Startup Osckurrs: Which Berlin co-founder won best supporting actress?


Everyone’s talking about the Oscars – from the red carpet to the press room to the parties, to the show itself, blah blah blah. What happened? Sacha Baron Cohen came dressed as a dictator. Billy Crystal fell a little flat. Angelina Jolie showed off her (right) leg. Christopher Plummer looked really old. Meryl Streep made everybody jealous. And the Muppets did a Cirque Du Soleil performance. Whoopdeedoo. Where’s the programmer?

To cut the buzz, we thought we’d serve up our own set of winners: Startup style. Oh wait…Did you not catch the Startup Osckurrs? Pity! They were happening at the same time, on that channel everyone but you watches… Here’s who won:


Best Motion Picture of the Year

Dario Suter, for buying distribution rights for the The Artist

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Uwe Horstmann, for heading up Berlin’s newest mega-fund at age 27

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Erickson, for pumping 6wunderkinder up with(out) crack

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christophe Maire, for his continual support of promising Berlin founders and their startups

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Caitlin Winner, for running ship at Amen

Best Achievement in Directing

Kinnevik, for asking for a share in Rocket

Best Original Screenplay

The Life of Lukasz Gadowski

Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Casacanda, for adapting to the European market

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Wooga, for animating our mobile phones

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

Wimdu, for hosting the world’s international travelers

Best Achievement in Cinematography, for getting us through the day

Best Achievement in Editing

Mike Butcher, for tactful editing of Oli’s Blitzkrieg email

Best Achievement in Art Direction

Monoqi, for looking good (and launching today)

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Felix Petersen, for his devoted daily performance as Adolf Hipster

Best Original Score

David Meyer, for being GigaOm’s new Berlin correspondent and meanwhile musician

Best Original Song

Oli Samba, for Blitzkrieg (no we will never stop directing you there)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing, for delivering live radio to the masses

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Groupon, for making us think they were doing well

Best Documentary

EyeEm, for continually tracing our photographic forays

Best Documentary Short

VentureVillage (booya), for Shit Silicon Allee Says

Best Short Film

Mustafa, for making a doner go viral

Best Live Action Short

Zuck Dawg, for his F8 keynote speech

There you have it! The Startup Osckurrs.

Don’t agree? Try and guess who the nominees were…