In spite of its continuously declining popularity among netizens and Neil Patrick Harris’ statement on its lack of racial diversity, the Oscar Awards Show rounded up some of the films created by brilliant minds. While some deserving films were reportedly snubbed in the nomination process, all Oscar-winning entries were nothing short of amazing.
So if you’re looking to see the films for yourself and be your own judge, here are some of the Oscar Award-winning movies you should definitely see:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the perfect example of a world so lush and eccentric every moviegoer would delight over in oohs and aahs at every scene, every frame. Winning best makeup and costume design, the film takes us to a world as imagined only by the brilliant young director.
Exploring the extent of actions you make for dreams, ambition and excellence, Whiplash tells the story of a young, intensely driven drummer who aspires to become the best in the contemporary jazz industry. J.K. Simmons, winner of the best actor in a supporting role award, plays the fierce mentor who stops at nothing to achieve perfection. It’s not everyday that a film delves into the nitty-gritty of following your dreams but this one just takes the throne.
Selma, the piece set during a time when racial discrimination was most rampant, surprisingly received very few nominations. But it does not discount the strength both in message and execution that Selma displayed. It takes us 50 years ago and shows us the heinous hate crimes inflicted on human beings just because of the color of their skin. And it teaches us the power in words, ideas and collective action. Needless to say, this film deserved more than its Best Song award for Glory.
The Theory of Everything
Eddie Redmayne, who plays Stephen Hawking in James Marsh’s biopic, bagged the best actor award for The Theory of Everything. Redmayne displays impeccable acting alongside co-star Felicity Jones. While the portrayals were nothing short of incredible, the film failed to explore the Hawking’s world of ideas – which would’ve made the movie an epic work of art. Nevertheless, it’s a movie you shouldn’t miss.