Earlier this week British site The Shiznit released a series of posters of the Best Picture Nominees that had been photoshopped to tell “the truth” about the films. They’re pretty flippin’ funny. The snide new captions were so popular, in fact, that the site crashed due to overwhelming views. It’s back up now, and if you haven’t seen them yet, you can view them here. I love me some satire and I can tell you from experience, that Inception one is just true.
It’s the satire that makes these following videos from AOL so charming. I know, guys, I’m as shocked as you are that AOL is still around and producing something worth watching. As part of the “Kids Act Out” series, they’ve tackled five of the Best Picture Nominees distilled to less than a minute and acted out by adorable children. Did I say it was the satire that makes these so highly watchable? It’s also the really really really really cute kids. AOL thoughtfully provided subtitles to compensate for cherubic cheeks and teeny tiny lisping mouths. SO CUTE! There are no spoilers, I believe. (In the interest of full disclosure, I admit that I’ve gone quite soft today, my only sister is about to give birth to my first nephew and I’ve sort of got kids on the brain. I’ll stop gushing and leave you to it. Enjoy it, you cynics, and happy Friday.)
(Best Actor: Teeny Tiny Vincent Cassel)
The King’s Speech
(Most Adorable…Seriously…Yeouch My Heart)
(Best Dialogue Coach)
The Social Network
Joanna Robinson will continue to tell that Mila Kunislingus joke until it catches on. Also, have you seen these Best Picture nominees in Lego? I want that Rooster Cogburn one.