**3RD ANNUAL OSCAR CHALLENGE**

For three years now, I have made a point to see all the films nominated for Academy Awards (all of the ones I can find anyway). Even if I have seen them, I will watch them again, all before the Awards ceremony the following month. Through this challenge, I discover films I would have never seen otherwise, I get a better understanding of what the Academy sees in certain films, and ultimately I just have fun trying to get through all the films in the short amount of time, and forming my own opinions in the process. If you are so inclined to follow along, below is the calendar of my progress. Stay tuned…

**Day #1 **

(Tuesday, January 24th, 2012)

(1) WARRIOR – *1 nomination*

**[34 days left]-[45 films remaining]**

**Day #2 **

(Wednesday, January 25th, 2012)

(2) MONEYBALL – *6 nominations*

(3) REAL STEEL – *1 nomination*

**[33 days left]-[43 films remaining]**

**Day #3 **

(Thursday, January 26th, 2012)

(4) THE ARTIST – *10 nominations*

(5) A BETTER LIFE – *1 nomination*

**[32 days left]-[41 films remaining]**

**Day #4 **

(Friday, January 27th, 2012)

**NONE**

**[31 days left]-[41 films remaining]**

**Day #5 **

(Saturday, January 28th, 2012)

(6) IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT –* 1 nomination*

(7) MARGIN CALL – *1 nomination*

**[30 days left]-[39 films remaining]**

**Day #6 **

(Sunday, January 29th, 2012)

(8) KUNG FU PANDA 2 – *1 nomination*

(9) RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – *1 nomination*

(10) MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – *4 nominations*

(11) BEGINNERS – *1 nomination*

**[29 days left]-[35 films remaining]**

**Day ***#7
(Monday, January 30th, 2012)*

(12) RIO – *1 nomination*

**[28 days left]-[34 films remaining]**

**Day ***#8
(Tuesday, January 31st, 2012)*

**NONE**

**[27 days left]-[34 films remaining]**

**Day ***#9
(Wednesday, February 1st, 2012)*

**NONE**

**[26 days left]-[34 films remaining]**

**Day ***#10
(Thursday, February 2nd, 2012)*

(13) TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – 3 nominations

(14) HELL AND BACK AGAIN – 1 nomination

**[25 days left]-[32 films remaining]**

**Day ***#11
(Friday, February 3rd, 2012)*

(15) THE MUPPETS – *1 nomination*

**[24 days left]-[31 films remaining]**

**Day ***#12
(Saturday, February 4th, 2012)*

(16) CHICO & RITA – *1 nomination*

(17) TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY – *3 nominations*

(18) EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE – *2 nominations*

(19) RANGO – *1 nomination*

**[23 days left]-[27 films remaining]**

**Day ***#13
(Sunday, February 5th, 2012)*

(20) A CAT IN PARIS – *1 nomination*

**[22 days left]-[26 films remaining]**

**Day ***#14
(Monday, February 6th, 2012)*

(21) JANE EYRE – *1 nomination*

**[21 days left]-[25 films remaining]**

**Day ***#15
(Tuesday, February 7th, 2012)*

(22) THE IRON LADY – *2 nominations*

**[20 days left]-[24 films remaining]**

**Day ***#16
(Wednesday, February 8th, 2012)*

(23) ANONYMOUS –* 1 nomination*

**[19 days left]-[23 films remaining]**

**Day ***#17
(Thursday, February 9th, 2012)*

(24) MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – *2 nominations*

(25) BRIDESMAIDS –* 2 nominations*

**[18 days left]-[21 films remaining]**

**Day ***#18
(Friday, February 10th, 2012)*

**NONE**

**[17 days left]-[21 films remaining]**

**Day ***#19
(Saturday, February 11th, 2012)*

(26) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO –* 5 nominations*

**[16 days left]-[20 films remaining]**

**Day ***#20
(Sunday, February 12th, 2012)*

(27) ALBERT NOBBS –* 3 nominations*

(28) WAR HORSE – *6 nominations*

**[15 days left]-[18 films remaining]**

**Day ***#21
(Monday, February 13th, 2012)*

(29) THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN –* 1 nomination*

(30) PUSS IN BOOTS – *1 nomination*

**[14 days left]-[16 films remaining]**

**Day ***#22
(Tuesday, February 14th, 2012)*

**NONE**

**[13 days left]-[16 films remaining]**

**Day ***#23
(Wednesday, February 15th, 2012)*

(31) PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY –* 1 nomination*

**[12 days left]-[15 films remaining]**

**Day ***#24
(Thursday, February 16th, 2012)*

**NONE**

**[11 days left]-[15 films remaining]**

**Day ***#25
(Friday, February 17th, 2012)*

(32) PINA –* 1 nomination*

**[10 days left]-[14 films remaining]**

**Day ***#26
(Saturday, February 18th, 2012)*

(33) THE TREE OF LIFE – *3 nominations*

(34) A SEPARATION – *2 nominations*

(35) THE DESCENDANTS – *5 nominations*

**[9 days left]-[11 films remaining]**

**Day ***#27
(Sunday, February 19th, 2012)*

(36) BULLHEAD* – 1 nomination
*

**[8 days left]-[10 films remaining]**

**Day ***#28
(Monday, February 20th, 2012)*

(37) HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART TWO* – 3 nominations*

(38) HUGO – *11 nominations*

**[7 days left]-[8 films remaining]**

**Day ***#29
(Tuesday, February 21st, 2012)*

(39) THE IDES OF MARCH* – 1 nomination
*

**[6 days left]-[7 films remaining]**

**Day ***#30
(Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012)*

***NONE***

**[5 days left]-[7 films remaining]**

**Day ***#31
(Thursday, February 23rd, 2012)*

(40) THE HELP* – 4 nominations
*

**[4 days left]-[6 films remaining]**

**Day ***#32
(Friday, February 24th, 2012)*

***NONE***

**[3 days left]-[6 films remaining]**

**Day ***#33
(Saturday, February 25th, 2012)*

*??*

**[2 days left]-[?? films remaining]**

**Day ***#34
(Sunday, February 26th, 2012)*

*??*

**[1 day left]-[?? films remaining]**