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PJ Oscars Fantasy Draft

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Beginner, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. 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:

    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.


    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!
  2. I’m in !
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  3. I’m in!
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  4. I'd love to take part!
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  5. I'm in!
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  6. I will participate.
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  7. Me too!
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  8. I'd love to join!
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  9. I’m off the deep end,
    But also in
    bakerboy92 and Beginner like this.
  10. I'm in if there's still room!
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  11. We could maybe do two leagues if there are lots of people that wanna play.
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  12. I’ll particiate as well
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  13. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    I'm ready.
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  14. Looks like we have 12 players! Do you all want one league of 12 or two leagues of 6?
  15. I'm down for whatever you think will work best.
  16. Sign me up!
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  18. Alright let's get this started! I have randomly generated and ordered two leagues, here they are in draft order:

    Ally stans
    1. @MollieSwift21
    2. @Lost In Japan.
    3. @strangekin
    4. @scottdisick94
    5. @silkandskin
    6. @Beautiful Child 2
    7. @Beginner

    - Google Sheets link here with this league's picks -

    Jackson Maine stans
    1. @VicePresidentJocasta
    2. @Lucy Honeychurch
    3. @Artemisia
    4. @Terminus
    5. @livefrommelbs
    6. @Jwentz
    7. @Aidan

    - Google Sheets link here with this league's picks -

    We will be using those spreadsheets to record all of our picks. When it's your turn, please:
    1. Find a nominee that hasn't been picked yet from the Nominees page
    2. Write it under your username
    3. Strike it through on the Nominees page so nobody else will pick it (or add an "x" or somehow indicate that they're taken)
    4. Tag the player whose turn it is next in this thread so they know they can go
    And remember, the draft order reverses every round, I added arrows to remind you all. There's no time limit to your turn, but please keep it timely. I reserve the right to pick for you if you take too long!
  19. MollieSwift21

    MollieSwift21 Staff Member

    If someone can tag @Lost In Japan. since my tags won’t work.

    Excited to start this!
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