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Academy Awards Challenge (Official, February 2020)

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Academy Awards Challenge (Official, February 2020)

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Post by shugs » January 29th, 2020, 4:34 pm

The VIIIth Academy Awards Challenge

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Goal
Watch as many Academy Award nominated movies as possible.

Rules
- A feature film (anything over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- A total of 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry.
- Rewatches are allowed.
- There were some titles throughout the years (Tuba Atlantic, Un lugar en el mundo, Young Americans, Stout Hearts and Willing Hands) which lost their nominations. These titles are not eligible.
- Post the years of your watches.
- Do not edit posts to add new watches, just create a new one.

Big List of Nominees
There's an ICM list of all nominated movies ever. It kills my browser, but it may work for you. :D
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/a+co ... sh_beauty/
And an IMDb one
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096163675/

Official Lists
Best Picture Winners
Best Foreign Picture Winners
Best Cinematography Winners
Best Picture Nominees
Best Foreign Picture Nominees

Unofficial Lists
Participants
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1flavo5000112
2Traveller82
3redcard2960
4blueboybob51
5jdidaco42
6sol41
7AB53740
7jeroeno40
9nimimerkillinen31
10Lonewolf200329
11Tarris126
12sebby23
13OldAle121
13VincentPrice21
15RogerTheMovieManiac8818
15sheikofhyrule18
17hurluberlu17
18maxwelldeux16
19cinephage15
20shugs14
21jal9012
22ororama11
23Obgeoff10
24Teproc9
24blocho9
26ChrisReynolds7
26albajos7
26klaus787
29sacmersault6
30Mochard5
30Nathan Treadway5
30vortexsurfer5
33connordenney4
33zzzorf4
35allisoncm3
363eyes1
36Cinepolis1
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#2

Post by shugs » January 29th, 2020, 4:35 pm

Thanks to albajos for hosting last year's challenge. I've stolen the rules and lists from there. :cheers:

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#3

Post by Traveller » January 29th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Thanks for hosting, shugs. :cheers: I'm in and will be focusing on completing the Best Pictures, Best Foreign Pictures and Best Cinematography lists, which should be doable. I'll see from there, then.
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Post by albajos » January 29th, 2020, 8:21 pm

I have one animated feature film left (of all time), so I'm in for Klaus

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#5

Post by 3eyes » January 29th, 2020, 11:24 pm

I might just try to catch up with some I've missed in the past few years.
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Post by jal90 » January 31st, 2020, 8:12 am

I've been planning to start checking pending stuff by number of official toplists and there's a lot of overlap with this particular challenge. I'll be in.

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Post by vortexsurfer » January 31st, 2020, 8:47 am

Should be in for a few.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 1st, 2020, 12:26 am

I'm in. Not going to win, so

NO WINNERS!

Unless there's a rare chance a winner I haven't seen pops up. There's only 21 left. The most recent winner I've seen was back in July. I've seen all nominated films from this year except for 3. Two foreign, neither of which is going to beat Parasite, and a short doc, which may or may not win.

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Post by blueboybob » February 1st, 2020, 12:33 am

This will be my primary challenge this month. We will see if I get to 100

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 1st, 2020, 12:37 am

You might want to add this years nominees to the OP.

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/2020 ... cranekiss/

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Post by sol » February 1st, 2020, 6:15 am

It starts! First in. :D

NOTE: For this challenge, I will only be including one nominated category per film in orange. This is my way of trying to make things fun for me. The orange will indicate the category where I think the film's Oscar nomination is most deserving. Of course, I can only make this choice if a film has more than one Oscar nod.

1. The Irishman (2019) Best Supporting Actor

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Covering several decades and many side characters, this film tackles a very large canvas and certain subplots -- particularly the protagonist's preteen daughter -- often feel neglected and shied over, but there is a lot to like here. Pacino's larger-than-life performance as the intimidating Hoffa is a real highlight, there are some very well edited bits like Hoffa's wife nervously turning an ignition key and the reverse ageing visual effects are impressive.
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Post by sheikofhyrule » February 1st, 2020, 4:16 pm

I am in. This used to be my favorite challenge, but since Comcast moved Turner Classic Movies off its basic package to a sports and entertainment package that you would have to pay an extra $10 a month, I am sad that I will not be able to watch some harder to find films on TCM. I eventually wanted to have a year where I had seen all of the movies they showed for the 31 Days of Oscar. At this point I have seen 284 out of 335. My TiVo would like to point out that I still have 86 films recorded off of TCM still left to watch, including 14 of the 51 unchecked movies for this month.

