Screengrab via Achievement Hunter/YouTube

A fake film became the highest-rated comedy on IMDb—now it wants an Oscar

A game that wouldn't end and the drama that gripped us all.

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Jan 25, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:26 am CDT

On Election Day, five men sat down to play what they thought would be a normal game of Uno. That spiraled into a nearly three-hour hostage situation, but it also spawned Uno: The Movie, which quickly became the highest-rated comedy on IMDb. 

This beautiful piece of mayhem came from Rooster Teeth‘s Achievement Hunter—and its fans—and now that the dust has cleared from Tuesday’s Oscar announcements, it appears an Academy Award might even be in the cards for this real fake film.  

A new For Your Consideration clip spotlights some of the film’s glowing reviews, as well as participants’ maniacal laughter and pleas to go home. Gripping. 

Reached for comment, Achievement Hunter’s Geoff Ramsey told the Daily Dot: “Until the Academy recognizes porn as a legitimate art form, this is my best shot at an Oscar.” 

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*First Published: Jan 25, 2017, 1:21 pm CST