2008 ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS  
AH VH DH MJ BS JeS JoS MS NS AS KS SV
1- BEST PICTURE - 12 POINTS
A- Atonement X
B- Juno X
C- Michael Clayton
D- No Country for Old Men 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
E- There Will Be Blood X X X
2- BEST ACTOR - 10 POINTS
A- George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)    
B- Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  
C- Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”  
  (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)  
D- Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah” (Warner Independent)  
E- Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises” (Focus Features)  
SUPPORTING ACTOR - 7 POINTS  
3- BEST ACTRESS - 10 POINTS  
  A- Cate Blanchett in “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal) X  
B-  Julie Christie in “Away from Her” (Lionsgate) X X X X X X X X  
C- Marion Cotillard in “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse) 7 7  
D- Laura Linney in “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight)  
E- Ellen Page in “Juno” (Fox Searchlight) X  
  
4- SUPPORTING ACTOR - 7 POINTS
A- Casey Affleck in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Warner Bros.) X    
B- Javier Bardem in “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) 7 7   7 7 7 7 7 7 7  
C- Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Universal) X X  
D- Hal Holbrook in “Into the Wild” (Paramount Vantage and River Road Entertainment)  
E- Tom Wilkinson in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros  
5- SUPPORTING ACTRESS - 7 POINTS
A- Cate Blanchett in “I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company) X X X X X X X  
B- Ruby Dee in “American Gangster” (Universal) X X  
C-  Saoirse Ronan in “Atonement” (Focus Features) X  
D-  Amy Ryan in “Gone Baby Gone” (Miramax) X X  
E-  Tilda Swinton in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
   
6- BEST DIRECTOR - 7 POINTS
A-  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn) Julian Schnabel  
B- “Juno” (Fox Searchlight) Jason Reitman X  
C- “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) Tony Gilroy    
D- “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7  
E- “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) Paul Thomas Anderson X  
 
7- BEST SOUND (SOUND MIXING) - 3 POINTS
A- The Bourne Ultimatum” (Universal) 3
B- “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) X X  
C- “Ratatouille” (Walt Disney) X  
D- “3:10 to Yuma” (Lionsgate) X X  
E- “Transformers” (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro) X X X X  X X  
8- COSTUME DESIGN - 3 POINTS
A- “Across the Universe” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Albert Wolsky    
B- “Atonement” (Focus Features) Jacqueline Durran X X X X X X X X  
C- “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (Universal) Alexandra Byrne 3 3 3  
D-  “La Vie en Rose” (Picturehouse) Marit Allen  
E- “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWorks and Warner Bros., Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount) Colleen Atwood X  
9- BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - 3 POINTS
A- The Golden Compass” (New Line in association with Ingenious Film Partners) 3 3  
B- “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Walt Disney) X X      X  
C- “Transformers” (DreamWorks and Paramount in association with Hasbro) X X X X X X X  
10- CINEMATOGRAPHY - 3 POINTS
A- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (Warner Bros.) Roger Deakins  
B- “Atonement” (Focus Features) Seamus McGarvey X X X X  
C- “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn) Janusz Kaminski    
D- “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) Roger Deakins X X X X X X  
E- “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) Robert Elswit 3 3  
11- ORIGINAL SCORE - 3 POINTS
A-  “Atonement” (Focus Features) Dario Marianelli 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
B- “The Kite Runner” (DreamWorks, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Participant Productions, Distributed by Paramount Classics) Alberto Iglesias  
C- “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) James Newton Howard X  
D- “Ratatouille” (Walt Disney) Michael Giacchino X  
E- “3:10 to Yuma” (Lionsgate) Marco Beltrami  
12- SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED) - 3 POINTS.
A- “Atonement” (Focus Features) X    
B- “Away from Her” (Lionsgate)  
C- “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (Miramax/Pathé Renn) X    
D- “No Country for Old Men” (Miramax and Paramount Vantage) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
E- “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax) X  
13- SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL) - 3 POINTS
A- “Juno” (Fox Searchlight 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
B- Lars and the Real Girl” (MGM)  
C- “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.) X  
D- “Ratatouille” (Walt Disney)    
E- “The Savages” (Fox Searchlight  
14- ANIMATED FILM - 3 POINTS
A- “Persepolis” (Sony Pictures Classics) Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud X  
B- “Ratatouille” (Walt Disney) Brad Bird 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
C- “Surf's Up” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ash Brannon and Chris Buck  
     
AH VH DH MJ BS JeS JoS MS NS AS KS SV
Total Score 29 33 29 32 26 48 48 48 48 51 54 52
Final Place 10 8 11 9 12 5 6 4 6 3 1 2
TIE BREAKER
Academy Awards No Country for Old Men (8 nominations) will win - Won 4
4 3 4 6 6 6 4 6 4 5
2ND TIE BREAKER
Academy Awards  There Will Be Blood (8 nominations) will win - Won 2
3 3 4 7 2 1 2 1 3 2
Deadline:  Submit by February 22, 2008 (Academy Awards on Feb 24)
 
