The obvious criteria to apply here would be to list films that are outside the norm for an actor (especially a comedic one making a dark and serious film) or jarring elements in single films (the ending more than anything) that were most likely made to aim for the Oscars. However, the wiki has difficulty keeping up careful norms; Adaptation Decay
was intended to be about things lost in adaptation due to medium differences, but soon came to be used for any bad adaptation.
One statement I'm not sure about is
- DO NOT make your film science fiction or fantasy. Don't include lots of action or fighting, either, because the Oscar judges hate exciting things. To them, fantasy and sci-fi movies are nothing but fluff, no matter how well-made they are.
I think it's more to do with Hollywood than the awards; most of the fantasy and science-fiction that comes out of it is
fluff, or at least focused on horror/thriller/visuals rather than true Speculative Fiction
. Besides, some Oscar-winners of that category are listed on that very page.
Above all, we need to keep judgements out. I'm surprised it hasn't attracted any Natter
. I don't consider The Shawshank Redemption
"one of the all-time greatest films".