An animated feature has never won the Best Picture Oscar before, and ‘Toy Story 3’ is a change we can believe in. It’s the Barack Obama of cinema!
I like to root for life’s underdogs — Canada, Lindsay Lohan, and the WNBA to name a few — but that’s hardly the only reason I believe Toy Story 3 deserves to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards this Sunday. The movie is a masterpiece, one that presents an emotionally charged story through brilliant writing and stunning visuals.
I’m man enough to admit that I bawled like an orphaned baby girl when those toys held hands and waited for death (oops, spoiler alert.) But most importantly, Toy Story 3 should win Best Picture because it’s literally every other nominee rolled into one.
- True Grit: Woody, Jessie, etc. are all cow-folk.
- 127 Hours: Mr. Potato Head loses his arm.
- The Kids Are All Right: Andy’s dad is M.I.A., so it’s fair to speculate that his mom might be a lesbian.
- Winter’s Bone: The toys battle all odds to reunite with the person they love.
- The King’s Speech: Buzz loses his ability to speak properly.
- Black Swan: Andy is betrayed by his controlling mother, who throws out his favorite toys.
- Inception: Embittered by the loss of the one he loved, Lots-O-Huggin Bear works to skew everyone’s perception of reality.
- The Social Network: Lots-O-Huggin Bear moves in on Woody’s territory and steals all his friends.
- The Fighter: The toys are put in boxes… and there are boxERS in The Fighter. (Sorry, I did not see this one.)