Top 10 Failed Oscar Bait Movies of 2016

Another year, another crop of films that seem to have been made just to win some gold statues

For this list, we’re looking at the films released in 2016 that had obvious awards aspirations, but will most likely fail in their bids, either because they were overshadowed by other releases, had played-out subject matters, or were just straight up bad.

The Top Ten

1 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Typical oscar bait - PeeledBanana

On the heels of winning his second Oscar for “Life Of Pi,” and Lee helmed this film about an Iraq War Veteran reflecting on his service during a Dallas Cowboys halftime show. Lee shot it in a history-making frame rate of 120 frames per second and in 3D to create a viewing experience unlike any other. The problem? The technology to watch it in the way it was made only exists in two American theatersmwhich meant that not only were filmgoers stuck with what critics considered to be a mediocre film, but one they couldn’t even watch the right way. In its first weekend of wide release, it made less than a million dollars, all but destroying its awards aspirations. - Cehrlich1

2 Collateral Beauty
3 American Pastoral
4 The Birth Of a Nation
5 Allied
6 Rules Don't Apply
7 The Girl on the Train
8 Anthropoid
9 Denial
10 Snowden
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