Muze - To Wear is Human

The Oscar nominations are finally upon us…or they will be on Thursday the 22nd at whatever ungodly hour of the morning they decide to announce them. Among other things, that means it’s time for the
Living in Cinema 2nd Annual ‘Name Those Nominees’ Contest

A year ago Nick Plowman was the smartest guy in town by correctly predicting 39 of the 45 nominees. Sadly, all he got for his trouble was the public recognition of his awesomeness. This year however, the lucky (or smart) winner will win a Muze t-shirt of their choice. What’s a Muze t-shirt? Muze takes movie quotes from some of our favorite movies and weds them to an interesting design and prints them on high quality t-shirts.

They’re a fairly new company and some great designs are in the pipeline, but there’s plenty to choose from right now. The thing I like about them is that from a distance they don’t look like movie t-shirts. They’re for weirdoes like us who are always finding appropriate movie quotes for random situations in life and earning the strange looks of our non-movie obsessed friends. If you see someone on the street wearing one of these babies, you know you’re a part of the same club and you can just smile and nod. It’s like a code name. “Ya’ll hear that? We’s usin’ code names!”

See what I mean?

Anyway, they’ve got designs and styles for boys, girls and even pregnant ladies! I’m sure you’ll find one you like no matter your shape or size.

So, how do you win? Simple. Read on…

First: make your 5 choices for each of the following 9 Oscar categories:

  • Picture
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Supporting Actor
  • Supporting Actress
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Screenplay
  • Cinematography

I don’t want to make you pick some of the more obscure awards because I want this to be fun and not headache inducing.

Next: head over to the Muze website and pick out a short sleeve t-shirt design (sorry no long-sleeve thermals – a couple of the LiC monkeys have been hit pretty hard by the recession and we can’t afford it), specify Men’s, Women’s or Maternity, and select a size (be sure to check the available sizes for each design). While you’re over there, check out their blog, their movie glossary and the weekly t-shirt contest as well.

Finally: send your name (or nickname as you want it to appear in the announcement post), nominations, your design pick and size to: craig [at] so that I get them BEFORE 5:30am Pacific on Thursday, January 22, 2009. That’s when the awards are announced and if I receive your entry after the first syllable is uttered, you’re out of time and luck.

The winner will be announced as soon the head Math Monkey can complete the tally and we’ll get your shipping details at that time. Ties will be broken by order of entry so get those entries in as soon as you can! Also, only one entry per person please. Don’t be a jerk and enter more than once with different email addresses. If I find out about it, you’ll be disqualified, but even if I don’t your karma will suck the big one for the next couple of centuries.

Note to our valued international readers: the prize is coming through me and it might take a while to get to you so prepare to be patient.

Final bit of fine print: if you don’t get a somewhat timely email response from me acknowledging your entry, leave a comment in this thread or try again. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t always trust these Internets with their tubes and whatnot.

Oh, two more rules I just thought of: for nominations with names of individuals, please include the name of the film as well since there are a few cases where the same person worked on more than one film. Also, include “Name Those Nominees” in the email subject line.

I think that’s all there is to it. A little more complicated than I’d planned, but these are trying times for all of us, right?

All right ramblers. Let’s get rambling.

15 Responses to “Name Those Nominees – Win That T-Shirt!”

  1. Ooh, swell t-shirts. The men’s are way better than the women’s, though. All the girls’ movie quotes are so girly.

    Fun incentive! I never win these things, but maybe this way at least I’ll remember to enter.

  2. Luckily for you, girls can get away with wearing boy shaped t-shirts much more easily than the other way around!

  3. I’ve updated the post with some additional fine print, so anyone who read through it already might want to double check before sending in their entry.

    The important point is that ties will be broken by order of entry and please only enter once. People submitting multiple entries with different email address will regret it someday, somehow.

  4. What? A lousy t-shirt? I was expecting a romantic vacation for two in the Bahamas or the full Criterion collection.

  5. Huh, I used to work for a company named Muze that was in the commercial data content field. I wonder what happened to them.

  6. I could probably arrange to have you win some commercial data Jeff, but I’m guessing the t-shirt would be more useful.

  7. I came so close last year!

  8. “I came so close last year”

    Pity the stewards found you guilty of drug-enhanced performance. You was robbed.

  9. The monkeys framed me.

  10. I liked your comeback to them though – yeah, laugh it up monkey boys while you can.

  11. Let me remind you for the record, that I sucked air with my own picks.

  12. Also, in my haste to get this post up today, I forgot two more rules which I’ve just added:

    For nominees of individuals, include the name of the film you’re picking them for since some people worked on more than one film.

    Also, include “Name those Nominees” in the email subject line so you don’t get buried in the spam file.

  13. Just fired my selections off to you. Thanks and let me know if it didn’t go through!

  14. Ditto what Daniel said.

  15. Goodbye t-shirt – thanks The Reader, thanks Changeling, I owe you guys big time.

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