Top 10 candidates for Oscar 2019's Best Picture
Although the race for the Best Picture award at the 2019 Oscars is far from over, the fans have somehow got a glimpse of exactly which movies will be the brightest candidates.
1. A Star Is Born
It is said that "A Star Is Born" is one of the movies having influences to the young in 2018. The appearance of Lady Gaga and director and starring Bradley Cooper has received positive feedback from the audience right from the start. In addition, the critics also have to praise the film when it was screened at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.
2. First Man
Two years after receiving the Best Director award along with La La Land, director Damien Chazelle has returned with a special film category: First Man. The film debuted successfully at three major film festivals including Venice, Telluride, and Toronto.
The feedbacks of audiences and critics not only focus on the content of the film but also on star' performances. In particular, First Man was nominated for a number of nominees for acting, including Ryan Gosling for Best Actor and Claire Foy for Best Supporting Actress.
Vice is perhaps the most talented late-born warrior in December when the new film is being officially released. "Vice" marks the return of director Adam McKay after the Oscar-nominated film "The Big Shot". Prior to its release, the film was shown at the AFI Film Festival and indeed received positive reviews. Therefore, when approaching the public, the movie is considered one of the must-see movies at the end of the year.
Genre drama was never too far away for nominations in the Oscars. “Blackkklansman” was directed by Spike Lee with John David Washington and Adam Driver. This is a film based on a true story in the United States in the early 1970s. Through the film, Spike Lee wants to convey the message of anti-racism, especially in the current era in some countries. Blackkklansman was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and received positive feedbacks.
5. Green Book
Green Book is considered a surprise factor for the Oscars in 2019. The film is based on a true story about the journey of Tony Lip and an African-American pianist. Don Shirley. At the Toronto Film Festival, the film also received the Toronto's People's Choice Award.
6. The Favorite
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favorite" is set in the 18th century in the United Kingdom, featuring the confrontation of two cousins Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) to win the throne from the Queen (Olivia Colman). The film received a lot of praise at the Venice Film Festival. Especially before, both Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone have won the Oscars, so “The Favorite” is more promising to win the Best Picture than ever.
7. If Beale Street Could Talk
Director of “Moonlight” movie - Best Film Oscar in 2018 has returned to the film "If Beale Street Could Talk". Not as highly regarded as” Moonlight” but clearly the power of love has truly touched the hearts of viewers around the world and most likely the film will make a story at the Oscars 2019.
8. Black Panther
Superhero movie genre has never been a strong point in film awards, especially Oscar. But Black Panther is different, the movie has become a global phenomenon with a total turnover of more than $ 1.3 billion. Disney poured a lot of effort and money into the lobbying campaign for a nomination at Oscar for Black Panther.
9. Mary Queen of Scots
This is a historical film about Queen Elizabeth I and her Scottish rival, played by two stars Saoirse Ronan (Mary Stuart) and Margot Robbie (played by Elizabeth I). Although the film has not yet been released, the details leaked on the content, footage, and participation of the two stars who have numerous Oscar nominations. Thus, “Mary Queen of Scots” is really worth looking forward.
10. Boy Erased
Performed under the direction of Joel Edgerton, the film is about homosexuality. In addition, the participation of two Oscar-winning actors, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, has made the film even more popular and well-received by the LGBT community more than ever. Obviously, the film is a gay love story with human values and lessons. It will not be surprising if Boy Erased is nominated for Best Picture for Oscar 2019.
By: Jonath Martin