Welcome to the inaugural Popjustice Oscars fantasy draft! What is this? Standard Oscar pick 'ems are so boring. If you're into the Oscar race, you know which films and people are the favorites to win each category. Everybody's picks look the same, and where's the excitement in that? Instead, why not let everyone take turns claiming a nominee to win their category? How it works Once we have a good number of players (I'm thinking 4-8 including myself) we will set a randomized draft order. This will be a snake draft, meaning that the order reverses every other round. The last person to pick in the first round will be the first to pick in the second round. It looks like this: 1234 4321 1234 4321 ... When it's your turn to pick, you draft a nominee onto your team. This is specific to one category. For example, Lady Gaga to win Best Actress, or Incredibles 2 to win Best Animated Feature Film. If you pick Lady Gaga to win Best Actress, you will not get points if Shallow wins Best Original Song unless you draft that in a separate round. Once you've selected that nominee, nobody else can pick it. We'll keep going until every nominee is drafted or we all agree that nothing left is worth picking. Scoring Each correct pick gets you points. Some categories are worth more than others: 30 points Best Picture 20 points Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Director Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay 10 points Everything else This introduces another element of strategy. Is it better to take a risk on Best Picture or take 10 points that you feel pretty sure about? It'll be up to you. Post below if you want to play!