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4TH ANNUAL C&R OSCAR CONTEST RESULTS

On Sunday night, we oohed and aahed as a dozen or so rich people receive golden statuettes for making amazing[-ish] movies. Now it’s time to to receive your award – for correctly predicting the most Academy Award winners. This year’s winner of the 4th Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest is … FDot!!! Congratulations! You’re amazing!

Now let’s take a look at the results:

With a near-perfect score, FDot snagged the win with an impressive 23 of 24 correct predictions. Second place was a tie between Andrew M. and Jimmy O., who both correctly predicted 22 categories. At the bottom of this year’s contest were Nathan V., James B., and Kulsoom R., who only predicted 10, 9 and 6 categories, respectively.

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But what’s everyone’s favorite part of the C&R Oscar Contest? The best and worst dressed pie charts, of course!! Here are this year’s Best Dressed results:

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Cate Blanchett claimed this year’s prize with 28% (7 votes), closely followed by Lupita Nyong’o with 24% (6 votes) and Jennifer Lawrence with 16% (4 votes). On the bottom were Sandra Bullock and Amy Adams with 12% (3 votes each), and Leonardo DiCaprio and Bad Grandpa, each with 4% — a single vote each.

This year’s worst dressed results were spread a bit thinner:

Worst Dressed

Sandra Bullock and Jared Leto nabbed the Worst Dressed prize, with 12% each (3 votes each). At 8% each were Josh Page, Judi Dench and Jonah Hill (each with 2 votes). At the bottom of this year’s list were … everyone else with 4% (a single vote each). Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence share this year’s distinction of being on both the Best and Worst Dressed lists.

That wraps up the results of this year’s Oscar Contest. Thanks to everyone who participated! Congratulations again to FDot! You’ll soon be in possession of a 2-month Netflix subscription!

So what did you think of this year’s Oscar Awards? Any surprises? Who really was best & worst dressed of the night? We’ll see you in the comments!


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Oscar Contest Results-O-Rama!

Did you watch the Oscar awards on Sunday?  The whole show?  And you managed to stay awake?!  AMAZING!!  You deserve an award.  But too bad!  There’s only one award that we’re handing out today… the award for the 3RD ANNUAL COCKY & RUDE OSCAR CONTEST!  This year’s winner correctly predicted 20 of the 24 Academy Award categories.  AND NOW … without further ado … the winner is: MR. SOMBRERO!  Yippee!  Hurray!  Woohoo!!!  Congratulations!  It’s so nice that a lurker didn’t win the big prize this year!  Ha!  Now before you claim that I cheated and let Mr. Sombrero win the contest, let’s take a look at the results.

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Here’s a chart of final scores:

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And now, some fun observations!  An impressive 100% of the Oscar predictors correctly chose Daniel Day-Lewis as Best Actor.

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95.5% of the Oscar predictors correctly chose Anne Hathaway as Best Supporting Actress.  The only contestant that incorrectly chose Sally Field as Best Supporting Actress was none other than Polt (who tied for the least correct Oscar predictions).  Lolz what a dummy!

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Each year we invite the contest participants to predict the Best and Worst Dressed Academy Award celebrity attendee.  Since these categories are subjective, they do not count towards final scores.  Here are the results for the Best Dressed category:

bestdressedAnd the results for Worst Dressed:

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That wraps up the results of this year’s Oscar Contest.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  Congratulations again to Mr. Sombrero!  You’ll soon be in possession of a 8 packs of candy and a Blu-Ray copy of The Last Airbender.  Hopefully this will not impact his BC&RL results!

So what did you think of this year’s Oscar Awards?  Any surprises?  Who really was best & worst dressed of the night?  Comment quickly before the Jaws theme plays you off!


Time is Running Out!

ticking+clockTime is running out to enter the 3rd Annual C&R Oscar Contest! Entries after Thursday, February 20th, 2013 at 11:59:59PM EST will not be accepted. If you haven’t entered yet … what are you waiting for?!  Simply cast your ballot NOW and you’ll be entered to win this year’s prize: A Movie Watcher’s Prize Pack (valued at approx. $15!).  The prize pack includes a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy of M. Night Shyamalan’s hit film, The Last Airbender and an assortment of theater-inspired popcorn and candies! Tune in to watch the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th, 2013.


