Oscar_Madness - Many of the Awards Circuit readers are in college and are likely very giddy about the start of March Madness! For many of you that don’t follow college basketball or are not from the states, March Madness is the beginning of the NCAA Tournament for Division I Basketball teams as they face off to be named the best in the country. We are adopting this yearly tradition to the Awards Circuit and kicking off our own “March Oscar Madness.”
In the NCAA tournament, 64 teams compete in four brackets, North, South, East, and West, playing each other for nearly three weeks. While we didn’t adopt those names, our brackets reflect the Oscar hosts over the years. The four brackets are: HOPE (to honor Bob Hope), CRYSTAL (to honor Billy Crystal), CARSON (to honor Johnny Carson), and WHOOPI (to honor Whoopi Goldberg, had to stick with her first name as oppose to Goldberg).
With 64 spots and 85 years of Best Picture winners, choosing the best was a daunting task. We have chosen 60 films to automatically enter the tournament. The last four spots will be up to the readership of the Awards Circuit. Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday), a poll will be open with the 25 films that were “on the bubble” and you will vote on which four films will round out the 12 seed of the tournament. The poll will close Saturday and on the Awards Circuit Power Hour on Sunday, I will announce the top four films that will be advancing. Then, beginning Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20 – the first round begins, so make sure to check the site frequently those days to ensure you get a vote in one of the competitive games.
The 25 films that you will be voting on his listed below and the Oscar bracket is there for you all to download as well. Giving a successful run, we’ll be kicking this off every March with different types of competitions like actors, directors, etc..
Oscar_Madness (BRACKET – EXCEL FILE, CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)
25 FILMS TO BEGIN COMPETING FOR THE LAST FOUR SPOTS
A Beautiful Mind
A Man for All Seasons
All the King’s Men
Around the World in 80 Days
Going my Way
How Green was My Valley
Out of Africa
Terms of Endearment
The Great Zeigfeld
The Greatest Show on Earth
The King’s Speech
The Last Emperor
The Life of Emile Zola
You Can’t Take It With You
What four films will you be voting for?