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Old 01-17-24, 03:11 AM
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The 18th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

The 18th 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 10, 2024 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 since the last Oscar Ceremony. But only ONE movie per celebrity. For example: You can watch “She Said” to honor Andre Braugher but you cannot watch another Braugher movie that did not win or was not nominated for an Oscar unless it stars another eligible celebrity. If that makes sense... The celebrity has to have died since the last ceremony.
  • There is a Snubbed Wild Card option. You can select up to 3 films that you believe should have been nominated for an Oscar. Please feel free to explain your choice in the discussion thread.
  • The challenge begins at dawn local time Tuesday, January 23 at and will end at 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 10.

LISTS THREAD

Past Challenges
2023 Rules & Discussion Thread
2023 List Thread

2022 Rules & Discussion Thread
2022 List Thread
2021 Rules & Discussion Thread

2021 List Thread
2020 Rules & Discussion Thread
2020 List Thread
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
Academy Award Database - to check if a movie has been nominated or won (link still won't work with Safari)
2023 In Memoriam via Entertainment Weekly
TCM's 31 Days of Oscar


Checklist
Watch a film winner from the following decades:
  • 1927-1939:
  • 1940-1949:
  • 1950-1959:
  • 1960-1969:
  • 1970-1979:
  • 1980-1989:
  • 1990-1999:
  • 2000-2009:
  • 2010-2019:
  • (optional) 2020-

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
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Documentary Feature Film
  • Documentary Short Film
  • Film Editing
  • International Feature Film
  • Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Music (Original Score)
  • Music (Original Song)
  • Best Picture
  • Production Design
  • Short Film (Animated)
  • Short Film (Live Action)
  • Sound
  • Visual Effects
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Re: The 18th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

It's Award Season again. Are there any changes folks want made to the rules and regulations of this challenge?
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Unless I miss my guess about potential nominations, I may do a Barbenheimer double feature somewhere along the line.
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Heres the 31 days of Oscars schedule

TCM Detailed Schedule
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Re: The 18th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by shadokitty
Unless I miss my guess about potential nominations, I may do a Barbenheimer double feature somewhere along the line.
No way those donít get nominated for something. My decision last year to hold off on The Woman King until the challenge didnít work out, though.
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Originally Posted by lisadoris
It's Award Season again. Are there any changes folks want made to the rules and regulations of this challenge?
Anyone else in favor of bringing back the snubbed option for up to 3 movies that should have been nominated?
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Thanks Darkgod. I went on TCM's website this morning and couldn't find the list.

I'm open to the snubbed option as there are always snubs.
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The list thread is up and running. I'll add the snubbed option in a minute if there are no objections.
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Re: The 18th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

My favorite challenge!!!

I recently went 4K, so my goal is to get through all the 4k content I've been throwing money at...
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The nominees have been named and to the surprise of absolutely no body: Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon and Barbie racked up.

I'm happy that American Fiction got some love even if it's unlikely it will win a single award.

Happy watching everyone!
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20 Days in Mariupol is on YouTube:
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Niney-Five Senses is available here: https://smallscreenings.org/mast/nin...ve-senses/film
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Re: The 18th Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Discussion Thread

How To See The 2024 Oscar Nominees At Home Before The Big Night: 34/38


Feature Films:

20 Days in Mariupol (Digital Rental / Purchase) or:


American Fiction (Digital Rental / Purchase / Fubo / MGM+)

American Symphony (Netflix)

Anatomy Of A Fall (Digital Rental / Purchase)

Barbie (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Max)

Bobi Wine: The People's President (Disney+)

The Color Purple (2023) (Digital Rental / Purchase / Max)

The Creator (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Hulu)

El Conde (Netflix)

Elemental (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Disney+)

The Eternal Memory (Digital Rental / Purchase / Paramount+)

Flamin' Hot (Disney+ / Hulu)

Four Daughters (Digital Rental* / Purchase / Netflix) *Free Kino Trial at Prime

Golda (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Fubo / Showtime)

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Disney+)

The Holdovers (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Peacock)

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Disney+)

Killers Of The Flower Moon (Digital Purchase / AppleTV+)

Maestro (Netflix)

May December (Netflix)

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Paramount+)

Napoleon (Digital Purchase / AppleTV+)