3rd Annual C&R Oscar Contest!

85thacademyThe Oscar Awards are right around the corner … and we’re excited! That’s why C&R is bringing you the 3rd Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest. Simply cast your ballot and you’ll be entered to win this year’s prize: A Movie Watcher’s Prize Pack (valued at approx. $15!).  The prize pack includes a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital copy of M. Night Shyamalan’s hit film, The Last Airbender and an assortment of theater-inspired popcorn and candies! Tune in to watch the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th, 2013.

This contest has closed. Any new entries will not be accepted.


COCKY & RUDE OSCAR CONTEST BALLOT

Limit one entry per person and per IP address. If multiple entries are submitted, only your first will be counted. Contest entries must be submitted on or before Thursday, February 20th, 2013 at 11:59:59PM EST. No late entries will be accepted. The winner of this contest is the individual that correctly predicts the most categories. In the case of a tie, a single winner will be chosen at random by Adam. “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” categories do not count towards or against your final score. Contest winners and all rankings will be announced on cockyandrude.com at 12:01AM EST on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. If there are any conflicts, Adam has the final determining say. Prize will be mailed to the winner within one week of announcement.

This contest has closed. Any new entries will not be accepted.

In the comments, tell us your favorite movie, actor, actress or director of the year, whether or not they were nominated. Good luck & thanks for playing!


He’s not the next Jennifer Hudson…

He’s not the next Jennifer Hudson… but he’s still pretty damn cute.  American Idol season 8 winner, Kris Allen made his acting debut recently on Teen Nick’s Gigantic.  Sure he won’t be winning any Academy Awards, but if you turn down the sound and just gaze lustfully into his eyes…

C&R Oscar Picks: Part Two

Yesterday you learned that Mikey & Adam agreed on a lot of their Oscar picks. Will they do the same when we look at their picks for the more popular categories? Let’s find out…

Best Foreign Language Film

Adam: While Biutiful was fantastic, I’m going to choose Dogtooth. The sheer creepiness of Dogtooth still sticks with me.  And I’m a sucker for zombies.

Mikey: I didn’t see any of these movies, but I like Denmark because they are really liberal.  I’m gonna go with their movie In a Better World.

Readers: 50% of the readers voted for Biutiful.

Best Animated Feature

Mikey: Toy Story 3 was better than the previous two movies and was one of the best movies of the year.  It stands no chance of losing this award.

Adam: I still haven’t seen The Illusionist, but Toy Story 3 just felt like it was missing something for me.  I LOVED How To Train Your Dragon, so that’s my pick for the win.

Readers: Toy Story 3 won an overwhelming majority.

Best Original & Adapted Screenplay

Mikey:Aaron Sorkin is my homeboy…so he will walk and talk his way up to the podium and collect his very first Oscar for The Social Network.  And anyone who can write in the Queen’s English and make him stutter and stammer his way into our hearts deserves to win.  And The King’s Speech will.

Adam: I’ve seen all of the movies in these two categories, and while most of them were impressive, I was especially impressed with the writing in 127 Hours, The Social Network, True Grit, and The King’s Speech. Which will win?  My money’s on The Social Network and The King’s Speech.

Readers: The readers agree, with most picking The Social Network and The King’s Speech.

Best Director

Mikey: Years in the making, David Fincher has slowly made his way to the upper echelons of the industry.  His talent and connections will be rewarded with this Oscar for The Social Network, over The King’s Speech‘s Tom Hooper’s objections of course.

Adam: Who should win?  I’d give it to the Black Swan‘s Darren Aronofsky.  But who will win?  I’ll follow the buzz and go with The Social Network’s David Fincher.

Readers: 50% of the readers chose The Social Network‘s David Fincher.

