John Axford is new to the Oakland A's bullpen, but he's no stranger to the Oscars.
Before signing with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2006, Axford graduated from Notre Dame with a B.A. in Film and Television. And like all movie buffs, Axford pays close attention to the Oscars every year.
The last three years, Axford has crushed his predictions for the film world's biggest night. Axford has gone 49 of 57 in correct picks after going 14-for-15 in 2013, a perfect 18-for-18 in 2014, and then chose every category last year, finishing 17-for-24.
For comparison, the reliever has 35 saves in the last three years, though he wasn't a closer in 2013 and saved 35 games the season before.
Axford has took another crack at the Oscars this year, reavealing his choices to The Players' Tribune. Below are his choices for this year's Oscars, which airs Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Best Picture: The Revenant (Incorrect)
Actor – Leading: Leonardo DiCaprio (Correct)
Actress – Leading: Brie Larson (Correct)
Actor – Supporting: Sylvester Stallone (Incorrect)
Actress – Supporting: Alicia Vikander (Correct)
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Correct)
Cinematography: The Revenant (Correct)
Original Screenplay: Spotlight (Correct)
Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short (Correct)
Animated Feature: Inside Out (Correct)
Original Song: “Til It Happens To You” (Incorrect)
Documentary Short: Body Team 12 (Incorrect)
Live Action Short: Ave Maria (Incorrect)
Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Correct)
Animated Short: Sanjay’s Super Team (Incorrect)
Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Original Score: The Hateful Eight (Correct)
Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Incorrect)
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road (Correct)
Documentary Feature: Amy (Correct)
Well...that was anticlimactic... Same score as last year. 17/24 #Oscars
— John Axford (@JohnAxford) February 29, 2016
Axford, 32, signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the A's this offseason. The veteran went 4-5 with a 4.20 ERA and 25 saves with the Colorado Rockies last season.