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Updated and finished...Not too bad, got to 40, and I will watch the awards so I guess that makes it 41.
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Well, I didn't get 100 films, but I did watch 100 hours worth. I thought this was a great challenge since there was no arguing over what qualified as with the Horror Challenge. Plus, when you go through the Oscar winners and nominees, there's a lot of variety that you can so you're not bogged down with a single genre. Though I'm disappointed that there weren't more board members engaging with the challenge.
I did achieve some personal goals: to watch some from my unwatched pile, to pick up some classics I've been meaning to get like Anatomy of a Murder, to go through some commentaries and to make it all the way through all of my Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.
It's been fun, but now I need to get back to some TV on DVD that I've been neglecting over the last 30 days.
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Originally Posted by hardercore
Week ending 28 January
1. Children Of Men nom. Cinematography, Editing, Adapted Screenplay, 79th Academy Awards
2. Little Miss Sunshine nom. Best Picture, Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, Original Screenplay, 79th Academy Awards
3. Borat! Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan nom. Adapted Screenplay, 79th Academy Awards
4. Howl's Moving Castle nom. Animated Feature, 78th Academy Awards

Week ending 4 February
5. The Squid And The Whale nom. Original Screenplay, 78th Academy Awards
6. Casablanca won Best Picture, Directing, Screenplay, nom. Actor, Supp. Actor, Cinematography, Editing, Score, 16th Academy Awards
7. Traffic won Directing, Supp. Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, nom. Best Picture, 73rd Academy Awards
8. Memento nom. Original Screenplay, Editing, 74th Academy Awards
9. Indiana Jones and the Raiders Of The Lost Ark won Editing, Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound, Sound Editing, nom. Best Picture, Cinematography, Score, 54th Academy Awards
10. A Streetcar Named Desire won Actress, Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, Art Direction, nom. Best Picture, Directing, Actor, Screenplay, Score, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound, 24th Academy Awards

Week ending 11 February
11. Dreamgirls nom. Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, Art Direction, Costume Design, Song, Song, Song, Sound Mixing, 79th Academy Awards
12. Million Dollar Baby won Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supp. Actor, nom. Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, 77th Academy Awards
13. Brokeback Mountain won Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Score, nom. Best Picture, Actor, Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, Cinematography, 78th Academy Awards
14. The Last King Of Scotland nom. Actor, 79th Academy Awards

Week ending 18 February
15. Little Miss Sunshine (Commentary) nom. Best Picture, Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, Original Screenplay, 79th Academy Awards
16. The Devil Wears Prada nom. Actress, Costume Design, 79th Academy Awards
17. Unforgiven won Best Picture, Directing, Supp. Actor, Editing, nom. Actor, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, 65th Academy Awards
18. Blood Diamond nom. Actor, Supp. Actor, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, 79th Academy Awards
19. A History of Violence nom. Supp. Actor, Adapted Screenplay, 78th Academy Awards
20. 21 Grams nom. Actress, Supp. Actor, 76th Academy Awards

Week ending 25 February (Oscar Night)
21. In The Bedroom nom. Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supp. Actress, Adapted Screenplay, 74th Academy Awards
22. Lost In Translation won Original Screenplay, nom. Best Picture, Directing, Actor, 76th Academy Awards
23. Pan's Labyrinth nom. Foreign Film, Original Screenplay, Score, Cinematography, Art Direction, Makeup, 79th Academy Awards
24. Amélie nom. Foreign Film, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, 74th Academy Awards
25. Letters From Iwo Jima nom. Best Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Sound Editing, 79th Academy Awards
26. Spirited Away won Animated Feature, 75th Academy Awards
27. Moulin Rouge! won Art Direction, Costume Design, nom. Best Picture, Actress, Editing, Cinematography, Makeup, Sound, 74th Academy Awards
28. Sideways won Original Screenplay, nom. Best Picture, Directing, Supp. Actor, Supp. Actress, 77th Academy Awards
29. The Departed nom. Best Picture, Directing, Supp. Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, 79th Academy Awards
30. The Pianist won Directing, Actor, Adapted Screenplay, nom. Best Picture, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, 79th Academy Awards
Thirty films. Aside from sitting at home all day watching film after film after film in a huge marathon, that's all I could and was willing to do. I'm pleased with the variety of films I got to revisit and discover. You guys all happy with your efforts?

