SR Pick: If 2016's Oscar-Nominated Movie Posters Told The Truth

What if the posters for 2016's Academy Award nominated films - including, The Revenant, The Martian, and Spotlight - were honest?

Oscars 2016 nominations and snubs

The annual Academy Award nominations have been announced and as always, they bring with them lots of discussion surrounding who or what got the nod in each category. How did Carol fail to get a best picture nod? What have Aaron Sorkin and Quentin Tarantino done to offend the Academy? Will this finally be Leo's year?

As ever, debates and complaints rage long and hard, and everybody has their choice. While The Revenant might be a favorite for many to pick up Best Picture and any of its other four nominations, it's a film that might prove to be too gory for many. Steve Jobs managed two nods; Best Actor for Michael Fassbender and Best Supporting Actress for Kate Winslet, but the film performed poorly at the box office.

What if all the Oscar nominated films had just released posters to advertise their movies that were refreshingly honest? Would that have persuaded people to head to theaters? How would each film be described? Well, wonder no more. Over at Shiznit, they've produced mock ups of some 'honest' movie posters, which may or may not sum up what you're thinking about each one. Take a look below.


The Revenant

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography.

revenant honest poster

The Big Short

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

big short honest poster

Steve Jobs 

Nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor

steve jobs honest poster

Shiznit created "Honest Posters" for several other 2016 Oscar contenders too, including director George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road (which racked up the most nominations after The Revenant) and director Ridley Scott's critical/commercial hit space adventure The Martian (a movie nominated for more than half a dozen Academy Awards), as well as such films as Ex Machina and Sicario, which are up for fewer awards on Oscar night this year.

Head on over to the site to check those one-sheets out and choose your favorite!

NEXT: Oscars 2016 Nominations & Snubs Breakdown

The 88th Academy Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Chris Rock and telecast on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, by the ABC Television Network starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Source: Shiznit

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