Academy Idol - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis

Academy Idol

AcademyIdol8What is Academy Idol?
Few parts of The Awards Circuit are more democratic, or more popular for that matter, than Academy Idol, a hallmark of Oscar season at the site. For the uninitiated, quite simply, this contest is our integration of American Idol style voting with the big Oscar hopefuls for the year. Once the field is selected in the fall, week by week, they compete against each other in categories like Directors, Cinematography, and so on…culminating in films being eliminated each week. How does that happen? Well, YOU, the reader get to vote and push your favorite candidate forward in the contest.



ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 7
ELIMINATION CHART
BOTTOM THREE
Saving Mr. Banks Frances Ha Nebraska
Nebraska (2) Stories We Tell Frances Ha (2)
Stories We Tell (2) Frances Ha (3) The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street (2)* Frances Ha (4) Blue is the Warmest Color
The Wolf of Wall Street (3) Frances Ha (5) Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis (2) Blue is the Warmest Color (2) Before Midnight
Blue is the Warmest Color (3) Gravity Before Midnight (2)
BOTTOM TWO
Before Midnight (3) 12 Years a Slave
FINAL FOUR
12 Years a Slave (2)
FINAL THREE
Gravity (2)
FINALE
Short Term 12 Her

ADVANCED TO TOP 12
Frances Ha
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Blue is the Warmest Color
Short Term 12 
The Wolf of Wall Street*
Stories We Tell
Gravity

*SAVED By the STAFF

ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 6
ELIMINATION CHART
BOTTOM TWO 
Looper Django Unchained
BOTTOM THREE  
Moonrise Kingdom The Master Lincoln
The Master (2) Lincoln (2) The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods (2) Lincoln (3) The Sessions
The Sessions (2) Amour Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln (4) Les Miserables Argo
BOTTOM TWO 
Les Miserables (2) Silver Linings Playbook
BOTTOM THREE  
Argo (2) Silver Linings Playbook (2) Amour (2)
FINAL FOUR 
Silver Linings Playbook (3)
FINAL THREE 
Beasts of the Southern Wild
FINALE 
Amour (3) Zero Dark Thirty


THE BEST OF THE REST (ELIMINATED FILMS)

WRECK-IT RALPH
MAGIC MIKE
THE IMPOSSIBLE
PROMISED LAND
LIFE OF PI
FLIGHT
ANNA KARENINA
HITCHCOCK
CLOUD ATLAS
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE AVENGERS
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
SKYFALL

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ACADEMY IDOL 5 TOP 13 ELIMINATION CHART

Bottom Three
War Horse Moneyball Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2) Moneyball (2) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2) Moneyball (3) Martha Marcy May Marlene
Moneyball (4) The Tree of Life Martha Marcy May Marlene (2)
The Descendants 50/50 Midnight in Paris
50/50 (2) The Tree of Life (2) The Artist
The Tree of Life (3) Martha Marcy May Marlene (3) Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II
Final Six
Martha Marcy May Marlene (4)
Bottom Two
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II (2)  The Artist (2)
Final Four
Midnight in Paris (2)
Final Three
The Artist (3)
Finale
Drive Shame

BEST OF THE REST

WILD CARDS – (The Ides of March, Melancholia, Bridesmaids)

(ORIGINALS) – A Separation, Young Adult, Rango, J. Edgar

(ADAPTEDS) – We Bought a Zoo, A Dangerous Method, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help

ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 4 (ELIMINATION CHART)

Bottom Three
Another Year The Fighter The King’s Speech
The Fighter (2) The King’s Speech (2) Rabbit Hole
Winter’s Bone 127 Hours The Kids Are All Right
Rabbit Hole (2) 127 Hours (2) The Kids Are All Right (2)
The King’s Speech (3) The Kids Are All Right (3) Toy Story 3
The Kids Are All Right (4) 127 Hours (3) How to Train Your Dragon
Bottom Two
Toy Story 3 (2) Inception
Final Four
Inception (2)
Final Three
Black Swan
How to Train Your Dragon (2) The Social Network

BEST OF THE REST-

TOP 17 – Shutter Island, The Town, True Grit, Animal Kingdom, The Tourist
TOP 20 - Get Low, Secretariat, The Way Back* (A tie between True Grit & Winter’s Bone moved them to Top 17)
TOP 24 – Made in Dagenham, Waiting for Superman, TRON: Legacy, Fair Game

ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 3 (ELIMINATION CHART)

Bottom Three
Nine Precious Avatar
The Cove Precious (2) Up in the Air
In the Loop Avatar (2) District 9
District 9 (2) A Serious Man Inglourious Basterds
Avatar (3) Up in the Air (2) Precious (3)
Up in the Air (3) A Serious Man (2) Where the Wild Things Are
Precious (4) Where the Wild Things Are (2) A Serious Man (3)
Bottom Two
Where the Wild Things Are (3) Up
The Hurt Locker Up (2)
Final Three
Up (3)
A Serious Man (4) Inglourious Basterds (1)

BEST OF THE REST

TOP 36 (GROUP 1) – Watchmen, The Road, The Messenger, The Hangover, Brothers, The White Ribbon
TOP 36 (GROUP 2) – Invictus, Coraline, Public Enemies, Paranormal Activity, Trucker
TOP 36 (GROUP 3) – The Lovely Bones, Star Trek, Zombieland, A Single Man, Bright Star, Capitalism: A Love Story, Crazy Heart, The Last Station
WILD CARD PICKS - Adventureland, 500 Days of Summer (Joey), In the Loop, Un Prophete (Keith Lucas), Moon, An Education (Myles Hughes), Avatar, Precious (Clayton)

ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 2 TOP 12 (ELIMINATION CHART)

Bottom Three
Rachel Getting Married The Reader Australia
Australia (2) Changeling The Wrestler
Changeling (2) Doubt The Reader (2)
The Reader (3) Slumdog Millionaire Revolutionary Road
Doubt (2) Revolutionary Road (2) Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire (2) Revolutionary Road (3) Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2)
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (3) Revolutionary Road (4) Milk
Bottom Two
Milk (2) Wall-E
Revolutionary Road (5) Wall-E (2)
Final Three
The Wrestler (2)
The Dark Knight Wall-E (2)

BEST OF THE REST

TOP 16 – Frost/Nixon, Iron Man, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Visitor
TOP 20 – Gommorah, Defiance, Happy Go Lucky, Pineapple Express
TOP 24 – Appaloosa, Gran Torino, I’ve Loved You So Long, The Duchess

ACADEMY IDOL SEASON 1 TOP 12 (ELIMINATION CHART)

Bottom Three
American Gangster I’m Not There Eastern Promises
I’m Not There (2) Eastern Promises (2) Knocked Up
Gone Baby Gone Eastern Promises (3) There Will Be Blood
Ratatouille Eastern Promises (4) Knocked Up (2)
Hairspray Eastern Promises (5) Juno
Eastern Promises (6) Juno (2) Knocked Up (3)
No Country for Old Men Knocked Up (4) Juno (3)
Bottom Two
Atonement Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd (2) Juno (4)
Final Three
Juno (5)
Knocked Up (5) There Will Be Blood (1)

BEST OF THE REST 

TOP 16 – Michael Clayton, The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson’s War
Top 20 – Once, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, 3:10 to Yuma, Lust, Caution
Top 24 – The Savages, Into the Wild, In the Valley of Elah, The Great Debaters

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Clayton Davis

Editor-in-Chief & Owner at The Awards Circuit
Clayton Davis started to write professionally in his sophomore year of college when Johnny Alba, the editor and owner of the old Oscar prediction site, The Oscar Igloo, had an opening for staff writers. Clayton wrote for The Igloo for nearly four years before being appointed editor and revamping and renaming The Oscar Igloo into the now popular mega-site, The Awards Circuit. Since then, Clayton has become a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to awards season show, The Critics Choice Awards. Most recently, Clayton is a now an active member of the International Press Academy, which hosts the popular Satellite Awards as well as the newly integrated Broadcast Television Journalists Association, which hosts the Critics Choice Television Awards. In June 2014 he became the year's first accepted member to New York Film Critics Online. He has been quoted in various outlets (CNN.com, Bloomberg.com, TheWrap.com, AceShowbiz.com, SlashFilm.com, ScottFeinberg.com) and continues to raise the bar for film-talking enthusiasts around the globe.
  • http://jamiesplace.wordpress.com Jamie

    Question. The poll allows for multiple votes from the same person rather than one vote per registrant. Is that intentional to allow for lobbying for favorites?

  • http://TheAwardsCircuit Joey Magidson

    Hope everyone enjoyed the contest this year!