2016 BOPMadness (Bufo’s Oscar Prediction Madness)

2016 BOPMadness (Bufo’s Oscar Prediction Madness)

For more than twenty years, I’ve been doing an Oscar prediction contest.

Important note: there is no fee to play the  game, and we only play for that most valuable of human possessions…bragging rights. 

We do ours a bit differently than most. You rank every nominee, and then you get the number of points you assigned to the winner.

For example, there are five nominees for Actor in a Leading Role. You would assign the one you thought the Academy was most likely to pick (not necessarily the one you thought most deserved it) with a 5. Your second most likely would be a 4, and so on.

As we did last year, we are using SurveyMonkey, rather than Excel.

That means you can play anonymously, if you prefer…we also think many people may find it easier.

There are three surveys (we are currently limited to no more than ten questions per survey):

Big Six and Screenwriting:


Design and Appearance:


Whole Movies and Music


If you would like to be recognized as a winner of the Big Six (the acting awards, Best Picture, and Best Director), the Incredibly Difficult Maven Section (everything else), and/or Overall, you’ll have the opportunity at the site to enter your name (that will not be public). If you’d like to receive future communications about BOPMadness, you can also enter your e-mail address there (again, that will not be public).

If you have any questions, you can comment on this post. If you’d like your comment to remain private, please let me know in the comment.

We will post the group predictions here before the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 28th.

The more people who play, the more accurate we tend to be…feel free to share this with anyone you think would like to participate.

See you in the movies!

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5 Responses to “2016 BOPMadness (Bufo’s Oscar Prediction Madness)”

  1. Dion Blackler Says:

    Thanks for this! I have always enjoyed your Oscar prediction contest. Unfortunately I ranked my first category (the big ones) incorrectly, giving 1’s to the films I expect to win instead of 5’s. Survey monkey won’t let me re-do the survey, hopefully this comment is enough to have my picks in that category reversed! Thanks

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Dion!

      I’ll figure something out…I can’t actually edit it either, I believe, but I can manually do the math if need be.

      To be clear, I’ll treat all of your answers for the Big Six plus screenwriting survey from you by swapping the 1s and 5s, and the 2s and 4s.

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  3. M. Adoor Says:

    Wow, I almost missed it this year. Thanks for putting a reminder in yesterday’s post. Enjoy the ranking aspect of your contest and always enjoy your blog as it makes me believe that I’m somewhat up-to-date in today’s technical world. You do a great job. And please continue ILMK for as long as you can.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, M.!

      Great, I’m glad you made it! 🙂

      Thanks for the kind words! Knock virtual wood, I hope to keep writing I Love My Kindle for some time…

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