Who's Angry At the Best Picture nominees?

Short answer: everybody. A roundup of who's up in arms against which film.



  • Austria. Although director Michael Haneke is the country's highest-profile filmmaker in years, the nation is piqued that his new highly celebrated work was filmed in French, declaring it ineligible for the top prize at Austria's own film awards. In response, the director withdrew the film from the event entirely.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

"Django Unchained"

"Life of Pi"

"Silver Linings Playbook"

  • Gen Y. Many of whom reacted in disgust to the depiction of the creepy, angry Gen X character played by Bradley Cooper's relationship with millennial It girl Jennifer Lawrence.

  • The NFL, which pulled an interview with Cooper and costar Chris Tucker from one of its game broadcasts because the film "included content related to gambling on NFL games."

  • Mental health advocates, some of whom felt the film contained a romanticized or inaccurate depiction of mental illness.

"Zero Dark Thirty"

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