The hottest new Oscar contender is here just in time to nab Best Picture, Best Actor, and anything else it dang well pleases.
Seth Meyers presented the parody trailer for his so-called new movie, “Oscar Bait”, on Tuesday’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. As the name suggests, “Oscar Bait” is a parody of the many tropes found in movies nominated by the Academy.
The trailer for the faux-film describes it as “a story of redemption… shamelessly timed for award season.” His movie features everything you’d expect from an Oscar-calibre cinematic experience: racial tension, a child actor with three names, a man staring at trains and “that weird Spike Lee thing where the character’s gliding toward the camera and it’s like, is he walking? Is he floating?” Also, snot… so much snot.
Vanity Fair presumably calls the movie “a triumph” and The Hollywood Reporter describes it as “daring.” The fake-Los Angeles Times says “Oscar Bait” is “the most blatant attempt to win an Oscar since ‘The King’s Speech’.”
Meyers, 43, is building something of a filmography, with “Oscar Bait” working as a follow-up to Meyer’s hilarious “Boston Accent”.
The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, takes place this Sunday, February 26, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.