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Old 01-06-09, 12:03 AM
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The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

Hot off the heels of the Holiday Movie Challenge comes the 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge!!!

Official Rules

-ANY movie that has been NOMINATED or WON an Academy Award counts

-There is NO time limit, meaning it doesn't matter how long or short the item in question is, as long as it has been nominated or won an Academy Award

-You can watch a movie once then count it again if you watch the same film with a commentary

-There WILL BE a separate thread for LISTS ONLY created shortly before the challenge begins.

-You can count the actual Academy Awards Ceremony to be televised on Sunday February 22, 2009 as an entry if you'd like

-The challenge begins on Thursday January 22, 2009 at 12:00am CST and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday February 22, 2009

Lists Thread

Past Challenges

2008 Rules & Discussion Thread
2008 Lists Thread
2007 Rules & Discussion Thread
2007 Lists Thread
TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Schedule
Academy Award Database - For Use to See What Films You Own Were Nominated or Won Academy Awards.

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Old 01-06-09, 07:03 AM
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

Cool I was just thinking about this: I wanted to watch Shawshank but thought "I'll wait until the Challenge begins." My goal is to actually make it to 100 this year.
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Cool. My goal is to get to 100 AND watch at least 10 Best Picture Winners that I own that I have never yet seen at all.
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I'll give this a shot but I doubt I'll even hit 10. I just find myself watching a lot more TV DVDs than movies.
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

I'm in for a try.

Hopefully I'll watch more than the measly 7 that I watched last year.
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

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I'll give this a shot but I doubt I'll even hit 10. I just find myself watching a lot more TV DVDs than movies.
Ditto on the bold. I dont know why but this time of year I always seem to load up on TV. Really should make a concerted effort to participate in this contest, but I most likely won't unfortunately.
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I'm in - although I'll be lucky to make it to 10.
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hoo-rah!! I must admit this is my favourite challenge since it's genre-less.

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I'll try and watch a few.
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In again. Going to try to watch movies I haven't seen in years or at all. Not sure how long that will last though.
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I'll knock a few out if I can figure out any on my unwatched list that got nominated for something.
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I watch VERY few movies that could be nominated for anything, but I'll give it a try and see how pitiful my list becomes.
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

Looking back I don't even remember participating in this, I thought I just ran this last year. I know every year I think about just not participating because after the October Horror Movie Challenge then the Holiday Movie Challenge I'm usually burnt out watching numerous movies. But looking back I see I did participate but gave up shortly in only watch 16 movies! I'm gonna try a bit harder this year, but I doubt I'll get very far.
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Count me in! I always look forward to this. I thought I watched 90 last year but that was in 2007. I only watched 24 last year so hopefully I will do better this year.

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I'm in for this as well. I will try to get in 30, but that may be difficult.

When I first saw this I didn't think I would have enough movies that qualify, but looking back at last years lists, I have more than I'll ever be able to watch.
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I hate these post titles

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar should make this challenge easy.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar should make this challenge easy.
Yep I got it linked already in the first post, but thanks!
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I'll play
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I'm in. Haven't done one of these before...should be fun.
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To-do list: use Greasemonkey to block post titles

I think a marathon of Oscar-nominated animated short films is in order.
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I think a marathon of Oscar-nominated animated short films is in order.
unfortunately alot aren't on video, at all, a few I saw last year was a compliation only released on VHS.
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unfortunately alot aren't on video, at all, a few I saw last year was a compliation only released on VHS.
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I'm sure it doesn't exist, but it would be great to have some kind of database or script that would go through ones DVD collection and report back on which movies were nominated for Oscars. We can all look at titles and remember if it won Best Picture, but who really remembers which movies were nominated for the technical categories, or costumes, or writing, etc.
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Re: The 3rd Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (1/22 - 2/22)

My boss has a poster* in her office that shows all the winners for Best Picture (through 2002). Every time I go in there, it makes me want to watch all of them. I have seen so few of them. Hopefully, this challenge may remedy that someday.

* the one on the right...
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I know this is of no help considering I can't remember the title of the book, and I'm not at home where I can readily look at it, but there's a book that features all the winners AND nominees for each year. Sorry... I'll post back.
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I know we have IMDB and Google and all that, but it is pretty unwieldy when you're dealing with hundreds of movies over 80 years of awards shows. I suppose I'm dreaming to think I will even watch that many movies to need to know all the technical winners or even nominees anyway.
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