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Could The Plastic Baby Have Sealed The Oscar Fate Of “American Sniper”?

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Written by: Kristyn Clarke
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It was a running joke online leading up to last night’s Academy Award’s telecast that the use of a plastic baby, instead of a real baby in American Sniper would cost the film its’ Best Picture win.

It seems that during the filming there was actually a real baby cast in the film, however the baby had a fever and was unable to make it to the shoot day. Shockingly, the baby’s understudy was a no-show as well, forcing filmmakers to use a plastic baby doll instead. Watch the clip below:

Fandango’s Dave Karger started the joke at a pre-Oscar’s prediction panel hosted by Vanity Fair saying “The reason why American Sniper is not going to win is because of the plastic baby”.

The fake plastic baby even has its’ very own Twitter account!

Looks like the prediction was right, as “American Sniper” lost out to “Birdman” who took home the golden statuette for Best Picture of the Year.  Although, we somehow don’t think the plastic baby had anything to do with the Academy’s decision!

This post originally appeared on PCMReviews.com/news!



About the Author

Kristyn Clarke
I am a journalist and interviewer who is completely obsessed with music, TV, film and all other aspects of pop culture! I am currently the Director of Operations for PopCultureMadness.com and my work can also be found on MusicMayhemMagazine.com, TheRockRevival.com, and TryItToday.com! Have my B.S. in Television/Video Production from Wilmington University and have been working in online media for the past ten years and loving every moment of it!



 
 

 
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