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Oscar 2017 Pool– with Prizes!

The Oscars are just around the corner and the Reel World Theology team would love to have a picks pool with it’s awesome fans and listeners!

To make things interesting, RWT has just acquired a few copies of Academy Award nominated films FENCES and SILENCE on DVD. The winner of the RWT Oscar Pool will get a copy of each, while second and third place finishers will be able to choose one of the two titles. Both of these films were highly beloved among the RWT staff for their superb acting and directing. Not to mention, both have incredibly weighty themes that beg to be discussed among friends. So, our hope is that our Oscar Pool Winners will be able to enjoy these films with friends and have incredible discussions.

How to Play:

Join our Facebook Discussion Group by GOING HERE, and then Copy and Paste the Template below on our Facebook Discussion Group Page Post (HERE). In your Post, please remove all names except for the person or film you are selecting as your guess for winner. We will tally up all the entries and announce the winners on the Facebook Discussion Group Page (along with a private message) during the week following the Oscar broadcast. Deadline to have your submission counted is to have it posted by 3pm EST on Sunday, Feb. 26th!

*This contest is open to all fans, listeners, contributors, passer-byers, and family members. We only exclude the RWT Staff (Gene, Josh, Blaine, and Fizz).*

What You Win:

First Prize: A copy of SILENCE and FENCES on DVD
Second & Third Prize: A copy of SILENCE OR FENCES on DVD (Your Choice)

Oscar Pool Template:

Best Picture (2pts):
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director (2pts):
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor (2pts):
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress (2pts):
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Prtman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress (1pt):
Viola Davis, Fences
Naome Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Olivia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actor (1pt):
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography (1pt):
Arrival
La La Land
Moonlight
Lion
Silence

Best Animated Feature (1pt):
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Documentary Feature (1pt):
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America
13th

Best Foreign Language Film (1pt):
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score (1pt):
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Original Song (1pt):
“Audition,” from La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” from Trolls
“City of Stars,” from La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” from Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana

Best Original Screenplay (1pt):
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay (1pt):
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

We hope everyone enjoys making your best Oscar guesses and, we really can’t recommend FENCES and SILENCE highly enough. If you find yourself out of the running Monday morning, you can always grab a copy of FENCES on Digital HD February 24th or of Blu-ray/DVD March 14th and a copy of SILENCE on Digital HD March 14th or Blu-ray/DVD March 28th.

Want to hear our discussion on the 2016 Film Year and our thoughts on the Oscars, then check it out Episode #126 HERE

Written by Mikey Fissel

Mikey Fissel (@fizzification) is the Creator/Producer/Managing Editor of Reel World Theology. He lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife, Laura, and their son, Jon Luke. He finds much joy from recounting his catch-phrase, “Story is Powerful and Entertainment is Not Mindless…”