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2005-2006 Academy Awards
Grading the Oscar Winner Predictors


The Top 26:





The standings on the left are an attempt at seeing how the Oscar winner predictors did at predicting the actual Oscar winners. This list was created with those predictors with the highest number of correctly predicted winners ranked highest. When a tie occured, an attempt at breaking that tie was made by determining the total percentage correct. When ties still existed, those ties were broken by the predictor's predicted top eight category prediction percentage. Even still, ties remain and we've attempted to list these ties in the same order they are listed in on the complete chart page. As always, we can either stick with the ties or break them with the winner of any future fist fights.

With 21 correctly predicted winners, Scott Feinberg (last year's 10th place winner) takes first place. Coming in second is Robert Schuette with 19. Coming in third, a three way tie, are myself, Thelma Adams and Variety's Academy Tracker (last year's first place winner).

Just six of eighty-five pundits chose Crash for Picture and only four chose A Note of Triumph for Documentary Short. David Carr and Richard Roeper were the only two to succesfully predict 100% of the Big 8 categories.

Please, keep in mind that this is by no means a scientific standing and was determined only from the 85 prediction lists featured here where you will find what is believed to be an accurate reading of the final Oscar winner predictions of these predictors. Though I've tried to remain as accurate as I can, these standings and the snapshot below may very well contain errors and miscalculations. Please send comments, corrections, updates and additions to us via our comment form.

Congratulations to all... see you next year!

1.
Scott Feinberg (and the winner is...)
21
2.
Robert Schuette (Film Frenzy)
19
3.
Mark Bakalor (Oscar Central)
19
3.
Thelma Adams (US Weekly)
19
3.
Variety (Academy Tracker)
19
 
6.
David Carr (New York Times)
18
7.
Adam Lucyk (Oscar Beachhouse)
18
7.
Emmanuel Levy (EmmanuelLevy.com)
18
7.
Kris Tapley (In Contention)
18
7.
Oscar Watch
18
 
7.
Steve Pond (Oscar Beat)
18
7.
Wesley Lovell (The Oscar Guy)
18
13.
Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune)
18
14.
Richard Roeper (Chicago Sun)
17
15.
David Ansen (Newsweek)
17
  
16.
Daniel Kenealy (Oscar Watch)
17
16.
Nat Rogers (Film Experience)
17
16.
Odie (Cinemaniac)
17
16.
Russ (And the Oscar Goes To...)
17
16.
Shane McNeil (Oscar Talk)
17
 
16.
Spencer Shannon (Oscar Talk)
17
22.
Eugene Hernandez (indieWIRE)
17
22.
Gene Seymour (Newsday)
17
22.
Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood...)
17
22.
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
17
  
22.
Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby)
17

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