Come this Sunday, the wait will be finally over. We’ll get to know which of the Oscar Nominees won what. From acting, cinematography, editing to best films, the finest in the world of cinema will be awarded for their brilliance when the 91st annual Academy Awards take place.
We were lucky enough to able to catch some Oscar nominees in theatres at par with their worldwide releases. However, some have just made their way to Indian cinemas, with theatre owners hoping that some of the pre-Oscar festivities will bring more people to theatres. A few of them, such as The Joker released amidst much fanfare and anticipation, while others opened quietly in spite of being equally brilliant.
So before the Best Picture is given to one of the deserving Oscar nominees this Sunday, here’s your guide to each of the Oscar nominees in the Best Picture category. Make sure to find out which Oscar Movies Are Streaming and which Oscar Nominated movies are on Netflix!
Ford Vs Ferrari
With a cast starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the biographical film set in the 1960s was always set to be a massive crowd-pleaser. Set against the backdrop of the historic 1966 Le Mans, the movie revolves around how an ambitious automotive designer teams up with British car racer Ken Miles to defeat the dominant Ferrari. Directed by James Mangold, the film is a must-watch on the big screen.
The Netflix film has been consistently creating headlines for its stellar star cast, bringing together legendary actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino together on the big screen. Based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses, the movie directed by Martin Scorsese taps into tales of guilt, sin, and redemption, genres which now are synonymous with the renowned director. With a 3.5 hour run time, the movie is a story about an American labour union narrating his story as a hitman working alongside many notorious figures in history.
written and directed by Taika Waititi, the film takes us back to World War II, where a lonely german boy named Jojo discovers that his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Bordering between a satire and dark comedy, one of the most interesting themes of the movie is the boy’s interactions with his imaginary friend “Adolf Hitler”
Arguably the most famous one out of all the Oscar nominees, the film needs no introduction. A psychological thriller narrates the origin story of one of the most problematic and iconic villains, The Joker. Joaquin Phoenix plays the titular role in the Todd Philips-directed film. Following the journey of Arthur Fleck, a failed stand up comedian in Gotham city, the movie is a well-crafted story of his systematic evolution into Batman’s arch-rival.
Directed by Greta Gerwig, is another one of the Oscar nominees based on a book, and does full justice to the many adaptations of it over the years. The movie follows the life of 4 sisters, backed by an inspired cast featuring Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, and many more. Set in 1860, burgeoning author Jo March looks back on her and her three sisters’ Massachusetts childhoods and the events and relationships that helped shape them as adults.
The second of the Oscar nominees to come out of Netflix, the movie ironically tells the tale of a divorce. The right mixture of social commentary, subtle humour and emotion, the film looks at how A young creative couple and their son navigate the tricky waters of bicoastal separation and impending divorce.
One of the overwhelming favourites for the win out of all the Oscar nominees, the period film directed by Sam Mendes is a technical masterpiece. 917 takes us back to World War I, where two British soldiers are sent on a precarious mission. Edited by the legendary Roger Deakins to look as if it was all filmed in one shot, the movie is as thrilling as a period war film you’ll ever see.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Involving the legendary trio of Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes us to Los Angeles in the year 1969. Two parallel stories run in the movie. The first, of an ageing TV star who feels he is on the verge of ending his career. The second, of his stunt double, also acts as his driver, best friend, and pep talk provider.
For many, this is a lock-in for Best Picture out of all the Oscar nominees, and rightly so. A powerful social commentary on class, wealth and family dynamics, Parasite holds a haunting mirror to the South Korean society. It’s a bleakly comic film about two families, one wealthy and one not so wealthy, and a caustic tale of class conflict. The movie tells the story of how the members of a poor household undergo a lavish farce to find their way into the lives of a wealthy Korean family.
Where To Watch The Oscar Nominees?
Being Netflix Films, you can stream Marriage Story and The Irishman on the platform. Tarantino’s film is also available on Amazon Prime Video. While some of the Oscar nominees are running in theatres as part of a pre-academy award schedule, search hard enough, and you can find any of these in the wonders of the Internet.