More than 1200 people participated in this year’s contest and no one could correctly guess all 24 winners. In fact, the winner only succeeded in guessing 21 of the 24! Eighty-seven percent right is only a B+ but that’s understandable. Some of the Academy’s choices were, shall we say, surprising.
Unlike last year, when multiple people tied for the top spot, this year we have a clear winner, Stefan K of Los Angeles. Best Picture, Editor and Costume Design, were some of the difficult categories for our contestants this year. There was a three-way tie for 2nd and 3rd place, so the tiebreaker — the closest guess to the broadcast running time, which turned out to be 199 minutes — came into play. First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150, second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100, and third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50.
21 correct: 1st Place) Stefan K. of L.A.
20 correct: (195 mins) 2nd Place) William H. of L.A.
20 correct (220 mins) 3rd Place) Timothy M. of Burbank.
Other fun facts:
*The average correct categories guessed was 11. A full 10 below the 1st place winner.