You know another alternative I just thought of is why do we have to pick different films and actors than each other. We could all choose our lineups today for example and you get no changes going forward. Let's say everyone chose five films, actors, and actresses (or ten would be even more fun). I seriously doubt any two people would have the exact same lists in that case. And for the sake of it we could all have some kind of preselected tiebreaker or figure some way of how they are ranked in our lists to determine more or less points possibly.
Then we wouldn't even need to break off in teams and we could all compete against one another. It probably wouldn't be too hard to tally everything if you just build an excel sheet and the right formulas.
I think at this late in the game, we should go with this idea. I think I came up with something and will post in another thread as a suggestion. I think regular play should happen either pre cannes/ post cannes but definitely before Toronto annoucements.
Yeah, I think this year's a wash but we should start putting together our fantasy league for 2023. Get the fests in there (Venice, Cannes, etc.) so that it incentivizes people to gun for some arthouse stuff that might not necessarily cross over into industry awards, but breaks up the monotony of the same half-dozen films/names over and over.
I have an idea that could make the scoring more even. First of all like people said we have to limit the number of critics awards. Personally I would limit them to the big 3 + NBR but no more than 3 others. Something would have to be done about scoring for best picture. If they get points for every nomination it makes it so only the people who pick first or second on the best picture (often the captains) wins the league easily. To compare to normal fantasy sports this would be like if the quarterback got points for all the points the offense got in fantasy football. I would have the teams as such...
1 Picture (only gets points for best picture and ensemble awards) 1 Director (Who ever picks first for Picture picks last here) 2 screenplays. One adapted one original (these are done snake style so the person who picks the first original gets the last pick in adapted) 2 Actresses. One supporting one lead ( also snake style) 2 Actors (Ditto)
This is as fair of a system that I can imagine.
Guys I really think this system would work. We would only need 10 people. I’ll work with someone (Stephen?) to make it happen? Snake draft with being able to take any category works too.