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The Monkees 01-14-12 12:50 AM

The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
The 6th 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 26, 2012 as an entry if you'd like.

-There will be an "In Memoriam" Wild Card option. You can select up to 10 films to watch featuring a celebrity that died during 2011. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch "The Princess Bride" to honor Peter Falk but you cannot watch another Peter Falk movie unless another celebrity that died during 2011 is in it. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died in 2011.

-The challenge begins on Thursday January 26, 2012 at 12:00am CST and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday February 26, 2012

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, REMEMBER TO NUMBER YOUR LISTS


Past Challenges

2011 Rules & Discussion Thread
2011 Lists Thread
2010 Rules & Discussion Thread
2010 Lists Thread
2009 Rules & Discussion Thread
2009 Lists Thread
2008 Rules & Discussion Thread
2008 Lists Thread
2007 Rules & Discussion Thread
2007 Lists Thread

External Links

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Schedule
Academy Award Database ---> To check if a movie has been nominated or won an Award
2010 In Memoriam List ---> To See Who Died During 2010


Spoiler:
Checklist

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

Mao 01-14-12 01:42 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
:D

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Thanks for hosting this again...really looking forward to this challenge!

lisadoris 01-14-12 06:23 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I'm already creating my to-watch list!

orlmac 01-14-12 07:46 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I've been working on my to-watch list also. Hoping to watch a lot of the 60's and 70's movies this go round. If anyone knows of a trick to get a list of the academy award winners on netflix streaming I would appreciate it!

shadokitty 01-14-12 08:14 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Looking forward to this challenge. Will create my to watch list as well.

InnocentBlood 01-14-12 08:31 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I don't know why but I missed last year's challenge. So I'm gonna be in for this year's one :)

Indy24LA 01-14-12 08:50 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I have picked up some movies throughout the year for this challenge, can't wait to finally watch them.

davidh777 01-14-12 08:58 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Looking forward to overlapping this with the TV challenge! Well, maybe not, but looking forward to seeing some great movies.

Cardsfan111 01-14-12 11:42 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I've got plenty of options ready to go. Looking forward to it!

Regulus 01-16-12 08:05 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Tonight I'll be watching the film that gave us the winning song for 1947! :D

JerryKILL 01-16-12 09:00 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I always thought the start/stop dates for this challenge were kind of awkward. Why not just make it the entire month of February?

The Monkees 01-16-12 11:31 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 

Originally Posted by JerryKILL (Post 11078059)
I always thought the start/stop dates for this challenge were kind of awkward. Why not just make it the entire month of February?

2 reasons, because I wanted it to end with the Academy Awards ceremony so it's always a month before the ceremony and because February is the shortest month so you wouldn't get as many days as any other challenge.

CardiffGiant 01-21-12 07:33 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Looking forward to it. Been away from the conversations around here for a little bit, but I've always anticipated this challenge. Thanks again for hosting.

darkhawk 01-22-12 06:38 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I'm ready. Little harder to watch as many this year, because I finally found a job after 2 years of searching. But with 3 kids, I know I'll get all the animated and kids movies in.

Trevor 01-22-12 07:42 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Looking forward to this as well. I own all of the winners through ~2009, watched them all chronologically one year for this, and plan to revisit a handful of favorites this year. Still not organized from the move, so only watch a few hours of TV a week, but hope to get in at least 10 films.

Mondo Kane 01-22-12 03:36 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Completed seeing all Best Picture winners in last year's challenge. I guess I'll move on to Nominated Pictures now.

davidh777 01-22-12 04:10 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 

Originally Posted by darkhawk (Post 11085166)
I'm ready. Little harder to watch as many this year, because I finally found a job after 2 years of searching. But with 3 kids, I know I'll get all the animated and kids movies in.

Congrats :up:

HollywoodLights 01-22-12 07:02 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
I'm a total n00b. Could someone explain to me what exactly this is?

Mao 01-22-12 07:50 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Welcome!

First post should explain it all....it's all about watching movies!!!! :D

HollywoodLights 01-22-12 08:26 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
So basically you just watch one movie for each category and check em off as you go?

BobO'Link 01-22-12 09:22 PM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
^You simply watch films which were nominated for or won an Academy Award. Any category. Watch as many as you can. Have fun and discuss the films you watched with others. Use of the checklist is *not* required - it's there as a secondary challenge and to possibly help you expand your watching enjoyment.

jmsmath 01-23-12 12:00 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Always one of my favorite challenges of the year, but I've got such a busy February planned, I'll be lucky to get to 20 this year.

CardiffGiant 01-23-12 02:46 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 

Originally Posted by HollywoodLights (Post 11086057)
So basically you just watch one movie for each category and check em off as you go?

Check out those links to the Discussion and List Threads from previous years, especially, and that should give you a pretty good idea. There's a general consensus that participation is just about all that is encouraged. Completion of the checklist is optional, the real reward, in my opinion, is getting to discuss some of these films with other people and learning a bit more about what won Academy Awards during which time periods.

Ash Ketchum 01-23-12 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by HollywoodLights (Post 11085920)
I'm a total n00b. Could someone explain to me what exactly this is?

Recommended movies you should start with, if you haven't seen them already:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 Best Picture winner)
It Happened One Night (winner of the five top awards of 1934, including Best Picture)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935 Best Picture winner)
Gone with the Wind (1939 Best Picture winner)
Casablanca (1943 Best Picture winner)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946 Best Picture winner)
Ben-Hur (1959 Best Picture winner)
The Apartment (1960 Best Picture winner)
West Side Story (1961 Best Picture winner)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962 Best Picture winner)
The French Connection (1971 Best Picture winner)

HollywoodLights 01-23-12 09:54 AM

Re: The 6th Annual Academy Award Challenge (1/26 - 2/26)
 
Thanks for that list. I'll have to check those films out, especially since the only one I've seen is West Side Story.


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