Archives: February 2002

Monday, February 11, 2002

I should have known better than to give last week's Oscar predictions too soon.

Things have been moving in the final stretch. What follows are my final Oscar nominee predictions... [more]

08:00 AM PST [Link] [Comment on this]

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Why is it that an amazing majority of professional theatre related sites are so poorly designed?

10:19 AM PST [Link] [6 comments]

Tuesday, February 5, 2002

The domain name legal battle surrounding comes to a close:

Accordingly, Defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction is hereby GRANTED.

One small step...

06:06 AM PST [Link] [Comment on this]

Sunday, February 3, 2002

This is the fourth year I've been keeping records of my Oscar related predictions. My record, over the last three years, for correct Oscar nominees is 69.4% for all categories, for the big eight it's 77.5% and for the big four categories it's 78.3%.

As far as Oscar nomination predictions go, over time the categories I've best predicted are Actor, Actress, Supporting Actress, Costume Design, Sound and Visual Effects. For those categories I've predicted at least 4 of 5 (or at least 2 of 3 in related categories) nominees. My worst categories have been Foreign Film, Cinemetography, Make Up and Sound Editing.

This year, as every year, I'll try to increase my accuracy.

It is, perhaps, interesting to note that this year, of the big eight categories, myself and Entertainment Weekly agree on four of five nominees in each category except Best Actress where we agree on all five.

I'll have the official nominees, how I did compared to them and my initial reaction on the morning of February 12 and then I'll take an initial and then official stab at my Oscar winner predictions between then and March 23. Then we get the winners, my results and reactions and I'll shut up about predictions for a few weeks when I'll begin back up again with the Tony nomination and winner predictions!

Anyway, on with my predictions for, and commentary on, this year's set of Oscar nomination predictions... [more]

09:22 PM PST [Link] [1 Comment]

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