For everyone who work in the American filmmaking industries, the Academy Awards, or also known as the Oscar, is the top achievements they could get. These awards has been given since the almost the beginning of movie industry and the winners are considered as the ones who are capable to produce such a masterpiece. There are many aspects that are assessed for the nominations, there are 24 awards for each technical and artistic aspects in american film industries. The winners from each category would be awarded by a copy of a golden statuette. Speaking of which, the competition in the industry is rather scary. The competition is getting more tense each year and more and more talented newcomers are raising each year. The academy awards are always exciting to see. We should have wanted to see our favorite idols get the awards since it should be their dream as well.
And now in 2018, there will be the 90th Academy Awards and the event would be broadcasted to almost every country in the world. Of course people who love watching movie and actually have someone they idolized would want to see their idol receive this award. After all the hard work and fame, it would be for nothing if they don’t get the award at least once. As the old players have been trying their best to make a memorable movie for life, there are also exceptional young people who also deserve to be awarded. Here are the top three movies that might the Oscar in 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
This movie tells the story about a bad mother (starring Frances McDormand) whose daughter was murdered. Then she attempted to demand for justice through the law, but it seems that everything is not as she expected. She feels that the local authorities had done nothing to solve her daughter’s case. Thus she became furious because of the matter and there goes one of McDormand’s powerful performance up until now.
So far, this movie is said to be the closest to receive the awards because of several factors. Firstly, the main actor Frances McDormand herself is a well-known actress and she alone had taken a lot awards in this season. It is predicted that she would also get the oscar this year. Moreover, there are two exceptional supporting roles of Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell as the cops. Both actors has been nominated for the best supporting actor and in this movie, their abilities to act became even more praised.
The movie itself had already got four Globes and five BAFTA in their pocket, so it is not that difficult for this movie to get another award. The movie writer and director Martin McDonagh surely did it very well to present the dark comedy into this movie. He succeeded to combine the dark humor with the plot of a tragedy, as the result, the movie has intriguing storyline and fantastic screenplay. It is not a 100% guarantee since there are also many aspects assessed, but at least, this movie has more chance to receive the awards.
The Shape of Water
If in the previous title we talk about a dark comedy, then this title is about the combination of romance and science fiction. Directed by the same person who also did Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro, this films tells about the story about a relationship between amphibious creature with a mute janitor in 1960s.
Starring Sally Hawkins as the mute janitor and Doug Jones as the fish-man, the two started their love story in a lab’s water tank. Although her role is essentially a silent one, but Hawkins managed to present the audience with a charming, emotional play. This is why the movie have the chance to get the award.
This is not just about your normal romance story, it could be categorized as an interspecies love story. Since it is a story between a human and a creature that lives in a water tank, then the scenes are likely to have a lot of underwater sceneries in them. They are made splendidly so that it could be nominated as a candidate for oscar’s technological category.
The storyline itself was put in the middle of Cold War, when it is said that there were various human experiment and other weird ones being held in some secret laboratories. Then the story of this movie itself really could take its viewers to the era and it is quite emotional to watch the two start a romance in such place.
Who haven’t watched this movie? The movie was taken from a true event that happened in the World War. Directed by the famous Christopher Nolan, the audience are truly brought into the intensity of war on the land, sea and air. The movie itself is about the three heroism stories that arose during the evacuation of 400.000 allied soldiers in the World War II. People admitted that this movie truly worth the time and budget, as the movie itself has one of the biggest sales worldwide. It is recorded that the sales worldwide has reached more than $525 million, quite a fascinating number for a movie.
All the scenes of the battles and the sceneries are cleverly presented to the audience. You can even feel the tense battle just by watching the movie and it is not a simple feat to do.
During the premiere of the movie, at least 30 survivors from the event attended and they agreed about the same thing: that the movie accurately illustrates the condition at that time. Knowing all these things, it is no wonder if this movie could get some of the awards.
The excitement is yet to end, and of course there will be more nominations coming up this year. You might have missed some good movies, but when it comes to an oscar nomination, you will come to know some amazing movies you might not have seen before. Let’s hope that the awards ceremony this year would be more awesome than before!