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The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

The 9th 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 2015 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 2014. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch "Dark Passage" to honor Lauren Bacall but you cannot watch another Lauren Bacall movie that did not win or was not nominated for an Oscar unless another celebrity that died during 2014 is in it. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died in 2014.

-The challenge begins on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00am CST and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, February 22 2015

- You can watch current nominees starting on Thursday, January 15 and have them count.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, REMEMBER TO NUMBER YOUR LISTS


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Past Challenges

2014 Rules & Discussion Thread
2014 Lists Thread
2013 Rules & Discussion Thread
2013 Lists Thread
2012 Rules & Discussion Thread
2012 Lists Thread
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
2014 In Memoriam List via Forbes ---> To See Who Died During 2014


Spoiler:
Checklist

Watch a Film Winner From the Following Decades:

--- 1920:
--- 1930:
--- 1940:
--- 1950:
--- 1960:
--- 1970:
--- 1980:
--- 1990:
--- 2000:
--- 2010:

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 Foreign 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 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Here's a deal from the Best Buy thread that some may be interested in:

Originally Posted by sleepyhead55
Deal of the Day:

The Grand Budapest Hotel--$5.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/grand-bu...&skuId=6080144
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by Cardsfan111
Here's a deal from the Best Buy thread that some may be interested in:
I know I'll be buying a future Criterion release; but $6 is hard to resist on a Wes Anderson film.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

While I can't wholly recommend it, due to quasi legality, there is a private channel on Roku called WoWTV that has some of the current nominees in their movie library. It costs $25/month, for live tv, movies on demand, and tv shows on demand.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

For those who have a participating cable/satellite provider, TCM is available to watch on your computer. It would be good if a movie is on for the challenge, and you can't be by the TV. I just finished watching 7th Voyage of Sinbad, as I plan to use it a lot, seeing as I watch more TV in my bedroom.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Even though the challenge doesn't officially start for another week, while looking for eligible movies on the first week, I'm pondering watching some other movies before they become eligible.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

lisadoris, thanks for getting this going. I will be going to see Selma this weekend… seems appropriate. Remember, two of the foreign film nominees are currently on Netflix: Ida and Virunda.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

I like the idea of current nominees being allowed right now. I'm starting tonight with one. Great stuff.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by popcorn
lisadoris, thanks for getting this going. I will be going to see Selma this weekend… seems appropriate. Remember, two of the foreign film nominees are currently on Netflix: Ida and Virunda.
Correction: "Virunga" is a Documentary Feature nominee, not Foreign Language...and "Ida" is an understated, quiet masterpiece. Yes, both are streaming currently!

And. I'll second the thanks to lisadoris!

Maybe we should number our lists separately from our main lists and call this week a "Pre-Challenge"

And, I will still offer up a few Oscar winning and nominated DVDs from the past for the winner!
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

2014 Feature Nominees Now Available or Soon --> Various Platforms (DVD/Blu) / Streaming / Online :

Begin Again
The Boxtrolls
Boyhood
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Finding Vivian Maier
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians Of The Galaxy
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Ida
The Judge (1/27)
Last Days In Vietnam --> Amazon Streaming Exclusive $3.99 - $12.99
The Lego Movie
Maleficent
Nightcrawler (2/10)
Virunga --> Netflix Streaming Exclusive
X-Men: Days Of Future Past



Rumored:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (Rumored: 2/17)
Foxcatcher (Rumored: 2/17)



Documentary Short Subjects:
The Reaper (La Parka) --> Vimeo On Demand $4.99
White Earth --> Vimeo On Demand $3.99

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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

I just tried watching Crisis Hotline, and while it seemed like a powerful documentary, I had to turn it off. It was just hitting too close to home for me, as I've been where those veterans are.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Thanks for hosting, Lisa! For those who live near a Cinemark theater, there are a couple things to be aware of during the challenge. Firstly, they're doing their Oscar Movie Week. You can purchase tickets to individual shows, or buy a festival pass for $40 to see all eight Best Picture nominees:

2/13 7:00 Birdman
2/13 10:00 Selma

2/14 1:00 Theory of Everything
2/14 4:00 Grand Budapest Hotel
2/14 7:00 Whiplash
2/14 10:00 American Sniper

2/15 4:00 Imitation Game
2/15 7:00 Boyhood

Encore showings throughout the subsequent week, detailed in the full listing linked above. The shorts will play from 2/20-22; their schedule isn't posted, but they are included in the $40 festival pass.

Also, there's the Cinemark Classic Series, which will consist of the following eligible films:

1/25 2:00; 1/28 2:00 & 7:00 How the West Was Won
2/1 2:00; 2/4 2:00 & 7:00 Funny Girl
2/8 2:00; 2/11 2:00 & 7:00 Breakfast at Tiffany's
2/15 2:00; 2/18 2:00 & 7:00 Giant
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by Travis McClain
Thanks for hosting, Lisa! For those who live near a Cinemark theater, there are a couple things to be aware of during the challenge.
Thanks for the awesome information! I really appreciate it! Thankfully, a theater 30 minutes away from me is participating; I'm in for a sweet weekend marathon!

