by Greg Akers
I'm a regular guest on MemphiSport Live on Sports56/87.7 FM, appearing on the last Saturday of the month to discuss movies and TV and whatnot.
Once a year is the best hour of radio in Memphis, if I may be so bold: The MSL Oscar Handicapping Special. This last weekend was that glorious celebration, during which Kevin and I and co-host Marcus Hunter talked movies, Erik Jambor from Indie Memphis talked about the festival and upcoming events, ABC News anchor Joy Lambert talked about Hollywood for the House, and Memphis Oscar-winner, Frayser Boy, gave out some great trivia from the annals of Oscar history.
We also announced the first annual MSL "Beat Us at the Oscars" contest. You can get all the details here.
A condensed version of the rules:
Cerrito & Akers are so confident in their Oscars-picking abilities, they have announced their official picks already (on the podcast). They’re going to tell you who they think will win, because they don’t think it matters whether you know or not. They’re still going to beat you.
Further, Cerrito & Akers feel so good about their chances, they are prepared to give away more than $200 worth of prizes, including a festival pass to the 2014 Indie Memphis Film Festival, to someone who can beat them at guessing the Academy Award winners.
If you are courageous enough to run the gauntlet of all 24 Oscars categories, and lucky enough to outpick both Oscarologists, you’ll be eligible to win the following prize showcase:
One Indie Memphis Festival Pass (Value $100)
Two tickets to a show at Playhouse on the Square (Value $60-80)
$10 to E’s 24 Hour Cafe
A free appetizer and a free hour of pool at Fox and Hound Cordova
A free small smoothie from Smoothie King
If more than 5 movie buffs beat both Cerrito & Akers, the best 5 ballots will win the prize showcase. In the event of any ties, winners will be selected at random from among those tied ballots.
Here's the link to enter. You should. Why wouldn't you? I mean, you'll lose, but that shouldn't stop you.