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Old 01-09-10, 07:59 AM
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by RobCA
Why would it count toward the Oscar challenge?

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Really? The 6th best film of all-time didn't get any nominations? My bad, thought it did.
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Looking forward to it! Will definitely try to get through my unwatched pile.
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by lisadoris
It does: Cinematic Collection Viewer Plugin
That tread has the link to the plugin and the instructions.
thank u very much
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

I know it's early, but if you've got the DVR space MGMHD is doing a Billy Wilder marathon tonight with The Apartment, Irma la Douce and The Fortune Cookie. All three have Oscar wins, with The Apartment being a Best Picture winner. It's part of a special MGM At The Awards series they're doing all this month and next, so they may be worth keeping an eye on for the challenge.
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by smashthesymbols
I know it's early, but if you've got the DVR space MGMHD is doing a Billy Wilder marathon tonight with The Apartment, Irma la Douce and The Fortune Cookie. All three have Oscar wins, with The Apartment being a Best Picture winner. It's part of a special MGM At The Awards series they're doing all this month and next, so they may be worth keeping an eye on for the challenge.
Thanks for the 411. This will help a lot. Although, I may have to run these off onto DVD-RW if my hard drive starts to fill up too much.

I spent a good part of last week seeing what I had that was nominated and checking my library for some "Best Picture" wins.
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by Darth Maher
Thanks for the 411. This will help a lot. Although, I may have to run these off onto DVD-RW if my hard drive starts to fill up too much.
No problem. Glad it helped someone. I just got a new DVR so I've been watching the listings looking for movies to fill it up with. I don't really have many options though since I don't subscribe to any premium channels. Still, I'll try to post when I catch something good coming up.
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I was going to pass on this challenge, coming off the Horror and Holiday challenges I felt like I hit the rookie wall. But I'm going to push through it and give it a try.
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Originally Posted by Indy24LA
I was going to pass on this challenge, coming off the Horror and Holiday challenges I felt like I hit the rookie wall. But I'm going to push through it and give it a try.
I think you'll have fun with this challenge, because you're not stuck to any one theme. You can watch a huge variety of films. It's really not much different than my normal viewing habits.
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

I'm excited about this challenge. Took a few moments to go through my unwatched pile and I have a healthy amount of Best Picture Nominees/Winners. Should be enough to keep me busy the entire time.
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by Indy24LA
I was going to pass on this challenge, coming off the Horror and Holiday challenges I felt like I hit the rookie wall. But I'm going to push through it and give it a try.
Just watch the same amount of movies that you would normally watch, but pick ones that qualify here. I bet a large percentage of everyone's collection qualifies.

I normally watch 31 movies and 3 TV seasons per month, and can easily pick stuff that qualifies for each monthly Challenge.
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Had fun doing this last year. Can't wait to watch some new flicks!
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I'm so glad to hear people really like this one. I remember coming up with it waiting for a train to take me downtown.

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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

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I think you'll have fun with this challenge, because you're not stuck to any one theme. You can watch a huge variety of films. It's really not much different than my normal viewing habits.
i was going to pass on this too. and im a rook as well! but i figure i might as well try since uh... i will be watching movies anyway. im sure at least a few will qualify
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom
I think you'll have fun with this challenge, because you're not stuck to any one theme. You can watch a huge variety of films. It's really not much different than my normal viewing habits.
The last 3 movies I've watched all would have qualified for the challenge. Coincidence?
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I can't wait for this challenge. I haven't been able to get over 50 the last 2 years.
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I'm usually burned out by this point, but I think the later start date is a big help. Sadly I keep watching Disney movies that would count. I need to stop doing that!
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

I'll give this a shot again. Gotta fill out the awards at my Icheckmovies page.
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TCM's 31 Days of Oscar is up. Bump.
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Just a reminder the challenge begins this Sunday
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

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Just a reminder the challenge begins this Sunday
I'm running into the same problems that I ran into with the last two challenges. I have a bunch of movies available to me NOW and the time to watch them this week. But next week, I seem to be booking up really quick. It figures.



BTW, when does the LISTS thread go up?
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BTW, when does the LISTS thread go up?
That's a good question! I didn't even think of that!

It'll be up soon, probably tomorrow if I remember
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

Originally Posted by popcorn
Thanks for that, I added the link the first post...

Also added the Checklist to the first post and will do the same here:

Watch a Film Winner From the Following Decades:

--- 1920:
--- 1930:
--- 1940:
--- 1950:
--- 1960:
--- 1970:
--- 1980:
--- 1990:
--- 2000:

Watch a Winner from the Following Categories:

--- Best Picture:
--- Best Actor:
--- Best Actress:
--- Best Supporting Actor:
--- Best Supporting Actress:
--- Best Director:
--- Best Original Screenplay:
--- Best Adapted Screenplay:
--- Best Art Direction:
--- Best Film Editing:
--- Best Costume Design:
--- Best Original Score:
--- Best Original Song:
--- Best Makeup:
--- Best Foriegn Language Film:
--- Best Animated Film:
--- Best Animated Short:
--- Best Live Action Short:
--- Best Cinematography:
--- Best Sound:
--- Best Sound Effects Editing (or Best Sound Editing):
--- Best Visual Effects:
--- Best Documentary Feature:
--- Best Documentary (Short Subject):

Watch a Movie with the Following Rating:

--- G:
--- PG:
--- PG-13:
--- R:
--- Not Rated
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Re: The 4th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (2/7 - 3/7)

I've watched a few movies that would qualify the past two weeks without even thinking about it. Then again, I watched Wrong Turn 3 as well.
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I have a question about the decades part of the checklist. Does that mean a Best Picture winner from each decade or a film that won any Academy Award from each decade?

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