thoughts//IF HIGH SCHOOLERS RAN THE OSCARS



I have the pleasure (most of the time...) of spending my work days with an interesting group of high schoolers. Over the past few years since I began teaching one of our annual traditions is the Oscar pool. Each student fills out a ballot of who they think will win and the person with the most correct picks gets a prize. This year's winner will get a Disney souvenir from the upcoming senior class trip to Orlando. It's always interesting to see how the votes play out. This year the picks were all over the place, but Gravity and 12 Years a Slave seemed to be the two big frontrunners in almost every category the two showed up in.

Here's how the Oscars would look if teenagers ran the show. (Spoiler alert: Jackass can add an Oscar to its mantle.)

Best Picture: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Original Score: Gravity
Best Original Song: "Let It Go", Frozen
Best Animated Film: Frozen
Best Documentary: Dirty Wars
Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Film Editing: Gravity
Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Best Sound Editing: Lone Survivor
Best Sound Mixing: Lone Survivor
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Documentary Short: Facing Fear
Best Short Film, Animated: Get a Horse!
Best Short Film, Live-Action: Helium

It's always interesting to see how close they become to the actual awards. The Oscar ceremony airs live on ABC Sunday, March 2. 

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