These Movies Probably Shouldn't Have Been Nominated For An Oscar
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and this time on WatchMojo we will be counting down our picks for the top 10 worst movies to ever get an Oscar nomination.
The Oscar can be contentious to say the least, but we still don't understand how these awful movies managed to get nominated! WatchMojo presents the most baffling flicks to be Recognized by the Academy Awards! No category is off limits! But what will take the top spot on our list? Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Fifty Shades of Grey, or Norbit! Watch to find out!
We start this list with an animated motion picture that was cool and all, but not cool enough for an Academy Award nomination. “The Boss Baby” was the brainchild of director and animator Tom McGrath, who’s worked on anything from “Space Jam” to “Megamind”, it is no surprise that the cartoon cleaned up at the box office. But let’s be real, this isn’t the kind of movie people will still be talking about a decade later.
Number 9 on this list is “Click”. Who would have thought that in 2006 a movie starring Adam Sandler about a man who discovers a remote control that can manipulate time will ever be nominated for an Academy Award? Not this bunch. Even the Wall Street Journal called the movie “an abomination”, but still it got in line for the Golden Statuette. For Best makeup, nonetheless.
Number 8 is “Batman Forever” from further back in 1995. Tim Burton’s “Batman” and “Batman Returns” are certifiable classics. But when Joel Schumacher sat in the director’s chair for “Batman Forever”, the franchise fell off that bandwagon. The film boasted a myriad of names, but it still managed to become a critical disappointment. Still, the movie scored a nomination for best cinematography.
Who makes these decisions anyway? Keep watching for more theater flops that got in line for an Oscar.