Meet eight Oscars contenders for best picture
There may not be blockbusters, but they include eclectic titles-from the excellent Netflix carol to the golden age of Tinseltown, to an independent drama about Korean immigrants.
In the year when cinemas had to be closed due to the COVID pandemic, the eight movies shown on our screens left a deep impression on Oscar voters, enough to compete with Hollywood for the biggest award: the Oscar for Best Picture.
There may not be a blockbuster film, but it includes a variety of titles-from an excellent Netflix carol to the golden age of Tinseltown to an independent film about Korean immigrants making a living in rural America.
Here are the eight films that competed for the best picture Oscar at the awards ceremony on Sunday:
Starring father Anthony Hopkins and adapted from his script by French playwright Florian Zeller, “Father” takes the audience into a horrific journey of dementia.
The movie was filmed in an apartment in London. The sick and strong father Anthony (Hopkins) fired his most recent guard, forcing his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman (Olivia Colman) )) Found a replacement before leaving Paris.
The film was praised at the Sundance premiere in January 2020, and despite its unpopularity, it won praise from many fans, especially because of Hopkins’ performance.
-“Judas and the Black Messiah”-
In a year’s time, people of African descent directed and directed several works, “Judah and the Black Messiah” is the only film nominated for the best film Oscar list.
This film is different from traditional biopics. From the perspective of the informant who was betrayed by the FBI, William O’Neill (Lakeith Stanfield) tells the story of the murdered leader of the Panthers, Fred Hampton (Daniel Ka Luya) story.
It was produced by Ryan Coogler, the director of the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther,” and was taken in Chicago in the 1960s. It chronicles Hampton’s efforts to mobilize activists against police violence.
The film entered the Oscars for the last time and was released to critics in February. The film caused a sensation with 6 nominations, although it was not a safe choice.
– “lost” –
This year, no film has been nominated for an Oscar more than David Fincher’s “Mank”. This film is a black and white drama produced by Netflix, which has played a dramatic role in the production of “Citizen Kane.” Role, and largely fictitious.
It is considered an alcohol ode to the golden age of Hollywood, and it features the film giants of the past, including David O. Selznick, Louis B. Mayer and the creation of movies Orson Welles (Orson Welles).
The story is set in the aging screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman). He wrote many movies that will become the greatest movies of all time, and at the same time with the studio owner Rub shoulders with corrupt politicians.
Although “Mank” has been widely recognized and sincerely recognized, they have caused a strong disagreement between critics and voters, and their hopes can go to the end like a rosebud (Kane said the last sentence, And printed on the childhood sled that perished on the phone).
When the Korean-American director Lee Isaac Chung was about to give up his film career and pursue teaching, he filmed “Minari” based on his childhood.
“Minari” was filmed in both English and Korean, and in many ways it is an American story: immigrants tried to find a place for themselves, in this case, they grew Korean vegetables in Arkansas in the 1980s.
This movie brings together actors from both sides of the Pacific, including the star Stephen Yang of The Walking Dead and the veteran Korean actor Yang Yuzhen. This is a story about family relationships.
It is almost a universally recognized film. It can be said to be the film with the least divergence in the best picture nomination, and it may be an unexpected winner due to the priority voting system and voting system adopted by the college.
Few films can dominate the festival and become undisputedly the most popular film at the Oscars a few months later, but Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” has not yet been Can make this awards season faltering.
A bold combination of road movies, Western movies, dramas and documentaries, “Nomads” describes a group of elderly people who, after losing everything in the global financial crisis, live outside the system in a broken van.
The cast includes several real “nomads” who play their own roles and are starred by Frances McDormand, who brings the film into reality as one of the film’s producers.
Few analysts believe that another film can prevent “Nomad” from shooting Oscars for Best Picture, as well as figurines in other nominated films.
With its popular soundtrack, colorful pink costumes and little-known director, “Promising Young Woman” is an atypical movie.
The first feature film of Emerald Fennell, which chronicles Cassie’s (nominated Carey Mulligan)’s adventures when she quit medical school because she plans to rape her best friend before taking revenge Former colleague.
It received five nominations, named after Spanish “beautiful revenge” and “a promising young woman”, and may be surprised by the best photo figurines, although the unique voting system for the category is often not In favor of polarized titles.
-“The sound of metal”-
The “Voice of Metal” awards event has been going on for a long time: it made its debut at the Toronto Music Festival in 2019, and has gradually aroused public praise, winning six nominations.
This is already very impressive for an old-fashioned film with a low budget. It is about an old-fashioned and potentially frustrating subject: Drummer Riz Ahmed while suffering from addiction. Suffer from hearing loss.
Rubin is looking for ways to restore hearing with expensive implants and find peace in the new deaf community.
Among the films with the least chance of winning an Oscar for Best Picture, “Sound of Metal” (its original name) has attracted great attention from the deaf community and may win in technical categories including sound.
-“Chicago 7 Trials”-
In the large-scale protests before the polarizing 2020 election in the United States, actors, directors and directors all showed amazing performance. There is no doubt that the authenticity of the “Chicago 7 Trials” yearning for Oscars is beyond doubt.
Steven Spielberg asked Aaron Sorkin to write a script about the protests in Chicago, Vietnam in 1968, the violence that shocked Chicago, the police violence that followed, and what followed The strange trial.
In the end, the creator of “The West Wing” (Sorkin) also took over the role of director, bringing in outstanding personalities such as Mark Rylance and Frank Langella And young actors such as Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne.
If “Nomadland” is to be released, the movie “The Seven Trials of Chicago” is the one with the highest odds after winning the most prestigious Hollywood Actors Guild Award.