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« on: February 01, 2012, 06:53:05 PM »

Rev and I made a bet for 1 karma over Best Picture for the Oscars. He bet The Artist would win, and I bet The Help would win. If neither wins, it's a push. This seemed like fun to me.

So, who do you like for winner of this category or that category? Here is a thread where you can state your pick, and somebody can wager against you for karma. It could be a wager that your's will simply NOT win, or that another title will win the category, or whatever. I will try to keep track of wagers with periodic updates if I can.

It's all in good fun and should add a little badmovies.org fun to the Oscar season. Or, nobody will be interested and it will fall flat on it's face.

Anyway, here is what we have so far:

Rev. Powell vs. Flick James: 1 karma, even odds, The Artist vs. The Help for Best Picture. Neither wins, it's a push.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 07:06:08 PM »

Oh, yes, and both parties have to agree to the wager. I just thought about that. So if somebody says they like Glenn Close for Best Actress, and somebody replies they wager Viola Davis against Glenn Close for 1 karma, push if neither wins, then the other party has to reply that they accept the wager.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 09:12:35 PM »

yes one of my favorite Western actors Oscar Wager. Loved him in "The Musty Old Speculator"
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 08:41:34 AM »

yes one of my favorite Western actors Oscar Wager. Loved him in "The Musty Old Speculator"

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 01:27:17 PM »

I'm going for "The Help".
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 04:05:53 PM »

I'm going for "The Help".

     I'd have to agree.
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 04:12:12 PM »

Sounds like fun!  I'll go with a 50/50:

"Man or Muppet" for Best Original Song

Any takers?
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 04:18:20 PM »

Sounds like fun!  I'll go with a 50/50:

"Man or Muppet" for Best Original Song

Any takers?

No thanks. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 04:28:07 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 04:29:53 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it.  

Yeah, no offense to Flick, but I think you've got that one in the bag!

And, for the record, I definitely don't feel that Bridesmaids DESERVES the win (it was enjoyable, but you know...), but for some reason I feel like it'll get the "see, we like comedies vote". 
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 05:26:06 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it.  

Yeah, no offense to Flick, but I think you've got that one in the bag!

And, for the record, I definitely don't feel that Bridesmaids DESERVES the win (it was enjoyable, but you know...), but for some reason I feel like it'll get the "see, we like comedies vote". 

I think Rev may have the edge with The Artist, but I think it is a wafer thin edge. If I win, however, I'll be happy to accept any and all admiration along with my karma.
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 05:31:58 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it.  

Yeah, no offense to Flick, but I think you've got that one in the bag!

And, for the record, I definitely don't feel that Bridesmaids DESERVES the win (it was enjoyable, but you know...), but for some reason I feel like it'll get the "see, we like comedies vote". 

I think Rev may have the edge with The Artist, but I think it is a wafer thin edge. If I win, however, I'll be happy to accept any and all admiration along with my karma.

You got it, sir!
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 05:32:59 PM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it.  

Yeah, no offense to Flick, but I think you've got that one in the bag!

And, for the record, I definitely don't feel that Bridesmaids DESERVES the win (it was enjoyable, but you know...), but for some reason I feel like it'll get the "see, we like comedies vote". 

I think Rev may have the edge with The Artist, but I think it is a wafer thin edge. If I win, however, I'll be happy to accept any and all admiration along with my karma.

You got it, sir!

And, just so it's in one place, I have two challenges out there for the grabs.  I say:

"Man or Muppet" for Best Song
"Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 02:02:58 AM »

How bout "Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay? (a little more of a longshot, but I have a gut feeling)

I already feel guilty about fleecing Flick, so I won't take advantage of you, too.   Wink  Someone else can jump on it.  

Yeah, no offense to Flick, but I think you've got that one in the bag!

And, for the record, I definitely don't feel that Bridesmaids DESERVES the win (it was enjoyable, but you know...), but for some reason I feel like it'll get the "see, we like comedies vote".  

I think Rev may have the edge with The Artist, but I think it is a wafer thin edge. If I win, however, I'll be happy to accept any and all admiration along with my karma.

You got it, sir!

And, just so it's in one place, I have two challenges out there for the grabs.  I say:

"Man or Muppet" for Best Song
"Bridesmaids" for Original Screenplay

I ain't touchin' "Man of Muppet." That's a lock. I will, however, wager Midnight in Paris against Bridesmaids. You have a legitimate logic for it, but I think Screenplay will be the only award that Midnight in Paris enjoys. I liked the film, but I don't think it has a chance in any of the other categories it's in. So I think the Academy will throw that bone to Woody.

SO I wager Midnight in Paris against Bridesmaids for 1 karma. If neither wins then it's a push.
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