Rocketman (2019) Vs Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

It always seems to happen that when we get one film in a certain style we get a few in a very short space of time and that is kinda how it feels with Rocketman coming out this year after Bohemian Rhapsody this year. Both about legends in the music world, Sir Elton John and then Queen led by Freddie Mercury.

Both were around at the same time and started not too far off each other in the crazy 60s music world in the UK. Freddie Mercury (1969-1991 his death) and Elton John (1962-present) both gay men who could not fully be themselves, but on stage the personas they could create were a release. That is certainly something that is put into both films.

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Oscars 2019 – Winners

Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 2019 Oscars!

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Best Picture

  • Green Book

Best Leading Actor

  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Leading Actress

  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

  •  Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

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Oscars 2019 – Best Picture

This is always the biggest talking point of any Oscar ceremony and which film will walk away with the title of being Best Picture. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with the winners of this category over the years. It seems to be either my favourite film that wins it or the film I hate the most from the nominees.

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This year I feel its been a very strange and odd awards season, with that I don’t really have a film that I totally love out of these eight nominated films. None in this years batch I totally love and I don’t particularly hate with a passion either. I just feel rather neutral towards them. I am hoping that by putting together this blog post that I might be able to make my mind up a little bit more. I just feel as though it is a very weak year in terms of the quality of the films. We shall soon see, so let’s take one more look at the eight films up for the most prestigious honour in film . . .

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Oscars 2019 – Best Actor

The Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar is usually a very interesting and good race during awards season. This year it seems Rami Malek is truly leading the chase, Christian Bale has picked up a couple of awards but Malek is certainly the favourite with plenty of controversy around that with how Bohemian Rhapsody has come across.

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Let’s take one final look at the Best Actor nominees and who I would love to see win . . .

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BAFTA 2019 – Winners List

Best Film
Roma

Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Original Screenplay
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Adapted Screenplay
“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

Leading Actor
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Leading Actress
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” 

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” 

Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

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