This year nine films have been given the honour of being nominated for Best Picture. I managed to catch most of them pretty early thanks to Cineworld having so many Unlimited preview screenings which certainly was a bonus! Not forgetting to mention that my number one film from 2016 is amongst the nominees as well!
It is time to have another look at each of the films that have been nominated and I will let you know what I want to win, what I think will win and what I think has an outside chance of taking home the Oscar!
Troy Maxson is a working class African-American trying to provide for his families in the 1950s as well as battling his demons of a life he missed out on.
Celie Johnson has had to fight her whole life to just stay alive with abuse from her father and then forced to marry Albert who continues the abuse. It is a story about hope and being able to find the courage to stand up for yourself.
NASA was a different place early on the space programme as they were attempting to get a rocket into space. This story shows how three African-American women played vital roles in making that happen, all possessing incredible mathematical skills.
During the Iraq war Sergeant William James has been assigned to the bomb squad and doesn’t really get along with his squad due to the way he handles his work!
The film takes a look at the life of a boy growing into a man and struggling through different phases of his life, having to contend with the rough neighbourhood in Miami.
Fredrick Treves is a Victorian surgeon and he wants to rescue a man who has been mistreated and in side show freak act named the Elephant Man due to his heavily disfigured features. John Merrick as it turns out is rather intelligent and very sensitive.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi is about to turn everything upside for Horace Vandergelder as she attempts to find a partner for him. Whilst also getting his niece and two clerks to also travel to New York City causing total mayhem between all of the people.
The incredible true story of Saroo who at five years old gets lost on the streets of Calcutta thousands of kilometres from his home. He faced many challenges to survive before being adopted by a couple in Australia, but has never been able to escape the memories of his lost family.