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2015 Oscars: The New Gold Rush Contest is Here!

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The awards season is nearly upon us once again, which marks the beginning of yet another installment of the Gold Rush Contest!

Do you like listening to those podcasts? Want to be a member of the Gold Rush Gang and have your personal predictions among the best on the web? This is the place to do it. Winners of this contest end up in that elite group. A group whose predictions not only rival but beat anyone else. Can you contend for the top spot?

For those unfamiliar with Gold Rush, it will consist of 29 competitions staggered throughout the awards season, in which AW’s finest put their powers of prediction to the test.

Should you choose to participate, you will be asked to predict the winners and/or nominees of several different awards bodies throughout the season. Based on your predictions, you will receive a score for each “event.” New this year is an Early Oscar Nominations predictions event to really test your predictions prowess. It will consist of just the top 8 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay. This contest will land ahead of all critics and industry nomination and winner announcements and be a valuable piece of the Gold Rush puzzle for those who do well there.

While winning individual events is part of the goal, the larger picture is also important here. Each event score is also included in your overall tournament score. At the end of the tournament, the player with the highest overall score wins. It’s as simple as that! But be aware, deadlines are hard and fast. One missed prediction could cost you the game!

So, whether you want to maintain your master prognosticator status or prove that you’re not totally useless, we hope you’ll join us again this year. New faces are always welcome, as well! Just follow this link to the forums to begin your Gold Rush journey. If you aren’t a forums member all you need to do is sign up and you’re ready to start.

Tournament Schedule:

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11/30 – Early Oscar Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards (AMPAS)

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12/01 – New York Film Critics Circle Winners (NYFCC)
12/02 – National Board of Review Winners (NBR)
12/07 – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winners (LAFCA)
12/10 – Screen Actors Guild Nominations (SAG)
12/11 – Golden Globe Nominations (HFPA)
12/15 – Broadcast Film Critics Association Nominations (BFCA)


01/02 – American Cinema Editors Nominations (ACE)
01/03 – National Society of Film Critics Winners (NSFC)
01/05 – Art Director Guild Nominations (ADG)
01/05 – Producers Guild of America Nominations (PGA)
01/07 – Writers Guild of America Nominations (WGA)
01/07 – American Society of Cinematographers Nominations (ASC)
01/09 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nominations (BAFTA )
01/11 – 72nd Golden Globe Winners (HFPA)
01/13 – Directors Guild of America Nominations (DGA)
01/15 – Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA)
01/15 – Oscar Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Oscar (AMPAS)
01/24 – Producers Guild of America Winner (PGA)
01/25 – Screen Actors Guild Winners (SAG)
01/30 – American Cinema Editors Winners (ACE)
01/31 – Art Directors Guild Winners (ADG)

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02/07 – Directors Guild of America Winner (DGA)
02/08 – British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA Winners (BAFTA)
02/14 – Writers Guild of America Winners (WGA)
02/14 – Cinema Audio Society Winners (CAS)
02/15 – American Society of Cinematographers Winner (ASC)
02/22 – 
Oscar Winners for the 87th Academy Awards (AMPAS)

TBD – Cinema Audio Society Nominations (CAS)