Oscar Contest 2008

web-goddess Oscar Contest 2008It’s time to start the Sixth Annual web-goddess Oscar Contest, folks! Here’s how it works: Just go the entry form and make your picks for the dozen award categories (and tie-breaker!). Whoever gets the most right wins a fabulous, one-of-a-kind sock monkey creation. After much deliberation, there really was only one choice this year: a Striking Writer Monkey. He’s union and proud, dammit! (And he’ll probably get the Oscar ceremony cancelled anyway.) He’s also kind of a hipster, for some reason. He features hand-knitted Converse All-Stars (which also function as baby booties, if you have a baby) and chunky black glasses (made out of Fimo). He’ll also come with his very own picket sign, as soon as I get some more ink for my printer. (If you want an idea of how big he is, check out this Flickr photo.) So go on, get enterin’! More pics after the jump.Striking Writer Monkey

Knitted All-Stars

Striking Writer Monkey


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  1. This year’s monkey reminds me of David Cross (Tobias from Arrested Development). I think it is those glasses.

  2. I should’ve made him some cut-offs.

  3. he looks awesome….

  4. hi! yay, oscar contest. i’m glad it’s still happening. miss you!

    *my friends striking look exactly like that, so good work.

  5. Outstanding! I want it. I only have 3 more movies to see to make my educated guesses.

  6. Haha. I should’ve thought to have you critique the design earlier for authenticity, TD. 🙂

  7. Well done Kris – what a Cool Monkey. Don’t forget the apostrophe in Monkey’s when you get your printer up and going.

  8. Shouldn’t the apostrophe be after the “s” in monkeys?

  9. Actually, that was intentional. I modelled mine directly on the one the writers are actually carrying.

  10. So, Jeff and I go to an Oscar party every year where we’re supposed to “dress up.” Everyone else dresses in formal/cocktail attire; we dress as movie characters. This is at least the second (maybe third) time our planned costumes match the sock monkey’s. We were gay cowboys two years ago. While I was considering a Juno inspired costume this year (pregnant Trish, running-gear-clad Jeff), writers-striking was much more fun and conversation provoking.

    Anyway, I really want to WIN that sock monkey this year!

  11. Hi Kris,

    I haven’t seen any of the nominated films — the price of living in New Zealand, where many of them haven’t even made it to theaters yet — so I scientifrandomly chose the first title/name listed in each category. But I’m rooting for the Coen brothers, Dude.

  12. OMG that’s adorable!

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