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Old 01-06-18, 06:54 PM
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The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

The 12th 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 March 4, 2018 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 2017. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch "Lean on Me" to honor Robert Guillaume but you cannot watch another Robert Guillaume movie that did not win or was not nominated for an Oscar unless another celebrity that died during 2017 is in it. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died in 2017.

-The challenge begins at dawn local time Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, March 4, 2018 (thank the Winter Olympics for the late date).


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, REMEMBER TO NUMBER YOUR LISTS

***LISTS THREAD***


Past Challenges


11th Annual Academy Award Challenge Rules & Discussion Thread
11th Annual Academy Award Challenge List Thread
10th Annual Academy Award Challenge Rules & Discussion Thread
10th Annual Academy Award Challenge List Thread
9th Annual Academy Award Challenge Rules & Discussion Thread
9th Annual Academy Award Challenge List Thread
8th Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
8th Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
7th Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
7th Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
6th Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
6th Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
5th Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
5th Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
4th Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
4th Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
3rd Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
3rd Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
2nd Annual Academy Award Rules & Discussion Thread
2nd Annual Academy Award Lists Thread
The 1st Academy AwardRules & Discussion Thread
The 1st Academy Award Lists Thread

External Links

This year's nominees
TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Schedule
Academy Award Database ---> To check if a movie has been nominated or won an Award
2017 In Memoriam List via imdb ---> To See Who Died During 2017


Checklist

Watch a Film Winner From the Following Decades:

--- 1927-1937:
--- 1938-1947:
--- 1948-1957:
--- 1958-1967:
--- 1968-1977:
--- 1978-1987:
--- 1988-1997:
--- 1998-2007:
--- 2008-2017:

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):

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Old 01-06-18, 06:57 PM
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Re: The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

So, thanks to the Winter Olympics, the Oscar Ceremony is a wee bit late this year. There was discussion in the Challenge thread that folks still wanted everything to run from nomination announcement to ceremony night so here's the thread. Talk among yourselves about whether you plan to limit yourselves to 30 days or if you'll take a more leisure pace. If there are typos in the initial post, please let me know.

TCM has not announced their 31 Days of Oscar schedule yet much to the dismay of the folks on their community discussion boards. I'll add a link when it's available.
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Re: The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

My goal is always to see as many of the current nominees as possible, so the extra time will be very welcome!
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Re: The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

Very excited that we're getting so close!

Did a little research of my past challenges, and it looks like I average 31 days. I may do a pre-challenge and join y'all on 1/23, but as for officially counting, I'll start that on Feb. 2nd.

Most important thing is to enjoy! With Criterion coming out with "Silence Of The Lambs" and (finally!) "Tom Jones" during the challenge, this is going to be an exciting one!
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This might be silly, but I really look forward to this challenge, it helps me get through the winter.
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I got a movie for Christmas that I have been saving for this Challenge. I got a copy of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory .
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I was browsing the database and saw that 6 of the 8 Harry Potter movies are eligible. The only two missing are Chamber Of Secrets and Order Of The Phoenix. So I may take this opportunity to watch my Harry Potter movies.
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You might be interested in this, Trevor. I was browsing the IMdB memoriam list and I discovered that you can watch a Showa Godzilla movie. Haruo Nakajima was one of the actors who passed away.
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Re: The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
You might be interested in this, Trevor. I was browsing the IMdB memoriam list and I discovered that you can watch a Showa Godzilla movie. Haruo Nakajima was one of the actors who passed away.
Sweet, thanks shado. I watch something Godzilla every month, saddens me each year when i pull out the original for this Challenge, always forgetting that it wasn’t nominated.
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I'll create the list thread on Friday just in time for Tuesday's nomination announcements. If folks want the list thread to go up sooner just let me know.
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List thread is available.

So, what films does everything think will get nominated next week?
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List thread is available.

So, what films does everything think will get nominated next week?
Based on movies in the past, two I think will are The Last Jedi, and the new Guardians Of The Galaxy movie.
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Dunkirk for sure, which I plan on getting a Target on Sunday for 10 bucks, just in time for the 23rd.
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This might be silly, but I really look forward to this challenge, it helps me get through the winter.
I hope it does the same for me, I'm excited to try this challenge. Will need something to replace my football Sundays.
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I hope that Get Out at least gets a nom for Screenplay (it would be nice to see a Best Picture nod).

I think Shape of the Water is the film to beat in pretty much every category if the Golden Globes are any indication.

Last Jedi and Wonder Woman should get some love for sound and/or visual effects at the very least. I wouldn't be mad if either or both of them got a Best Picture nom.

I would love it if Mudbound got some love too but I'm less confident about that one.
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Re: The 12th Annual Academy Award Challenge (January 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018)

Originally Posted by lisadoris View Post
So, what films does everything think will get nominated next week?
In addition to the other mentioned, I would guess nominations for:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread (unless it came out too late ala Selma)
The Shape of Water
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour (yuck)

I'm predicting that Coco will get an original song nomination (or two) and lose to an undeserving song from The Greatest Showman.

Also, I cannot imagine that they would give the top awards to a LGBTQ themed movie two years in a row, so my favorite won't get any actual awards despite several nominations.
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Seeing as how Cinderella got a nomination a few years ago, perhaps the new Beauty And The Beast will follow suit. Disney movies usually do pretty good at the Oscars.
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Also, I cannot imagine that they would give the top awards to a LGBTQ themed movie two years in a row, so my favorite won't get any actual awards despite several nominations.
Yeah, it's like the An American in Paris/Singin' in the Rain situation. SITR is the more acclaimed & enduring movie, but a "Gene Kelly Musical" was already rewarded with Best Picture one year earlier. I'm sure the Academy is going to stick to this tradition.
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Today's the day!

Movie watchers, start your Blu-Rays, DVDs, PS3s, and Rokus
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I looked up the announcement time for the nominations this morning. I am guessing this is Pacific time, but they are announced at 8:22 this morning.
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5:22 PST/8:22 EST.

The Oscar Live Stream is here: http://www.oscars.org/?
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I felt like a documentary to kick off my Challenge, so I looked on Wikipedia, and decided on ‘Kokoda Front Line!’, since I knew it was on YouTube. It’s a WW2 documentary, about the Australians fighting the Japanese to save their homeland.
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Thank you to whomever got the List Thread stickied...

TCM posted their 31 Days of Oscar schedule so I added the link to the original post.
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CBS Sports has Kobe Bryant's Dear Basketball streaming for free here:
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/d...minated-movie/
It's quite adorable IMHO
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I decided to see what Oscar-winning documentaries my library had to offer and made the dubious choice to start with Marjoe (1972), which tells the story of a child-evangelist who later returns to the Pentecostal circuit to make money. I attended a Pentecostal church until I was twenty-one, and the film dredged up memories and old fears that I don't deal with on a daily basis. I haven't been to a service in over a decade and had forgotten just how weirdly religious my upbringing was. The particulars tend to become hazy. I suppose it sometimes takes a film randomly checked out from the library to starkly outline truths about your life.

The film explores how Pentecostal evangelists operate and manipulate congregations. It's both a portrait of a system and a man who was harmed by that system yet uses it skim money off others. No one's blameless. No one's purely victim or villain. And no matter how much you think you've distanced yourself from the church, those fire and brimstone sermons are still nagging at the back of your head.
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