Who cleaned up big in his or her Oscar pool last night? Well, Stephen Colbert, for one.
Freaky! Also cleaning up? Our very own Dave Karger, who got both screenplay picks right, too (among others). In a blow to our benevolent geek overlords, though, Nate Silver only went 4/6, which means we have way more time before the robots take over, so we can all relax a tiny bit. Silver had picked Taraji P. Henson for Best Supporting Actress and Mickey Rourke for Best Actor (join the club!); he writes that he should have tweaked the model for supporting actress to account for the fact that Winslet had been nominated in the supporting category for other awards. As for Penn’s win, well, no amount of tweaking can really predict the whims of the Academy.
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