The web series “Honest Trailers” has released its annual video breaking down the nominees for Best Picture at the Oscars, “Hollywood’s annual awards show for the best films released between late-November and late-December.” The top prize will go to one of nine films “unless the guy in charge of the results screws up because he was on his phone backstage and they actually give it to someone else.” Watch their hot takes above.
Is Gary Oldman a shoo-in for Best Actor for “Darkest Hour”? Disappearing behind extensive makeup has helped other actors win Oscars, like Charlize Theron (“Monster”) and Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”), but “I’ll take wearing a fat suit to win an Oscar over eating a bison liver [like Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’], or something really bad — like being Casey Affleck.”
But Oldman has to face the acclaimed performance by Timothee Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name,” set during “the great Italian shirt shortage of 1983.” The same-sex romantic drama earned rave reviews from critics, “while the Peach Farmers Association is saying, ‘That’s not why we grow them, but hey, you do you.'”
Best Director is likely to go to “visionary director Guillermo Del Toro, who is contractually obligated to be credited as ‘visionary director Guillermo Del Toro'” for the woman-meets-fish romantic fairy tale “The Shape of Water,” which admittedly “sounds creepy when you strip the art away from it.”
But what about Best Picture? Will it be “Three Racists Inside Ebbing, Missouri” or will it be the horror satire “Get Out,” which “holds a mirror up to smug, affluent white progressives — in other words, the academy? Well, it’s an honor just to be nominated, right guys?”
Watch the rest of the “Honest Trailers” zingers above, including the list of comic book movies “that nerds think were snubbed.” What do you think was snubbed, and who do you think will win when hopefully the right envelopes are opened on Sunday night, March 4?
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