Transformers 4 Submitted For Best Picture Oscar Consideration

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Transformers 4 Submitted For Best Picture Oscar Consideration

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Paramount submits fourth Transformers feature for eleven Academy Awards - including Best Picture

While technically any feature film that has had a qualifying theatrical run in a given year is eligible to be nominated for the Academy Awards, a film needs to have been officially submitted by its studio and/or producers to be considered. And this year, Paramount Pictures saw fit to add it's highly-profitable but critically-drubbed blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction to its official "For Your Consideration" roster.

In addition to the expected submissions in the various technical categories, a Best Director push for Michael Bay and Best Adapted Screenplay for Ehren Kruger, Paramount is asking The Academy to consider the film itself - the fourth installment of a series chronicling the battle between intergalactic robots who disguise themselves as cars - for the coveted Best Picture prize. If it were to win, the honor would be bestowed jointly on producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto, Don Murphy and Ian Bryce; who have been with the series (an adaptation of a line of action figures from Hasbro) from the beginning.

Alongside Transformers, Paramount also submitted such films as Noah, Hercules, Men, Women & Children, Interstellar, Top Five, The Gambler and the Civil Rights biopic Selma.

Source: Paramount

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This...is sad and hilarious. Go to hell Paramount.

must have been up against even worst movies to make it look oscar worthy, lol

I want to shake the hand of the people who made this decision. Not because I like the movie or think it's worthy of any kind of accolade, but just for the sheer balls! xD

I hope it actually gets one of the 10 best picture slots. I mean, it's a terrible, awful movie, but I hate the Oscars and it would be funny. Of course there's absolutely no chance of that.

Dirty Hipsters:
I hope it actually gets one of the 10 best picture slots. I mean, it's a terrible, awful movie, but I hate the Oscars and it would be funny. Of course there's absolutely no chance of that.

It would be the first film (I'm aware of) to win an Oscar and a Razzie at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43xQ4dTAxY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-CqFh7xvDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJNiSRqdCco

This would be the nail in the coffin for me anyway. If the academy ever deserved to be taken seriously, then that times long since passed.

Ohhh I see what's happened. Somehow Paramount's entry into the Razzies accidentally got sent to the Oscars. THAT makes more sense! For a second there I thought Paramount had been overrun by a bunch of brainless, drooling idiots.

I think Paramount is playing a sick joke on everyone.

The only reason Transformers 4 isn't the worst movie ever is because Transformers 3 exists. I thought Marky Mark meant that the series was taking a turn for the better. I was technically correct in the same way that getting shot in the stomach is better than getting shot in the head...

Did they just throw every film they have on the list? I mean, I suppose it probably doesn't cost them anything to submit it, so why not.

that is hilarious

my only issue with the Oscars is that they go for the same kind of films every damn time...its always the lesser known drama/war/period/whatever movies that win out of anything remotely interesting or different

I honestly can't tell if they're surprisingly good-natured about this, or if they're so out of touch they actually believe "$ = quality".

Fox12:

Dirty Hipsters:
I hope it actually gets one of the 10 best picture slots. I mean, it's a terrible, awful movie, but I hate the Oscars and it would be funny. Of course there's absolutely no chance of that.

It would be the first film (I'm aware of) to win an Oscar and a Razzie at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43xQ4dTAxY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-CqFh7xvDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJNiSRqdCco

This would be the nail in the coffin for me anyway. If the academy ever deserved to be taken seriously, then that times long since passed.

There was one year where the same performance was nominated for both an Oscar and a Razzie, but won neither. I'm pretty sure there have been other nomination overlaps, but no dual wins. Since the Razzies have gone from mocking overblown Oscar bait to focusing on pure schlock, I doubt we'll ever get any more overlaps.

I have to admit, this seems lik... Who am I kidding, I don't actually give a shit and if it wins I'll laugh at how little importance award shows have. By now the only reason I hear/partially watch the show is to see once again how DiCaprio didn't win, again.

Captcha: Live Transmission. Nope, not gonna watch it.

I actually want it to win, not because it deserves it but because the Oscars are a joke already, but this would be absolute undeniable proof. I've stopped caring about the Oscars since... Actually I don't know if I ever cared, but really I just want to see Hollywood show what a self-masturbatory industry they really are.

Vault101:
that is hilarious

my only issue with the Oscars is that they go for the same kind of films every damn time...its always the lesser known drama/war/period/whatever movies that win out of anything remotely interesting or different

Umm... Gladiator, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings 3, Unforgiven, Titanic....

These are not lesser known anythings. These were blockbusters.

The fact that all the movies that tend to win feel epic may be because that is the standard set forth by previous winners.

