The late-night host has something that'll surely gain the Academy's attention

By Nick Romano
February 22, 2017 at 08:24 AM EST

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Seth Meyers has something that'll surely attract the Academy's attention: "Oscar Bait."

With the 2017 Oscars ceremony just days away, the Late Night host aired a sketch on Tuesday night that mocked all those films that are "not afraid to pander to your emotions" and that are "shamelessly timed for awards season."

It has everything Oscar voters love: "racial tension," "latent homosexuality," "a man staring at trains," a character "forced to overcome a rare disease," lots and lots of crying, "a story of redemption," "pretentiously artistic shots of a man's hand grazing wheat," "the grabbing of a bed sheet to indicate an orgasm," "vague dialogue that sounds sort of profound," and "a child actor with three names."

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It also has lines like, "Whatever happened to us, Diane?" and camera shots like "that weird Spike Lee thing where the character is gliding towards the camera and it's like, ‘Is he walking? Is he floating? What the hell is that thing?'"

To top it off, Meyers channeled Rooney Mara's role in the Oscar-winning film Carol, because the sketch has to have at least "one scene straight up stolen from the movie Carol."

Watch Meyers in the clip above.

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