Best Supporting Actor & Actress

Adam: Jackie Weaver was great in Animal Kingdom, but Hailee Steinfeld’s gruff little girl in True Grit will win the prize.  As for the boys, I’d love to see Jeremy Renner (The Town) or Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech) take the prize.  And I don’t even know how John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) made it onto this list.  But I’ll side with the majority of the professional predictors and pick the Christian Bale, who played a creepy thin drug addict in The Fighter.

Mikey: Supporting Actress is the tightest race of the top categories, but Hailee Steinfeld’s nomination for True Grit will be rewarded because she’s really the lead actress. Also her campaign ads aren’t skanky like Melissa Leo’s (The Fighter). I haven’t seen The Fighter, but from what I’ve heard Christian Bale becomes his character to a frightening degree.  Voters like that.  So he will knock out the competition.

Readers: The majority of the readers picked Melissa Leo and Christian Bale, for their supporting turns in The Fighter.

Best Actor & Actress

Mikey: Colin should have won last year and he will get his revenge on Jeff Bridges by doing so this year.  Long live the King.  And if Natalie Portman (Black Swan) doesn’t win this award it would be a crime.  Not that Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) knows anything about that kind of crime…  In the end, I think that Natalie’s stunning  performance during which she is almost entirely on screen will triumph.  Sorry lezzies.

Adam: While I’d LLOOVVEE to see Oscar Host, James Franco win the statue for his amazing performance in 127 Hours, I can’t help but vote for Colin Firth’s performance in The King’s Speech.  But if it wasn’t for the stammer…  For Best Actress, there’s no choice that deserves it more than Natalie Portman (Black Swan).  Her performance was truly remarkable.

Readers: Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) won the majority.

Best Picture

Mikey: The King’s Speech has become the odds on favorite to win and it will live up to its name.  It is the kind of picture that the Academy loves to reward and for good reason.

Adam: Of course The King’s Speech will win.  But I’d like to recognize a few of the other movies, by ranking the ten in my list of deservedness.  10. Toy Story 3, 9. The Kids Are All Right, 8. The Fighter, 7. The Social Network, 6. True Grit, 5. Inception, 4. Black Swan, 3. The King’s Speech, 2. Dogtooth, 1. 127 Hours!  That’s right, 127 Hours was my favorite movie of the year! And the snorey, crap-fest Winter’s Bone didn’t even place.  Blechk!

Readers: Nearly all the contestants chose The King’s Speech for the prize!

C&R Oscar Picks: Part One

The Oscars are upon us and you have bided your breath waiting to find out  what the true experts have to say about the slate of nominees.  And just who are these experts?  Probably the people that work for Entertainment Weekly, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and Access Hollywood.  Who will you have to settle for?  None other than your favorite bloggers: Adam & Mikey.  We’ve also checked out all of your contest entries, so we’ll also toss your opinion into the mix.  Here are the C&R picks for who will win:

The Shorts: Live Action, Animated & Documentary

Mikey: Who should win Best Live Action Short? I have no clue who should win this award because I have seen none of them.  However, I can tell you that The Confession will win.  I base this on the fact that it comes alphabetically first on the list of nominees.

Adam: So far I’m voting for The Confession as well.  It’s the film that’s getting the most buzz, and the one short that I have seen, Wish 143 was sweet but underwhelming.

Readers: C&R ballots awarded a tie to The Confession & The Crush.

Mikey: Who should win Best Animated Short?  The Gruffalo.  Who will win?  The Gruffalo.  Why?  Cuz that name is adorable and it is British.  Ride the Wave!

Adam: I also picked The Gruffalo.

Readers: Our voters chose The Gruffalo with an overwhelming majority!

Mikey: This pick is tough (cuz…I’m pretending I know what the hell I’m saying), but I feel confident that  Killing in the Name will win and in fact should win this award.  Death is attractive to rich old celebs.

Adam: I also picked Killing in the Name because my IMDB list said that the winner would be “Nominees TBD.”  I thought it’d be funny to see TBD take the stage.

Readers: The majority of balloteers also found death sexy….and gave the award to Killing in the Name.

