Host: Seth MacFarlane
ABC - February 24th, 2012 at 7PM E/4 PM P
Well folks, it is that time of year again! That is right, the Academy Awards! The Nominees were released not too long ago. I'm gonna show the Best Picture Nominees below.
Life of Pi
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Those are the nine movies nominated for Best Picture this year. Now for those of you who are about to come in and say that the Oscars are rigged, or that they're worthless, and mean nothing. Well all of that would be wrong, except worth because in your eyes that can be opinion. Even so though. For an actor, director, or writer to win an Oscar can mean something in Hollywood. Even to be nominated for an Oscar can mean big things. It brings more people into your world and into your works.
Truth be told, I believe that the Oscars has been bringing more people into Quentin Tarantino's work, from Pulp Fiction to Inglorious Basterds, to now Django Unchained. Whether you think they mean anything or not, they certainly mean something to a lot of people who are nominated and win them. It means better works in the future, that small little statuette looks really nice on a resume.
Could you say its businees? Yes. Its original intention is still intact though. The art of film. That was its original purpose when it was created and it still holds that level even to this day. Sure there may be arguments of what constitutes art. What should have won and what shouldn't have, but in the essence that is art. It brings out a critic and appreciator of art in us all.
I implore you that you take a look back throughout the Oscar nominations and winners. Chances are some of your favorite movies of all time would have received some nominations.
So ladies and gentlemen of Newgrounds. The Oscars are upon us. What are some of your Oscar guesses? What are some of your favorite Oscar movies? And for the hell of it, what is your Favorite Movie of All Time?