Anyways, I would like it to be mixed up too. I think something like Avengers could have taken it.

Paramount, how am I supposed to take ANY of your recommendations seriously when you include Transformers? Now I just have to assume that you really don't care any that none of these should make "best picture of the year".

And that's fine. I'm happy to give it to Guardians of the Galaxy. Or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They sure as hell deserve it a lot more than anything you put out.

This has gotta be some elabourate setup for an April Fool's prank.

Hahaha... heheh heh...

Heheh... heeeh...

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

OT: No.

FoolKiller:

Umm... Gladiator, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings 3, Unforgiven, Titanic....
These are not lesser known anythings. These were blockbusters.
The fact that all the movies that tend to win feel epic may be because that is the standard set forth by previous winners.

that's true (although it took them 2 movies before they'd finally give a fantasy movie the award) I was just thinking of Dark Knight losing out to The reader or Black swan losing to the kings speech

Anyways, I would like it to be mixed up too. I think something like Avengers could have taken it.

I dunno....Avengers seems pushing it

really this all depends on what criteria you judge a movie buy, it can't just be popularity quality has to have a say...it really seems to be based on how many tears you can wring out of the audience

If Avatar can win Oscars, Transformers 4 should be allowed to win something. It's a very decent action film. And it's an action film which exists in its own very unique Bay genre.

Michael Bay made audiences sit through a 2h45m action movie, half of which was set in China. And they say moviegoers are getting dumber and unable to handle long running times.

If it wins, they need to get Optimus Prime to accept via teleconference.

tippy2k2:
I think Paramount is playing a sick joke on everyone.

The only reason Transformers 4 isn't the worst movie ever is because Transformers 3 exists. I thought Marky Mark meant that the series was taking a turn for the better. I was technically correct in the same way that getting shot in the stomach is better than getting shot in the head...

Tangential, but between the two I'd much rather get shot in the head. Gut shot is a slow, painful death if there ever was one.

SilverUchiha:
Paramount, how am I supposed to take ANY of your recommendations seriously when you include Transformers? Now I just have to assume that you really don't care any that none of these should make "best picture of the year".

And that's fine. I'm happy to give it to Guardians of the Galaxy. Or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. They sure as hell deserve it a lot more than anything you put out.

In all seriousness, if Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won an Oscar for anything other than a technical award, I might have to do a little dance.

Mo-cap was great of course, but the rest of the movie also was just so good on so many levels, and the tech shouldn't be the only talking point... if it was ever in with a chance of a nomination anyway, which is sadly unlikely.

I'm not entirely sure why this matters, they're just submitting it for consideration which illicts a massive reaction in me of 'so what?'

Bad stuff gets suggested for awards and nominations all the time.

I enjoyed the movie, but I don't think it's Oscar worthy. Whilst it'd be funny for it to win so Bob has to introduce it as 'Academy Award Winning Transformers: Age of Extinction', I think of just the sheer volume of movies that get submitted in private and never through.

I'm also enjoying how Bob is staying neutral in the article.

Doesn't matter. Not one member of The Academy would even look at this movie for consideration for a Best Picture Finalist. Judging by how other Transformers films fared in the SPFX Categories, it isn't likely to win any of them, either (my money is on Intersteller winning those.)

Well, this is wonderful news!

I think it has a g- a great- a great shot.

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Ha ha. Haaaaaaa.

I think Marvel should submit Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy.

I don't have anything against a "genre" film getting in there, far from it. The problem isn't that it's a film about the battle between intergalactic robots who disguise themselves as cars, but rather that it's a REALLY REALLY BAD FILM about the battle between intergalactic robots who disguise themselves as cars.

And it's not like there's a dearth of good genre films - from something lighthearted like Guardians of the Galaxy, through a more somber affair like The Winter Soldier, to a more serious film like Interstellar (and plenty of others, these were just the first that came to mind), there really isn't any need to nominate drivel like the Transformers 4...

It really doesn't matter. The Academy Awards is aware that it would make them look like clowns, so they won't accept the nomination no matter how much lobbying Paramount does.

It is still funny to think it was even submitted, though... it opens the door for the next Avengers being nominated (it is co-produced by Paramount, after all)

The fuck ?! WHHHY ?!Its nothing great, its horrid JUST like the rest of them should not even be thought about .... oscers really dont mean shit thee days then ?

Gordon_4:
I think Marvel should submit Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Winter Soldier would have a good chance.

Maybe Paramount are actually having a laugh. I mean this is one of those years where a lot of categories are practically a foregone conclusion. Boyhood is going to clean up this year. Regardless of your own feelings about it it's begging for an Oscar.

*reads headline*
I don't believe you.
*reads article*
I don't believe it.

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