                        KRISTIN STOUB EDGES SCOTT VAN CAMP TO WIN 2008 ACADEMY AWARD PREDICTIONS
     Kristin Stoub edged Scott Van Camp 54 to 52 to win her 2nd Academy Awards Predictions in three years.  Scott led when
Marion Cotillard won best actress award but Kristin won three more 3 point categories finally passing Scott on Original Score.
Only 6 points separated the top seven finishers.  Going into Best Picture, only Virginia Hazlewood had a chance to catch
Kristin but needed a win by There Will Be Blood.  Rounding out the top five were Amy Stockard 3- 51, Melissa Slagle 4- 48 and
Jerry Slagle 5- 48 as noted above on 'Final Place' line.. Kristin and John Slagle have now won the last six contests.  This is
Amy Stockard's 3rd 2nd or 3rd place finish in the last 5 years.
     Melissa Slagle, Amy Stockard, Andrew Hazlewood and Dick Hammerstrom correctly picked the first tie breaker as No
Country for Old Men won 4 Oscars.  Kristin Stoub, Melissa Slagle and Jerry Slagle correctly picked There Will Be Blood for 2
Oscars.  
     Eight favorites won in the 14 categories.  No one picked Tilda Swinson to win Best Actress.  Only Virginia Hazlewood and
Scott VanCamp picked Marion Cotillard to win Best Supporting Actress.  Only Mike Juarez picked Bourne Ultimatum to win
Best Sound Mixing.  Only Virginia Hazlewood and Dick Hammerstrom picked Golden Compass to  win Best Visual Effects. 
Only Amy Stockard and Kristin Stoub picked There Will Be Blood to win Best Cinematography.   The only category to be
picked correctly by all 12 predictors was Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor.
     Twelve was the fewest predictors ever tying  the mark set in 2000, the first year of the Oscar Predictions
     Of the 21 predictors that have predicted at least 3 years the top five based on average placing are:  John Slagle 1- 1.67,
Nelson Slagle 2- 3.75, Jerry Slagle 3- 4.13, Amy Stockard 4- 5.86 and Kristin Stoub 5- 6.38.  See complete results at bottom right.
                     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),
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.
                      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 2007
20 20 20 20 20 20 20- 20- 20-   CUM STATS
08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 Yrs Total Avg Cum
PREDICTORS PL PL PL PL PL PL PL PL PL Pred Places Place PL**
Nikki Barber 12 12 2  
Anne Marie Benson 5 5 2  
VH Virginia Gaeta Hazlewood 8 6 10 21 21 5 66 13.20 17
DH Dick Hammerstrom 11 12 12 15 15 7 2 8 7 59 8.43 9
AH Andrew Hazelwood 10 4 9 5 5 18 17 3 5 8 62 7.75 6
Phil Hensley 10 16 9 9 16 14 4 12 8 80 10.00 14
MJ Mike Juarez 9 13 11 16 16 10 10 7 3 8 73 9.13 11
Randy Lang 14 14 2   ######
Randy Langs 4 daughters 13 1   ######
Al Manzey 23 23 17 18 12 5 93 18.60 20
Luis Melo 8 7 7 15 11 9 1 7 58 8.29 8
Cindy Nichols 13 13 8 3 34 11.33 15
Stephanie Poff 20 20 2   ######
Christina Rich 19 19 2   ######
Jeff Robinette 26 26 8 11 4 71 17.75 19
Bob Scholl 9 18 18 14 15 5 65 13.00 16
BS Bonnie Shaffstall 12 15 24 24 3 48 16.00 18
Gale Slagle 15 22 22 3 59 19.67 21
JeS Jerry Slagle 5 5 6 3 3 4 6 2 9 8 33 4.13 3
JoS John Slagle 6 1 3 1 1 1 4 6 10 1.67 1
NS Nelson Slagle 6 2 5 8 8 2 1 1 5 8 30 3.75 2
Tammy Slagle 11 7 14 14 3 3 13 10 8 64 8.00 7
Jon Stapp 10 10 9 3 29 9.67 12
KS Kristen Stoub 1 8 1 4 4 9 16 6 11 8 51 6.38 5
AS Amy Stockard 3 7 4 2 2 12 5 16 7 41 5.86 4
Janet Ungaro 25 25 2   ######
MS Melissa Ungaro Slagle 4 3 2 17 17 5 12 6 53 8.83 10
SV Scott VanCamp 2 11 11 11 13 10 2 6 58 9.67 13
Andy Corn 6 1   ######
Andrew Coates 19 1   ######
Mary Juarez 14   1   ######
Mickey Hazelwood 15 1   ######
Tina Nguyen 7 1   ######
Jim Slagle 5 1   ######
Wayne Geiser 13 1   ######
**    Need to have predicted 3 places to qualify for cum ranking