Best Documentary Feature

Adam: I’ve heard that Restrepo is getting a lot of buzz, but I didn’t love it.  I can appreciate that it’s sad and timely (it’s about the war in Afghanistan), but I thoroughly enjoyed Exit Through The Gift Shop.  Plus I’d love to see what happens if Banksy takes the stage.

Mikey: The Banksy connection and the perpetual playing on streaming Netflix aside, my money is on the Inside Job since Academy voters love to shame politicians and capitalists, to which they bare little to no  resemblance.

Readers: Our voters voted for Banksy and chose Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Best Visual Effects

Adam: I’m voting that Inception will snatch up a bunch of the lesser awards because it won’t fare well in the major categories.

Mikey: The only competition that Inception has in this category is Alice in Wonderland, which can’t even hold its own.  Inception is a Visual Effects movie and deserves this award without a doubt.

Readers: C&R voters unanimously awarded this Oscar to Inception too.

Best Sound Mixing & Sound Editing

Mikey: I’m sure there is some nerd out there who can tell me the difference between these two. I don’t really care because in the end they are both going to Inception.

Adam: Agreed: Inception.

Readers: Our Ballots also show that 75% of voters will choose Inception.

Best Original Score & Original Song

Mikey: I hate the original song category. An obvious ploy to get viewers, but no one is going to tune in to see Gwyneth Paltrow sing again…so my money is ‘If I Rise’ from 127 Hours.

Adam: I disagree that’s it’s a ploy to get voters (because I can’t really remember any view draws in recent years), but I agree with ‘If I Rise’ from 127 Hours. But to be honest, I only voted for it because I assumed that it was the song from the trailer.  I was wrong.

Readers: Our panel of balloteering balloters seem to not want to hear Randy Newman or Gwyneth sing…so they went for If I Rise as well.

Mikey: The musical score can be as important as the acting in a movie, which is why this year’s pool of musical scores might be one the most competitive races of the night.   I think that The King’s Speech’s score will find it’s way to the podium by riding a wave of support for the movie, which is a shame because The Social Network’s is the most groundbreaking and memorable of the bunch.

Adam: My money’s on The Social Network. That’s an expression … I didn’t really bet money.

Readers: The survey says… The Social Network.

Best Makeup, Costume Design & Art Direction

Mikey: Makeup is a cute category.  But you can always tell who will win by knowing how much makeup was used in the film.  Obviously the amount of latex used in making The Wolfman will be rewarded.

Readers: Voters chose The Wolfman…but probably because they are hot for Benicio.

Adam: Ewww, Mikey wrote that — and Benicio is gross.  Do people actually find him attractive?  Blechk.  I didn’t see Barney’s Version or The Way-Back, and although I thought it was a crappy movie, I’m voting for The Wolfman.

Mikey: What factors can you rely on to know who will win Costume Design?  Glamour, Period Setting, Extravagance and Women. Alice in Wonderland has this perfect storm and has the award all sewn up. Art Direction is just like Costumes, but less clothes and more walls and shit.  That’s why Alice also wins because it had all that and bag of crazy Johnny Depp.

Adam: Alice in Wonderland was breathtakingly beautiful.  The rest of the nominated movies shined in these categories, but not as brightly as Alice in Wonderland.

Readers: Most of the readers agreed, with a majority picking Alice.

Best Editing & Best Cinematography

Adam: The Social Network flew through its lengthy script with ease.  With the exception of 127 Hours, none of the other nominees stand a chance.  I’m going with The Social Network.

Mikey: For jumping seamless through time, The Social Network should and will walk away with the award this year.  For Best Cinematography, my vote is for True Grit. The Academy has to prove that it gave True Grit a bunch of nominations for a reason.  That’s why they’ll give True Grit the Cinematography award, which they all kinda understand, but don’t really care about.

Adam: They don’t care about it?  I’d care about if I won the award.  I feel like this award could go to The King’s Speech, but I have a feeling it will go to True Grit as well.  That’s my pick.

Readers: The readers were spread pretty evenly in these two categories.  The Social Network leads Editing and True Grit leads Cinematography, but not by very much.


Check back tomorrow for the rest of our Oscar picks!