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Post by flavo5000 » February 1st, 2020, 5:28 pm

I'll be in. Gonna try to watch as many of the 2020 nominees as I can before next week.

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Post by Traveller » February 1st, 2020, 6:53 pm

01. Joan of Arc (1948) - 5/10
02. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) - 3/10
03. Anthony Adverse (1936) - 5/10
04. Blood and Sand (1941) - 5/10
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 2nd, 2020, 2:54 am

1. Kinsey (2004) Best Supporting Actress - Laura Linney [nom]

Wife has been wanting to watch this for a bit, so we did. I've seen it before (in the theater no less), but haven't seen it since, so it was a pretty fresh viewing for me. Loved the story Alfred Kinsey and his sex research and history of it, though the film seemed to try to do just a bit too much. The emotional tones at the end felt forced and not set up particularly well early on. But some clever writing and hilarious moments to it and worth watching. Linney was pretty good in it.

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Post by jal90 » February 2nd, 2020, 3:15 am

1. Last year at Marienbad / L' année dernière à Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) - Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

So this was an old pending one, that I had even started a few years ago till I realized that I wasn't in the mood for the absolute non-linearity this film represents. Now I've enjoyed it a lot as one of the most daring and defining experiments in narrative I've ever seen, a story without a beginning, an end or even an expectation. Enigmatic without even trying to set an enigma, because there's nothing set in this narrative. Gorgeous, elegant, disturbing at some points, a very stimulating piece of avant-garde cinema that is as much of a challenge now as it was in the early 60s. 9/10

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Post by VincentPrice » February 2nd, 2020, 4:14 am

1. BlacKkKlansman-2018: 10/10

Nominated for
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Best Achievement in Directing
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Best Achievement in Film Editing
Won for
  • Best Adapted Screenplay

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Post by Nathan Treadway » February 2nd, 2020, 4:49 am

1. Corpus Christi (2019) International Feature
2. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Actress (Renee Zellweger)
3. Eat, Drink, Man Woman (1994) Foreign Language
4. Radio Days (1987) Original Screenplay and Art Direction
5. Black Rain (1990) Sound and Sound Effects Editing

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Post by sacmersault » February 2nd, 2020, 4:57 am

1. Parasite (Rewatch) (2019)

Nominated for:
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best International Film
Best Production Design
Best Editing

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Post by Obgeoff » February 2nd, 2020, 8:18 am

1. The Lighthouse (2019, Robert Eggers) 7
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Post by hurluberlu » February 2nd, 2020, 10:06 am

1. Hoosiers (David Anspaugh, 1986) 6
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Post by Cinepolis » February 2nd, 2020, 11:57 am

1. [Best Foreign Picture Nominee] - Zimna wojna (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018) - 7/10

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Post by jeroeno » February 2nd, 2020, 1:04 pm

01. El Amor Brujo (1967)
02. J'ai perdu mon corps (2019)
03. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
04. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

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Post by flavo5000 » February 2nd, 2020, 2:12 pm

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1. Dorp aan de rivier a.k.a. Village by the River (1958)
Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film

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2. Rocketman (2019)
Nominated: Best Original Song
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1. Dorp aan de rivier a.k.a. Village by the River (1958)
2. Rocketman (2019)

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Post by sol » February 2nd, 2020, 3:23 pm

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1. The Irishman (2019) Best Supporting Actor

2. Marriage Story (2019) Best Actor/Actress

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Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are a large reason why this film works so well, both using the subtlest of facial inflections to convey volumes in their non-dialogue scenes, mostly notably when they listen to their lawyers argue their case. The film is a tad one-sided with Driver often painted as bending over backwards and never really wanting the divorce, but Johansson has her strong moments in which she is allowed to her express her side.
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Post by Obgeoff » February 2nd, 2020, 3:27 pm

2. Frozen II (2019, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee) 7
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Post by Tarris1 » February 2nd, 2020, 3:46 pm

1. Nebraska (2013) 7/10
2. Field of Dreams (1989) 7/10

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Post by Traveller » February 2nd, 2020, 6:44 pm

05. The Great Waltz (1938) - 8/10
06. Little Women (1933) - 3/10
07. Legends of the Fall (1994) - 6/10
08. Pain and Glory (2019) - 5/10
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Post by hurluberlu » February 2nd, 2020, 8:31 pm

2. I Lost My Body / J'ai perdu mon corps (Jérémy Clapin, 2019) 8-
3. Mogambo (John Ford, 1953) 7-

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Post by albajos » February 2nd, 2020, 8:33 pm

01. Lady Sings the Blues (1972) USA 185 checks [double]
5 nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Screenplay (original), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Song Score

1972: 1/21 Best Director category completed.

