Axford nails Oscars picks
And, the Oscar for best Oscars night predictions goes to…
Brewers closer John Axford.
Cue the applause. And a short and sweet acceptance speech.
“I’d like to thank myself,” Axford said.
He was 14-for-15 in his annual Academy Awards predictions on Sunday night, successfully picking Best Picture for the third straight year, hitting on some more obscure categories like Best Documentary, Film Editing and Original Score and missing only in Best Director, where Ang Lee won for Life of Pi over Axford’s pick, Steven Spielberg for Lincoln.
“[Lee] was my fourth pick, after two people who didn’t get nominated,” said Axford, who would have put Argo’s Ben Affleck and Zero Dark Thirty’s Kathryn Bigelow above Spielberg and Lee.
Axford saw most of the Best Picture nominees but did not watch the Academy Awards show itself, choosing instead to make it an early night. But he checked his Twitter feed on several occasions and knew he was having a good night.
“People were Tweeting me thank yous because I was helping them win their office pool,” he said.
He added: “I should just retire. I can’t do any better without getting them perfect.”
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