'We Showed You' - The Oscars' Official Classic Movies Poster Series

February 7, 2012

We Showed You How to Laugh

"We showed you how to be a winner." The Oscars are trying to boost their promotion and they've kicked off a series of posters, not regular size, featuring classic movies that have won various Oscars. Yahoo has been premiering a couple of them, but the full gallery (with 31 of these) can be found on the official Oscars bsite. The series takes off from the idea originally seen on the official poster for the 84th Academy Awards by "Celebrating the Movies". They all feature the tagline "There's a Little Bit of the Movies in All of Us", which is charming, along with a photo and "We Showed You" quote. There's a bunch of these, our favorites below.

Click any for a full gallery on, where they've got all these and more. What are your favorites?

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Braveheart

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Silence of the Lambs

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Pixar's Up

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Unforgiven

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Rocky

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Gone With the Wind

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Cool Hand Luke

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Avatar

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Alien

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Star Wars

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - The Dark Knight

Oscars Celebrate the Movies - Apollo 13

As it states, the 84th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 26th, in just a few weeks, with a live broadcast airing on ABC at 7PM EST / 4PM PST. Given how mediocre the nominations were this year, one could joke these were the "well, since we don't have any good films nominated, we'll just feature these" posters to bring some buzz to the upcoming Oscar ceremony. I honestly don't think these are actually that impressive, the design is fairly simple and they focus on the imagery more than anything, but I like the message behind them and the idea they're going for. There definitely is a "little bit of the movies in all of us" and I admire their discovery to find and show that, but these are the Oscars, they can do better! Thoughts?

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lol we showed you how to be a family

Michael Baldwin on Feb 7, 2012


we showed you how to be corny

jim hey on Feb 7, 2012


Hahaha couldn't have said it better myself

Bltzie on Feb 7, 2012


love the oscars, but these are stupid as hell hahaha

Alex Lee Williams on Feb 7, 2012


To be honest I'm actually a big fan of this. Loving movies since I was a child, this really resonated within me. While I agree with the idea of them showcasing actually impressive films instead of the dribble they decided to nominate this year, these are truly amazing posters and I would love to own these actually.

S Christian Roe on Feb 8, 2012

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