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 2nd, 2020, 9:29 pm

In case anyone wants it... and IMDB version of the All Academy Award Nominees list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096163675/

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Post by albajos » February 2nd, 2020, 10:02 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 9:29 pm
In case anyone wants it... and IMDB version of the All Academy Award Nominees list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096163675/
Maybe remove the ones that got disqualified

Tuba Atlantic (2011) - Shown in it's entirety on TV before the show
Un lugar en el mundo (1992) - Nominated with wrong country of origin Ias they already had another strong contender)
Young Americans (1967) - it even won, but was released a year to early so it lost both it's win and nomination
Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931) - nobody is sure why, but before the awards the production company themselves removed it and replaced it with something else.

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Post by Mochard » February 2nd, 2020, 10:34 pm

1. Joker (2019) - 8/10

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Nominated for 11 awards:

Best Motion Picture of the Year - Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Best Achievement in Directing - Todd Phillips
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Joaquin Phoenix
Best Adapted Screenplay - Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Best Achievement in Cinematography - Lawrence Sher
Best Achievement in Costume Design - Mark Bridges
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling - Nicki Ledermann, Kay Georgiou
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) - Hildur Guðnadóttir
Best Achievement in Film Editing - Jeff Groth
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing - Tom Ozanich, Dean A. Zupancic, Tod A. Maitland
Best Achievement in Sound Editing - Alan Robert Murray

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Post by sacmersault » February 3rd, 2020, 1:08 am

2. The Lighthouse (2019)

Nominated for:
Best Cinematography

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Post by AB537 » February 3rd, 2020, 4:07 am

1. Billy Budd (Peter Ustinov, 1962) 7.5/10 ... Terence Stamp nominated for Supporting Actor ... It would be interesting at some point to watch a double feature of this and Claire Denis' Beau Travail - the latter being a very different, and I strongly suspect much looser, interpretation of the same Herman Melville story

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Post by VincentPrice » February 3rd, 2020, 4:45 am

2. Bugsy Malone-1976: 6/10

Nominated for
  • Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
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1. BlacKkKlansman-2018: 10/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 3rd, 2020, 4:50 am

albajos wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 10:02 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 9:29 pm
In case anyone wants it... and IMDB version of the All Academy Award Nominees list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096163675/
Maybe remove the ones that got disqualified

Tuba Atlantic (2011) - Shown in it's entirety on TV before the show
Un lugar en el mundo (1992) - Nominated with wrong country of origin Ias they already had another strong contender)
Young Americans (1967) - it even won, but was released a year to early so it lost both it's win and nomination
Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (1931) - nobody is sure why, but before the awards the production company themselves removed it and replaced it with something else.
Done - thanks! :thumbsup:

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Post by Teproc » February 3rd, 2020, 12:28 pm

1. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980) - 6/10
(Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Original Score, Costume Design, Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing)

Surprisingly maudlin for Lynch, and comes close to completely missing what's actually interesting here, which is the question of how really different the exposure of this man to good society (and to us) is from his freakshow days. It's there, but not explored enough.

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Post by flavo5000 » February 3rd, 2020, 1:10 pm

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3. Belle Epoque (1992)
Won: Best Foreign Language Film

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4. Invictus (2009)
Nominated: Best Leader Actor (Morgan Freeman), Best Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)

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5. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor (Humphrey Bogart), Best Supporting Actor (Tom Tully), Best Screenplay,Best Sound Recording, Best Editing, Best Score

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6. 1917 (2019)
Nominated: Bets Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling, Production Design, Score, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

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7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Nominated: Best Animated Film

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8. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Won: Best Costume Design
Nominated: Best Picture, Lead Actor (Richard Burton), Lead Actress (Geneviève Bujold), Supporting Actor (Anthony Quayle), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Set Decoration, Sound, Score
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1. Dorp aan de rivier a.k.a. Village by the River (1958)
2. Rocketman (2019)
3. Belle Epoque (1992)
4. Invictus (2009)
5. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
6. 1917 (2019)
7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
8. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

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