Are you having an Academy Award party? It doesn’t take much; a TV, (cocktails), some colored pens and pencils… You can turn The Wow Report‘s FREE Color-By-Number Oscar Ballot (created by me, Trey Speegle) into a party for 2 or 20. Click on the image to enlarge for a hi-res version to print out. (It’s designed for oversized 11 x 17″ paper, but it’ll reduce to an 8.5 x 11″ standard sheet. Go here for a hi-res image you can drag to your desktop.) It doesn’t include every single nominated category, but do you really want to try to guess “Best Sound Effects Editing?” If so, the full list of nominees is here. You know the odds-on faves for the major categories, right? Barring a MAJOR upset, here’s a little cheat-sheet with my predictions for the top row:
Best Actor, Michael Keaton. Best Actress, Julianne Moore. Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons. Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette. Best Director, between Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater, but I’d give it to Linklater (Anderson will likely get Best Original Screenplay). Best Picture, Boyhood , but I wish it would Birman, as it's my personal fave.
If you take pics of your coloring party and completed ballots, tag them #coloroscar @wowreport, and you may see them here and on The Wow Report next week. Just to make it more fun, you could make it a drinking game too! Take a sip every time you hear Boyhood, Birdman or Budapest. Cheers!