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Absolutely incredible BAFTA Best Picture nominee posters

02.24.2010

There are movie posters, and then there are movie posters. These five excellent pieces from illustrator Tavis Coburn were commissioned by the BAFTA for their awards show, and I have to say, I’m pretty stunned by them.

They feature BAFTA best picture nominees (and also Oscar nominees) AVATAR, PRECIOUS, UP IN THE AIR, THE HURT LOCKER and AN EDUCATION redrawn in ways that put their real posters to shame. I’m most impressed with the AVATAR one, which incorporates elements of the tech behind the film, though really, they’re all equally spectacular.

I only wish that Coburn had been commissioned by the Academy to do renditions of the other five films nominated. Who wouldn’t want to see his take on DISTRICT 9 or UP?

Extra Tidbit: I'd also really like a MOON one.

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7:14AM on 02/25/2010

the hurt locker

cool!! is clooney the new cary grant i think so..looks just like him
cool!! is clooney the new cary grant i think so..looks just like him
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7:08AM on 02/25/2010

These are great

My favourite is also The Hurt Locker.

If only the BAFTAs did the right thing and nominated Inglourious Basterds, it would've be great to see what the artist could do with that.
My favourite is also The Hurt Locker.

If only the BAFTAs did the right thing and nominated Inglourious Basterds, it would've be great to see what the artist could do with that.
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8:37PM on 02/24/2010

Very cool

The Hurt Locker one is the best.
The Hurt Locker one is the best.
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9:57PM on 02/24/2010
I agree because it encapsulates the entire story in one picture.
I agree because it encapsulates the entire story in one picture.
7:34PM on 02/24/2010
Wow... stunning. I like them.
Wow... stunning. I like them.
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7:33PM on 02/24/2010

AVATAR...

That poster doesn't do Avatar any justice. The only way to experience those characters is in 3D. Thumbs... down!
That poster doesn't do Avatar any justice. The only way to experience those characters is in 3D. Thumbs... down!
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4:59PM on 02/24/2010
"They feature BAFTA best picture nominees (and also Oscar nominees) AVATAR, PRECIOUS, UP IN THE AIR, THE HURT LOCKER and AN EDUCTION redrawn..."
Ha! You spelled "EDUCATION" wrong. LOL
"They feature BAFTA best picture nominees (and also Oscar nominees) AVATAR, PRECIOUS, UP IN THE AIR, THE HURT LOCKER and AN EDUCTION redrawn..."
Ha! You spelled "EDUCATION" wrong. LOL
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6:53PM on 02/24/2010
wow Tassi... I'll check that in the FAIL column
wow Tassi... I'll check that in the FAIL column
4:38PM on 02/24/2010
those are all incredible.. and then I got to Precious' gargantuan gorilla face and I almost sprayed water all over my keyboard.
those are all incredible.. and then I got to Precious' gargantuan gorilla face and I almost sprayed water all over my keyboard.
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2:41PM on 02/24/2010

Wow

I'm totally digging the Up in the Air poster. It just looks like art from some old Cary Grant movie. Amazing stuff. The rest are pretty incredible as well.
I'm totally digging the Up in the Air poster. It just looks like art from some old Cary Grant movie. Amazing stuff. The rest are pretty incredible as well.
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2:10PM on 02/24/2010
Did they have to make Precious even larger??
Did they have to make Precious even larger??
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2:05PM on 02/24/2010
I want the Up in the Air and Hurt Locker posters
I want the Up in the Air and Hurt Locker posters
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1:43PM on 02/24/2010
eh, not really feeling the Avatar poster
eh, not really feeling the Avatar poster
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3:15PM on 02/24/2010
Really? I think the poster is rather fantastic.
Really? I think the poster is rather fantastic.
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1:42PM on 02/24/2010

Whatever...

Guys, it's 2010!!! If I wanted new movies to look like old pulp covers I would just as soon not bother watching movies. No thanks, I'll stick with the Photoshopped heads versions.
Guys, it's 2010!!! If I wanted new movies to look like old pulp covers I would just as soon not bother watching movies. No thanks, I'll stick with the Photoshopped heads versions.
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4:24PM on 02/24/2010
I officially hate you. If I could give you 900 thumbs down, I would.
I officially hate you. If I could give you 900 thumbs down, I would.
4:32PM on 02/24/2010
Good for you. I was kidding. Yay for me!
Good for you. I was kidding. Yay for me!
1:06PM on 02/24/2010
Every single one of those posters are incredible!
Every single one of those posters are incredible!
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1:04PM on 02/24/2010

wow

those are tremendous
those are tremendous
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