Well its official – we have a winner of the 2nd Annual Oscar Ballot Contest! Raquel Matta of San Pablo, Calif. had 18 correct predictions out of 24 categories total. “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Inception” took home quite a few awards between them. Surprisingly, “Black Swan” only got one award, Natalie Portman for Best Actress, and “The Fighter,” took only Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. It was not really a “Return of the King” scale sweep, but the big three movies really did take quite a few with “Speech” earning four, including Best Director and Picture, “Network” took three awards, and “Inception” took all four technical awards. That’s nearly half of all the awards just between three films.
After receiving submissions from all across the country, from Chicago, Denver, and even further away, or just right in town, we want to thank all of you who submitted ballots and took part in the 2nd Annual Oscar Ballot Contest.
And once again, congratulations to Raquel Matta of San Pablo on her winning ballot!