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Movie Posters of 8 Oscar®-Nominated Films, Reimagined by a 9-Year-Old

First, let’s just get this out of the way. My 9-year-old daughter has not seen any of the films in the Best Picture category for this year’s Academy Awards®. She was concerned that readers would think I played fast and loose with parental common sense and allowed her to see some of these R-rated movies like American Sniper or Birdman. So, for the record, she has not. But she’s seen a few of the ads and billboards for the films up for Oscars® and has a basic understanding of the gist of a few of them like Boyhood and Selma. For the films that she had absolutely no clue what they were about, I gave her a short synopsis, such as “The Imitation Game is about a code breaker back in World War II” or “Whiplash is about a drummer.”

From the small amount of info I gave her and from whatever film marketing she has been exposed to, she created her own movie poster for each title with the help of a full set of Crayola colored pencils. Aside from not being interested in seeing any of the films (except for Selma, which she’s interested in since she’s been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. in school), she had one other observation, “None of these movies are about women!” There are a few with supporting roles, but on a whole, she is indeed correct. While she perhaps was trying to express her feelings of the underrepresentation of female leads in modern cinema, I think it came down to the fact that she really likes to draw girls. Bereft of the ladies, here is her take on the movie posters for the eight films up for Best Picture this year.

American Sniper

Kid version:

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Actual movie poster:

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image source: American Sniper Facebook Page

Birdman

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: Birdman Facebook Page
image source: Birdman Facebook Page

Boyhood

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: Boyhood Facebook Page
image source: Boyhood Facebook Page

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: The Grand Budapest Hotel Facebook Page
image source: The Grand Budapest Hotel Facebook Page

The Imitation Game

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: The Imitation Game Facebook Page
image source: The Imitation Game Facebook Page

Selma

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: Selma Facebook Page
image source: Selma Facebook Page

The Theory of Everything

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: The Theory of Everything Facebook Page
image source: The Theory of Everything Facebook Page

Whiplash

Kid version:

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image source: sunny chanel

Actual movie poster:

image source: Whiplash Facebook Page
image source: Whiplash Facebook Page
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