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Old 01-14-08, 11:13 AM
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Count me in again this year though I doubt I'll be able to view as many films as I did last year.
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Old 01-14-08, 12:46 PM
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Cool. I should have known that they had their own search for Academy Awards.

In addition, imdb.com also lists all of the awards for a particular title (it is listed under awards in the overview section). It's interesting to see how many awards some movies won. Titanic won 88 awards and had 48 additional nominations. Ha. Titanic won the "Blimp Award" for favorite movie at the Kids' Choice Awards. I can guarantee that if I was a kid, this would be about the last movie I would have wanted to see.

Just because I was curious - LOTR:ROTK had 117 wins & 66 additional nominations. That has to be the most.
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Originally Posted by RobCA
Footloose got two nominations for Best Original Song.
http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/amp...earchInput.jsp

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I'm so stupid, I didn't even see the link and I went and searched for the database to post on here. D'oh!
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Ooo...I work from home, better move the tv...I can multitask!!
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Old 01-17-08, 02:37 PM
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Here is an extensive list of my movies that have been nominated or won Academy Awards. I have a lot of time waiting until school starts again...

1776 (1 nomination)
8 Mile (1 win, 1 nomination)
The Addams Family (1991) (1 nomination)
Addams Family Values (1 nomination)
Aladdin (2 wins, 5 nominations)
Alice in Wonderland (1 nomination)
Alien (1 win, 2 nominations)
Alien 3 (1 nomination)
Amadeus (8 wins, 11 nominations)
American Beauty (5 wins, 8 nominations)
American Graffiti (5 nominations)
The Amityville Horror (1979) (1 nomination)
Armageddon (4 nominations)
Back to the Future (1 win, 4 nominations)
Back to the Future Part II (1 nomination)
Bambi (3 nominations)
Batman (1 win, 1 nomination)
Batman Returns (2 nominations)
Batman Forever (3 nominations)
Beauty & the Beast (2 wins, 6 nominations)
Ben-Hur (11 wins, 12 nominations)
The Birds (1 nomination)
Blazing Saddles (3 nominations)
A Bug's Life (1 nomination)
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1 nomination)
Chicago (6 wins, 13 nominations)
Cinderella (3 nominations)
Citizen Kane (1 win, 9 nominations)
City Slickers (1 win, 1 nomination)
Click (1 nomination)
Cliffhanger (3 nominations)
The Crucible (2 nominations)
Die Hard (4 nominations)
Dog Day Afternoon (1 win, 6 nominations)
Dumbo (1 win, 2 nominations)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (4 wins, 9 nominations)
Ed Wood (2 wins, 2 nominations)
Edward Scissorhands (1 nomination)
Emperor's New Groove (1 nomination)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (1 win, 2 nominations)
The Exorcist (2 wins, 10 nominations)
Face Off (1 nomination)
Finding Nemo (1 win, 4 nominations)
The Fly (1986) (1 win, 1 nomination)
Forrest Gump (6 wins, 13 nominations)
Ghostbusters (2 nominations)
Gone with the Wind (10 wins, 15 nominations)
Good Fellas (1 win, 6 nominations)
The Graduate (1 win, 7 nominations)
Grease (1 nomination)
The Great Muppet Caper (1 nomination)
Hercules (1 nomination)
Home Alone (2 nominations)
Hook (5 nominations)
Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1 win, 3 nominations)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1 nomination)
The Incredibles (2 wins, 4 nominations)
Independence Day (1 win, 2 nominations)
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (1 win, 2 nominations)
It's a Wonderful Life (5 nominations)
Jaws (3 wins, 4 nominations)
JFK (2 wins, 8 nominations)
The Jungle Book (1 nomination)
Jurassic Park (3 wins, 3 nominations)
King Kong (3 wins, 4 nominations)
Laura (1 win, 5 nominations)
Lethal Weapon (1 nomination)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1 nomination)
Life (1 nomination)
The Lion King (2 wins, 4 nominations)
The Little Mermaid (2 wins, 4 nomination)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1 nomination)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1 nomination)
Mary Poppins (5 wins, 12 nominations)
The Mask (1995) (1 nomination)
Men in Black (1 win, 3 nominations)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (3 wins, 4 nominations)
Misery (1 win, 1 nomination)
Monsters Inc. (1 win, 4 nomination)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1 win, 1 nomination)
Mulan (1 nomination)
The Mummy (1999) (1 nomination)
The Muppet Movie (2 nominations)
The Music Man (1 win, 6 nominations)
Music of the Heart (2 nominations)
My Cousin Vinny (1 win, 1 nomination)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1 nomination)
The Odd Couple (2 nominations)
The Omen (1 win, 2 nominations)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (5 wins, 9 nominations)
Patch Adams (1 nomination)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (5 nominations)
Pocahontas (2 wins, 2 nominations)
Poltergeist (3 nominations)
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1 nomination)
The Poseidon Adventure (2 wins, 8 nominations)
Poseidon (1 nomination)
Predator (1 nomination)
Psycho (1960) (4 nominations)
Pulp Fiction (1 win, 7 nominations)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (5 wins, 9 nominations)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1 nomination)
Rear Window (4 nominations)
Rebecca (2 wins, 10 nominations)
Rebel Without a Cause (3 nominations)
Robin Hood (Disney) (1 nomination)
Robocop (1 win, 3 nominations)
Rocky (3 wins, 10 nominations)
Rocky III (1 nomination)
Seven (1 nomination)
Shadow of a Doubt (1 nomination)
Shadow of the Vampire (2 nominations)
Shrek (1 win, 2 nominations)
Shrek 2 (2 nominations)
The Silence of the Lambs (5 wins, 7 nominations)
Sleeping Beauty (1 nomination)
Sleepy Hollow (1 win, 3 nominations)
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (1 win, 1 nomination)
The Song of Bernadette (4 wins, 12 nominations)
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (1 nomination)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1 nomination)
Speed (2 wins, 3 nominations)
Spider-Man (2 nominations)
Spider-Man 2 (1 win, 3 nominations)
Splash (1 nomination)
Stand by Me (1 nomination)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (3 nominations)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (4 nominations)
Star Treak VI: The Undiscovered Country (2 nominations)
Star Trek: First Contact (1 nomination)
Star Wars: Episode IV -A New Hope- (7 wins, 10 nominations)
Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace- (3 nominations)
Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones- (1 nomination)
Star Wars: Episode III -Revenge of the Sith- (1 nomination)
Superman (1 win, 4 nominations)
Superman Returns (1 nomination)
Tarzan (1 win, 1 nomination)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4 wins, 6 nominations)
Titanic (11 wins, 13 nominations)
To Kill a Mockingbird (3 wins, 8 nominations)
Total Recall (1 win, 3 nominations)
Toy Story (1 win, 3 nominations)
Toy Story 2 (1 nomination)
True Lies (1 nomination)
The Truman Show (3 nominations)
Vertigo (1 nomination)
War of the Worlds (2005) (3 nominations)
West Side Story (11 wins, 12 nominations)
White Christmas (1 nomination)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (4 wins, 6 nominations)
The Wizard of Oz (2 wins, 5 nominations)
Young Frankenstein (2 nominations)

