Every year, film fans everywhere are flooded with a pack of awards season-contending movies in the final months of the year; most of which will end up being talked and debated about in the months following their release, leading up to and following the major awards ceremonies for each respective year. Just this morning alone, the nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced, honoring some of the most acclaimed and buzzed-about films of the year – including, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Hacksaw Ridge, and more.
Most every film that’s gunning for awards typically features a number of quotes from critics praising them on their posters and/or in their trailers, in order to try and sell just how prestigious a picture the film actually is. Sometimes, though, the posters themselves don’t quite capture the appeal of the movie – or even really, what the overall reactions to them have been, either.
Well, Shiznit has that covered, with their new batch of Honest Posters for the major 2017 Oscar nominees. Offering comedic, straight-to-the-point takes on films like La La Land, Arrival, Jackie, and more, the posters themselves put some of the films into an entirely new context with their quotes and taglines. You can check out a few of the Honest Posters below, and find the entire batch by clicking here:
Aside from just the expected puns like “Godfellas,” there are some real acute observations packed into these honest posters as well. Like how Manchester by the Sea has been praised for finally giving Casey Affleck the kind of attention and acclaim that most fans believe the actor has been deserving of for quite some time, or even how the Arrival poster admits just how difficult and strange it’s been that Amy Adams still hasn’t won an Oscar yet, even despite the actress continually putting out some of the best and most talked about performances in film each year. The latter point just seems even more accurate following the announcement this morning that Adams’ performance in Arrival was passed over for Best Actress in this year’s nominations.
As per usual, the film world has been set ablaze with discussion about the nominations today, with critics and fans debating what the biggest snubs and surprises were this year. But when awards season has seemingly become so competitive and perfectly good films can become targets online because of that competition, it’s nice to see some lighthearted comedy be injected into the mix also – even if there is a fair share of righteous anger packed into some of these posters too.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is going to be telecast on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 on ABC, starting at 8:30 p.m. EST.