And the winner is: Mary Alice Blackwell

The Daily Progress asked six staff prognosticators– plus actor Stevie Jay– to predict Oscar winners in 12 categories. Lifestyles editor Mary Alice Blackwell came in first with eight correct picks, closely followed by associate city editor Josh Barney and staff writer Tristan Lejeune with seven winners each. Feature writer David Maurer placed last with three winners– but was the only one to choose the little-seen Japanese movie Departures as the best foreign film.