The 2018 Oscar nominees get honest movie posters. Earlier today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled their full list of nominations for the 90th Academy Awards. As is the case most years, there were some surprises in the list of nominees - like Logan landing a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, marking a big step forward for superhero movies - and some unsurprising snubs, including Wonder Woman being completely shut out, even in the technical categories to which superhero movies are typically relegated.
In the end, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water received the most nominations with 13, but movies like Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post, Phantom Thread, Darkest Hour, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received nominations in major categories like Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor/Actress as well. Still, although the Academy Awards are a chance to celebrate cinema, that doesn't mean we can't poke fun at the nominees a little bit.
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The Shiznit has unveiled their honest posters for the 2018 Oscar nominees - as they did in 2016 and 2017 - which poke fun at del Toro's The Shape of Water, Jordan Peele's Get Out, Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name and many more. Check out a few of the honest posters for 2018's Oscar-nominated movies in the gallery below, and see the rest on The Shiznit.
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The Shiznit also tackles Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Dunkirk, The Post, I, Tonya, mother!, and All the Money in the World in hilarious fashion. Of course, these honest posters aren't meant to be insulting toward the nominated films, but are just meant to poke fun at these movies using the conversations surrounding each as a jumping off point. For instance, the honest poster for Call Me By Your Name references to peach scene that had many people talking, while the poster for Three Billboards calls attention to the film's "dubious racial politics."
Still, The Shiznit left off a few nominated movies, such as Logan and Dee Rees' Mudbound, and included a film that didn't receive any nominations (Darren Aronofsky's mother!), likely because they were made ahead of the nominations being announced. Like most years, the Oscar nominations had some surprises, and 2018 was no different. But this year's list of nominations also included a few firsts. Mudbound's Rachel Morrison is the first woman to be nominated for Best Cinematography, while Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele made history as the first Black man to be nominated for writing, directing, and producing an Oscar-nominated movie.
It remains to be seen which films will actually receive Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards. Still, the 2018 nominations are certainly promising, but, as The Shiznit's honest posters prove, they aren't above being poked fun of by movie fans.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is going to be telecast on Sunday, March 4th on ABC, starting at 8:30pm EST.
Source: The Shiznit