For Your Consideration - The Hangover for Best Picture?!
by Alex Billington
November 22, 2009
Wait, what?! Yep, this is real. While browsing Variety tonight, this ad popped up on the website, asking for Academy voters to nominate the Warner Brothers' comedy The Hangover for Best Picture. We've seen plenty of For Your Consideration ads before (I featured the ad for Pixar's Up last week), but this is not an ad I ever expected to see. I liked The Hangover, but as the Best Picture? No way! What the heck is wrong with Warner Brothers? Is this a joke? It even says on the top: "For Your Consideration In All Categories." Does anyone actually think that Zach Galifianakis or Ed Helms should be nominated for Best Actor? Oh come on!
At first I thought this was a big joke. Maybe someone at Warner Brothers wanted to have fun and put an ad in Variety saying that The Hangover should win Best Picture. I mean, that has to be a joke, right? Nope! If you look closely, underneath the "Best Picture" sign is a little bit of text that says "Comedy or Musical." Ahhhh right, this is for the Golden Globes, too! I definitely think The Hangover has a chance of winning (or at least getting nominated) for the Best Musical or Comedy category. Same with Zach Galifianakis or Ed Helms. So please don't flip out. It's not a joke, it is real, and it's for the Golden Globes. "So long gay boys!"