I always enjoy the Best Picture race and attempting to watch all of the nominated films, it’s something I have tried to do since 2009 when Let’s Go To The Movies was created and I have the forever ongoing Best Picture Project which is not only to watch the winners but each nominated film. While I don’t believe it is something I will ever complete I still like the challenge.
This year at the 2022 Oscars we have ten nominees for Best Picture and in all honesty I think I actually did pretty well to see a few at the cinema and then some on streaming services, given the vast differences in the way films are now released.
I absolutely adored everything about Belfast and it is probably my favourite on the whole list, I found myself laughing and crying. Maybe even at the same time at one point, I felt as though it was a story so filled with love for not only family but also for the power of the cinema and films.
Don’t Look Up
I wasn’t the biggest fan of this film as I wasn’t sure if it was actually meant to be funny at certain times or if it was serious. Incredible cast though, raging war on climate change so maybe a political choice?
Drive My Car
This is the only nominee that I haven’t yet watched. Was hoping to pre-Oscars but haven’t had time this weekend.
This is a true joy of a film and I loved it! I mean can you imagine if a film about two of the biggest and best female athletes of all time won best picture? It would be outstanding that’s for sure, probably a massive outsider to win though.
Don’t really want to start bashing this film again. I hated it. Will always hate it. Can’t actually believe they would reward such a horrible story with nominations.
It seems as though the Academy enjoy slow burner films which for the most part is boring. The thing is with Nightmare Alley I quite liked the second half, but the first totally drained me. Cate Blanchett turning up sooner would probably have increased the amount I enjoyed this film.
The Power of the Dog
This is tipped to be hot favourite to take home the Academy Award and it will certainly divide everyone. It is a slow burner of a film and somewhat boring at times, which I think would be even worse if it wins and people then attempt to watch it as it won Best Picture.
West Side Story
This was a lovely surprise in terms of how well it was all put together and done, I mean yes I adore musicals but I just felt a remake wasn’t needed. I guess sometimes we actually do need remakes, this was so wonderful in terms of the performances.
What I want to win: Belfast / King Richard
What I think will win: The Power of the Dog / CODA
Outside chance: West Side Story