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Old 01-17-08, 02:55 PM
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I'm using this book as reference:

The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History
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Old 01-17-08, 04:48 PM
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Yeah I always wanted an updated book, but now it makes no difference since they have the online database.
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Old 01-17-08, 04:50 PM
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I'll be on vacation part of the time, but I'll watch what I can.
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Old 01-17-08, 05:13 PM
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Old 01-18-08, 08:27 AM
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Old 01-18-08, 08:28 AM
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where do we put our list of movies to watch once this starts
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Old 01-18-08, 12:13 PM
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DAMN YOU!!! Just when I think I'm out they pull me back in!!!

Alright I will play
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Old 01-18-08, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by acubfaninmd
where do we put our list of movies to watch once this starts
As stated before, there will be a lists thread created a few days prior to the beginning of the challenge. Sometime next week.
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Old 01-19-08, 09:43 AM
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Sounds like a great idea, I've never done this challenge before.
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Old 01-19-08, 06:37 PM
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Im down to try this. Don't know how well I'll do but Ill make some sort of showing.
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Old 01-19-08, 10:22 PM
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i've already set aside 30 movies (for starters) in anticipation of this challenge. it's gonna be great going through my unwatched pile again
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Old 01-19-08, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher
Of course, I'll be using all of your lists as a guide. And when I go to watch a movie, it will most likely go lke this:
"Oh, I want to watch Footloose tonight. Was that nominated for anything? No? Dang. How about Letters From Iwo Jima? Best Sound Editing? Awesome, let's watch it."
Yeah, Letters from Iwo Jima also was nominated for crappy categories like Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), and Best Original Screenplay, but of course Sound Effects Editing is the one everyone remembers.

Well, it only won for the sound anyway.
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Old 01-21-08, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexl
Yeah, Letters from Iwo Jima also was nominated for crappy categories like Best Picture, Best Director (Clint Eastwood), and Best Original Screenplay, but of course Sound Effects Editing is the one everyone remembers.

Well, it only won for the sound anyway.
LOL. I have a movie desk calendar here at work, and it gives trivia like Oscar wins and such. When I wrote my little scenerio, I picked the first movie that had mention of an Oscar. It didn't mention any of the nominations. I'm gonna laugh if I come across "Footloose" later in the year and it mentions it's nomination.
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Perhaps a suggestion for next year - why not have the challenge start on the day that the nominations come out? That seems to make the most sense to me.

On a sad note, I have seen NONE (yes, none!) of the movies nominated for ANY category this year. I'm hoping "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will be Blood" play in the theaters around here. I do have a few of the movies that have been nominated this year on DVD, so I will make a point to watch those.
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Perhaps a suggestion for next year - why not have the challenge start on the day that the nominations come out? That seems to make the most sense to me.
I had the same thought.
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I would do that but I have no idea when that happens. I just noticed they were announced today, but I didn't know what day in January it was going to happen on beforehand.
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I would do that but I have no idea when that happens. I just noticed they were announced today, but I didn't know what day in January it was going to happen on beforehand.
They know almost a year in advance of when the nominations are scheduled (down to the time!). I'm sure the Oscar site lists the nomination date well in advance too. No biggie, just a thought for next year!
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I can't seem to find the post now, but didn't someone suggest that the challenge run through the end of February, since one of the channels (I forget which one) shows Oscar winners/nominees the entire month? I think it's a good idea, personally, I know I could use the extra five days.

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