And the winner (of our Oscar Pool) is…
Congratulations to Jessica Taylor Erwin, winner of our first-ever Des Moines Film Society Oscar Pool. Jessica correctly picked 18 of the 24 categories from last night’s Academy Awards, and is the winner of a pair of tickets to both the Fleur Cinema and Varsity Theater.
Among the picks that put Jessica’s ballot over the top, she was one of the few to correctly pick Spotlight as the Best Picture winner, and also correctly guessed one of the three shorts categories, which let’s face it, are pretty much a lottery ticket. Some of the surprise winners were also surprises to our voters, very few of whom correctly guessed Mark Rylance to with Best Supporting Actor or Ex Machina to win Best Visual Effects.
Thanks again to everyone who submitted a ballot. We hope you enjoyed the show!