No matter your favorite sort of movie, the Academy Awards is filled with the opportunities for almost any film or actor to be recognized for their work. This year is no exception as there is a long list of nominees.
Fan favorites like the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, as well as animated films like Disney’s Inside Out, share the limelight with such gritty dramas as The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, or the futuristic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road. It is not often that a sci-fi movie wins big, but we can always hope that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will win in a couple of categories.
Everyone has their favorite actors and actresses, and we all root for them to win some award each year. Do you root for the underdog or pick the sure thing? Has your favorite been snubbed or do you just ride the wave of whoever happens to be the favorite that year? With his new film The Revenant, this may be the year that Leonardo DiCaprio makes a big impression on the Academy.
My picks? I believe it is going to be close between The Revenant and The Martian for Best Picture. Best Actor and Actress are tough because there are so many good nominees this year, from DiCaprio to Damon to Blanchett to Lawrence. Never a dull moment. I recommend that you watch what you love, hope they win, but never take someone else’s word for what is good or bad. Make your own choices, find what you like, and tell others about it.
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