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4TH ANNUAL OSCAR CHALLENGE

For four 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…

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DAY #1
(Thursday, January 10th, 2013)

Academy Awards Nominations Announced (0 films watched)

[38 films left] [46 days left]

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DAY #2
(Friday, January 11th, 2013)

Sum 41 Concert (0 films watched)

[38 films left] [45 days left]

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DAY #3
(Saturday, January 12th, 2013)

  • (1) The Pirates! Band Of Misfits – 1 nomination
  • (2) ParaNorman – 1 nomination
  • (3) Mirror Mirror – 1 nomination
  • (4) Frankenweenie – 1 nomination

[34 films left] [44 days left]

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DAY #4
(Sunday, January 13th, 2013)

  • (5) Brave – 1 nomination
  • (6) The Invisible War – 1 nomination
  • (7) The Impossible – 1 nomination
  • (8) Ted – 1 nomination

[30 films left] [43 days left]

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DAY #5
(Monday, January 14th, 2013)

  • (9) How To Survive A Plague – 1 nomination

[29 films left] [42 days left]

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DAY #6
(Tuesday, January 15th, 2013)

  • (10) The Avengers – 1 nomination

[28 films left] [41 days left]

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DAY #7
(Wednesday, January 16th, 2013)

**NONE**

[28 films left] [40 days left]

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DAY #8
(Thursday, January 17th, 2013)

**NONE**

[28 films left] [39 days left]

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DAY #9
(Friday, January 18th, 2013)

**NONE**

[28 films left] [38 days left]

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DAY #10
(Saturday, January 19th, 2013)

  • (11) Snow White and the Huntsman – 2 nominations
  • (12) Wreck-It Ralph – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #1 of 15) Paperman – 1 nomination

[26 films left] [37 days left]

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DAY #11
(Sunday, January 20th, 2013)

  • (13) 5 Broken Cameras – 1 nomination
  • (14) Moonrise Kingdom – 1 nomination
  • (15) Beasts of the Southern Wild – 4 nominations

[23 films left] [36 days left]

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DAY #12
(Monday, January 21st, 2013)

  • (16) Les Misérables – 8 nominations
  • (17) Prometheus – 1 nomination

[21 films left] [35 days left]

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DAY #13
(Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013)

  • (18) Searching For Sugar Man – 1 nomination

[20 films left] [34 days left]

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DAY #14
(Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013)

**NONE**

[20 films left] [33 days left]

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DAY #15
(Thursday, January 24th, 2013)

**NONE**

[20 films left] [32 days left]

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DAY #16
(Friday, January 25th, 2013)

**NONE**

[20 films left] [31 days left]

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DAY #17
(Saturday, January 26th, 2013)

**NONE**

[20 films left] [30 days left]

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DAY #18
(Sunday, January 27th, 2013)

  • (19) War Witch – 1 nomination
  • (20) Silver Linings Playbook – 8 nominations

[18 films left] [29 days left]

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DAY #19
(Monday, January 28th, 2013)

**NONE**

[18 films left] [28 days left]

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DAY #20
(Tuesday, January 29th, 2013)

**NONE**

[18 films left] [27 days left]

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DAY #21
(Wednesday, January 30th, 2013)

**NONE**

[18 films left] [26 days left]

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DAY #22
(Thursday, January 31st, 2013)

**NONE**

[18 films left] [25 days left]

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DAY #23
(Friday, February 1st, 2013)

  • (21) Kon-Tiki – 1 nomination

[17 films left] [24 days left]

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DAY #24
(Saturday, February 2nd, 2013)

**NONE**

[17 films left] [23 days left]

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DAY #25
(Sunday, February 3rd, 2013)

  • (22) Hitchcock – 1 nomination

[16 films left] [22 days left]

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DAY #26
(Monday, February 4th, 2013)

**NONE**

[16 films left] [21 days left]

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DAY #27
(Tuesday, February 5th 2013)

  • (23) Flight – 2 nominations

[15 films left] [20 days left]

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DAY #28
(Wednesday, February 6th, 2013)

  • (24) The Master – 3 nominations

[14 films left] [19 days left]

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DAY #29
(Thursday, February 7th, 2013)

  • (25) The Gatekeepers – 1 nomination

[13 films left] [18 days left]

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DAY #30
(Friday, February 8th, 2013)

**NONE**

[13 films left] [17 days left]

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DAY #31
(Saturday, February 9th, 2013)

  • (26) Zero Dark Thirty – 5 nominations
  • (27) The Sessions – 1 nomination

[11 films left] [16 days left]

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DAY #32
(Sunday, February 10th 2013)

  • (28) Django Unchained – 5 nominations

[10 films left] [15 days left]

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DAY #33
(Monday, February 11th, 2013)

  • (Short Film #2 of 15) Head Over Heels – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #3 of 15) Adam and Dog – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #4 of 15) Fresh Guacamole – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #5 of 15) Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare – 1 nomination

[10 films left] [14 days left]

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DAY #34
(Tuesday, February 12th, 2013)

  • (29) Skyfall – 5 nominations

[9 films left] [13 days left]

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DAY #35
(Wednesday, February 13th, 2013)

**NONE**

[9 films left] [12 days left]

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DAY #36
(Thursday, February 14th, 2013)

**NONE**

[9 films left] [11 days left]

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DAY #37
(Friday, February 15th, 2013)

  • (30) No – 1 nomination

[8 films left] [10 days left]

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DAY #38
(Saturday, February 16th, 2013)

  • (31) Life Of Pi – 11 nominations
  • (32) A Royal Affair – 1 nomination

[6 films left] [9 days left]

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DAY #39
(Sunday, February 17th, 2013)

**NONE**

[6 films left] [8 days left]

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DAY #40
(Monday, February 18th, 2013)

**NONE**

[6 films left] [7 days left]

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DAY #41
(Tuesday, February 19th, 2013)

**NONE**

[6 films left] [6 days left]

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DAY #42
(Wednesday, February 20th, 2013)

  • (Short Film #6 of 15) King’s Point – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #7 of 15) Mondays at Racine – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #8 of 15) Inocente – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #9 of 15) Redemption – 1 nomination
  • (Short Film #10 of 15) Open Heart – 1 nomination
  • (33) Argo – 7 nominations

[5 films left] [5 days left]

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DAY #43
(Thursday, February 21st, 2013)

  • (34) Anna Karenina – 4 nominations

[4 films left] [4 days left]

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DAY #44
(Friday, February 22nd, 2013)

  • (35) Lincoln – 12 nominations

[3 films left] [3 days left]

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DAY #45
(Saturday, February 23rd, 2013)

  • (36) Chasing Ice – 1 nomination
  • (37) Amour – 5 nominations
  • (38) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 3 nominations

[0 films left] [2 days left]

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DAY #46
(Oscar Sunday, February 24th, 2013)

[0 films left] [1 day left]

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