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The Six Most Anticipated Films For Oscar Season


By Erin ODonnell

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The 90th Academy Awards are still a couple of months away. This year, in particular, is filled to the brim with Oscar contenders from every corner of cinema. I suspect, come Oscar night, we will be delighted with one or two surprises. However, this will not stop me from predicting the nominations each highly anticipated film will receive.

 

I, Tonya

 

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“I, Tonya,” is the incredible true story of Olympic Figure Skater, Tonya Harding. It heavily focuses on her involvement in the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championship. Margot Robbie, in the role of Tonya Harding, is likely to get a nomination for “Best Actress” for her performance while co-star Allison Janney, in the role of Tonya’s mother, is most likely to receive a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.” Further, I suspectI, Tonya will receive a nomination for “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Picture.”

 

Call Me by Your Name

 

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“Call Me by Your Name” is a film based on the novel by Andre Aciman. It is about a teenager (Timothée Chalamet) who begins a relationship with an older man (Armie Hammer). Timothée Chalamet is a frontrunner for “Best Actor” for his commanding performance while co-star Armie Hammer is likely to receive a nomination for “Best Supporting Actor.” Other possible nominations this film could receive would be “Best Adapted Screenplay” and “Best Director.”

 

Get Out

 

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Get Out

 

While “Get Out” came out in February, the impact of the film can still be found. The film is about a young black man visiting his white girlfriend’s family and the conspiracy he uncovers during his visit. While this film might be an underdog in the race, if it does receive a nomination, I expect it will be Best Director for Jordan Peele and Best Original Screenplay. However, I am still holding my hopes up that this film receives a nomination for Best Picture.

 

The Disaster Artist

 

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“The Disaster Artist” depicts the experiences of actor Greg Sestero faced while working on the Citizen Kane of Bad Movies, “The Room.” Despite its source material, “The Disaster Artist” is set to achieve everything, “The Room” wanted to achieve. A front-runner for Best Picture, this film depicts not only what working on one of the worst movies of all time was like, but what the film industry is like in general. Other likely nominations are Best Actor for James Franco in the role of the Tommy Wiseau and Best Supporting Actor for Dave Franco as Greg Sestero. Nominations this film might receive include Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Director for James Franco.

 

Dunkirk

 

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Vulture

 

“Dunkirk” directed by Christopher Nolan has been the frontrunner for Best Picture since its release back in July. This World War II Drama depicts the struggles of the British Army as they attempt to evacuate from Dunkirk, Nomination this film is likely to receive along with Best Picture, are Best Director for Nolan, and Best Original Screenplay. It’s still hard to see if an acting nomination will come from this movie, as the ensemble cast work well together and a single performance is hard to pick from a sea of great performances.

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a black comedy about a Mother who takes matters into her own hands after the cops of her small town fail to track a suspect in her daughter’s murder. Frances McDormand, in her role of Mildred Hayes, is likely to receive a nomination for Best Actress. While Sam Rockwell could earn his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The film is also a contender for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.