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UKWildcat
01-16-2009, 12:10 AM
Welcome to the Second Annual (2008-2009) SirStevesGuide Academy Awards Movie Challenge!!!

All members are encouraged to participate!!!

This challenge will begin January 22nd @ 12:00am and will end February 22nd @ 11:59 pm.


Here is a link to last year's (2007-08) challenge (http://forums.sirstevesguide.com/showthread.php?t=37064&highlight=challenge).


The rules are simple:

Watch any movie or short that was nominated or won an Academy Award between the designated time frame (Jan. 22nd - Feb. 22nd) and post your results here; with each entry listed in numerical order, including the day watched and the movie's title. This is the basic format, please see the example below. Feel free to add your own comments about each movie watched, the year it was released, the nominations/wins it received, and other miscellaneous information, if you so desire.

The qualifications are very straight forward; that the movie or short was (or is) nominated for or won an Academy Award (in any category).




Example List:
_______________________________________________

January 22nd
1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Won: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Writing
Nominated: Best Film Editing, Best Sound
2. Alien (1979)
Won: Best Effects (Visual)
Nominated: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

January 23rd
3. Aliens (1986)
Won: Best Effects (Sound), Best Effects (Visual)
Nominated: Best Actress, Best Editing, Best Music (Original Score), Best Sound, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

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That pretty much sums it up. Most of you should be familiar with these challenges by now, but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Again, the challenge will start on January 22nd (@ 12:00am), in approximately one week, and will run through February 22nd. Any movie started before 11:59 pm on the Feb. 22nd, but ends thereafter, will count!


Have fun!!!

:thumbsup:

UKWildcat
01-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Last year I managed 46 titles, this year I am shooting for 50!

I really want to do well with this challenge since I did so poorly with the Holiday one. :(

Slicker
01-16-2009, 12:29 AM
So what's the major award? Or are you keepin' it under wraps?

UKWildcat
01-16-2009, 12:37 AM
Ummm.... yeah... under wraps while I try to think of something.

UKWildcat
01-18-2009, 03:07 PM
I meant to include this in the first post - Here is a link to the Academy Awards Database (http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/BasicSearchInput.jsp). You can search and see what films were nominated/won Oscars. It lists all the details. Should come in quite handy!

UKWildcat
01-22-2009, 11:52 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing


Did you really think I was going to start off with something else? :D Freakin' awesome movie!!!

UKWildcat
01-24-2009, 01:05 AM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects


First time viewing. Yes, it has taken me this long... Anyways, loved it! Great movie!!! :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
01-24-2009, 02:08 AM
Were the first two Bourne movies nominated for something like editing or sound engineering? Saw them both tonight. First viewings, and plan to catch the third very soon.

UKWildcat
01-24-2009, 12:42 PM
Were the first two Bourne movies nominated for something like editing or sound engineering? Saw them both tonight. First viewings, and plan to catch the third very soon.

The first two were not nominated for any Oscars, the third won all three categories for which it was nominated, and rightfully so.

So what did you think of the first two movies? You weren't the one who was anti-Bourne because you couldn't picture Matt Damon being an action star were you? If so, I bet you have different thoughts now after watching the first two. That is just an awesome trilogy of movies, and Damon does a wonderful job. :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
01-24-2009, 08:31 PM
I couldn't see him as an action star, but wasn't anti-Bourne, since I've heard so much good about them. They definitely lived up to the hype. :thumbsup:

Too bad they no countee, though.

UKWildcat
01-24-2009, 11:34 PM
I couldn't see him as an action star, but wasn't anti-Bourne, since I've heard so much good about them. They definitely lived up to the hype. :thumbsup:

Too bad they no countee, though.

Be sure to let us know your thoughts of Ultimatum, and to add it to your list. ;)

UKWildcat
01-24-2009, 11:36 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-25-2009, 12:24 AM
Look, my first movie challenge here! And I'll undoubtedly lose. :D

January 24
1. Frost/Nixon
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
I haven't seen any of this year's other "big" Oscar movies. This one was pretty good but a little by-the-numbers and nothing mind-blowing.

I watched all six Star Wars movies last weekend; too bad I didn't wait until now or I could have added some more here. :p

El Chuxter
01-25-2009, 01:46 AM
January 24
Enchanted
(Three different nominations for Best Original Song. I'll wager competing with itself thrice is why it lost.)

UKWildcat
01-25-2009, 11:51 AM
Look, my first movie challenge here! And I'll undoubtedly lose. :D

Glad to see you joined JJL.

And you too Chux.

Where is everyone else??!?!?!? :(

UKWildcat
01-25-2009, 11:54 AM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration



Watched the Director's Cut - Awesome movie, one of my favorites. Anyone care to guess what is up next? :p ;)

UKWildcat
01-26-2009, 11:27 AM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound



One movie where the sequel rivals the first installment. Outstanding, and like Alien, this is one of my favorites as well.

UKWildcat
01-26-2009, 05:02 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress



That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet.

UKWildcat
01-29-2009, 12:54 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress

January 29th
7. Predator (1987)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A



After taking a two day break, I watched Predator today. Classic stuff! :thumbsup:

UKWildcat
01-29-2009, 04:38 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress

January 29th
7. Predator (1987)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A
8. The Matrix (1999)
Won: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A


Too bad they got increasingly worse with each additional installment. Oh well, this "One" is great! Hehe, get it?

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-01-2009, 02:41 PM
January 24
1. Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

January 29
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Won: Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Editing, Original Music Score, Adapted Screenplay, Honorary Award
Nominated: Sound Mixing
It was originally going to be a lot darker, and would likely have been if it were made today without the Production Code, but it was still really quite good.

