Outguess ET 2021 – Oscar Prediction Contest

The 8th edition of my annual Oscar prediction contest is back!

I will share my predictions on the weekend of 24-25 Apr. The Oscars will happen on Mon 26 Apr, 8.00am (SGT).

Instructions:

  1. The contest is open to participants residing in Singapore only.
  2. Copy and paste the below categories into an email.
  3. Indicate clearly for each category whom you think will win the Oscar (‘WW‘) and one dark horse (‘DH‘).
  4. Email to eternalitytan@gmail.com with the subject header ‘Outguess ET 2021’ latest by 23 Apr, 11.59pm (SGT).

How to win:

  • Predicting correctly ‘Will Win’ earns you 3 points per category
  • Predicting correctly ‘Dark Horse’ earns you 1 point per category
  • Score more points than me – a tie doesn’t count
  • If there is more than one winner, the participant who submitted his or her predictions earlier (based on email timestamp) will win.

If you win, choose one of the following prizes:

  • Prize A: The Projector vouchers x2 (worth SGD24)
  • Prize B: Singapore Film Society 1-year Friend Membership (worth SGD29)

Here are the 23 categories in contention:

  1. Best Picture
  2. Best International Feature
  3. Best Animated Feature
  4. Best Documentary Feature
  5. Best Director
  6. Best Leading Actor
  7. Best Leading Actress
  8. Best Supporting Actor
  9. Best Supporting Actress
  10. Best Original Screenplay
  11. Best Adapted Screenplay
  12. Best Cinematography
  13. Best Film Editing
  14. Best Production Design
  15. Best Costume Design
  16. Best Hair & Makeup
  17. Best Original Score
  18. Best Original Song
  19. Best Sound
  20. Best Visual Effects
  21. Best Live Action Short
  22. Best Animated Short
  23. Best Documentary Short

Have fun and good luck!

Zombie Manifestations in the Digital Age

(First written in 2012, updated in 2015, never before published)

Introduction
Although the horror genre was littered with countless B-movies with incredulous titles in the early days such as The Giant Claw (1957), The Alligator People (1959), and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), it had slowly gained some sort of industry and critical acceptance over the decades with films such as Rosemary’s Baby (1968), The Exorcist (1973), Halloween (1978), and The Shining (1980), among many others, now considered canonical works of the genre.

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Outguess ET 2020 – Oscar Prediction Contest

The 7th edition of my annual Oscar prediction contest is back!

I will share my predictions on the weekend of 8-9 Feb. The Oscars ceremony will happen on the morning of 10 Feb (SGT).

Instructions:

  1. The contest is open to people residing in Singapore only.
  2. Copy and paste the below categories onto a Word document.
  3. Indicate clearly for each category whom you think will win the Oscar (‘WW‘) and one dark horse (‘DH‘).
  4. Submit the Word document to eternalitytan@gmail.com with the subject header ‘Outguess ET 2020’ latest by 7 Feb, 11:59pm (SGT).

How to win:

  • Predicting correctly ‘Will Win’ earns you 3 points per category
  • Predicting correctly ‘Dark Horse’ earns you 1 point per category
  • Score more points than me – a tie doesn’t count
  • If there is more than one winner, the participant who submitted his or her predictions earlier (based on email time-code) will win.

If you win, choose one of the following prizes:

  • Prize A (worth USD20) – 1x Amazon Gift Card
  • Prize B (worth SGD30) – 1x Criterion Collection Blu-ray
  • Prize C (worth SGD25-35) – up to 5x DVDs from my Carousell page

Here are the categories in contention:
Best Picture
Best International Feature
Best Animated Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Director
Best Leading Actor
Best Leading Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Hair & Makeup
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Live Action Short
Best Animated Short
Best Documentary Short

Have fun and good luck!