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A film created for the purpose of winning academy awards. These films usually include musical numbers, biographies,
period dramas, inspirational stories, pretty actors putting on makeup to look ugly, an actor using an accent that is foreign to them, playing someone who is mentally challenged or a homosexual and the casting of Cate Blanchette.
Sean: Did you see that new movie where Nancy Regan helps teach Dingos how to read in 1950's Mississippi all while falling in love with the blind singer who is trying to get a lead role on Broadway?

Jim: The new Cate Blanchette Movie? Nah looked like total Oscarbait. Why would there be a movie with Dingos and Nancy Regan
by writerhaha February 17, 2011
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A film released during the last two months of the year with a big cast and 'important' subject matter to attract the attention of the Academy.
"'Good Will Hunting' and 'I am Sam' are sickening examples of Oscar bait."
by creedmoor October 11, 2004
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