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The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

The 10th 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 28 2016 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 2015. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" to honor Leonard Nimoy but you cannot watch another Leonard Nimoy movie that did not win or was not nominated for an Oscar unless another celebrity that died during 2015 is in it. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died in 2015.

-The challenge begins on Friday, January 29, 2016 at dusk and will end on Sunday, February 28 2016 (Oscar Telecast)

- You can watch current nominees starting on Thursday, January 14 and have them count.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, REMEMBER TO NUMBER YOUR LISTS


Past Challenges
2015 Rules & Discussion Thread
2015 Lists Thread
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
IMDB’s In Memoriam Slideshow ---> To See Who Died in 2015


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 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Looking forward to it.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Any informed speculation on what we should be watching in a few days..? Martian, Inside Out, Star Wars...
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I haven't decided yet if I'll watch them yet, but does anyone here plan to watch the Golden Globes tonight, since they are kind of a preseason for the Oscars?
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I've been a bit disappointed in this year's crop of films so I have no idea what's in store for us in terms of nominations. The Golden Globes are sometimes a decent indicator so that might provide a clue or two. I'm hoping I'll at least have an excuse to see The Force Awakens in theaters again.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by lisadoris
I've been a bit disappointed in this year's crop of films so I have no idea what's in store for us in terms of nominations. The Golden Globes are sometimes a decent indicator so that might provide a clue or two. I'm hoping I'll at least have an excuse to see The Force Awakens in theaters again.
Somewhere had a Predictions list, and half was things I'd never heard of, and over a third was things that are neither on DVD nor still in theatres... so the nominations periid may be very light for me, too!
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by lisadoris
-The challenge begins on Friday, January 29, 2016 at dusk and will end on Sunday, February 28 2016 (Oscar Telecast)

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External Links

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Schedule
TCMs schedule goes through March 2, and February has 29 days this year... any interest in extending the official end date by a day or three..?
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by ntnon
TCMs schedule goes through March 2, and February has 29 days this year... any interest in extending the official end date by a day or three..?
It wouldn't bother me too much, but ending on the Oscar ceremony itself seems one of our best Challenge traditions around here.

And one will have two other Challenges on the 29th.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I'm flexible on when the Challenge begins but I think we have to end it on Ceremony night. It seems fitting. I don't know what the next Challenge is but maybe some of the TCM films would fit?
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Pre-challenge
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I had a lot of fun last year, focusing on films I've never prior seen. I might do that again, along with some annual favorites (Virginia Woolf, The Graduate, Capote, The King's Speech, The Dark Knight). Hopefully I'll have that Criterion edition of The Graduate by then.

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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I'm really looking forward to this Challenge too, as besides the movies I have on DVD, I have a good selection on Roku, and a Dish hookup in my room.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

As I say with every challenge these days... I shall try.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by lisadoris
I'm flexible on when the Challenge begins but I think we have to end it on Ceremony night. It seems fitting. I don't know what the next Challenge is but maybe some of the TCM films would fit?
Fair enough.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Adding to this year's Prize Pack* (Best Picture Winners & Nominees). So far:

Places In The Heart DVD
You Can't Take It With You DVD

*These are from my personal collection, so some are opened, some are not...

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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

List thread is live. Nominations are announced tomorrow (Thursday) and then the pre-challenge begins (this year's nominees only).
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

I wonder if I'm the only one getting excited enough about the nominations to be reading prediction articles to see if they have access to any movies in the pre challenge period?
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by shadokitty
I wonder if I'm the only one getting excited enough about the nominations to be reading prediction articles to see if they have access to any movies in the pre challenge period?
I've been steering clear of predictions and such. Last year, I swore off thinking about nominations before they were announced. However, before then I would obsessively read anything I could get my hands on!

There is a podcast called "Little Gold Men" that has been going through predictions and the history of the award. You might want to check it out if you're in the mood for some analysis of the field. I've heard that it's very good and features some great commentators.
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Originally Posted by mrcellophane
I've been steering clear of predictions and such. Last year, I swore off thinking about nominations before they were announced. However, before then I would obsessively read anything I could get my hands on!

There is a podcast called "Little Gold Men" that has been going through predictions and the history of the award. You might want to check it out if you're in the mood for some analysis of the field. I've heard that it's very good and features some great commentators.
Thanks for the recommendation.
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Nominations are in

It's a good thing I bought The Martian on blu yesterday.
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Ex Machina is streaming on Amazon Prime as well.
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Other than rentals, it seems I only have a few options, but it doesn't mean I don't look forward to two weeks from now any less, plus I enjoy documentaries, and have been looking forward to watching the new Mad Max movie, since it's on HBO Go.
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I'm going to revisit Mad Max in light of all those nominations. I saw it in the theater and thought it was interesting but I didn't think it was 10 freaking nominations interesting.

As I suspected, I have an excuse to see The Force Awakens in theaters again. I'll finally see Inside Out and maybe check out Sicario as I have heard a lot of good things about both of them.
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Re: The 10th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 29 - February 28)

Originally Posted by shadokitty
I wonder if I'm the only one getting excited enough about the nominations to be reading prediction articles to see if they have access to any movies in the pre challenge period?
I do the same thing!
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I started my pre challenge with a double credit viewing. I had Racing Extinction on my DVR from when it was aired on the Discovery Networks a month or two ago, so decided to watch that.

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