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"Honest" Movie Posters of 2016 Oscar-Nominated Films

The highly-anticipated Oscar nominations were recently announced, showcasing some of Hollywood's most artistic and well-regarded films. Although the competition is fierce, there's still room for fun, as the London-based website The Shiznit demonstrates with their amusing series of “truthful” film posters. They updated Academy Award-nominated movies by changing their titles, reviews, and taglines to reflect the essence of the plots.

The new posters resemble their original sources in imagery and typography choices, but beyond that, everything else is different. Disney's Inside Out, with its wide-range of emotions and ability to tug at heartstrings, has been aptly renamed to All the Feels. The space comedy The Martian is being called Another Matt Damon Rescue Mission, which references all of the other films the actor has starred in where he's been rescued. This revised copy conveys the overall impressions people have about the films–whether they've seen it or not.

Above: The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Hateful Eight

Inside Out


The Big Short

Steve Jobs




Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

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Check out the entertaining Oscar posters that The Shiznit came up with for 2015.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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