10 Oscar Categories That Should Exist

Maybe you’d actually watch this year if Lil Bub won a statue.

Voice acting is a craft that deserves recognition.

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Who should win: toss-up between Scarlett Johansson for Her and Idina Menzel for Frozen.

The Academy sort of remedied this by opting to nominate literally 500 films Best Picture, allowing for a few comedies to sneak it, but the Golden Globes got it right in having a separate category for Comedy.

4. Winner: The Heat.

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Who doesn’t want to live in a world where every Step Up movie wins an Oscar?

6. Winner: toss-up between James Wan for Fast & Furious 6 and Samir and Arsh Tanna for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

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Here’s an idea: the statue for this category could be a miniature. Aww.

9. Winner: Lil Bub (obvi) for Lil Bub and Friendz.


The Academy needs to quit stuntin’ and recognize how hard stunt actors work.

11. Winner: Zoë for Iron Man 3.


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Sometimes the opening credits are the best part of a movie (and the category was actually proposed officially in 1999).

13. Winner: toss-up between Alexis Beaumont and Michel Pecqueur for La Vraie Vie Des Profs and Aaron Becker for The Conjuring.

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There’s an Oscar for Best Score, but isn’t it about time we start treating mix tapes with the respect they deserve?

16. Winner: Baz Luhrmann for The Great Gatsby.

The Screen Actors Guild honors ensemble casts, so why not the Academy? Sometimes the sum is greater than the parts.

18. Winner: everyone (but mostly Meryl Streep) for August: Osage County.

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It seems a little unfair to hold kids to the acting standards of adults, so why not make it a separate category?

20. Winner: Onata Aprile for What Maisie Knew.


21. Honorable mention: Mana Ashida for Pacific Rim.

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23. Winner: Tilda Fucking Swinton, because she’s an alien goddess from outer space who sleeps in glass boxes.

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