Olivia Cantadori ‘23
The Oscars will be held this month on February 9. Starting in 1929, the Oscars have been giving awards to deserving actors, actresses and directors for nearly 91 years. Among the nominees, this year are many Golden Globe-winning movies such as “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” and “1917.”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” directed by Quintin Tarantino, has won a total of 12 awards, including the AATC International Award for Best Direction. The film has a score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. It follows Rick Dalton, (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) an actor who has a hard time finding a good job in unfamiliar Hollywood after starring in a 1950’s western drama. His is accompanied by his stunt double, Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt).
“Marriage Story” is directed by Noah Baumbach and has won 13 awards, with a score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the story of Charlie and Nicole Barber (played by Adam Driver and Scarlet Johansson), a theater director and actress struggling through their marital problems and long-distance divorce with their young son Henry.
“1917,” has won seven awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. It has a Rotten Tomato score of 89%. Directed by Sam Mendes, it tells the story of two British soldiers in WW1, Schofield and Blake, (played by George Mackay and Dean-Charles Chapman) who must infiltrate enemy lines to warn others that a battalion is going to walk into a trap.
Along with these nominees, there are many others, such as “The Irishman,” “Little Women,” “Jojo Rabbit” and the Korean film “Parasite.”
The Oscars will be broadcast live in over 225 countries and will be giving awards in over 28 categories.