This January nominees for the “Oscar” were announced, and now before the year ends, it is an excellent occasion to reflect on them.
The first lady of the USA in the early 60’s – Jacqueline Kennedy – always had an impeccable taste and surprising self-control. In one of the most tragic days in the history of America – the assassinations of President Kennedy – the whole world admired the perseverance of this woman. But how did she really survive these dark days?
Nominations: Best Actress (Natalie Portman), Best Costume Design and Best Composer (Mika Livai).
This is the story of a slum-boy who was lost at the age of 5. He managed to survive and even find a new home in Australia. However, the past does not let go of it, forcing them to return to their native places in 25 years to find those whom he lost.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Composer (Dustin O’Halloran), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Operator.
A former baseball player earns his family’s life by collecting garbage on the streets. He is an African American who lives in America in the 1950s, where the racial issue is still quite acute. An interesting colloquial film about what our family is doing with us.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film is about a truly amazing woman named Florence Foster Jenkins. She grew up in a rich New York family and always dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible voice.
Nominations: Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Costume Design.
Apathetic and unfriendly plumber Li returns to his hometown after the death of his brother. According to the will, he is now the guardian of his teenage nephew, which means he will have to move to Manchester, in which Lee experienced a terrible tragedy. A film that after certain events a person can no longer simply live on.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan) and Best Original Screenplay.
Three African American friends make different analytical calculations for NASA, which are necessary for the first space mission. A film about social injustice and the fight against it, as well as the conquest of space and competition between the US and the USSR in this field. It is based on real events.
Nominations: Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The linguist Louise and the physicist Yang must find a common language with the aliens, whose strange spaceships flew to Earth with an obscure goal for humanity. This beautiful and clever tape throws the viewer unexpected turns of the plot and difficult philosophical questions for reflection after viewing. One of the questions that may arise is why researchers didn’t suggest the aliens to play for free online. No language is necessary for that.
Nominations: Best Film, Best Director (Deni Villeneuve), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Operator, and several technical nominations (sound editing and mixing).
Two brothers come to despair from persistent poverty and begin to rob banks. Their small and awkwardly worked out robberies attract the attention of the authorities in the person of the sheriff, for whom this case will be the last before retiring. Unseemly landscapes of the American backwoods, brutal characters and an excellent game of actors.
Nominations: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges), Best Original Screenplay and Best Installation.
An incredibly beautiful musical film about two fearless dreamers: a girl named Mia, who very much wants to become an actress, but so far forced to work in a cafe, and about a jazz musician Sebastian dreaming of opening his own jazz club. However, the success that has come to lovers, feels their union for strength.
Nominations: Best movie, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress (Emma Stone) and 11 other nominations. “La Lala Land” – the absolute record holder of this year. Now, in terms of the number of nominations, he stands alongside such legendary films as “Titanic” and “Everything about Eve.”
The story of a boy born in Miami, where the world is ruled by drugs and money. About his growing up, becoming as a person and painful search for truth. He must choose his path despite the family drama and betrayal of friends. A magnificent actor’s play and camera work allow you to completely immerse yourself in the world of the film.
Nominations: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Supporting Actress (Naomi Harris), Best Director (Barry Jenkins) and 4 more nominations.