Anderson/Hatgidakis/Nelson/Metcalf: Oscars 1999

Oscar results -- March, 1999
Best Picture: "Shakespeare in Love"
Winners: Grandma and Samantha

Okay, here are the Oscar results. Where two or more people had tie scores, the names are ranked in order of how well they did on the tie-breaker questions. (John and Marsha tied even on the tie-breakers.) The winner? Grandma . She correctly predicted Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Original AND Adapted Screenplays. Not too shabby! A decisive victory! By the way, she has agreed to take the award on tour with her; so when she visits Sioux City and Minneapolis, you'll all get a chance to see (and maybe even touch) the trophy.

A close race in the "under 17" category, but the winner is: Samantha! Congratulations, Sam, your prize will be arriving soon.

Speaking to the rest of us losers, I'd like to say thanks for playing along, and see you next year!

(Number of correct picks out of 15 categories)
9   Grandma
8   Gary
7   Donna
6   Zachary
6   Marsha and John--tie
6   Paul
5   Lori
5   Karen
3   Amanda
3   Samantha
3   Anna
3   Ryan
2   Lindsey
2   Emily
2   Erika
Totalling last year's results with this year's, here are the standings, in order of percentage of correct picks:
67%     Grandma
63%     Gary
60%     John
57%     Donna
57%     Paul
53%     Zachary
53%     Marsha
53%     Lori
47%     Amanda
40%     Karen
40%     Ryan
37%     Lindsey
37%     Samantha
33%     Emily
20%     Anna
13%     Erika