'Piranha 3D' for Best Picture?: Watch the cast make their case in this hilarious 'Funny Or Die' video

Piranha-3DImage Credit: Gene PageIn my recent post on Piranha 3D I wrote that, despite featuring the talents of Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss and Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue, this carnage- and cleavage-filled enterprise is “about as far from Oscar catnip as it is possible to get.” Apparently cast members Jerry O’Connell, Adam Scott, Jessica Szohr, Paul Scheer, Kelly Brook, and Riley Steele disagree.

In a move that I’m going to egomaniacally regard as a direct attack on my reporting skills, the aforementioned thespians have just released a tongue-in-cheek video on Funny Or Die in which they make the case that the film, which opens Friday, actually deserves a Best Picture nomination. They also take potshots at the Academy whenever possible. “Did last year’s Academy Awards have blood?” demands Szohr. “Did one of the presenters’ bodies get cut in half, where the top half fell off the bottom half, like a cartoon? I don’t know. Didn’t watch it. Neither did anyone else under fifty!

You can check out the clip after the jump. They’ve definitely got my vote for Best Gun-Toting Jet Ski Fight In A Piranha-Related Film. Well, they would, if that category existed. And I had a vote. What about you?

More on Piranha 3D:
Fishy Business: The behind-the-scenes story of the ‘Piranha’ movies (Part I)


Comments (13 total) Add your comment
  • Jose

    I remember The Hurt Locker having people getting blown up.
    Even Up had blood.

  • Madd

    Although I don’t like Jerry O’Connell (how does he still have a career? The only good film he was ever in is Stand by Me), I have to say that was kind of funny. And how cute is Adam Scott?

    • nodnarb

      Have you seen Jerry O’Connell in a Speedo?

      • m1

        Does it look like we want to?

  • JMaG

    “Look, now you nominate 10 movies. What are you gonna do nominate Inception 10 times?”

    Hilarious video. I’m actually kind of excited to this Piranha movie lol.

  • Cindy

    That was pretty effing hilarious. The Inception part was the best.

  • m1

    That was very funny. “If you want young kids to watch the Oscars…”
    Hilarious!!!

  • JonahJay

    i lov this lol they got my vote, lov the whole cast. Cant wait for august 20th

  • Baby Buster

    Are we having fun yet?

  • dee123

    God only knows how Billy Zane got Kelly Brook!!

  • CML

    I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I’m dying to see Piranha 3D. It’s the Snakes on a Plane of 2010!

  • the man

    that was just stupid i mean he lost his penise

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