There were few surprises during Sunday's
The average reader got about half of his or her picks correct, with several people getting near-perfect scores.
The winner for best picture,
Still, this was a year of few surprises in general at the Oscars; outside of best picture and one or two other categories, many of the winners Sunday had been sweeping through the season.
"Frozen," the winner for animated feature and a heavy favorite among awards oddsmakers, received 80% of the vote in that category, while "Despicable Me 2" (10%) came in a distant second.
Alfonso Cuarón, who won an Oscar for directing "Gravity," received about half the votes from Times readers.
In the acting categories, winner
When we aggregated all of the answers, L.A. Times readers only got two categories wrong: documentary feature and animated short film.
The animated short film "Get a Horse!" the favorite among many prognosticators given that it is from Disney Animation Studios and was shown in theaters preceding "Frozen," got about 43% of the vote, but "Mr. Hublot" won and was picked by about 20% of Times readers.