Axford Makes His Annual Oscar picks


Former Milwaukee Brewer John Axford – now with the Oakland Athletics – predicts a big night for Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Revenant” picking both to pick up Oscars in ceremonies Sunday night on ABC.

UnknownoHe picks that film’s director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to win the Oscar as well.

Axford started out making his picks on Twitter and then last year with the Players Tribune, an online magazine for and by athletes.

This year he made them as part of a team for ABC News.

Axford was a film and TV major in college. He supports the Milwaukee Film Festival at the $30,000 “Leading Sponsor” level and for the past several years has presented a film by Stanley Kubrick.

Last year it was “The Shining.”

Axford is renowned for the accuracy of his Oscar picks and in 2014 pitched a perfect Oscar game, going 18 for 18. This year however he only picked 11.


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  • Paul LeSage

    Not so well this year, John.

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