BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY/ MUSICAL: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
If ever there was a title hand-tailored to ensure that nobody will see your film, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a prime example – “salmon”, “fishing” and “Yemen” being words that just aren’t cinematically appealing. Terrible title aside, however, this comedic drama from folksy filmmaker Lasse Halstrom offers two fantastic performances from Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. A sweet, if occasionally over-dramatic love story, Salmon Fishing makes up in charm what it lacks in name appeal. Chances of Winning: Virtually none.