25 Films That Are Shockingly Able to Call Themselves "Oscar Nominated"
The big laugh line from this morning’s Oscar nominations was that Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa had been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Makeup category, which actually isn’t that surprising. They did a bang-up job with Johnny Knoxville in that movie, but now, of course, Knoxville will be able to say that he made an Oscar nominated film. But then, it’s not that unusual for bad movies to get Oscar nominations in some category, because even movies ranging from not-good to terrible to “Courtney’s secret favorite” (see Mannequin) get to have their silver linings. It’s like a metaphor for life, kids. There’s good in everyone*.
*Except Click, but even that got nominated, so what do I know?
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
The Lone Ranger (two nominations)
Flashdance (nominated for 4; won 1)
A Chorus Line (nominated for 3)
Kate & Leopold
The Nutty Professor (won 1)
Top Gun (nominated for 4; won 1)
Batman Forever (nominated for 3)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (nominated for 3)
Twister (nominated for 2)
Con Air (nominated for 2)
Armageddon (nominated for 4)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Snow White and the Huntsmen (2 nominations)
Crash (6 nominations, and 3 wins, including Best Picture)