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The 14th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 13 - February 9, 2020)

The 14th 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 9, 2020 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 2019. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch "Rosewood " to honor John Singleton but you cannot watch another John Singleton movie that did not win or was not nominated for an Oscar unless another celebrity that died during 2019 is in it. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died in 2019.

-The challenge begins at dawn local time Monday, January 13, 2020 at and will end at 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 9.

***LISTS THREAD***

Past Challenges
2019 Rules & Discussion Tread
2019 List Thread
2018 Rules & Discussion Thread
2018 List Thread
2017 Rules & Discussion Thread
2017 List Thread
2016 Rules & Discussion Thread
2016 List Thread
2015 Rules & Discussion Thread
2015 List Thread
2014 Rules & Discussion Thread
2014 List Thread
2013 Rules & Discussion Thread
2013 List Thread
2012 Rules & Discussion Thread
2012 List Thread

2011 Rules & Discussion Thread
2011 List Thread
2010 Rules & Discussion Thread
2010 List Thread
2009 Rules & Discussion Thread
2009 List Thread
2008 Rules & Discussion Thread
2008 List Thread
2007 Rules & Discussion Thread
2007 List 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 (link won't work with Safari; I have no idea why and I can't fix it)
2019 In Memoriam via Entertainment Weekly

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:
  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Animated Feature Film
  • Art Direction / Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Documentary (Feature)
  • Documentary (Short Subject)
  • Film Editing
  • Foreign Language Film
  • Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Music (Original Score)
  • Music (Original Song)
  • Best Picture
  • Short Film (Animated)
  • Short Film (Live Action)
  • Sound Effects / Sound Effects Editing / Sound Editing
  • Sound Recording/ Sound / Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Re: The 14th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 13 - February 9, 2020

Okay, let's try this again.

It's that time again. The ballots have been sent out and the voting begins tomorrow (January 2). That means it's time to put together your Oscar Challenge viewing list. The formatting had to be completely redone (and there were some hiccups) so please let me know if you find any incorrect links or something else has gone sideways.

There's already a Pre-Oscar discussion over in the film forum if you're so inclined.

Is there anything you'd like to see in this year's Challenge?

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Re: The 14th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 13 - February 9, 2020)

This is just on my end, but apparently my Safari isnít supported on the Academy Award Database.
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Re: The 14th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 13 - February 9, 2020)

Originally Posted by shadokitty View Post
This is just on my end, but apparently my Safari isnít supported on the Academy Award Database.
I see that - it's not working on my iPad mini. Apple says I have the latest version and I have JavaScript and cookies enabled. Let me see if I can figure out what's going on.
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hazzah !!
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It's time for my favorite challenge!
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I'm looking forward to this challenge.
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List thread is up and linked in the first post of this thread.
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My promise this year: to actually choose a winner for the challenge and ship their prizes within one week after the Oscars.

I'm am @$$.
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Thank you Mao for offering prizes.

I am putting together my viewing list and debating whether I should subscribe to any streaming channels that might offer nominees (fingers crossed for an excuse to finally get Netflix and watch Dolemite is My Name). I will probably still have Disney+ (thanks Mandalorian for making me want to re-watch baby Yoda scenes) and could probably fulfill most of this challenge just on their offerings and my collection.
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Originally Posted by lisadoris View Post
Thank you Mao for offering prizes.

I am putting together my viewing list and debating whether I should subscribe to any streaming channels that might offer nominees (fingers crossed for an excuse to finally get Netflix and watch Dolemite is My Name). I will probably still have Disney+ (thanks Mandalorian for making me want to re-watch baby Yoda scenes) and could probably fulfill most of this challenge just on their offerings and my collection.
Iím planning to use Disney+ for a lot of my viewing as well. I also have a lot in my collection that I can use.
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Originally Posted by lisadoris View Post
Thank you Mao for offering prizes.

I am putting together my viewing list and debating whether I should subscribe to any streaming channels that might offer nominees (fingers crossed for an excuse to finally get Netflix and watch Dolemite is My Name). I will probably still have Disney+ (thanks Mandalorian for making me want to re-watch baby Yoda scenes) and could probably fulfill most of this challenge just on their offerings and my collection.
Hulu may have a few....they have a few of the shortlisted docs.

I pay $1.99 a month for it....it was a holiday special
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Crosses over with TCM' 31 days of Oscars for only the last 9 days... feels like this is the fastes turnaround from announcement to awards
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I was tempted to watch Lord Of The Rings yesterday, but with the Challenge starting tomorrow, I forced myself to hold off.
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Tomorrow is the big day! I'll update the link to this year's nominees as soon as possible.
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The closed captioning on the announcements were a hilarious hot mess; however, the link to the nominees is listed in the first post. Happy viewing everyone.
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Uncut Gems got snubbed it seems.. also this is the most films i have to watch to see all the big 6 (4 acting, directing, and best film)
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This year, I plan to watch Kong: Skull Island finally, and as for new nominations, I only own Avengers: Endgame.
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I knew it was dangerous to watch Judy and Frozen 2 last week, but that’s OK.
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I knew it was dangerous to watch Judy and Frozen 2 last week, but thatís OK.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I tried to hold off on Joker, but failed.
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Re: The 14th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 13 - February 9, 2020)

How To See The 2019 Oscar Nominees At Home Before The Big Night:

Ad Astra - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

American Factory - (Netflix)

Avengers: Endgame - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Disney+)

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood - (Digital Purchase)

Breakthrough - DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase /
HBO Now / HBO Go / HBO/Amazon)

The Cave - (Digital Rental / Purchase / National Geographic Channel [App/Online/Disney+])

The Edge Of Democracy - (Netflix)

For Sama - (PBS Streaming / PBS.org / Digital Rental / Purchase - No Longer on Kanopy / Amazon Prime)

Ford v Ferrari - (Digital Purchase)

Harriet - (
DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Honeyland - (Digital Rental / Purchase / Hulu)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Hulu)

I Lost My Body - (Netflix)

The Irishman - (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit - (Digital Purchase)

Joker - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Judy - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)


Klaus - (Netflix)

Knives Out - (Digital Purchase)

The Lighthouse - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

The Lion King (2019) - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Disney+)

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Marriage Story - (Netflix)

Missing Link - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Hulu)

Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Pain And Glory - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Parasite (2019) - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

Rocketman - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Puchase)

Toy Story 4 - (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase)

The Two Popes - (Netflix)

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Documentary Short Subject:


Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl) (A&E App / Hulu / Sling TV / Philo)

Life Overtakes Me (Netflix)


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Animated Short Film:



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Live Action Short Film:

(Use Closed Caption Button)

(Use Closed Caption Button)


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The Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animation and Live Action) is available now!


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Thank you for the listings Mao.

I watched Hoosiers for the first time yesterday and it was okay. I thought Dennis Hooper did a great job but it's clear that basketball as it's played today is a wee bit more exciting than what they presented in this film.
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Marriage Story,,,, wow.
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Spent most of yesterday watching the documentaries and shorts (thanks for the links, Mao). Some very interesting entries this year, especially in the shorts categories. Definitely worth checking out.

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I had to run errands for a good portion of the day today, but woke up early enough to get two first time views in. The first was the 1955 Best Picture winner, Marty ​​​​​​, on MGM HD. Iíve always been a big fan of Ernest Borgnine, and have always enjoyed anything he was in. Later on, on TCM, the John Barrymore movie, Rasputin And The Empress was on. Iíve always enjoyed historical movies, so I liked that movie asw well.

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