Hollywood’s biggest night is fast approaching.
The image of La La Land winning Best Picture but then not winning Best Picture is still fresh in the minds of many. Mine included.
Anyways, this years biggest drama seems to be the wide open Best Picture race. The category features the following films:
Call Me By Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
All of these movies have a real shot at winning Best Picture and that’s what makes this years category so interesting. In years past, theres often a ‘favorite’ that has all the ingredients the academy would want.
I’ve seen five out of nine of these movies and just with those five i struggle to make my own predictions. However, i do have some favorites.
Just last week i saw Get Out. Its hard to explain the novelty of that film without seeing it yourself. It’s the films willingness to talk about these socially taboo topics that makes it so interesting. It addresses issues in our society that we would normally shy away from, and it does it in the most interesting way possible.
Lady Bird was another film that i loved. I grew up around Sacramento, California which is the main setting of the film. For whatever reason i feel the film really got Sacramento right. It’s just a simple northern California town, but you miss it when you’re gone. I think that could be said of any town. I think that may be why i have an affinity to this film but i also feel it captured the growing pains of finding yourself exceptionally well.
The Post is as timely as they come and i think that will work much to its favor. It also features power houses Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks… so i think that speaks for itself. This film highlights the struggle and reason for journalism. I have a post about that here.
Out of the five i saw, those were the ones that really left a last impression on. Again i say, however, that this race is wide open. And it would not be the Oscars without a little shake up.
It’s also not lost on me that the drama for this years show probably won’t come from the Best Picture category. With Jimmy Kimmel getting the hosting nod this year i expect 2018’s show to be anything but normal.
The 90th Academy Awards will be held this Sunday March 4th at 8 p.m. EST.