2007 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS
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1- BEST PICTURE - 12 POINTS 1-   BEST PICTURE - 12 POINTS
A- Babel A- Babel
B- Little Miss Sunshine 0   B- Little Miss Sunshine
C- The Departed 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 C- The Departed
D- The Queen 0 0 0 D- The Queen
E- Letters from Iwo Jima 0 E- Letters from Iwo Jima
2- BEST ACTOR - 10 POINTS 2-   BEST ACTOR - 10 POINTS
A- Ryan Gosling for "Half Nelson" A- Ryan Gosling for "Half Nelson"
B- Forrest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland" 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10   10 10 B- Forrest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland"
C- Will Smith for "The Pursut of Happyness" 0   C- Will Smith for "The Pursut of Happyness"
D- Leonardo DiCaprio for "Blood Diamond"     D- Leonardo DiCaprio for "Blood Diamond"
E- Peter O'Toole   0 0 E- Peter O'Toole
3- BEST ACTRESS - 10 POINTS 3-   BEST ACTRESS - 10 POINTS
A- Helen Mirren for "The Queen" 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 A- Helen Mirren for "The Queen"
B-  Kate Winslet for "Little Children" B-  Kate Winslet for "Little Children"
C- Penelope Cruz for "Volver"     C- Penelope Cruz for "Volver"
D- Judi Dench for "Notes of a Scandal" 0 D- Judi Dench for "Notes of a Scandal"
E- Meryl Streep for "Devil Wears Prada" E- Meryl Streep for "Devil Wears Prada"
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4- SUPPORTING ACTOR - 7 POINTS 4-   SUPPORTING ACTOR - 7 POINTS
A- Alan Arkin for "Little Miss Sunshine" A- Alan Arkin for "Little Miss Sunshine"
B-  Jackie Earle Haley for "Little Children" B-  Jackie Earle Haley for "Little Children"
C- Eddie Murphy for "Dreamgirls" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C- Eddie Murphy for "Dreamgirls"
D- Mark Walberg for "The Departed" 0 0 D- Mark Walberg for "The Departed"
E- Dijmon Hinsou, "Blood Diamond 0 0 E- Dijmon Hinsou, "Blood Diamond
5- SUPPORTING ACTRESS - 7 POINTS 5-   SUPPORTING ACTRESS - 7 POINTS
A- Cate Blanchett for "Notes on a Scandel" 0 A- Cate Blanchett for "Notes on a Scandel"
B- Jennifer Hudson for "Dreamgirls" 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 B- Jennifer Hudson for "Dreamgirls"
C-  Adriana Barraza for "Babel"   C-  Adriana Barraza for "Babel"
D-  Rinko Kikuchi for "Babel" D-  Rinko Kikuchi for "Babel"
E-  Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine 0 E-  Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine
6- BEST DIRECTOR - 7 POINTS 6-   BEST DIRECTOR - 7 POINTS
A-  BABEL - Alejandro Gonzalex Inarritu A-  BABEL - Alejandro Gonzalex Inarritu
B- THE DEPARTED - Martin Scorsese 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 B- THE DEPARTED - Martin Scorsese
C- LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA - Clint Eastwood   0 C- LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA - Clint Eastwood
D- THE QUEEN - Stephen Frears 0 D- THE QUEEN - Stephen Frears
E- UNITED 93 - Paul Greengrass E- UNITED 93 - Paul Greengrass
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7- BEST SOUND (SOUND MIXING) - 3 POINTS 7-   BEST SOUND (SOUND MIXING) - 3 POINTS
A- APOCALYPTO A- APOCALYPTO
B- BLOOD DIAMOND B- BLOOD DIAMOND
C- DREAMGIRLS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 C- DREAMGIRLS
D- FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS 0 D- FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
E- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST E- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
8- COSTUME DESIGN - 3 POINTS 8-   COSTUME DESIGN - 3 POINTS
A- CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER 0 A- CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER
B- THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA 0 0 B- THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
C- DREAMGIRLS 0 0 0 0 0 C- DREAMGIRLS
D-  MARIE ANTOINETTE   3 3 3 3 D-  MARIE ANTOINETTE
E- THE QUEEN 0 0   0 E- THE QUEEN
9- BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - 3 POINTS JU SV 9-   BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - 3 POINTS
A- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 A- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
B- POSEIDON 0 B- POSEIDON
C- SUPERMAN RETURNS 0 0 C- SUPERMAN RETURNS
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10- CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3 POINTS 10-   CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3 POINTS
A- The Black Dahlia 0   A- The Black Dahlia
B- Children of Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B- Children of Men
C- The Illusionist 0 C- The Illusionist
D- Pan's Labyrinth 3 3 D- Pan's Labyrinth
E- The Prestige 0 E- The Prestige
 
11- ORIGINAL SCORE - 3 POINTS 11-   ORIGINAL SCORE - 3 POINTS
A-  Babel 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 A-  Babel
B- The Good German B- The Good German
C- Notes on a Scandal 0     0 C- Notes on a Scandal
D- Pan's Labyrinth 0 0 D- Pan's Labyrinth
E- Queen, The 0 0 0 E- Queen, The
12- SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED) - 3 POINTS. 12-   SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED) - 3 POINTS.
