In just a few hours, the telecast of the Oscars (or, as we refer to them, the “Weirdcademy Awards for squares”) will begin. We’re happy to steal the Academy’s Thunder by announcing the winners of 2012 weirdest movies.
In the category of “Weirdest Short Film,” the Weirdcademy Award goes to Andrew Huang for “Solipsist.”
In the category of “Weirdest Scene,” the Weirdcademy Award goes to Holy Motors for the intermission where Denis Lavant strides through a church playing R.L. Burnside’s “Let My Baby Ride” with a full accordion band.
In the category of “Weirdest Actress,” the award goes to Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild for her role as Hushpuppy, the 6-year old pre-orphan who sees prehistoric monsters on the bayou.
In the category of “Weirdest Actor,” the Award goes to Denis Lavant for playing Merde, the fashion model-abducting leprechaun, and ten more roles in Holy Motors.
And in the category of “Weirdest Feature Film,” the award goes to Leos Carax‘ Holy Motors, the movie where Mr. Oscar tools around Paris taking on the role of a leprechaun, accordionist, a chimp’s hubby, and more.
Thanks to all members of the Weirdcademy, and see you again next year!