83rd Oscarcast posters revealed

Posted by · 9:42 am · December 16th, 2010

I always look forward to the official poster(s) for a given Academy Awards ceremony.  I remember being giddy at the Alex Ross-crafted image (however cheesy “The Gold Knight Returns” might have been as a tagline) from a few years ago.  This year we have four “inviting” you to the show.  Check them out in full after the jump.

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  • 1 12-16-2010 at 9:57 am

    SJG said...

    I think they look pretty classy.

  • 2 12-16-2010 at 10:01 am

    Maxim said...

    Is it me or does the third poster look uncanilly like the logo for Wienstein Co.?

    I know searchlights are a fairly common motive but couldn’t someone at least make an effort to change the color so it doesn’t look like a straight ripoff?

  • 3 12-16-2010 at 10:01 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    They’re okay. Very simple, but they get the job done.

  • 4 12-16-2010 at 10:02 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    @Maxim- Guess Harvey does have a pretty far reach. LOL

  • 5 12-16-2010 at 10:13 am

    Andrej said...

    These posters are waiting to slap a “that’s what she said” all over them.

    They’re very nice and minimalistic looking, though.

  • 6 12-16-2010 at 10:16 am

    PalCinema said...

    Based on the poster it looks like the Academy is going back to “And the Oscar goes to” instead of “And the winner is” used last year.

  • 7 12-16-2010 at 10:16 am

    Markku said...

    Looks pretty, although there is something disturbingly Leni Riefenstahl-ish about the first poster.

  • 8 12-16-2010 at 10:31 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    I like ’em. I already put up the first one on my blackberry homescreen.

  • 9 12-16-2010 at 10:36 am

    Graysmith said...

    I like the top (main) one quite a bit. Certainly better than they have been most years. My favourites remain those they when used vintage photos of two winners (I forget who) holding Oscars. Those were amazing.

  • 10 12-16-2010 at 10:38 am

    Maxim said...

    I think these years posters are awfully and cheaply digital looking (and not just because of the low-rest images presented here).

  • 11 12-16-2010 at 10:59 am

    Joseph said...

    I like the first, but agree with Maxim.

  • 12 12-16-2010 at 11:49 am

    SJG said...

    It’s funny that Andrej went for the “that’s-what-she-said” take on it, whereas my first impression was how easy it would be for evangelical Christians to try and jesus-ify these… in the vein of such works of art as the Subway-like logo t-shirts that say “Hisway” instead of Subway.

    I’m just waiting for the searchlights that make a cross in the sky, or the envelope that has some Bible verse about speechlessness instead of “and the Oscar goes to…”

  • 13 12-16-2010 at 12:03 pm

    Raffi said...

    I really like these posters. As many have mentioned above, they’re simple and classy.

  • 14 12-16-2010 at 1:52 pm

    matsunaga said...

    Way better than last year!

  • 15 12-16-2010 at 7:03 pm

    al b. said...

    These are surprisingly awesome! Job well done!