Anth’s Oscars Predictions


I haven’t been writing a lot lately so I thought I’d make some predictions for the 85th Academy Awards that are being held this Sunday evening. I don’t watch them since I can’t stand award shows but I do particularly care about this one in particular.

Please note, * denotes if I haven’t seen the film

Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Animated Feature - Frozen *

Best Costume Design - 12 Years A Slave *

Best Visual Effects - Gravity

Best Make Up & Hairstyling - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Film Editing –  Dallas Buyers Club

Best Cinematography - Gravity

Best Production Design - The Great Gatsby *

Best Sound Mixing - Lone Survivor

Best Sound Editing - Gravity

Best Original Song - Happy by Pharrell Williams for Despicable Me 2

Best Original Score - Gravity

Best Writing — Adapted Screenplay – 12 Years A Slave *

Best Writing — Original Screenplay - Her *

Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle *

Best Supporting Actor - Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress - Judi Dench, Philomena *

Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

And now ladies and gentlemen… Anth predicts for Best Picture . . . 

Dallas Buyers Club

2014 Men’s Ice Hockey Predictions – Finals


Review – Semifinals

Please note that bold predictions are correct predictions.

Sweden vs Finland 2 – 1 
United States vs Canada 2 – 3 (OT)

I am going to stick with my predictions for the bronze and gold medal games from earlier.

Predictions – Bronze Medal Game

United States vs Finland 4 – 3

Predictions – Gold Medal Game

Canada vs Sweden 3 – 2 (OT)

2014 Men’s Ice Hockey Predictions – Semifinals


Review

Sweden vs Slovenia 5 – 0 (4 – 2)
Finland vs Russia 3 – 1 (2 – 5)
Canada vs Latvia 2 -1 (6 – 0)
United States vs Czech Republic 5 – 2 (4 – 1)

Predictions – Semifinals

Sweden vs Finland 2 – 1 
United States vs Canada 2 – 3 (OT)

I am going to also make predictions out of the outcome of mine for the Gold and Bronze medal games.

Predictions – Bronze Medal Game

United States vs Finland 4 – 3

Predictions – Gold Medal Game

Canada vs Sweden 3 – 2 (OT)

2014 Men’s Ice Hockey Predictions – Quarterfinals


Review

Slovenia vs Austria 4 – 0 (1 – 2)
Russia vs Norway 4 – 0 (5 – 2)
Switzerland vs Latvia 1 – 3 (3 – 2)
Czech Republic vs  Slovakia 5 – 3 (3 – 1)

Predictions

Sweden vs Slovenia 4 – 2
Finland vs Russia 2 – 5
Canada vs Latvia 6 – 0
United States vs Czech Republic 4 – 1

2014 Men’s Ice Hockey Predictions – Qualifications Round

Aside


Review

The following reviews the group stage results. Please note that in brackets is my predictions.

Match Day 1 – February 12th

Czech Republic vs Sweden 2 – 4 (1 – 2)
Latvia vs Switzerland 0 – 1 (1 – 2)

Match Day 2 - February 13th

Finland vs Austria 8 – 4 (4 – 0)
Russia vs Slovenia 5 – 2 (3 – 2)
Slovakia vs United States 1 – 7 (2 – 4)
Canada vs Norway (3 – 1) 5 – 2

Match Day 3 – February 14th

Czech Republic vs Latvia 4 – 2 (3 – 1)
Sweden vs Switzerland 1 – 0 (4 – 2)
Canada vs Austria 6 – 0 (4 – 1)
Norway vs Finland 1 – 6  (1 – 3)

Match Day 4 – February 15th

Slovakia vs Slovenia 1 – 3 (2 – 0)
United States vs Russia 3 – 2 (2 – 3) [Close.... right?]
Switzerland vs Czech Republic 1 – 0  (1 – 2)
Sweden vs Latvia 5 – 3 (3 – 0)

Match Day 5 – February 16th

Austria vs Norway 3 – 1 (1 – 0)
Russia vs Slovakia 1 – 0 (3 – 1)
Slovenia vs United States 1 – 5 (0 – 4)
Finland vs Canada 1-2

Predictions – Qualification Round

Slovenia vs Austria 1 – 2
Russia vs Norway 5 – 2
Switzerland vs Latvia 3 – 2
Czech Republic vs  Slovakia 3 – 1

2014 Men’s Ice Hockey Predictions – Preliminary Round


Match Day 1 – February 12th

Czech Republic vs Sweden 1 – 2
Latvia vs Switzerland 1 – 2

Match Day 2 - February 13th

Finland vs Austria 4 – 0
Russia vs Slovenia 3 – 2
Slovakia vs United States 2 – 4
Canada vs Norway 5 – 2

Match Day 3 – February 14th

Czech Republic vs Latvia 3 – 1
Sweden vs Switzerland 4 – 2
Canada vs Austria 4 – 1
Norway vs Finland 1 – 3

Match Day 4 – February 15th

Slovakia vs Slovenia 2 – 0
United States vs Russia 2 – 3
Switzerland vs Czech Republic  1 – 2
Sweden vs Latvia 3-0

Match Day 5 – February 16th

Austria vs Norway 1 – 0
Russia vs Slovakia 3 – 1
Slovenia vs United States 0 – 4
Finland vs Canada 1-2

Team Canada’s Line Projections Redux


Steven Stamkos has not been cleared for Olympic Duty. His Lightning teammate Martin St. Louis is set to replace him. So I’ve redone my line projections. I have also scratched the Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis for St Louis Blue’s Alex Pietrangelo.

Anth’s Line Projection

Forward line #1: LW Chris Kunitz, C Sidney Crosby, RW Rick Nash

Forward line #2: LW Patrick Sharp, C Jonathan Toews, RW  John Tavares

Forward line #3: LW Patrick Marleau, C Martin. St Louis, RW Matt Duchene

Forward line #4: LW Jeff Carter, C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Corey Perry

Undressed forwards: Patrice Bergeron and Jamie Benn

Defence #1: Jay Bouwmeester, Shea Weber

Defence #2: Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo

Defence #3: P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty

Undressed defender: Marc-Edouard Vlasic,  Dan Hamhuis

Starting Goalie: Roberto Luongo

Backup Goalie: Carey Price

Undressed Goalie: Mike Smith