Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vote for your favorite Oscar nominee and win big

Attention, all Oscar fans! Your instincts and movie know-how could win you great prizes.

This Sunday, a list of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards nominees will appear in the print and online editions of The Macomb Daily, Daily Tribune and The Oakland Press, as part of our annual Academy Awards Contest.

Just check off your best guess in the various categories. Participants may mail the entry back or enter online by logging onto: The Macomb Daily Entertainment Contests;Daily Tribune Entertainment Contests; and The Oakland Press Entertainment Contests

Need a hint?

The word in Las Vegas is that there are clear favorites including "The Social Network" for best picture and Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) for best actor.

AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file 
Colin Firth, a favorite for best actor

“Johnny Avello, executive director of the race and sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel-casino, made David Fincher's film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a 2-3 favorite in odds published Tuesday.

"Oddsmaker Benjamin Eckstein of America's Line made the film an even higher favorite at 1-3,” according to an Associated Press report. “Eckstein said Firth is a 1-15 favorite to win a best actor Oscar for his role in ‘The King's Speech.’”

Avello also picked Firth and said Natalie Portman is a 2-5 favorite to win a best actress Oscar for "Black Swan."

Of course, this is all in jest, as Nevada laws don't allow gambling on events such as the Oscars.

One of two gift cards ($100 and $50) to MJR Digital Cinemas will be awarded to the winners. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

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