'Jonah Hex' or 'The Wolfman' Could End Up Winning an Oscar!?
There's probably someone out there who thinks drivel from 2010 like the sloppy comic book western Jonah Hex or the butchered monster movie revival The Wolfman deserves some real awards attentions. While it wouldn't be surprising if either of them took home more than a few Razzies, the fact is these two cinematic abominations have a damn good chance of winning an Academy Award. The phrase "Oscar-winning film Jonah Hex" just makes me feel dirty all over, and while a classic movie monster like The Wolfman deserves some respect, Joe Johnston's take on the story was a fiasco. So how are these two close to winning an Oscar?
Well, today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the seven films that have advanced to be shortlisted for Achievement in Make-Up, which is one of the 24 key categories in the Academy Awards. Aside from Jonah Hex and Wolfman, the other potential nominees are: Alice in Wonderland, Barney's Version, The Fighter, True Grit and The Way Back. On January 22nd, all members of the Academy's Makeup Branch will be invited to watch 10-minute excerpts from each of those seven shortlisted flicks and narrow it down to only three contenders before the Oscar nominations are announced on January 25th this month. As much as we joke about this though, surely the make-up artists for each of these respective films put some quality work into the make-up department even if the movies didn't turn out that great in the end.
Discuss: Would you go crazy if Jonah Hex or The Wolfman won an Academy Award this year?