The nominees for the 2016 Oscars were announced last thursday. And that means we can countdown to the biggest night in Hollywood. But what if you have not seen the Oscar nominees for Best Picture Contenders ? No worries, we talk to you through about the eight contenders this year. Now you can talk along with your movie fans buddies.
A compelling and intelligent drama full of exciting performances from an all-star cast, including Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams (both nominated for their role), Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber.
This Best Picture nominee takes place in Boston, where the investigative journalists of the Boston Globe for the first time reveal the widespread sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Although this film can discard as a film of three hours in which we Leonardo DiCaprio seen wandering through desolate areas, it is a thrilling and grueling film about a man who goes on a revenge mission after his comrades ‘left him for dead after a bear has attacked and then killed his son.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu which triumphed last year’s Oscars with his Birdman. In addition, Leonardo DiCaprio plays one of the most handsome roles of his life and Tom Hardy gets all eyes focused on his amazing supporting role as the ultimate villain.
At the Oscars they love movies that take place in space, that’s clear. Two years after Gravity, The Martian comes with an equally remarkable performance from Matt Damon, who plays a brave botanist who was stranded on Mars after his team leave him for dead (hey, familiar territory). Exciting, witty and sincere; The Martian is near perfect blockbuster.
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Steven Spielberg’s gripping historical thriller about the Cold War era, with Tom Hanks in the lead role. The duo has previously been Oscar-success with Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can and this time shines Hank as a lawyer in charge of negotiations for a prisoner exchange between the US and the Soviet Union.
THE BIG SHORT
The Big Short, directed by Adam McKay, a dark comic twist to the financial crisis of 2007. there are four people, including one of them a hedge fund manager played by the always excellent Christian Bale (nominated for Best Male supporting role) and a trader, played by Ryan Gosling. They all come in a crash and provide their different responses to an exciting and devastating portrait of the financial sector.
The movie room is a gripping story of survival, a fascinating exploration of trauma and the love between mother and son. Led by powerhouse performances by Brie Larson (nominated, yay!) And the 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay. Wonderful and poignant at the same time.
Saoirse Ronan plays out her skin in this rich period drama as a young Irish woman who immigrated to Brooklyn in 1950, in search of a better life. However, she is torn between her past and her future. One of the most acclaimed films of the past year. Brooklyn even received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival – Oscar glory will follow.
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Academy is known for ignoring big action films, but Mad Max is a happy exception this year. The magisterial film has already been chosen by many film critics best film of 2015 and was hailed as’ the most unexpected feminist film of the year “for the strong role played by Charlize Theron.