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How I watched all 9 Best Picture nominees in just 24 hours — and lived to tell the tale
A tale of endurance from AMC's annual Best Picture Marathon
 
Oscar stands tall on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards
Oscar stands tall on the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards

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Just a few hours ago, I reached the end of an event that I anticipate and dread each year: AMC's 24-hour Best Picture Marathon. Every Best Picture nominee for the year is screened, in a single day, for an increasingly delirious audience. This was 2014's lineup:

  1. Philomena
  2. Her
  3. 12 Years a Slave
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street
  5. American Hustle
  6. Gravity
  7. Dallas Buyers Club
  8. Nebraska
  9. Captain Phillips

Here, read a sample of my dispatches from the nine-movie showcase (and come back later tonight to read The Week's live coverage of the 86th annual Academy Awards):

 
Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor and film and television critic for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticPOLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.

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