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Tom's 31st Annual Oscar Contest: 2014
Number of ballots: 45

First Place Prize: Christopher Null (129 points)
Second Place: Computer Average* (125 points, ineligible)
Second Place Prize: Allison Hensley (124 points)
Booby Prize: David Hensley (0 points)
Booby (tie): Leslie Mizell (0 points, later ballot)
Booby (tie): Computer Booby*** (0 points, ineligible)

2014 scoreboard
2014 acceptance speeches


Tom's 30th Annual Oscar Contest: 2013
Number of ballots: 41

First Place Prize: Denny Atkin (122 points)
Second Place Prize: Robert Lock (115 points)
Booby Prize: David Hensley (0 points)

2013 scoreboard
2013 acceptance speeches


Tom's 29th Annual Oscar Contest: 2012
Number of ballots: 38

First Place: Denny Atkin (118 points)
Second Place (tie): Julia Vosper (108 points)
Second Place (tie): Kathy Yakal (108 points)
Second Place (tie): Tim Midkiff (108 points)
Second Place (tie): Computer Average* (108 points, ineligible)
Booby Prize (tie): Amy Johnson (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Computer Booby*** (0 points, ineligible)

2012 scoreboard
2012 acceptance speeches


Tom's 28th Annual Oscar Contest: 2011
Number of ballots: 44

First Place Prize: David English (120 points)
Second Place: Computer Average* (115 points, ineligible)
Second Place Prize: Constance Sweeney (112 points)
Booby Prize: Amy Johnson (0 points)

2011 scoreboard
2011 acceptance speeches


Tom's 27th Annual Oscar Contest: 2010
Number of ballots: 41

First Place Prize: Marcia Diefendorff (119 points)
Second Place Prize: David English (116 points)
Booby Prize (tie): David Hensley (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Computer Booby*** (0 points, ineligible)

2010 scoreboard
2010 acceptance speeches


Tom's 26th Annual Oscar Contest: 2009
Number of ballots: 34

First Place Prize: Caroline Lock (124 points)
First Place (tie, ineligible to win): Computer Average* (124 points)
Second Place Prize: Ezra Olson (121 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (0 points)

2009 scoreboard
2009 acceptance speeches


Tom's 25th Annual Oscar Contest: 2008
Number of ballots: 35

First Place Prize: Lance Elko (102 points)
Second Place Prize: Ezra Olson (95 points)
Booby Prize: Amy Helen Johnson (2 points)

2008 scoreboard
2008 acceptance speeches


Tom's 24th Annual Oscar Contest: 2007
Number of ballots: 43

First Place Prize: Bryan Farmer (104 points)
Second Place Prize: Lance Elko (96 points)
Booby Prize: Amy Johnson (2 points)
Last Place: Computer Booby*** (0 points)

2007 scoreboard
2007 acceptance speeches


Tom's 23rd Annual Oscar Contest: 2006
Number of ballots: 36

First Place Prize: Robert Lock (113 points)
Second Place Prize: Jessica Kerr (106 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (6 points)
Last Place: Computer Booby*** (4 points)

2006 scoreboard
2006 acceptance speeches


Tom's 22nd Annual Oscar Contest: 2005
Number of ballots: 43

First Place Prize (tie): Richard Mansfield (119 points)
First Place Prize (tie): Tim Midkiff (119 points)
First Place Prize (tie): Christopher Null (119 points)
Second Place Prize: Robert & Caroline Lock (115 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (4 points)
Last Place: Computer Booby*** (1 point)

2005 scoreboard
2005 acceptance speeches


Tom's 21st Annual Oscar Contest: 2004
Number of ballots: 36

First Place Prize: Richard Mansfield (125 points)
First Place (tie): Computer Average* (125 points)
Second Place Prize: Leslie Mizell (123 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Arlan Levitan (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Computer Booby*** (0 points)

2004 scoreboard
2004 acceptance speeches


Tom's 20th Annual Oscar Contest: 2003
Number of ballots: 35

First Place Prize: Richard Mansfield (2 ballots, 84 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Selby Bateman (83 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Computer Average* (83 points)
Booby Prize: Selby Bateman (8 points)

2003 scoreboard
2003 acceptance speeches


Tom's 19th Annual Oscar Contest: 2002
Number of ballots: 43

First Place Prize: Richard Mansfield (91 points)
Second Place Prize: David English (89 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (1 point)
Booby Prize (tie): George Campbell (1 point)

2002 scoreboard
2002 acceptance speeches


Tom's 18th Annual Oscar Contest: 2001
Number of ballots: 33

First Place Prize: Todd Heimarck (100 points)
Second Place Prize: Amy Helen Montgomery (99 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (1 point)
Booby Prize (tie, ineligible to win): Computer Booby*** (1 point)

2001 scoreboard


Tom's 17th Annual Oscar Contest: 2000
Number of ballots: 34

First Place Prize: Selby Bateman (113 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (109 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Christopher Null (96 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Tom Halfhill (96 points)
Booby Prize (tie, ineligible to win): Computer Booby*** (1 point)
Booby Prize (tie, ineligible to win): Computer Random**** (1 point)
Booby Prize: Selby Bateman (2 points)

2000 scoreboard

The 2000 contest was dedicated to Jim Coward, a frequent contestant, who passed away in 1999.

