Ryan Dosier – Last year ahead of the Academy Awards, we decided to tap the Muppets for their picks for Best Picture. Well, we’ve done it again this year. (Unless Disney is asking, in which case this is completely fan-made and please don’t sue me.) Check out below for which of the nine films nominated for Best Picture your favorite Muppet thinks will take home the gold tonight!
Sam Eagle chose the Tom Hanks vehicle Captain Phillips. Ever since Muppet Treasure Island he’s had a thing about pirates.
Gonzo was all about Gravity, the 3-D space epic from Alfonso Cuaron. Although he couldn’t help but wonder how different it would be if it was called Plummeting.
Annie Sue Pig favors American Hustle. Not only does it star The Muppets star Amy Adams, but Annie Sue’s hair is right at home.
Beaker, via translation from Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, expressed his love of the brutal 12 Years a Slave. Apparently he sympathizes?
Kermit the Frog really enjoyed Her. He was really taken with the idea of dating an operating system that is physically incapable of karate chopping.
Floyd Pepper, Zoot, and the Electric Mayhem really liked Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. Mostly because they think the film title would make a good band name, but also because Floyd really admires McConaughey’s mustache.
Fozzie Bear greatly enjoyed Nebraska–even though he did spend the whole movie waiting for Bruce Dern to heckle him.
Miss Piggy liked Philomena, even though the film was so drastically changed in editing that it completely removed her role as Judi Dench’s attractive lady pig friend.
Finally, Pepe the Prawn adored Martin Scorsese’s controversial The Wolf of Wall Street. He liked it for reasons we don’t feel comfortable mentioning on a family website.
There you have it! Which Muppet do you agree with, Muppet fans? Be sure to watch the Academy Awards TONIGHT on ABC! Not only is it hosted by friend of the Muppets Ellen DeGenneres, but the Muppets will be featured in a commercial for Lipton Tea during the telecast.
Join us next year when we’ll hopefully be pulling for Muppets Most Wanted to take home an Oscar!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, email@example.com