And Best Picture Goes To ... TRANSFORMERS 4?! Paramount Wants Academy To Consider It
Paramount Pictures has begun Oscar campaigns for some of their 2014 films. Surprisingly, their "For Your Consideration" ad for Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction is asking members of the Academy to consider the film for Best Picture.
Paramount, have you been hitting the eggnog a little too hard this holiday season? In 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science expanded the number of films in its Best Picture Of The Year category from five to 10, but for Transformers: Age of Extinction to be considered, the category would need to expand so much so it would resemble Santa's naughty list. Even though the odds aren't in Paramount's favor that hasn't stopped them from issuing a "For Your Consideration" campaign that asks members of the Academy to consider Michael Bay's latest Transformers film in the Best Picture Of The Year category.
The studio also launched "For Your Consideration" campaigns for Noah, Hercules, Men, Women & Children, Interstellar, The Gambler and Selma. Almost all of those films are being pushed in the Best Picture Of The Year category as well, except for Brett Ratner's Hercules. For that film, Paramount only wants members of the Academy to consider Hercules score, which was composed by Fernando Velázquez.
Realistically, the chances of Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction being a Best Picture Of The Year nominee at the 87th Annual Academy Awards is more like one out of a million. So I'm telling you there's a chance... YEAH!
Which 2014 film do you think deserves Best Picture Of The Year?
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
TRANSFORMERS 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor.
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