The Hunger Games and Django Unchained Among the Best Beard Ensemble Nominees in the First Annual Reelzie Awards
Posted 01.08.13 by Mandy
In acting, sometimes a great performance stands alone, and other times an ensemble can come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Beards can be the same way.
While there were many beards that achieved greatness on their own this year, we found that there were also several instances of a group of beards creating something that no single beard could achieve on its own. For this reason we decided to devote a Reelzie category to best beard ensemble.
Director Quentin Tarantino's movies always have strong, distinctive look, and the same can be said of the beards featured in Django Unchained. We particularly like the pointiness of Leonardo DiCaprio's scruff.
The Hunger Games
While a movie that is primarily about a teenage girl might not be an obvious choice for a beard-centric award, many residents of the Capitol had such remarkable beards it seemed wrong to exclude The Hunger Games from this category
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A full beard is a popular look among the denizens of Middle Earth and few wear it better than the dwarves featured in The Hobbit.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Beards were popular in the 19th century, and the 16th president's beard was iconic, so it's no surprise that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a contender in the best beard category.
For anyone that hasn't been keeping up with the Reelzie nominations, be sure to vote for the On-the-Nose Title Award, the Least Intuitive Title Award, and Best Beard. New Reelzie categories will be posted regularly through the end of the year, so check back to the Reelz Awards Watch page and don't miss the chance to exercise your right to vote... for a made-up award.
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