Oscars Week: Best Picture

After a long night, a night of jokes, of tears, of tributes? from Dave Grohl, and an appearance from Sacha Baron Cohen, we arrive at the most important nominee of the night, Best Picture.

There are no more jokes, there is only the envelope.

And the nominees are:

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

So out of ten possible films they chose eight, and they couldn’t include Carol? Really? It’s hard to pick one winner from the nominees deserving to win. Controversially, I think it’s absurd that The Big Short and Bridge of Spies are nominated for anything, never mind Best Picture.

I think The Revenant was a gorgeous, harrowing film, but to paraphrase Ann Hornaday, I loved The Revenant until suddenly I didn’t. The more time elapsed between myself and the viewing the less I liked it. Liking, and loving, a film, do not make a film great. (I love Superbad, but it’s not a Best Picture.) When we finally reached the end, I felt like my journey had been pointless. Maybe I’m cut out to be a real voter, because I’m happy to award Iñárritu Best Director.

And so, I award… Brooklyn. The butt of jokes for its name and its limited viewership, Brooklyn is a quiet, stunning film about finding yourself. It is the story of America, of immigration. I felt that movie so deeply. If Carol can’t win, why can’t Brooklyn?

Ditto to Katherine’s sentiment and add on no Creed??? Or any movie featuring a person of color?? tsk tsk. – Navani Otero

Make sure to check out all of our Oscars Week picks!

 

 

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