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Posted at 3:05 PM ET, 08/17/2010

'Piranha 3D' makes a bid for Best Picture

By Jen Chaney

We've already established that "Inception" has a lock on at least a few Academy Award nominations. But now another summer movie is coming to theaters that just might threaten the Oscar prospects for Christopher Nolan's dreamscape thriller.

Okay, not really. But Funny or Die has posted an amusing video (with, of course, some NSFW language) in which several cast members from "Piranha 3D" attempt to make a case for their multidimensional bloodbath's award-season prospects. In the process, they raise some valid questions.

Given the amount of CGI in "Piranha 3D," why not nominate it for best animated feature?

Do the Oscar organizers really want young people to watch the telecast and, if so, why do they continue to make the show so [bleep]y and boring?

Why can't we change the name of Cheetos to Paul Scheer-tos? Why, I ask you?

By Jen Chaney  | August 17, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
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My roommate has forbidden me from seeing this movie in the theatres. I would say she has taste, but I've seen her netflix queue.

Posted by: epjd | August 17, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

It's pretty clear from this video that Piranha 3D is going to sweep the Oscars anyway, so we would be well advised to get on the right side of history here and go see the darned thing.

Pretty girl, 3D, Oscars. She's right.

Posted by: byoolin1 | August 17, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

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