The ballots were processed by Hartwyk, Waterhorse & Pooper and kept strictly confidential until the ceremony. Well except for when I printed them all out and left them on my desk at the office for a few days, but I assure you they were not altered. We had twelve readers, bloggers, and commenters participate in the balloting and I know you are all dying to find out how you all did!
Mr Sombrero 8 out of 24
Polt & Tam 10 out of 24
Josh & Kristen 11 out of 24
Craig & VUBOQ 12 out of 24
Michelle 13 out of 24
FDot & Adam 14 out of 24
* I accidentally indicated that Adam only got 13 correct in an earlier version of this post. I have updated the post to indicate that he did as well as FDot, but not as well as me. I still rule.
Mikey & Brian 16 out of 24
Since Adam and I were only playing for fun, that makes our random reader Brian from Massachusetts the winner of this year’s Cocky & Rude Oscar Prize! I’m just grateful that I don’t have to figure out how to send something to Canada.
During our balloting, we also asked respondents to guess who they felt would be the best and worst dressed at the ceremony. By some random trick of the maths (read: more diverse responses were given for best dressed than worst dressed), by percentage Helena Bonham Carter was selected as most likely to be Best Dressed and Worst Dressed. How is this possible? Well of the 10 people who answered these questions, 3 voted that Helena would rule the roost with her divine style. Her closest competitor was Anne Hathaway who only had two votes. With the remaining votes divided up amongst Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it was a simple percentage victory. In the Worst Dressed Category, 75% of responses indicated that Helena Bonham Carter would be the worst dressed with Hallee Steinfeld, Amy Adams and “who ever wins best sound mixing” as her only competition.
Who would have known that perennially best dressed candidates like Cate Blanchette & Nicole Kidman would fail us. Cate’s weird lilacy-pink dress gave us the appearance that someone had projectile vomited on her while she was holding a plate in front of her for protection. Shame on you Cate! Nicole’s outfit looked too space aged for the actress to pull off. Oh and how did she sit down in that thing anyway?
The Jury is still out on best dressed, but one of my favorites of the night was Anne Hathaway’s off the shoulder blue number toward the end of the ceremony. It was amazing.
So did you do as well as you thought you should or would? Or did you let yourself down like Helena Bonham Carter did by not wearing a dead bird tied to her waist? Leave it in the comments.