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That's all for me. I got 90 out of 100. I just wish that I had a little more time. Most of the movies that are Oscar nominated, run over 2 hours and it is harder to fit in alot. Oh well, I got to watch some of the best movies ever made and it was really fun! I just hope that "The Departed" cleans house tomorrow night at the Oscars. Congrats to everyone on reaching their goals! Can't wait until next year.


My Academy Awards Challenge List

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Was gone all day yesterday so I didn't have time to get to my most favorites (Godfather,Pulp,Wizard) but maybe I'll save them for next year. Who knows.

Still had a great time with this marathon though!

Some highlights:

Number of times I choked up/got teary-eyed: 4 (Yearling,Starman,Schindler,Color Purple)

Favorite "Whoa" moment:
Final shot of Saving Private Ryan with the American flag immediately followed by the flag burning into an "X" in Malcolm X.

Movies I saw for the first time and liked:

Pickup on South Street
Umberto D.
Shane
Network
The Best Years of Our Lives

Disappointments:

Twilight Samurai
Stalag 17
The Apartment
To Catch a Thief
Klute

Got a better appreciation for:

Unforgiven
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Hero
Live and Let Die(!)

See youse guys tonight at the Oscars!
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Great job everyone... While I didnt come close to most of you, I was glad I could finish this one this time. Im happy with 40 (thank god I was on vacation or I wouldnt have got them) and cant wait for whatever one is next.
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Here is my list. Sorry I didn't post it sooner.

