The 91st Academy Awards are being held this weekend, and a certain cartoon sponge is getting hyped for them in a pretty endearing way.
Nickelodeon’s official social media accounts for SpongeBob SquarePants recently shared several parody posters, which imagine the various characters in the show’s ensemble as the focus of Oscar-nominated movies. You can check them out below.
The parody posters are endearing, ranging from a young Patrick Star serving as the inspiration for A Sea Star is Born, to Squidward channeling his best Emily Blunt in the A Quiet Space poster. There’s even a take on Marvel’s Black Panther, which earned a historic seven nominations at this year’s Oscars.
Regardless of whoever ends up taking home a trophy at Sunday’s Oscars, it’s hard to deny that the awards play a small part in this year’s unique pop culture landscape. SpongeBob is earning its own sort of accolade in 2019 as well, with the Nickelodeon show planning a year-long “Best Year Ever” celebration in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.
“The tiny residents of Bikini Bottom have held the world’s attention for a remarkable 20 years and we owe it all to the monumental creator Stephen Hillenburg,” Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon, said in a statement. “This anniversary special is a love letter to everyone in the universe of SpongeBob, from the fans across the globe to the incredible creative team, crew and talent who continue to bring these great characters to life.”
SpongeBob SquarePants is no stranger to movie theatres himself, having already starred in two blockbusters and a third movie, The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge on the way, set to be released in Summer 2020. Nickelodeon also recently revealed plans to spin off the characters from SpongeBob SquarePants into their own stand-alone series, specials and feature-length movies.
The 91st Academy Awards will be held Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8/7c on ABC.
Check out the movie posters below, and tell me which movie you’d watch in the theatre in the comments below!
Original source: ComicBook.
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