The big one. Let’s not draw this out. Best Picture. Here we go.
I just a feeling that Roma is going to miss out here and Academy wants to get Viggo on the stage for the final award.
I mean, sure, I’d enjoy it if Black Panther won because last year’s standout Marvel movie winning the biggest award a film can win seems so on brand. Plus people will call it the worst Best Picture winner since Crash. Listen, I love Black Panther but it won’t win. It cannot compete with Roma. Cuaron mesmerised us. It’s pure cinema even though I watched it on Netflix. It deserves this.
The big one. Again, let’s be real honest and rule out some potential winners.
Black Panther, will never win. Giving such acclaim to a “superhero” movie would hurt the indie film scene to such an extent that all indie film makers alike would collectively burn their current scripts, smash their cameras and cry foul over the latest reboot of a Marvel comic.
Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami Malek is the star of a straightforward biopic that, as it stands, if someone else had to star, would’ve been a somewhat dull cinematic experience. A Star is Born won nothing in the award season. If
A Star is Born wins Best Picture then there’s a chance Freddie Mercury can come back from the dead, sing a duet with Rami Malek as the Oscar credits roll. Never going to happen.
I’ll skip Vice, Blackklansman, The Favourite, and Green Book. They have a better chance than Black Panther and Bohemian Rhapsody but won’t win.
This brings me to the winner. The obvious choice. The only choice. ROMA. It’s a beautiful movie. The best movie in this group. It’s going to win.
The world is divided on whether or not this one but I’m in the big cat’s corner. Black Panther deserves its nomination and possibly a win, and here’s why: It had INSANE cultural impact, inspiring the US black community and also bringing together Africans, and the African Diaspora providing amazing representation that was unprecedented. It’s a bold piece of filmmaking.
Coogler also brings his thematic and clinical direction to the film, elevating it above generic superhero status. You can tell that he’s not just going showing up for a pay check when you hear him talk about the film like this piece where he breaks down the fight scene and you can see how much thought went into how each character moves/ fights and even the origins of the music.
The costume design Ruth E. Carter also did an insane amount of research designing practical outfits inspired by tribes and locations throughout Africa. Add to this the fact that the cinematography is by Rachel Morrison who was the first woman ever nominated for an Oscar for cinematography and if you look at the film the amazing work is on full display.
Again, CRIMINAL if Roma is denied. The Golden Globes clearly had people drunk at work when the voting was done. The Oscars are always about the scandals but here, it will be unacceptable for them to deny the best film of 2018 the golden statue.
Oh God, the stress. Bohemian Rhapsody is my pick. Done.
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