1. Little Children (2007)
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
Nominee - Best Actress
Nominee - Best Adapted Screenplay
2. The Thin Man (1935)
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Actor
Nominee - Best Writing
Nominee - Best Director
3. It Happened One Night (1935)
Winner - Best Actress
Winner - Best Writing
Winner - Best Picture
Winner - Best Director
Winner - Best Actor
4. One Man Band (2005)
Nominee - Best Short Film, Animated
5. Cars (2007)
Nominee - Best Song
Nominee - Best Animated Feature
6. Darling (1966)
Winner - Best Costume Design Black and White
Winner - Best Actress
7. Double Indemnity (1945)
Nominee - Best Actress
Nominee - Best Cinematography Black and White
Nominee - Best Director
Nominee - Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Sound
Nominee - Best Screenplay
8. The Fly (1987)
Winner - Best Makeup
9. Kwaidan (1966)
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
10. The Man Without A Past (2003)
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
11. The Godfather (1973)
Winner - Best Actor
Winner - Best Picture
Winner - Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
12. Letters from Iwo Jima (2007)
Nominee - Best Director
Nominee - Best Sound Editing
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Writing Original Screenplay
13. The Twilight Samurai (2004)
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
14. Laura (1945)
Winner - Best Cinematography Black and White
15. The Manchurian Candidate (1963)
Nominee - Best Supporting Actress
Nominee - Best Film Editing
16. Good Will Hunting (1998)
Winner - Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Best Writing, Original Screenplay
17. Dreamgirls (2007)
Nominee - Best Art Direction
Nominee - Best Costume Design
Nominee - Best Music Original Song
Nominee - Best Sound Mixing
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
Nominee - Best Supporting Actress
18. Blade Runner (1983)
Nominee - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Nominee - Best Visual Effects
19. The Great Dictator (1941)
Nominee - Best Actor
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
Nominee - Best Music, Original Score
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Writing, Original Screenplay
20. Funny Face (1958)
Nominee - Best Costume Design
Nominee - Best Art Direction
Nominee - Best Writing Original Screenplay
Nominee - Best Cinematography
21. The Silence of the Lambs (1992)
Winner - Best Actor
Winner - Best Actress
Winner - Best Director
Winner - Best Picture
Winner - Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
22. Children of Men (2007)
Nominee - Best Cinematography
Nominee - Best Editing
Nominee - Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
23. Dances With Wolves (1991)
Winner - Best Picture
Winner - Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Winner - Best Cinematography
Winner - Best Director
Winner - Best Film Editing
Winner - Best Sound
Winner - Best Music Score
24. Flags of Our Fathers (2007)
Nominee - Best Sound Editing
Nominee - Best Sound Mixing
25. Half Nelson (2007)
Nominee - Best Actor
26. Last of the Mohicans (1993)
Winner - Best Sound
27. Braveheart (1996)
Winner - Best Cinematography
Winner - Best Makeup
Winner - Best Picture
Winner - Best Sound Effects Editing
Winner - Best Director
28. Shrek 2 (2005)
Nominee - Best Animated Feature
Nominee - Best Music Song
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1940)
Winner - Best Writing
30. You Can't Take It With You (1939)
Winner - Best Director
Winner - Best Picture
31. The Danish Poet (2007)
Nominee - Best Animated Short
32. The Little Matchgirl (2007)
Nominee - Best Animated Short
33. Maestro (2007)
Nominee - Best Animated Short
34. No Time for Nuts (2007)
Nominee - Best Animated Short
35. Back to the Future (1986)
Winner - Best Sound Effects Editing
36. Binta and the Great Idea (2007)
Nominee - Best Short Film
37. Eramos Pocos (One Too Many) (2007)
Nominee - Best Short Film
38. Helmar & Son (2007)
Nominee - Best Short Film
39. The Saviour (2007)
Nominee - Best Short Film
40. West Bank Story (2007)
Nominee - Best Short Film
41. The Green Mile (2000)
Nominee - Best Sound
Nominee - Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
42. A Few Good Men (1993)
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
Nominee - Best Film Editing
Nominee - Best Picture
Nominee - Best Sound
43. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1929)
Winner - Best Actress
Winner - Best Cinematography
Winner - Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production
44. Back to the Future Part II (1990)
Nominee - Best Visual Effects
45. The Abyss (1990)
Winner - Best Visual Effects
46. Pan's Labyrinth (2007)
Nominee - Best Art Direction
Nominee - Best Cinematography
Nominee - Best Makeup
Nominee - Best Music, Original Score
Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Nominee - Best Writing, Original Screenplay
47. What's Eating Gilbert Grape? (1994)
Nominee - Best Supporting Actor
48. Smokey and The Bandit (1978)
Nominee - Best Film Editing
49. The Blood of Yingzhou District (2007)
Nominee - Best Documentary Short Subject
50. Recycled Life (2007)
Nominee - Best Documentary Short Subject
51. Rehearsing a Dream (2007)
Nominee - Best Documentary Short Subject
52. Two Hands (2007)
Nominee - Best Documentary Short Subject
53. The Devil Wears Prada (2007)
Nominee - Best Costume Design
Nominee - Best Actress
54. Donnie Brasco (1998)
Nominee - Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
55. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1937)
Winner - Best Director
56. The 79th Annual Academy Awards

I've been kind of a "silent" participant in some of the other contests, but I figured I would share my list this time. Overall I thought it was a lot of fun.
I liked the fact that I could include both Smokey & the Bandit and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Also, the fact that we could count short films was a bonus, as that made up about fifteen of my selections.

Good times. Looking forward to the next contest.
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so does Mondo Kane get a prize or something?
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I don't want to step on anyone's toes, but I thought I'd tabulate the results. And remember, it's an honor just to be nominated...

