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Old 01-20-09, 06:13 PM   #24
Corey31
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge ***LISTS GO HERE***

Goal: 20 first time viewings
To Date: 18 first time viewings

January 22nd
1. The Godfather (1972) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Picture
Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Marlin Brando
Winner: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - James Caan
Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Al Pacino
Nominee: Best Directing - Francis Ford Coppola
Nominee: Best Costume Design
Nominee: Best Film Editing
Nominee: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Nominee: Best Sound

This Challenge is going to be the way I finally go back and watch movies I should have watched way before now. The Godfather seemed like the logical starting point. The fact I have never seen this movie has haunted me for years but I just never found time to fit in an almost 3 hour epic. Now I'm glad I did as I see the amazing piece of art that Coppola and the rest put together.

January 23rd
2. The Godfather Part II (1974) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Picture
Winner: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Robert De Niro
Winner: Best Directing - Francis Ford Coppola
Winner: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner: Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Winner: Best Art Direction
Nominee: Best Actor - Al Pacino
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Michael V. Gazzo
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Lee Strasberg
Nominee: Best Actress In A Supporting Role - Talia Shire
Nominee: Best Costume Design

Having 3 of the 5 Supporting actor nominations and 5 of the 20 total acting nominations coming from 1 movie should show how much the academy liked this movie. I thought it wasn't quite as intriguing as the first but was still an amazing piece of cinema.

January 24th
3. The Godfather Part III (1990) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Picture
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Andy Garcia
Nominee: Best Directing - Francis For Coppola
Nominee: Best Art Direction
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Film Editing
Nominee: Best Original Song - "Promise Me You Will Remember"

Finishing the Godfather trilogy today. The movie was the worst of the 3 but still a good movie. I don't think it would have got all the nominations if it didn't have the name "Godfather" in the title

January 25th
4. Trainspotting (1996) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay

January 31st
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Art Direction
Winner: Best Film Editing
Winner: Best Sound
Winner: Best Visual Effects
Winner: Special Achievement Award (Sound Editing)
Nominee: Best Picture
Nominee: Best Directing
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Original Score

Finished a classic series last weekend and starting another this weekend. Another series of films that I missed due to my age that I am ashamed of. Great, great movie that really aged well;

February 1st
6. Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom (1984) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Visual Effects
Nominee: Best Original Score

Good film. I still wonder how these first 2 Indiana Jones films got a PG rating. Even with no PG-13 I would think they would lead to an R rather then a PG but I guess that's an example of the MPAA's messed up system.

February 2nd
7. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Sound Effects Editing
Nominee: Best Original Score
Nominee: Best Sound


February 5th
8. In Bruges (2009) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
Very good movie, very dark comedy but it is Colin Ferrell's best performance in years.

February 8th
9. Into The Wild (2008) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Editing
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor - Hal Holbrook

Great performances lead this movie. Too bad I'm falling behind on my already conservative goal for this challenge .

February 10th
10. TRON (1982) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Costume Design (Should have won)
Nominee: Best Sound


February 11th
11. WarGames (1984) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Sound
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay


12. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2009) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Supporting Actress - Penelope Cruz

February 13th
13. The Usual Suspects (1995) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Supporting Actor - Kevin Spacey
Winner: Best Original Screenplay


February 17th
14. Changeling (2009) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Art Direction
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Lead Actress - Angelina Jolie


February 18th
15. A Few Good Men (1993) - * First Time Viewing
Nominee: Best Picture
Nominee: Best Supporting Actor - Jack Nicholson
Nominee: Best Film Editing
Nominee: Best Sound


February 20th
16. Platoon (1987) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Picture
Winner: Best Director - Oliver Stone
Winner: Best Film Editing
Winner: Best Sound
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Tom Berenguer
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - Willem Dafoe
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay


February 21st
17. L.A. Confidential (1997) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Actress In A Supporting Role - Kim Basinger
Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominee: Best Picture
Nominee: Best Director
Nominee: Best Art Direction
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Film Editing
Nominee: Best Sound
Nominee: Best Original Score


18. Fargo (1997) - * First Time Viewing
Winner: Best Actress In A Lead Role - Frances McDormand
Winner: Best Original Screenplay
Nominee: Best Picture
Nominee: Best Actor In A Supporting Role - William H. Macy
Nominee: Best Director
Nominee: Best Cinematography
Nominee: Best Film Editing


January 26th - 30th, February 3rd-4th, 6th-7th, 9th, 12th, 14th-16th, 19th
None on these days

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch a Film Winner From the Following Decades (Note: I interpreted it as a winner of any award):
--- 1920:
--- 1930:
--- 1940:
--- 1950:
--- 1960:
-X- 1970: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II
-X- 1980: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Platoon
-X- 1990: The Usual Suspects, L.A. Confidential, Fargo
--- 2000:

Watch a Winner from the Following Categories:

-X- Best Picture: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Platoon
-X- Best Actor: The Godfather
-X- Best Actress: Fargo
-X- Best Supporting Actor: The Godfather Part II, The Usual Suspects
-X- Best Supporting Actress: L.A. Confidential
-X- Best Director: The Godfather Part II, Platoon
-X- Best Original Screenplay: The Usual Suspects, Fargo
-X- Best Adapted Screenplay: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, L.A. Confidential
-X- Best Art Direction: The Godfather Part II, Raiders of the Lost Ark
-X- Best Film Editing: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Platoon
--- Best Costume Design:
-X- Best Original Score: The Godfather Part II
--- Best Original Song:
--- Best Makeup:
--- Best Foriegn Language Film:
--- Best Animated Film:
--- Best Animated Short:
--- Best Live Action Short:
--- Best Cinematography:
-X- Best Sound: Platoon
-X- Best Sound Effects Editing (or Best Sound Editing): Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Achievement Award), Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
-X- Best Visual Effects: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
--- Best Documentary Feature:
--- Best Documentary (Short Subject):

Watch a Movie with the Following Rating:

--- G
-X- PG: Raiders of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
-X- PG-13: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
-X- R: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Usual Suspects, Platoon, L.A. Confidential, Fargo
--- Not Rated

Last edited by Corey31; 02-21-09 at 09:45 PM.
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