I've seen twelve of the nominees (most summer blockbusters and animated features), plus one of the shorts (the delightful Feast), so I've going to have quite a bit of watching on my hands between now and the 22nd.

I was too excited to wait until the official start and began my pre-challenge, current-nominee-extravaganza (excellent idea!) with John Carney's Begin Again (rented from Redbox). I'm a fan of Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley and I'm quite fond of Carney's Once, so I expected to enjoy the film. I didn't expect to be as blown away as I was by its effortless charm and genial shabbiness. I could have easily spent more time watching this group of quirky people dash about New York, record music, and celebrate their craft. There is an infectious joy and a genuine love that made me want to dash to my local record shop. I also feel compelled to dust off my piano and annoy my neighbors with my rusty playing.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by Mao
And, I will still offer up a few Oscar winning and nominated DVDs from the past for the winner!
Prizes - Woo Hoo!

Make sure to number your lists folks.

BTW, there was a small typo in the checklist that I just corrected.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by lisadoris
-The challenge begins on Thursday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00am CST and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, February 22 2015
The 24th is actually Saturday. Did you mean Thursday, January 22nd? Or Saturday, January 24th?
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

lisadoris,

Can you link the List Thread to the top of this thread? Or were you going to wait until the Challenge officially started?

The challenge starts Saturday, Jan. 24th.


Okay, here are the prizes (from my personal collection - some new/sealed!):

DVD Best Picture Winner/Nominee Prize Pack:

ALL THE KING'S MEN
CHOCOLAT
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
MY LEFT FOOT
ON GOLDEN POND
TOOTSIE

The winner will receive these shipped from me once the pre- and main challenge (1/15 - 2/22) is finished and verified.

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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

I was going to wait to post the link until the challenge officially officially started but since a couple folks have already jumped in, the link is live.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by MysterioMan007
I'll give this a try. As luck would have it, I watched Gone Girl last night.

Jaunary 16
1. Gone Girl (2014)
2015 Nomination: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Rosamund Pike
MysterioMan007, welcome to the talk, but Gone Girl you listed on the list wouldn't count. This doesn't start until the 24th. You would have to rewatch it again.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by darkhawk
MysterioMan007, welcome to the talk, but Gone Girl you listed on the list wouldn't count. This doesn't start until the 24th. You would have to rewatch it again.
darkhawk, looks like we've opened up a can of worms....according to the rules above, 2014 nominees-only are allowed in the challenge....meaning that you could watch any of the 45 feature films and 15 Shorts or Documentary Shorts nominated for 2014 and they would count. On January 24th, that opens up to anything that was ever nominated or won (including wild cards).
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by darkhawk
MysterioMan007, welcome to the talk, but Gone Girl you listed on the list wouldn't count. This doesn't start until the 24th. You would have to rewatch it again.
Why not?

Originally Posted by lisadoris
Official Rules

-The challenge begins on Thursday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00am CST and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, February 22 2015

- You can watch current nominees starting on Thursday, January 15 and have them count.
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by Mao
The winner will receive these shipped from me once the pre- and main challenge (1/15 - 2/22) is finished and verified.
Clarified the dates to include the pre and main challenge...
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by popcorn
Why not?
I was posting and editing at the same time as you posted this...

I am assuming MysterioMan007 is fine...

This certainly gives me more time to finish up some of my screeners and focus on some oldies during the main challenge, so...

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Originally Posted by Mao
I was posting and editing at the same time as you posted this...

I am assuming darkhawk is fine...

This certainly gives me more time to finish up some of my screeners and focus on some oldies during the main challenge, so...
Same here, Mao. I finally have an excuse to watch that Glen Campbell one that's been sitting on my ottoman since the day I got it. Heh…

I got the day going by checking out Virunga. A dangerous, compelling film. This afternoon, I took my daughters to see Selma… powerful film. It's a shame with the snubs that the director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo got from the Academy. I guess you chalk it up to inexperience and Bradley Cooper respectively.
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So I just watched Crisis Hotline Veterans Press 1 (thanks for the link Mao) and even though the doc is only 40 minutes it took me almost 90 minutes to watch it. It was so heartbreaking and infuriating that I had to keep pausing it. I am in awe of the people who work at the hotline because that job would break me and it pisses me off that we're not doing more for our Veterans (I'm glaring at you Tom Coburn).
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Re: The 9th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 24 - February 22)

Originally Posted by shadokitty
While I can't wholly recommend it, due to quasi legality, there is a private channel on Roku called WoWTV that has some of the current nominees in their movie library. It costs $25/month, for live tv, movies on demand, and tv shows on demand.
They're just getting stuff from other sites. There's sites that stream every live TV channel and then other ones that just stream movie and tv shows from people that upload them to file storage sites that support video streaming.

They're making easy cash for not doing much work and I kind of wish I'd thought of doing it myself.

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