Oscar season is here, and it is that time of the year that it would be wise to catch up with all the hit movies of the year so that you become familiar when the discussion about the Oscar winning movies debate come up. For those who are already in the know or have watched the movies, you will agree that this year’s annual Academy Award nominations have been engulfed in controversy and debate about a certain race being discriminated.
While the unfortunate controversy of race discrimination at this year’s Oscar nominations may be open for debate, there are always a lot of deliberations surrounding who or what got nominated in each category. Will this finally be DiCaprio’s year? What have certain actors done to offend the Academy because they always miss on nominations? How could such a movie fail to get nominated for the Best Picture? As is always the norm, such debates, complaints or whatever they are called, will always be there considering that everybody has his/her own choice.
Even with these raging debates, many are likely to agree that The Revenant is ahead in the Best Picture category. Steve Jobs got two nominations for Best Actor (Michel Fassbender) and Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet), but that may be up for debate. No matter the debates, the truth will still remain that The Revenant appears too gory for many and as everybody knows, Steve Jobs performed poorly at the box office.
If such things, however minute they may seem, were taken into consideration, things may have been little different at the Oscars nominations. That is at least according to a British movie site, The Shiznit. Probably out of imagination or stupefaction, the people at Shiznit think that the movies’ posters and titles were somehow not refreshingly ‘honest’. And if they were ‘honest’, how would each film be described in the advertising poster? Would the ‘honest’ title persuade many people to head to the theaters? Well, that may be also up for debate.
Nonetheless, Shiznit created mock ups ‘honest posters’ for 2016 Oscar contenders and they seem to have a point. While they are very clever and funny remakes of the posters, some of them get a little darker, but that’s all about British humor. Have a look.