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 ErikaTotalling 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