A movie that features elements Oscar voters love
The English Patient is so overrated. Pure Oscar bait the Academy took hook, line, and sinker.
Agreed. That movie is so slow and boring, with nonsensical characters.
|Nuked the fridge||A movie series drastically decreased in quality|
|Jump the shark||To decrease in quality|
|Review bombing||Blasting a movie or show with negative reviews|
|Blockbuster||A commercially successful film|
|Requel||A movie featuring elements from a previous film|
|Threequel||The third installation in a series of works|
|Dramedy||Dramatic and comedic movie|
|Rom com||Romantic comedy|
|Buddy cop||Movie and TV genre featuring two different characters that must work together|
Oscar bait is a film that contains so many elements Oscar voters enjoy that it seems solely created to bait them into voting for the film. The term is pejorative and is meant to be critical of the film's pandering for attention during awards season.
For example, if a movie is poorly crafted but features an interracial same-sex couple fighting to reduce climate change in 18th-century England, critics may deride it as Oscar bait. Additionally, most Oscar bait is released in the late fall (November to December) to maximize its exposure before Academy Award (Oscar) nominations are announced in January.
Some elements that Oscar voters typically love: