Too much agreement on this thread, glad I posted this here.
People can argue all they want about Oscar bait being some pretentious pseudo category that means nothing, but everyone still instantly knows Oscar bait when they see the trailer. Oscar bait is movie kitsch, dull and unoriginal but well executed films made to appeal to the award market. I have zero interest in watching movies like Doubt, The Queen, The Reader, Amelia, or this. I am still genuinely bewildered why someone would want to watch them.