This Sunday is the 2017 Oscars ceremony, and the yearly discussions have begun. With no obvious winner this year, everyone has different theories about the big awards and who they will go to. And as there is every year, conversations about who got snubbed and what films or actors should have been nominated who weren’t can be found all over the internet. After two years of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a number of African-American actors and actresses have been nominated, as well as East Indian actor Dev Patel. However, the fact that no female directors and only one female writer have been nominated has not escaped notice. There is no question, Oscar nominations can be controversial.
There is a wide variety of film genres fighting for the coveted Best Picture Award this year. One musical, one rare science fiction entry, two movies based on plays, a handful based on true stories – there is something for everyone among the nine nominated movies. Earlier award ceremonies can sometimes be a strong indicator of the winners, which would imply La La Land is the frontrunner since it won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television), the Critics Choice, and the Best Comedy or Musical Golden Globe. However, Moonlight won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, which is typically a more likely match to the Best Picture Oscar than the comedy or musical category. This is clearly a tough year to predict.
In order to provide a little levity before the ceremony, the Screen Junkies provided one of their Honest Trailer videos for the upcoming ceremony. While these videos typically spend several minutes on one movie, this particular video gives a few seconds to each of the Best Picture nominees. Followed by a bit of fun predicting what will happen during the ceremony itself.
With only a short amount of time spend on each title, the Honest Trailer focuses on one or two elements of each movie. Whether it’s the similarities between Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and his earlier film The Passion of the Christ, how obvious it is that Fences is based on a play, or how the close release dates have made it hard for people to see all nine movies, each film gets a couple of playful pokes and a new title – an Honest Trailers tradition.
Once each movie gets its moment, the video goes into the likelihood that some of the winners will use their platform and microphone at the ceremony to speak out against U.S. President Donald Trump, something that has already happened at earlier awards – most famously when Meryl Streep accepted her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. Screen Junkies claimed they wanted to give Trump equal time, with his twitter account – cut to an impersonation of Trump reading tweets about the nominees.
Check out the video above to see the humorous side of this year’s Oscar ceremony. And remember to check in with Screen Rant for all news about the 2017 Academy Awards.
Source: Screen Junkies
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