Having scooped the best picture awards at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and various critics’ circles, the gritty, graphically violent---and for me, unwatchable---12 Years A Slave is the odds-odd favourite to win the Oscar, too.
But I like to think it will also win other, tongue-in-cheek awards it is eligible for as suggested by the satirical magazine Private Eye:
1. Most worthy film
2. Most guilt-inducing film to a white middle-class audience
3. Hardest film to say you found it a bit dull, to be honest
4. Best film to bring up at a dinner party if you want people to leave
5. Film most in need of a bit of light relief