Not much to say about these picks from the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle other than to ask what they mean by “no-so-obviously worst” and how it is that The Hangover Part II‘s awfulness is not plain to see. In fact it’s much much worse than their “Obviously Worst” film Transformers: Dark of the Moon which, unlike Hangover, was exactly the movie it was advertised to be.

Top 10 Films

1. “The Artist”
2. “Drive”
3. “The Descendants”
4. “Hugo”
5. “Shame”
6. “Moneyball”
7. “Midnight in Paris”
8. “Melancholia”
9. “Tree of Life”
10.“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”


  • Film: The Artist
  • Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • First Feature: Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Actress: Michelle WilliamsMy Week with Marilyn
  • Actor: George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive
  • Screenplay, Adaptation: Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin
  • Screenplay, Original: The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
  • Documentary Film: Page One: Inside The New York Times
  • Foreign Language Film: The Skin I Live In
  • Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin
  • Obviously Worst Film: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • Not-So-Obviously-Worst Film: The Hangover Part II
  • Guilty Pleasure: Fright Night

via: Awards Daily

4 Responses to “Oklahoma Crickets: “The Artist””

  1. The awards here are pretty uninspired, but their top 10 is fairly impressive, especially considering a few of those films probably haven’t opened — even in limited release — anywhere near Oklahoma.

    I wisely avoided both of their worst films, so I can’t comment on the difference other than to say both seemed “obviously bad” enough to keep away from the theater.

  2. Actually, only “Shame” has not screened in Oklahoma.

  3. It is a pretty impressive list. No huge surprises. I am yet to see a big part of those films but Moneyball and Midnight in Paris were both great. As for the bad films… I haven’t seen Transformers but Hangover 2 made me fall asleep and this doesn’t really happen often.

  4. The list would be a bit more interesting if it wasn’t so… familiar, but yeah, it’s solid.

    The thing about their worsts is that you kind of know going in to both movies what to expect, so calling them the worst is sort of more a reflection on the voter than anything. Granted, these are professionals who have to see everything, but still.

    Having said that, I did actually see them both. Trannies was better than I assumed it would be. Hangover II was totally laugh-free, though I’ll allow the audience I saw it with had a great time.

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