Oscar memes worthy of awards

22 Feb 2013

Scenic artist Virginia Belloni prepares statuettes for the Oscars ceremony on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photo by Robert Nyerges/ ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hollywood’s biggest night is approaching and with it, Oscar memes. The 85th Academy Awards – the Oscars – will honour the best in film on Sunday night in Los Angeles, and to get into the spirit of the event, we present Oscar memes worthy of awards.

But first, some of this year’s Oscar nominees, which are bound to inspire their own memes.

The Best Picture contenders include Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty.

Best Actress in a Leading Role nominees include Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), and Naomi Watts (The Impossible).

The nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role are Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Denzel Washington (Flight), and Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables).

Here we have the original Misérable, Grumpy Cat, offering his take on the buzz surrounding the Oscar contenders.

Grumpy Cat

Jean Dujardin won the best actor Oscar in 2012 for his role in The Artist.


Others couldn’t believe Jonah Hill received a best supporting actor nomination last year for his role in Moneyball.



However, there’s no surprise when actress Meryl Streep wins an Oscar.

Meryl Streep meme

Actress Angelina Jolie wore a gown with a thigh-high slit to last year’s Oscars, and her exposed leg caused quite a stir – and memes.

Angelina Jolie

Don’t feel bad for yet-to-win-an-Oscar actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Even chat-show queen Oprah Winfrey gets in on the Oscars awards ceremony.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic