


Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling - La La Land


Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic


Denzel Washington - Fences

 

BEST ACTRESS
 - 4 Points

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving

Natalie Portman - Jackie


Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - 3 Points

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight


Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water


Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea


Dev Patel - Lion


Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
 - 3 Points

Viola Davis - Fences

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - 3 Points

Arrival


Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - 3 Points

Hell or High Water


La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester By the Sea

20th Century Women

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
 - 3 Points

Kubo and the Two Strings


Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

 


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  - 2 Points

Land of Mine (Denmark)

A Man Called Ove (Sweden
)

The Salesman (Iran)

Tanna (Australia)

Toni Erdmann (Germany)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
 - 2 Points

Fire At Sea

I Am Not Your Negro


Life, Animated


O.J.: Made in America


13th

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – 1 Point

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets


BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
 – 1 Point

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

 

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) – 1 Point

Ennemis Interieurs


La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

 

BEST FILM EDITING – 1 Point

Arrival


Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 1 Point

Arrival


La La Land


Lion


Moonlight


Silence

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 – 1 Point

Arrival


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!


La La Land

Passengers

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
 – 1 Point

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


Jackie


La La Land

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING – 1 Point

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

 

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
 – 1 Point

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

 

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
 – 1 Point

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land


“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls


“City of Stars,” La La Land


“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story


“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

 

BEST SOUND EDITING – 1 Point

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon


Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land


Sully

 


BEST SOUND MIXING – 1 Point

Arrival


Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
 – 1 Point

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story





Good Luck to all of the participants!

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:iconterenachen:
TerenaChen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
I'll try!
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:iconchaoticlatina:
chaoticlatina Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Joining!
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:iconmotherofdragons64:
MotherOfDragons64 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im new to this soo i don't know how it works
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Here is how it goes. The Academy Awards honors the best in filmmaking, it is held every year, this year is the 89th year.

So how my contest works is you look through each of the 24 categories, and pick one nominee in each category, you pick who you think will win on the 26th. How the winner is determined is you gain points from the category you picked correctly, the winner who earns the most points at the end of the show, wins.


If you look closely, each category is worth a certain about of points, the more prominent categories are worth more points, so they can be game changers.
The most amount of points you can earn if 50, so if you are really lucky and get every single category correct, a perfect score is 50.
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:iconmotherofdragons64:
MotherOfDragons64 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm i seee ok then
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'll try, but I hardly believe in my victory.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
There is nothing wrong with trying.
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Yes, but I think it will be a miracle if I win.
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:iconburnedsmackdown:
BurnedSmackdown Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
So go through each category and labelled them through 1-5 for those you have put on this journal?
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
You go though each category, and pick from each category who you think will win. The 1-5 is how many points each category is worth, if you pick the nominee that does win, you earn that certain about of points. After the show, all of the points you earned will add up, and the person who earns the most points wins.
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:iconburnedsmackdown:
BurnedSmackdown Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ah so pick one name here on who I think might win for what catagory?

Yeah I can do that :nod:
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Yes, you have to pick one in every category. The more prominent categories like the acting ones are worth more points, these can be game changers, so try to make those count.
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:iconburnedsmackdown:
BurnedSmackdown Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Understood
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Good. You have a little over a week to decide, just be sure to send it in before February 25th. 
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:iconburnedsmackdown:
BurnedSmackdown Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I will though especially seeing I will be very on the 25th anyway lol
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconggianoli:
Ggianoli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
This is interesting. I would like to join. And I have some great choices on who's gonna win!
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ok cool, just keep in mind you need to send in your choices before February 25th, which is the day before the show.
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:iconggianoli:
Ggianoli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Through notes. Got it.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Student Filmographer
Yup, so you have a little over a week to turn in your choices. 
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:iconggianoli:
Ggianoli Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Sure thing.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconggianoli:
Ggianoli Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No problem.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Ok. I am just giving a little heads up because I still have several participants who haven't sent me their list of picks yet.
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:iconcaribbeanrose9:
CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Writer
Wow, this looks interesting, thanks for letting me know about it. :thanks:
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconcaribbeanrose9:
CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Writer
Thank you for reminding me, I will get on it on Monday. Please remind me again.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
No problem, just keep in mind that the deadline to turn in your picks is the 25th.
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:iconmelinde-mari:
Melinde-Mari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool I'd like to join!!!
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Filmographer
Cool. You have until February 25th to submit your choices. 
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:iconmelinde-mari:
Melinde-Mari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
By note, right?
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Filmographer
Yes
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:iconangel-of-7-sins:
Angel-of-7-sins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely joining xD
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
Awesome. You have until February 25th to submit your picks, so you have plenty of time to decide.
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:iconangel-of-7-sins:
Angel-of-7-sins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So, we send you our picks in a note? Or just comment them here? Just wondering ^^
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
I would prefer by note, but if you are ok with people knowing who you pick, commenting on the page is fine too. So either way works.
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:iconangel-of-7-sins:
Angel-of-7-sins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okie, thanks much ^^
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:iconangel-of-7-sins:
Angel-of-7-sins Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, I would like to offer up a prize for any winners ^^ of a commission of their choice, drawn by me.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ok cool.
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:iconmayuralover:
mayuralover Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, yes, I'll totally enter! I also haven't seen many of these movies, but there's also luck so... yeah :D I need to remind myself to pick and send a note in later.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ok, cool. You have until February 25th to send in the picks. Get some friends to join, too!
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:iconpinkestballoon:
PinkestBalloon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I'd like to try, but seeing how few movies I've seen I'd flop.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Filmographer
The deadline is not until February 25, so you still have time to decide on your picks and see what's going for gold. I haven't see a lot of these movies either.
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:iconeveleech:
EveLeech Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2017
Okay, I'll look through the stories, clips, and trailers since watching through all of these movies is too much work for me. 
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Filmographer
Ok. You have until February 25 to submit your choices, so you have a lot of time to decide.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in. It's going to be difficult, but I'm in. :)

---AK
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:iconkaemcspadden:
KaeMcSpadden Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
Just a heads up, you only have one week left to send me your picks.
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:iconak-is-harmless:
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll get them to you soon! :)

---AK
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