Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Predict the Oscars Contest - Final Results!

The 82nd Academy Awards have come and gone, meaning it is time to announce the winner of our Predict the Oscars fundraising contest!

It was a Hurt Locker kind of night...

The Predict the Oscars contest was a fundraising contest to benefit Relentless Optimism, our team for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.  We asked everyone to guess who they thought would win the Oscars in all 24 categories.  Each entry was accompanied by a $10 to our team.  Half of the money collected is awarded to the person that correctly predicts the winner in the most categories with the other half of the money going towards our fundraising efforts.  Altogether, we had 18 completed entries for this contest and successfully raised $90 for Relentless Optimism!

In general, our entrants did much better at predicting the outcome of the Oscars than they did back in January for the Golden Globes, with 11 of you correctly predicting the winner in more than half the categories.  Our winner, Paul Jarnagin, did an outstanding job, correctly predicting the winner in 18 of the 24 categories.  The only categories that Paul missed were Adapted Screenplay (a tricky one all the way around), Sound Editing, Cinematography, Animated and Live Action Short and Foreign Language Film.  All in all, Paul did a great job and will be taking home the $90 cash prize.  Congratulations Paul!

To view the winners in all 24 categories, please visit the official Oscars website.  If you would like to know the full results, please email me at kscincotta@gmail.com.

Melissa C. and I would like to thank all of our participants in the Predict the Oscars contest for their continued support of our fundraising efforts.  In addition, it is only through word of mouth that a contest like this succeeds, so thank you so much to anyone and everyone that forwarded our emails, linked to our blogs, posted on Facebook or Tweeted on Twitter.  It helps more than you can know and we very much appreciate it!

There are only two more fundraising contests left:  March Madness and it's fashionable cousin Fug Madness.  Both contests are kicking off this coming weekend so be sure to check back soon for all the details about how to enter.  In addition, if you would like to make a direct donation to our team members, links to all of our fundraising pages can be found on the right hand sidebar or via our team page on the 3 Day website.

Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges (L) and Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock (R)
All images were found at AceShowBiz.com

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