Tom's 16th Annual Oscar Contest: 1999
Number of ballots: 32

First Place Prize: Richard Mansfield (98 points)
Second Place Prize: Christopher Null (93 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (93 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (0 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Selby Bateman (0 points)
Booby Prize (ineligible to win): Computer Booby*** (0 points)

1999 scoreboard


Tom's 15th Annual Oscar Contest: 1998
Number of ballots: 28

First Place Prize: Christopher Null (118 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (115 points)
Second Place Prize: Kathy Yakal (111 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (0 points)


Tom's 14th Annual Oscar Contest: 1997
Number of ballots: 27

First Place Prize: Leslie Mizell (110 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Richard Mansfield (107 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Tim Midkiff (107 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (107 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Smarty** (107 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (0 points)

This was the first year Tom's Oscar Contest was carried live on the Internet during the Academy Awards show.

Tom's 13th Annual Oscar Contest: 1996
Number of ballots: 37

First Place Prize: Leslie Mizell (102 points)
Second Place Prize: Tim Midkiff (101 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Selby Bateman (2 points)
Booby Prize (tie): Leslie Mizell (2 points)

The 1996 contest was dedicated to Sam Powers, Booby Prize winner in 1994-95, who passed away in 1995.

Tom's 12th Annual Oscar Contest: 1995
Number of ballots: 44

First Place Prize: Selby Bateman (111 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Smarty** (107 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (106 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Bryan Farmer (105 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Richard Mansfield (105 points)
Booby Prize: Sam Powers (2 points)


Tom's 11th Annual Oscar Contest: 1994
Number of ballots: 44

First Place (ineligible to win): Computer Smarty** (111 points)
First Place Prize: Jon Feuerhelm (110 points)
Second Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (110 points)
Second Place Prize: Bryan Farmer (108 points)
Booby Prize: Sam Powers (0 points)


Tom's 10th Annual Oscar Contest: 1993
Number of ballots: 56

First Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (111 points)
First Place Prize (tie): Richard Mansfield (102 points)
First Place Prize (tie): Erin Murphy (102 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Joe Sikoryak (99 points)
Second Place Prize (tie): Tim Midkiff (99 points)
Booby Prize: Matt Firme (1 point)


Tom's 9th Annual Oscar Contest: 1992
Number of ballots: 26

First Place (ineligible to win): Computer Average* (98 points)
First Place Prize: Erin Murphy (89 points)
Second Place Prize: Richard Mansfield (87 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (0 points)

This was the first year a computer-generated virtual contestant won Tom's Oscar Contest.

Tom's 8th Annual Oscar Contest: 1991
Number of ballots: 37

First Place Prize: Tim Midkiff (95 points)
Second Place Prize: Leslie Mizell (94 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (0 points)


Tom's 7th Annual Oscar Contest: 1990
Number of ballots: 36

First Place Prize: Leslie Mizell (96 points)
Second Place Prize: Robert Lock (77 points)
Booby Prize: Brian Carroll (1 point)


Tom's 6th Annual Oscar Contest: 1989
Number of ballots: 24

First Place Prize: Ronny Welborn (86 points)
Second Place Prize: Kevin Mykytyn (85 points)
Booby Prize: Leslie Mizell (6 points)


Sorry, records are not available for earlier contests (1984-88).

*Computer Average is a computer-generated contestant created by Tom's OscarCalc program. It represents a mode average of the ballots entered by the human contestants.

**Computer Smarty was a computer-generated contestant created by Tom's OscarCalc program. It represented a mode average of the human contestants, but during the contest it modified its ballot to represent the mode average of the contest's leaders. This virtual contestant was retired after the 1998 contest.

***Computer Booby is a more recent computer-generated contestant created by Tom's OscarCalc program. The first year it entered was 1999. It represents an inverse mode average of the ballots entered by the human contestants.

****Computer Random is another computer-generated contestant created by Tom's OscarCalc program. The first year it entered was 1999. It chooses nominees at random.


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