Do These Films Deserve an Oscar?

Do These Films Deserve an Oscar?

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Do These Films Deserve an Oscar?
Do These Films Deserve an Oscar?

The 2017 89th Academy Awards ceremony is upon us, scheduled for February 26th

Many powerful films released during 2016 are all now vying for the Oscar for Best Picture. Who do you think will win? We have listed below the nominations in this category for you to consider if they deserve this award. 

 

Arrival

 Paramount Pictures

Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? - Arrival
Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? – Arrival

Arrival has all the best features of a sci-fi film but deals with themes not usually covered by this genre. Humankind experience the arrival of 12 alien spacecraft that land in different countries.

Each nation must consider how to cooperate with cultures of other nations. Denis Villeneuve directed this star-studded movie. The cast includes Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and many more famous faces.

 

Fences

– Paramount Pictures

Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? - Fences
Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? – Fences

Denzel Washington both directs and stars in Fences. Washington plays a garbage collector bitter about the racism existing in baseball. Adapted from a Pulitzer Prize winning play, it reunites the original Broadway stars.

Critics have debated about whether Fences could work on the big screen. Audiences, however, have found the performances to be powerful and moving.

 

Hacksaw Ridge

– Pandemonium Films

Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? - Hacksaw Ridge
Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? – Hacksaw Ridge

After 14 years in “development hell”, the real life story of Desmond Doss is finally on the big screen. Andrew Garfield stars in this powerful movie about a pacifist combat medic during World War II.

Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded a Medal of Honor. Hacksaw Ridge contrasts strong religious beliefs with heroic war deeds. Directed by Mel Gibson, the movie also stars Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington.

 

Hell or High Water

– Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? - Hell or High Water
Do These Films Deserve an Oscar? – Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is a film about two criminal brothers played by Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Taking justice into their own hands, they start robbing banks as retaliation.

Directed by David Mackenzie with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis providing the soundtrack. A modern day western containing gun-fights and an almost unchanged Texan backdrop.

 

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