Academy Awards 2013: Best Picture Marathon Seems Awful

Each year, AMC hosts its Best Picture Marathon. The event is exactly what it sounds like: evey Best Picture nominee is screened back-to-back-to-back (this year, multiply that by three). This year, L.V. Anderson and Forrest Wickman from Slate and Scott Meslow from The Week chronicled the marathon of movies in real time.

The results did anything but make me want to go to next year's edition. Here was the schedule:

10:00 a.m. Saturday: Amour
12:20 p.m.: Lincoln
3:20 p.m.: Argo
5:35 p.m.: Django Unchained
9:30 p.m.: Les Miserables
12:30 a.m. Sunday: Zero Dark Thirty (Nice one, AMC!)
3:20 a.m.: Life of Pi
5:40 a.m.: Silver Linings Playbook
7:55 a.m.: Beasts of the Southern Wild

The end result from each writer's adventure? They wanted to go to sleep.

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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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