Oscar Contest Record Book

Animated Views held our first Oscar Contest on February 6th, 2005 — just over a year after the site’s launch in late 2003. The 2021 event marks our 17th anniversary. In that time we’ve given away over $1,100 in cash and prizes! Below are our past winners and some of the game’s record holders.

Please note: While there are 23 total categories (24 prior to 2021), two of them (Live Action Short and Documentary Short) are only used in the tie-breaking formula for our prize. So for the purposes of our contest, 21 is considered a perfect score (22 prior to 2021).

PAST WINNERS

2005
DarrenBest 81.8% (18 out of 22 correct)
83 entries / results

2006
dgaspar, Mercury52 81.8% (18 out of 22 correct)
70 entries / results

2007
Jim Figley 63.6% (14 out of 22 correct)
37 entries / results

2008
MrDy83 72.7% (16 out of 22 correct)
77 entries / results

2009
MileHighCinephile, Bobbleheadbuddha 90.9% (20 out of 22 correct)
65 entries / results

2010
Jafar 86.4% (19 out of 22 correct)   Jafar was a AV staff member at the time and was not eligible to win the prize
reeg2223 81.8% (18 out of 22 correct)
61 entries / results

2011
rmh 90.9% (20 out of 22 correct)
101 entries / results

2012
Bobbleheadbuddha, Soraly 81.8% (18 out of 22 correct)
84 entries / results

2013
leonorab 90.9% (20 out of 22 correct)
77 entries / results

2014
rgross3, brobr6, djp2000, GeorgeMonkey, instlouis, Jafar, leonorab, ripkenkid843, WalkingDisaster, Joe Kenobi 95.5% (21 out of 22 correct)
70 entries / results

2015
dgaspar, Unbreakable Samurai 86.4% (19 out of 22 correct)
81 entries / results

2016
Msonsky 81.8% (18 out of 22 correct)
69 entries / results

2017
dmccd777 77.3% (17 out of 22 correct)
82 entries / results

2018
woodsbaker, jwvaughn007 95.5% (21 out of 22 correct)
67 entries / results

2019
D82 86.4% (19 out of 22 correct)
53 entries / results

2020
brobr6 90.9% (20 out of 22 correct)
73 entries / results

2021
brobr6, estefan, MileHighCinephile 81.0% (17 out of 21 correct)
41 entries / results

RECORDS

Most wins: 3
brobr6 (2014, 2020, 2021)

Other multi-year winners
Bobbleheadbuddha (2009, 2012)
Jafar (2010, 2014)
leonorab (2013, 2014)
dgaspar (2006, 2015)
MileHighCinephile (2009, 2021)

Most consecutive wins: 2
leonorab (2013, 2014)
brobr6 (2020, 2021)

Most correct picks: 95.5% – 21 out of 22
tie between ten people in 2014 and two people in 2018

Easiest year to predict: 2014
ten winners correctly predicted 95.5% – 21 out of 22 categories

Toughest year to predict: 2007
one winner correctly predicted 63.6% – 14 out of 22 categories

STAFF RESULTS

2005 (22 categories)
12. Josh (12), 49. James (8), 74. Ben (6)
2006 (22 categories)
4. Josh (16), 22. James (12), 32. Ben (10), 45. Brandon (9)
2007 (22 categories)
2. Josh (13), 6. Ben (12), 18. Meg (10), 27. James (8)
2008 (22 categories)
10. Josh (13), 21. Daniel (12), 21. Jafar (12), 46. Meg (9), 53. Ben (8), 69. James (5)
2009 (22 categories)
3. Jafar (19), 7. Josh (18), 35. Ben (14), 44. James (11), 48. Daniel (10)
2010 (22 categories)
1. Jafar (19), 3. Meg (17), 25. Rodney (14), 32. Daniel (13), 32. Dacey (13), 32. Zach (13), 43. James (11), 54. Ben (8)
2011 (22 categories)
6. Josh (18), 23. Jafar (16), 59. Dacey (13), 80. James (10), 80. Randall (10), 92. Ben (8)
2012 (22 categories)
32. Jafar (15), 32. Jeremy (15), 43. Ben (14), 52. Dacey (13), 59. Randall (11), 66. James (9)
2013 (22 categories)
7. Josh (17), 18. Jafar (16), 35. Ben (15), 51. James (12), 59. Dacey (11), 70. Randall (7)
2014 (22 categories)
1. Jafar (21), 52. Ben (16), 52. James (16), 59. Dacey (15), 60. Daniel (14), 66. Randall (9)
2015 (22 categories)
43. James (14), 59. Ben (12), 68. Dacey (8), 75. Randall (5)
2016 (22 categories)
2. Dacey (17), 43. James (14), 53. Ben (13), 58. Randall (10)
2017 (22 categories)
13. Dan (15), 59. James (12), 54. Dacey (11), 54. Ben (11), 75. Randall (7)
2018 (22 categories)
12. Ben (19), 60. James (11), 61. Dacey (10), 65. Randall (5)
2019 (22 categories)
7. Ben (15), 42. Dacey (11), 44. Randall (9), 44. James (9)
2020 (22 categories)
2. Ben (19), 54. James (13), 27. Randall (12), 61. Dacey (10)
2021 (21 categories)
4. Ben (16), 28. James (10), 29. Dacey (9), 35. Randall (6)