The 1st Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Results

5 reached the magic 100:
Mondo Kane 133
Muad'Dib 128
Giles 124
RobCA 101
mkowalski99 100


other valiant efforts:
advdfreak 90
lisadoris 85
Shack 80
OwlAtHome 75
RKillgore 56
Jeffy Pop 56
whitetigress 46
FantasticVSDoom 40
Sparrow 39
InnocentBlood 35
Chad 35
The Monkees 33
hardercore 30
LBCrazyFool 30
arsmith7 28
ginwen 24
Mr. Cinema 20
mijorico 10
acubfaninmd 10
Rypro 525 8
DVDMagic 4
Quake 1028 4
danganet 3


See you next year!
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Congrats to those that reached 100! I'm disappointed in myself for only reaching 75. Overall I really enjoyed what I watched and was glad I was able to count all 6 Star Wars movies, which I watched for the first time in chronological order.

Thanks for tabulating the scores, Shack.
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i really enjoyed this challenge and had a lot of fun can't wait for the next one!
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I know I had a great deal of fun with this challenge, although my wife hated me for it. I was glad that we included shorts because I definitely would not have hit 100 - plus I was able to see some funny cartoons that I had never seen before.

Some highlights for me were The Polar Express, Munich, Murderball and Master & Commander. I had never seen them before and did not think I would like them. However, I absolutely loved all four of them. If not for this challenge, I probably never would have seen them.

March of the Penguins, Half Nelson and Whale Rider were three disappointments for me. I had high hopes for those three from what I had heard of them, but they just did not do anything for me personally.

Overall, I had a fantastic time with this challenge and can't wait to do it next year.
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This challenge was a tremendous amount of fun! I've always wanted to get through a few Oscar nominees & winners around awards season and this challenge provided the nudge that I needed.

I'm still watching a few from this year's list of winners/nominees to get caught up. It was fun watching and noting the categories in which the films were nominated while it lasted!

Looking forward to next year!
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I only got 20, but they were 20 good films of variety.
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I really enjoyed this challenge; I hope we do it again next year. It gave me a chance to rewatch a lot of great films in my collection that I don't watch very often, and it also gave me a chance to watch 10 new films that I hadn't gotten around to yet, a couple of which I really enjoyed (Little Miss Sunshine and Fried Green Tomatoes) and a couple I didn't (The Battle Over Citizen Kane documentary and the 2004 remake of Phantom of the Opera).

All in all though, I really enjoyed the challenge, although next year, I probably won't bother to watch them chronologically, like I did this year.

Rob
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Originally Posted by Shack
I don't want to step on anyone's toes, but I thought I'd tabulate the results. And remember, it's an honor just to be nominated...

The 1st Annual Academy Award Movie Challenge Results

5 reached the magic 100:
Mondo Kane 133
Muad'Dib 128
Giles 124
RobCA 101
mkowalski99 100


other valiant efforts:
advdfreak 90
lisadoris 85
Shack 80
OwlAtHome 75
RKillgore 56
Jeffy Pop 56
whitetigress 46
FantasticVSDoom 40
Sparrow 39
InnocentBlood 35
Chad 35
The Monkees 33
hardercore 30
LBCrazyFool 30
arsmith7 28
ginwen 24
Mr. Cinema 20
mijorico 10
acubfaninmd 10
Rypro 525 8
DVDMagic 4
Quake 1028 4
danganet 3


See you next year!
Thank you for doing that, I just came here to start that since I forgot, but thanks for doing it for me. Glad to hear everyone had a great time.
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That was a really fun challenge. Congrats to Mondo. I think I am burned out on these for a while.
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Originally Posted by Muad'Dib
I think I am burned out on these for a while.
Not me, I'm really looking forward to the next one. In fact, I'm trying to avoid watching comedies for now, but since so much of my collection is comedies, it doesn't leave me much else to watch, lol. Right now, I'm trying to catch up on my TV shows and music DVDs that I haven't watched yet..

Rob

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