The Academy Awards, the biggest recognition a movie can get, recently announced it’s nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Celebrating excellent cinema, the awards honour the some brilliant movies and the people associated with it. Before watching the Oscars, we suggest the following 2017 Oscar nominee movies that you should see.
1. La La Land
If the West made a Bollywood movie, it would be like La La Land, except for the fact that it is beautiful and mesmerizing. Mia, an aspiring actress meets Sebastian, a pianist who’s keen on saving jazz from fading away into darkness, and what follows is a musical tragedy of the two hearts surviving in this world. La La Land is the kind of movie you should see if you’ve felt you can never make your dreams come true. It shows you how you can, but how that takes a lot of sacrifice.
With an approval rate of 99% on rotten tomatoes, Moonlight easily becomes one of the best movies made in the year 2016. Based on a play, Moonlight follows the life of Chiron, who lives with an abusive mother. His journey of growing up from a fearful child to a hardened adult is depicted brilliantly in this Barry Jenkins movie. Winning many honours in the Golden Globe and garnering praise from critics worldwide, you should keep Moonlight in your must watch list.
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Lion recieved six nominations at the 89th Academy Awards. Lion is based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home written by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. Starring an ensemble of actors from the West and India including Nicole Kidman, Rooney Maara, Dev Patel, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Lion is the story of a man’s journey of finding his birth mother after 25 years of being apart from her.
4. Manchester by the Sea
Losing someone dear to you is not easy. Especially when you have to live with that for the rest of your life. Manchester by the Sea is a story of grief, remorse and dealing with loss. Lee, played by Casey Affleck loses his brother to heart attack and becomes the guardian of Patrick, his brother’s son. Dealing with his own grief in his hometown where he has lost too much, Manchester by the Sea makes your heart ache. The performances are brilliant, as well as the compelling story.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, Denzel Washington’s drama film Fences is one of the top ten films of 2016. Garnering critical acclaim worldwide and receiving four nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, Fences is a story of an estranged relationship between a father and his son. The father, Troy, has a tough time preventing his son from going through the same failures he had to endure and protect his own own marriage.
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