NetflixCheck out the Best Picture nominees “The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up” for Sunday’s Oscars. The nominee for best animated film “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is also on the streamer. Netflix has also nominated the short documentaries “Audible” and “Lead Me Home”. “Audible” (Best Short Documentary)Amaree McKenstry Hall in ‘Audible’.
This powerful short from director Matthew Ogens focuses on senior football player Amaree McKenstry-Hall and his teammates at Maryland School for the Deaf as they try to defend their winning streak while coping with the loss of a friend to suicide.“Don’t Look Up” (Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay)Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Don’t Look Up’.
Adam McKay’s end-of-the-world satire is fueled not only by the stellar performances of the all-star cast – consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Timothée Chalamet – but also by the behind-the-scenes work that the Academy has acknowledged.
Legendary editor Hank Corwin, composer Nicholas Britell and McKay, along with screenwriting David Sirota, bring an entertaining yet cautionary tale to the screen.“The Hand of God” (Best Foreign Film)Filippo Scotti in ‘The Hand of God’.
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (“The Young Pope”, “The New Pope”) uses his childhood growing up in Naples as inspiration for this coming-of-age story.“Lead Me Home” (Best Short Documentary Subject)“Lead Me Home” by Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk.
A moving look at homelessness in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, directors Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk use beautiful aerial and time-lapse photography mixed with powerful testimonies of people living on the streets to paint a picture of what’s outside. happens to our windows now.“The Lost Daughter” (Best Actress – Olivia Colman; Best Supporting Actress – Jessie Buckley; Best Adapted Screenplay)Olivia Colman in ‘The Prodigal Daughter’.
In Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial and screenplay debut, she is thrown out of the park in this suspenseful drama about a woman (Olivia Colman) who is forced to deal with her past during a beach vacation.“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (Best Animated Film)Michael Rianda’s “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”
Director Michael Rianda takes all the unique and bizarre things about his own family and mixes it with a robotic apocalypse to give us one of the most satisfying movies of the year.
Filled with laughter and heart, we just can’t get enough of those Mitchells.“The Power of the Dog” (Best Picture; Best Director – Jane Campion; Best Adapted Screenplay – Campion; Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch; Best Supporting Actor – Kodi Smit-McPhee; Best Supporting Actor – Jesse Plemons; Best Supporting Actress – Kirsten Thinnest; Best Production Design; Best Sound; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Original Score)Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Power of the Dog’.
With 12 nominations to lead all titles, Jane Campion’s western is one of the all-time favorites to walk away with the best shot.
See and decide for yourself if it’s worth all the hype.“Robin Robin” (Best Animated Short Film)“Robin Robin” by Daniel Ojari and Michael Please.
Created with stop-motion animation, we follow a bird raised by mice all his life as he embarks on a journey to discover himself.“Three Songs for Benazir” (Best Short Documentary)Elizabeth and Gulisan Mirzaei’s “Three Songs for Benazir.”
Shaista is recently married to Benazir and lives in a camp for displaced persons in Kabul. We see Shaista trying to balance his hopes of being the first of his tribe to join the Afghan National Army with the responsibilities of starting a family with Benazir.“Tap, tap… Boom!” (Best Actor – Andrew Garfield; Best Editing)Andrew Garfield in “Tick, Tick… Boom!”
Garfield wows audiences in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut. In this music drama, Garfield plays real-life playwright Jonathan Larson (“Rent”) as he tries to make a name for himself in the New York City stage.Read the original article on Insider
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