I just tallied up my own Oscar predictions (I forgot to do it during the show).
I got 15.5 out of 24 right, which means I got 8.5 wrong.
How did I get one half-right (and half-wrong)?
There was a rare tie in the sound editing category (the third tie in Oscar history), with "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" sharing in the award.
In the the right column, I correctly predicted that "Argo" would take best picture, adapted screenplay and film editing awards. I also got three of the four acting categories right — Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway won in their acting categories.
I also picked the cinematography ("Life of Pi"), documentary feature ("Searching for Sugar Man"), foreign language film ("Amour"), makeup/hairstyling ("Les Miserables"), original score ("Life of Pi"), original song ("Skyfall"), production design ("Lincoln"), sound mixing ("Les Miserables") and visual effects ("Life of Pi").
What did I get wrong?
Best director (Ang Lee), supporting actor (Christoph Waltz), animated feature ("Brave"), animated short ("Paperman"), costume ("Anna Karenina," I should have known, that stuff always wins), documentary short ("Inocente"), live action short ("Curfew") and original screenplay ("Django Unchained," yay!).
I'm consistent, at least. Last year I got 16 right and 8 wrong.