Top 5 Oscar Nominations

      Airing Feb. 24, the Oscars, celebrating their 91 years of cinema critique and awards, has been long awaited as some of the films have been highly anticipated to pick up many awards. Below is a list of the five most anticipated films to win big later this month. Each of these films are competing against each other for best film.

  1. Roma, 10 nominations

    This film, set in Mexico City during the 1970s, follows Cleo, played by Yalitza Aparicio. Cleo is a maid for a middle-class doctor. She starts to care for this family on an emotional level during rising political tension and personal problems. Aparicio is also up for the Oscar for best lead actress.

  2. Bohemian Rhapsody, five nominations

    Based on the true story of Queen’s frontman Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek leads Bohemian Rhapsody. This film follows the start of one of music’s most influential groups. It also includes the personal life of Mercury from his sexuality, addiction, hints of diaspora and his eventual death. This film is packed with heart, soul and amazing tunes.

  3. Black Panther, seven nominations

    Based on the Marvel Comics, Black Panther follows T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, taking power over Wakanda, a hidden land that is ahead of the entire world in technology and wealth, after the death of his father. T’Challa is challenged by enemies. This film focuses around teamwork and loyalty. This film is also known for its smash soundtrack produced by and featuring Kendrick Lamar; the soundtrack is also nominated for an Oscar.

  4. The Favourite, 10 nominations

    This film, set in England during the early 1700s, a sickly Queen Anne, played by Olivia Colman, is cared for by her close friend Lady Sarah, played by Rachel Weisz, who governs the country in her place. The plot shakes up when a new servant, Abigail, played by Emma Stone, charms Sarah. This film is also up for best costume at the Oscars.

  5. A Star is Born, eight nominations

    A remake of the Barbra Streisand smash of the same name, follows the stardom of Ally, played by Lady Gaga, after she meets rockstar Jackson, played by Bradley Cooper. This film follows their relationship along with undertones of depression and the cost of fame. This film is also known for its original song Oscar nomination for “Shallow.”

    Sources: Oscars, Variety

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