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The 1st Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 25, 2007 to February 25, 2007)

Old 01-01-07, 02:46 PM
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The 1st Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge (January 25, 2007 to February 25, 2007)

With the success of the Horror Movie Challenge and the Holiday Movie Challenge for the last 2 years I thought up this neat new idea for a challenge. With the upcoming Acadmey Awards coming soon (February 25th) we will start up a new challenge.

The object of this new challenge is just like the horror movie challenge. The goal is 100 movies in one month.

Here of the Official Rules:

-The movies can be films that won Academy Awards or were nominated and lost.

-It doesn't matter what the film was nominated for Best Picture or Best Art Direction it will count as long as it was nominated or won.

-A movie can be viewed once normally then with a commentary and you can count that twice.

-NEW RULE You can NO LONGER watch sequels to films that have won Best Picture. I chose to drop this as an allowment because it really doesn't make much sense. Also while going through my own movies I found tons of films that were nominated that I didn't even know about.

The thread is up to put your lists in here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=490524

The challenge begins at 12:00 midnight on Thursday January 25, 2007. A new thread will be started to post the lists in again. Everyone is invited!

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Old 01-01-07, 02:58 PM
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Count me in, I need to get caught up on some of the Academy nominated movies and performances from the last few years....this way I am motivated and in full swing to win this year's office pool

Question: Can we count Academy nominated 'performances' in the challenge? I have yet to watch Walk the Line for Reese Witherspoon's performance (in fact, I've not seen most from last year).

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You know this is coming:

What about Best Documentary (feature/short), Short (animated/live), Animated Feature?
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Excellent! I am in.
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Shouldn't this be in the Movie forum?
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I hope it stays here; I don't check out the Movie forum very often.

I'm definitely in, looking forward to it!

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Originally Posted by Sparrow
Question: Can we count Academy nominated 'performances' in the challenge? I have yet to watch Walk the Line for Reese Witherspoon's performance (in fact, I've not seen most from last year).
Of course, ANY film that was nominated for ANYTHING. Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Director, etc.

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What about Best Documentary (feature/short), Short (animated/live), Animated Feature?
Absolutely, ANYTHING nominated or winning for ANYTHING.

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Shouldn't this be in the Movie forum?
Why? The other 2 challenges were in this forum.
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With college and two jobs I don't think I could watch 100 films in a month (though I can try,) but this may give me the proper motivation to finally catch up on the 20 or so Best Picture winners I have yet to watch.
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I don't get why this one was moved, when the last two weren't. Oh well...

I came up with 75 DVDs that will qualify for this challenge; I put them in a separate DVDSpot filter, so that I'll know which ones I still need to watch... I doubt I'll be able to watch them all, but my goal is to at least get to 50.

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Ok, lets hope I can last the one out...Since Im watching my spending, going and eating out, I should have no problems
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I went through my collection and I have 87 movies that qualify. I am debating if I should watch movies I have already seen, or if I should watch movies that I normally would not watch. I guess I have a little time to think about it.
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I'm going to start drafting up a list...should be fun.
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Shoot, I only watched 130 or so movies in all of 2006. I doubt I could watch 100 movies all in one month (even if I was inclined to, which I'm not, I have other things I like to do as well!). But have fun all, sounds like a daunting challenge!
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Cool. I'll just watch shorts and rack up a huge number.
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Yeah, I don't think shorts should count. Make it feature-length films only.
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Shorts are going to count because they are nominated for Academy Awards

Also I don't know why this was moved either.
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If Helen Mirren doesn't win Best Actress for her role in "The Queen" it will be a travesty.
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I'm up for this one. Really looking forward to it.
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Originally Posted by Dalvin
If Helen Mirren doesn't win Best Actress for her role in "The Queen" it will be a travesty.
She probably will as I was unable to get away and make time to see this movie in the theatres

I'll plan to draft up a list as well, this challenge should be exceedingly fun.
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Originally Posted by The Monkees

-You can watch sequels to films that have WON best picture (i.e. Rocky II, III, IV, V, Balboa).
Why?
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