Oscars Viewers Left Baffled Over Live-Action Pinocchio Film


Oscars Viewers Left Baffled Over Live-Action Pinocchio Film

Last night viewers were left puzzled after they discovered that a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio had been nominated - with the film's existence having seemed to escape many people's attention. If you didn't realise it existed either, here's the trailer:


Having been released in 2019, directed by Matteo Garrone and starring previous Oscar winner Roberto Benigni, Pinocchio had been nominated for two gongs - one for Best Costume Design and another for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

But when the film was first mentioned during the ceremony, viewers were quick to announce their shock at not knowing anything about it.


Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "Just found out they made a live-action Pinocchio movie this year and it will haunt my dreams."

Another added: "2020 was so f***ing wild that they literally made a live action Pinocchio movie and none of us even knew about it." They make a very good point.

A third person wrote: "This whole Pinocchio live action film feels like a reverse Mandela effect where it happened but we all don't believe it did."


Meanwhile, another Twitter user asked: "When did they slip a new Pinocchio past me?" while another wrote: "The pandemic was so wild there was a new Pinocchio movie and nobody f***ing told me? I love that little a**hole!"

Despite its nominations, Pinocchio didn't win either award. Instead Ma Rainey's Black Bottom won the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling as well as Best Costume Design.

Other successes included Chloé Zhao's Nomadland for Best Director and Soul for Best Animated Feature Film, while Daniel Kaluuya won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah.


It was the British star's second nomination and first win, coming after Get Out's stratospheric success in 2017. Since then, he's starred in Widows, Black Panther, Queen and Slim and A Christmas Carol.

In the Best Supporting Actor category, Kaluuya emerged victorious over his co-star Stanfield (whose inclusion in the same category raised some eyebrows when the nominations were announced), Paul Raci for Sound of Metal, Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Leslie Odom Jr. for One Night in Miami.

Featured Image Credit: Vertigo Films

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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