A- Borat 0 JU SV A- Borat
B- Children of Men B- Children of Men
C- The Departed 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 C- The Departed
D- Little Children 0 0 D- Little Children
E- Notes on a Scandal 0 E- Notes on a Scandal
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13- SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL) - 3 POINTS 13-   SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL) - 3 POINTS
A- Babel   A- Babel
B- Letters from Iwo Jima 0 0 0 B- Letters from Iwo Jima
C- Little Miss Sunshine 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 C- Little Miss Sunshine
D- Pan's Labyrinth D- Pan's Labyrinth
E- The Queen 0 0 E- The Queen
14- ANIMATED FILM - 3 POINTS 14-   ANIMATED FILM - 3 POINTS
A- CARS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A- CARS
B- HAPPY FEET 3 3 B- HAPPY FEET
C- MONSTER HOUSE C- MONSTER HOUSE
 
Total Score 37 61 58 48 36 35 55 16 61 64 61 64 42 55 58 JU SV
Final Place 12 4 6 10 13 14 9 15 5 1 3 2 11 8 7    
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1ST TIE BREAKER FINAL JU SV   1ST TIE BREAKER
Academy Awards Dreamgirls (8 nominations) will win 2 3 4 3 6 3 2 5 3 5 4 2 4 4 4 5   Academy Awards Dreamgirls (8 nominations) will win
   
2ND TIE BREAKER   2ND TIE BREAKER
Academy Awards Babel (7 nominations) will win 1 3 2 1 5 3 2 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 2   Academy Awards Babel (7 nominations) will win
                     JOHN SLAGLE WINS 2007 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTION ON 2ND TIE BREAKER, HIS 4TH WIN IN 5 YEARS
     John Slagle and Nelson Slagle had the same predicts through the first tie breaker, thus the contest came down to whether Babel would win one or
two oscars.  Going into Best Picture, John, Nelson and Tammy Slagle had a chance to win.  Tammy wins if The Queen is Best Picture, Nelson
wins if Babel is Best Picture and John wins if any of the other three films won.  This was the 2nd straight contest to be settled by the 2nd tie
breaker and the fourth time in five years that a tiebreaker determined the winner and also the 4th time in the last 5 years that John has won.  I
have been running basketball and football predicts for 40 years and probably another 70 or 80 prediction contests and no one has ever won 4
contests in 5 years.  
     This is the 7th straight contest won by a Slagle and the top 3 finishers were Slagles.  Top five were:  John 64, Nelson 64, Melissa Slagle 61,
Andrew Hazlewood 61 and Jerry Slagle 61.  The top 9 finishers all had the same predictions for the six major (1st 6 categories listed) categories. 
All 15 predictors missed Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine).  Only Randy Lang and Tammy Slagle picked Happy Feet to win
the Animated Feature.   Only Virgina and Andrew Hazlewood correctly picked the Cinamatography winner.  Key category was Costume Design
which John and Nelson were the only contendors to get correct  (Marie Antionette).
