It is that time of year. The time when all the great movies are being screened for award season. It is too early to make predictions but some of my favorites are:
You all must see Hidden Figures when it opens. Octavia Spencer is sure to be nominated for Best Supporting actress and should win!
- Moonlight: A very depressing but brilliant film that will most likely get some BAFTA and OSCAR nods. It does have a positive ending but it is rough. I saw this movie very early in the morning and I am not a morning person. See this film at night.
- Loving: A brilliant film with an excellent message. A must see but only for adults as it is upsetting.
- Jackie: Natalie Portman is breathtaking as Jackie Kennedy. Hope they make a sequel as I didn’t want the film to end. Portman is special and should be nominated for her perfect casting.
- Amy Adams vs Amy Adams: I loved her in Nocturnal Animals and she was also fantastic in The Arrival. She will probably get nominated for both roles and will be up against herself.
- The Secret Life of Pets: Hope voters remember this very funny animated film during award season. It has become a favorite. There are a lot of great animated films this season: Trolls, Sausage Party Moana who will win? I loved all.
- Indignation a favorite. Hope it is remembered during award season
- Cafe’Society another great film from the Summer. Hope it gets the recognition it deserves. Stewart’s best acting role
- Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Should win for special effects and loved Dan Fogler in the film.
- The Founder: A look at how McDonald’s started. Michael Keaton should be among those nominated for his sleazy performance of a ruthless salesman who stole McDonald’s away from the original founders. A very well done film.
- Emma Stone should be nominated for her stunning dancing and singing in LA LA Land .
- Hoping Mandy Moore is nominated for an Astaire award for her brilliant choreography in LA LA Land.
- Manchester By The Sea: I predict this film will be nominated for Best Picture. It was nominated for five Golden Globe awards. Will it clean up at the Oscars and BAFTA awards? I think so.
These are just a few of the movies that I have enjoyed this season. Honorable mention to Mascots for making me howl.