Hilarious Movie Posters Reveal the “Honest” Titles of Oscar-Nominated Films

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Manchester By the Sea

In what’s now become a tradition, The Shiznit recently had some fun with the 2017 Oscars nominations. Though the competition for accolades like Best Picture are undoubtedly fierce, the London-based film website made light of the annual awards with hilariously altered movie posters. Just like in 2015 and 2016, The Shiznit has redesigned a smattering of marketing campaigns to imagine the following: What if Oscar-nominated flicks were “honest” on these banners?

The website’s “truth-telling” strips movie posters of their clever (and often ambiguous) tagline and critic quotes. Instead, they've replaced them with the thoughts you might’ve had while seeing these films. Casey Affleck’s critically-acclaimed Manchester By the Sea is renamed Sadfleck, because, let’s face it—he looks really morose in the movie. And in a time when the political climate is topsy-turvy, La La Land is, as The Shiznit has dubbed it, an Escape from Reality.

Have you seen the films nominated for the 2017 Oscars? Do you agree with the “honest” movie posters?

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

La La Land

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Hidden Figures

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Hacksaw Ridge

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Hell or High Water

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Fences

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Moonlight

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Lion

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Arrival

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Silence

Hilariously Alter Film Posters Reveal the "Truth" of the 2017 Oscars Film

Jackie

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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