      The winning score of 64 was the lowest score to win since 2003 when we had fewer categories.   John picked 5 of 6 major categories and 6 of 8
minor categories correct.  Melissa and Randy were the only predictors to correctly guess 2 on number of Oscars Dreamgirls would win. Six
correctly picked one Oscar for Babel.
      The top five predictors that have predicted at least 6 of the 8 years are:  (Avg place in parenthesis)  1- John Slagle (1.83), 2- Nelson Slagle (4.00), C183
3- Jerry Slagle (4.75), 4- Amy Stockard (6.86) and 5- Luis Melo (7.25).
     KRISTEN STOUB DEFEATED MELISSA SLAGLE ON THE 2ND TIE BREAKER TO WIN 2006 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS
     Kristin Stoub and Melissa Slagle had identical predictions including the first tie breaker.  Their only difference was on the 2nd tiebreaker.  Kristin was
perfect on the 2nd tie breaker thus won the 2006 Academy Award predicts.  Kristen broke John Slagle's three year streak of winning the Academy
Award Predicts.  This is the 6th straight year a Slagle family  member won the predicts.  John still added to his record getting the first 5 categories
announced to run his fantastic streak to 29 straight categories predicted correctly over 3 years.   Breaking the streak was sound mixing which Kristin
correctly picked King Kong while John picked Walk the Line.  That was their only difference on the 14 Oscar categories.  Six of the top 7 predictors
were Slagles.  This the 3rd straight year that a tie breaker was needed to determine the winner.  
     Broadback Mountain won 3 Oscars tieng for the most.  This is the first time in 60 years that the leader only had 3 Oscars. Andrew Hazelwood was 
the only predictor to correctly predict 3 Oscars for Broadback Mountain.  Kristen, Nelson and Jerry Slagle correctly picked 1 Oscar for Walk the Line.  
     Congrats to Kristin for winning and John for winning 3 straight Academy Award predictions and picking 29 straight categories correctly over three years.  
     The leading predictors that have predicted at least 3 years are: John Slagle (averages 2nd place),  Nelson Slagle averaging 4.3 place, Jerry Slagle 
averaging 4.7 place, Amy Stockard averaging 6.8 place and Luis Melo averaging 8.3 places.
          JOHN SLAGLE GOES 14 FOR 14 TO WIN THE ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR
      John Slagle predicted all 14 categories to finish with 77 points and beat Melissa Slagle by 12 points.  Amazingly, after picking the first 13
categories correctly, he still needed to get best picture correct to win the predicts.  Amy Stockard would have won if Aviator won best picture.  
The top 5 predictors were:  John Slagle 77, Melissa Slagle 65, Nikki Barber 61, Scott Van Camp 60 and Virginia Gaeta & Cindy Van Camp 58.
John Slagle has won three years in a row.  Last year John picked 12 of 14 catergoies correctly.  John has now picked 23    traight categories correctly. straight catergories correctly.
                      JOHN SLAGLE REPEATS AS ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTION WINNER ON TIEBREAKER IN 2004
John Slagle, Amy Stockard and Jerry Slagle all tied with 71 points in the Academy Awards Predictions.  John won the tie breaker with 9
predicted Academy Award Oscars for Lord of the Ring (it won 11 of 11 nominations!).  All three predictors set an all time scoring record
(that may never be broken) and predicted 12 of 14 categories correctly. John also was closest on the tie breaker as both he and Nikki
Barber guessed 9, and closest on the 2nd tie breaker as he correctly guessed 0 for Seabiscuit Oscars tying with Luis Melo.  Thus John
made a complete sweep of the 2004 predicts.   Nelson predicted a record 13 of 14 categories correctly, but missed one of the major
categories (Best Actor) and finished 8th (might be a protest filed regarding the scoring for each category!!).  John, Amy and Jerry predicted
all six major categories correctly, but missed two minor categories.
      We have predicted 14 categories for the last 3 years and the record number of points was by Nelson in 2002 with 51 and the record
categories correctly predicted was 9 each of the last two years by Nelson and John.  Both scoring records were obliterated in 2004.  
