Thousands of fans have begun to prepare for Oscars parties to find out which actors, actresses, and movies of the 88th Academy Awards will win a gold statue. As part of the celebration, Shutterstock's company designers have worked again this year to create fascinating pop art-inspired posters for popular films nominated by the Academy. Like the many of the different types of movies nominated for the Best Picture award, Shutterstock says its posters share a theme of endurance and testing how far you can stretch the lengths of human nature.
"On the surface his work simply looks cool, but this shallow analysis misses the irony behind his cultural representations"When you think of many of this year's Best Picture nominees, movies like The Revenant, The Martian, and Mad Max share a common theme of strength, resilience, determination, and power. These themes are stunningly carried over into Shutterstock's pop-art posters this year. Posters featured include Jordan Roland's Warhol-inspired Mad Max: Fury Road, which offer a take on Warhol's subversive dictator portraits to shape this poster of Immortan Joe, says the artist. In Cristin Burton's Flirst-inspired Oscar Pop 2016 The Revenant, the poster includes assembled pieces the artist used to create a vast, sinister, and lonely landscape.
I wanted to portray the same witty chaotic vibe in my posterIn his Barcelona series, Mario Corea Aiello forms a grungy collage of newspaper and magazine cutouts and heavy paint strokes. I felt this style would parallel the vicious storm that left Mark Watney for dead on Mars in The Martian. For the color scheme, I deferred to Eric White's cover art from the original novel by Andy Weir to capture the characteristics of an otherworldly storm.
Welcome to the Oscars, Or as some people like to call it, the white people's choice awardsThe Big Short takes a comedic approach to a dark subject, and I wanted to portray the same witty, chaotic vibe in my poster. Keith Haring was my inspiration because his high-contrast, brightly colored political work, which touches on grim subjects like rape, death, and war, hinges on the same contrast as the film. The poster is based on the film's alligator-in-an-abandoned-pool scene; the alligator represents the main characters in the movie, who took advantage of the 2008 housing bubble and left the world in desperation when it burst.
The 88th annual Academy Awards are underway, and viewers are anxiously awaiting the ceremony to find out if their favorite flicks and actors win, which categories will see big upsets, and which speeches and performances will stand out. Not to mention how host Chris Rock will approach the Oscars So White controversy, and who he will target during the opening monologue. Did Leo finally take home a golden statue? The buzz began during the red carpet events prior to the official event. Jennifer Jason Leigh, nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Hateful Eight, seemed slightly out of it during her interview with Ryan Seacrest on E!'s special. But arguably the biggest surprise was Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant).
If hosts were nominated, I wouldn't be here; instead, you'd have Neil Patrick Harris.Rock, who addressed the issues with ease and expected humor, added that he did seriously consider quitting after so many people spoke out and pressured him to do so. But the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart, he said, as the crowd erupted in laughter (including Hart himself, who was in the audience). Arguably, the best part of Rock's monologue was his blatant dig at Jada Pinkett-Smith and her vocal boycott of the Oscars. Isn't she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties, he said.