January 31
3. Citizen Kane
Won: Original Screenplay
Nominated: Director, Actor, Film Editing, Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography (black and white), Sound Mixing, Music Score
The fact that it didn't win for cinematography shows that the Academy doesn't know jack (even though Hearst's crusade against the movie might have had something to do with it). I saw it a few weeks ago but watched it again yesterday. It also should have won for "best scary-*** cockatoo." Needless to say the movie is really damn good.

UKWildcat
02-03-2009, 09:23 AM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress

January 29th
7. Predator (1987)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A
8. The Matrix (1999)
Won: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A

February 2nd
9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Won: Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Makeup
Nominated: Editing, Cinematography

UKWildcat
02-05-2009, 11:26 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress

January 29th
7. Predator (1987)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A
8. The Matrix (1999)
Won: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A

February 2nd
9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Won: Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Makeup
Nominated: Editing, Cinematography

February 5th
10. The Departed (2006)
Won: Picture, Director, Editing, Writing,
Nominated: Supporting Actor



Phenomenal movie!

UKWildcat
02-06-2009, 08:42 PM
January 22nd
1. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Won: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Writing
Nominated: Cinematography, Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing

January 23rd
2. Iron Man (2008)
Won: ?
Nominated: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 24th
3. Transformers (2007)
Won: N/A
Nominated: Sound, Sound Editing, Visual Effects

January 25th
4. Alien (1979)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: Art Direction-Set Decoration
5. Aliens (1986)
Won: Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: Actress, Film Editing, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Music, Sound

January 26th
6. Juno (2007)
Won: Writing
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actress

January 29th
7. Predator (1987)
Won: Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A
8. The Matrix (1999)
Won: Editing, Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects
Nominated: N/A

February 2nd
9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Won: Sound, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects, Makeup
Nominated: Editing, Cinematography

February 5th
10. The Departed (2006)
Won: Picture, Director, Editing, Writing,
Nominated: Supporting Actor

February 6th
11. Goodfellas (1990)
Won: Supporting Actor
Nominated: Picture, Director, Editor, Supporting Actor, Writing



Another phenomenal movie. :thumbsup:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-07-2009, 03:38 PM
January 24
1. Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

January 29
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Won: Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Editing, Original Music Score, Adapted Screenplay, Honorary Award
Nominated: Sound Mixing

January 31
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
Won: Original Screenplay
Nominated: Director, Actor, Film Editing, Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography (black and white), Sound Mixing, Music Score

February 3
4. Roma, cittą aperta (1945)
Nominated: Screenplay
Not that amazing. The version we saw only had about half the dialogue subtitled so I felt like I was watching an incomplete film.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-10-2009, 09:36 PM
January 24
1. Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actor (Frank Langella), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

January 29
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Won: Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Editing, Original Music Score, Adapted Screenplay, Honorary Award
Nominated: Sound Mixing

January 31
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
Won: Original Screenplay
Nominated: Director, Actor, Film Editing, Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography (black and white), Sound Mixing, Music Score

February 3
4. Roma, cittą aperta (1945)
Nominated: Screenplay

February 5
5. Umberto D. (1952)
Nominated: Writing
This was the final major neo-realist film, with Roma, citta apera being the first. This was so much better than that one. Flike was awesome.

February 10
6. Rashomon (1950)
Won: Academy Honorary Award
Nominated: Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Sweet merciful Christ almighty, NOW we're talking. That was just really, really, great. Kurosawa is the man.

UKWildcat
02-11-2009, 12:21 PM
I'm starting to suck this challenge up too... :mad:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-19-2009, 02:45 AM
January 24
1. Frost/Nixon (2008)
Nominated: Picture, Director, Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

January 29
2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Won: Picture, Leading Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Editing, Original Music Score, Adapted Screenplay, Honorary Award
Nominated: Sound Mixing

January 31
3. Citizen Kane (1941)
Won: Original Screenplay
Nominated: Director, Actor, Film Editing, Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography (black and white), Sound Mixing, Music Score

February 3
4. Roma, cittą aperta (1945)
Nominated: Screenplay

February 5
5. Umberto D. (1952)
Nominated: Writing

February 10
6. Rashomon (1950)
Won: Academy Honorary Award
Nominated: Art Direction (Black-and-White)

February 17
7. Double Indemnity
Nominated: Actress in a Leading Role, Cinematography Black-and-White, Director, Music, Picture, Sound, Writing
I thought it was pretty good. It was kind of similar to any other film noir you might see.

Slicker
02-19-2009, 03:54 AM
I forgot about this theed!

Here's what I've watched since it started. Not sure what they won but I'm rather sure they did...

Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Goodfellas
The Departed
What Dreams May Come

Mr. JabbaJohnL
02-19-2009, 09:57 PM
I'm tired of reformatting that whole thing whenever I make a new post, so . . .

February 19
8. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Nominated: Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Writing
I'm frankly not sure what to make of it. I assume that it comes off very differently today than it did 54 years ago, particularly the gay aspect. James Dean dying before the movie came out and before he could really have a great career definitely has shades of Heath Ledger.

UKWildcat
03-23-2009, 04:19 PM
I don't know what happened guys...

After Goodfellas, I watched The Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie, which was nominated for an Oscar, and I watched something else but forgot what it was. So my final tally will be 12 movies, which is not impressive at all. The Changeling was outstanding btw, I really liked it.

I will start up the April Comedy Movie challenge in a bit, and I will do much better with that one.

Sorry about not keeping up with this one. :(