      John is the leading predictor who has predicted at least 3 years, finishing 4th, 1st and 1st.  Of the 5 year predictors, Nelson leads 
totaling 17 places,  followed by Jerry Slagle totaling 24 places and Luis Melo totatling 43 places.  
      Trophy presentation and Academy Award pictures will be available in a few days.  
                                     JOHN SLAGLE WINS 2003 OSCAR PREDICTS ON TIE BREAKER  
      John Slagle and Nelson Slagle both finished with 46 points but John won the tie breaker by guessing 6 
Oscars for Chicago.  Tammy Slagle finished 3rd for the 2nd straight year.  John and Nelson were tied
for the lead all night long until Pianist won for Best Director to move Tammy into the lead.  John and Nelson
won on Best Picture, Chicago as Tammy had Pianist. John and Nelson had the same picks on 12 of 14
categories.
                                                               RESULTS FOR 2000 THROUGH 2006
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07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 TOT 2006
PREDICTORS PL PL PL PL PL PL PL PL PL AVG PL
NB Nikki Barber 12 12 24 NB Nikki Barber
AB Anne Marie Benson 5 5 10 AB Anne Marie Benson
VG Virginia Gaeta Hazlewood 6 10 21 21 58 VG Virginia Gaeta Hazlewood
DH Dick Hammerstrom 12 12 15 15 7 2 8 71 10.14 DH Dick Hammerstrom
AH Andrew Hazelwood 4 9 5 5 18 17 3 5 66 8.25 AH Andrew Hazelwood
PH Phil Hensley 10 16 9 9 16 14 4 12 90 11.25 PH Phil Hensley
MJ Mike Juarez 13 11 16 16 10 10 7 3 86 10.75 MJ Mike Juarez
RL Randy Lang 14 14 28 RL Randy Lang
LD Randy Langs 4 daughters 13 13 LD Randy Langs 4 daughters
AM Al Manzey 23 23 17 18 12 93 AM Al Manzey
LM  Luis Melo 8 7 7 15 11 9 1 58 7.25 LM  Luis Melo
CN Cindy Nichols 13 13 8 34 CN Cindy Nichols
SP Stephanie Poff 20 20 40 SP Stephanie Poff
CR Christina Rich 19 19 38 CR Christina Rich
JR Jeff Robinette 26 26 8 11 71 JR Jeff Robinette
BSc Bob Scholl 9 18 18 14 15 74 BSc Bob Scholl
BS  Bonnie Shaffstall 15 24 24 63 BS  Bonnie Shaffstall
GS Gale Slagle 15 22 22 59 GS Gale Slagle
JeS Jerry Slagle 5 6 3 3 4 6 2 9 38 4.75 JeS Jerry Slagle
JoS John Slagle 1 3 1 1 1 4 11 1.83 JoS John Slagle
NS Nelson Slagle 2 5 8 8 2 1 1 5 32 4.00 NS Nelson Slagle
TS Tammy Slagle 11 7 14 14 3 3 13 10 75 9.38 TS Tammy Slagle
JSt Jon Stapp 10 10 9 29 JSt Jon Stapp
KS Kristen Stoub 8 1 4 4 9 16 6 11 59 7.38 KS Kristen Stoub
AS Amy Stockard 7 4 2 2 12 5 16 48 6.86 AS Amy Stockard
JU Janet Ungaro 25 25 50 JU Janet Ungaro
MU Melissa Ungaro Slagle 3 2 17 17 5 12 56 9.33 MU Melissa Ungaro Slagle
SV Scott VanCamp 11 11 11 13 10 2 58 9.67 SV Scott VanCamp
AC Andy Corn 6 6 AC Andy Corn
AC2 Andrew Coates 19 19 AC2 Andrew Coates
MaJ Mary Juarez 14 3 14 MaJ Mary Juarez
MH Mickey Hazelwood 15 15 MH Mickey Hazelwood
TN Tina Nguyen 7 7 TN Tina Nguyen
JiS Jim Slagle 5 5 JiS Jim Slagle
WG Wayne Geiser 13 13 WG Wayne Geiser