Nimona (Netflix)

NYAD (Netflix)

Oppenheimer (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Peacock)

Past Lives (DVD/Blu / Digital Rental / Purchase / Fubo / Showtime / Hoopla / Kanopy)

Perfect Days (Digital Rental / Purchase)

Poor Things (Digital Purchase) / Hulu)

Rustin (Netflix)

Society Of The Snow (Netflix)

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (DVD/Blu/4K / Digital Rental / Purchase / Netflix)

The Teachers' Lounge (Digital Rental / Purchase)

To Kill A Tiger (Netflix)

The Zone Of Interest (Digital Purchase)


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Documentary Short Subject:

The ABCs of Book Banning (Paramount+)

The Barber Of Little Rock:


Island In Between:


The Last Repair Shop: (Disney+ or:


Nǎi Nai and Wŗi Pů (Disney+ / Hulu)


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Animated Short Film:

Letter To A Pig (Vimeo Digital Rental)

Ninety-five Senses (Ninety-five Senses)

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Live Action Short Film:

The After (Netflix)

Invincible


Knight Of Fortune


Red, White And Blue (VHX Digital Rental)

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Netflix)

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Having a home office definitely helps. I kicked things off this morning with a viewing of the original Great Gatsby while channel surfing.
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I watched All The King's Men (1949) last night and if I had watched it ten years ago, I would have waved it off as being over the top in terms of political commentary. Watching it last night, I felt like this film could be released today with minor tweaks and feel way too realistic.
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Had a delightful time seeing Poor Things this afternoon, and think Emma Stone's performance towers over the other four nominees, many of whom are playing more subdued parts. I agree with the notion that people generally aren't voting for what they think is the best actor so much as the best character. Even though I have no idea if the voters watch all the movies, I would be betting on Emma Stone.
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Originally Posted by lisadoris
I watched All The King's Men (1949) last night and if I had watched it ten years ago, I would have waved it off as being over the top in terms of political commentary. Watching it last night, I felt like this film could be released today with minor tweaks and feel way too realistic.
This made me watch it, and you're 100% right.
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Best Feature Length Documentary nominee To Kill A Tiger can be streamed free on the NFB website (hopefully not just limited to Canada)

To Kill a Tiger by Nisha Pahuja - NFB
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
Best Feature Length Documentary nominee To Kill A Tiger can be streamed free on the NFB website (hopefully not just limited to Canada)

To Kill a Tiger by Nisha Pahuja - NFB
Thanks! Sadly, not available in the U.S. Hopefully it will find its way to the masses.
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I find myself on the wrong side of the critics this year. I watched Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon and did enjoy either of them. I'm rooting for The Holdovers.
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I finally finished 2023's list of nominees with Tell It Like a Woman. This really teaches me that I need to get over being a completest and not worry so much about watching these obscure Original Song nominees. Getting nominated for a song does NOT necessarily make it a good film! Not that it was terrible, but definitely not up to the level of most Oscar nominees. I'm happy to finish last year's list though. It was shameless the way they used the song too! It was used once in one of the 7 segments in the film, then used for the closing credits, then AGAIN in the closing credits along with what I think was the music video playing off to the side of the credits. Then, because they had credits to show for basically 7 short films, they just had dead air over the remaining time (several minutes). Couldn't even throw some public domain stuff in there? So the music in the film amounted to one song played 3 times!

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Watched The Hospital from 1971, which won the award for original screenplay, which back then, had the outrageously long category title: "Best Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Produced or Published". The other category was titled: "Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium".

I found this interesting in light of hearing people question why Barbie is an adapted screenplay and Oppenheimer is not, because it seems the Academy is being consistent on differentiating between a script based on something factual and a script based on something from another medium, be it a novel, a play... or as it were, characters from a line of children's toys.
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Yesterday, I returned to my comfort Oscar film: Jaws. I wrote in my Letterboxd review that I think it is a perfect film. It fires on all cylinders and I have no notes. Does anyone else have what they think are perfect Oscar films?
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Ninety-Five Senses and Our Uniform added. Watch 'em before they disappear!
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Society of the Snow was riveting! When I saw that it was another 2.5 hr film, I was weary, but it flew by! Such a hopeless situation, very well presented.

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