If you love movies, you are no doubt closely monitoring the awards buzz around the current movies in theaters. There’s just something really exciting about knowing that a certain movie might be able to take home some serious hardware at one of the big upcoming awards shows. Perhaps the biggest is the Oscars, also known as The Academy Awards. It’s the one all movie fans look to for justification that their favorite movie was actually the best. |
You could make the argument that movie awards aren’t the most meaningful thing. Most would assume that the ability to have created a well-received work is all the adulation that would be necessary. The truth is, though, that a golden statuette is a pretty nice reminder you did a pretty good job, too. Of course, it bears noting that there are a number of other major awards that can be won such as the Golden Globes, plus there is a litany of international awards that are incredibly prestigious.
Here are three current movies that definitely getting award season buzz:
Mary Poppins Returns — The original movie is an absolute classic, and even five decades after its release, it still remains one of the most beloved movies of all-time. Returns shows the titular character coming back to look after the children she cared for in the first film, except now they are adults. Call it nostalgia or just the right movie at the right time, but this movie is turning quite a few heads.
Vice — George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, decides to run for president & picks Dick Cheney as his running mate in the 2000 presidential election. What followed was one of the more pivotal, and destabilized, set of years the United States had ever faced. Cheney proved to be more than just a typical vice-president. For many, it was Cheney who held all of the power & was willing to use all of the power of the U.S. government to make things happen.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse — Reboots aside, this animated film takes on the character of Spider-Man in a way that is truly unique. Focusing on the comic book source material and imagining a series of parallel universes in which a different Spider-Man exists, Spider-Verse looks to reinvigorate a franchise that has been running a little on empty up until the latest Avengers flicks (darn you, Thanos).
Depending on what time of year it is, the current movies you’re looking at won’t be a factor until next year’s awards season, and that’s OK. In fact, the power of a movie to maintain a full head of steam for that long means it has what it takes to claim the big prizes when the time comes. In the end, it’s nice to remember that for years, categories have had to expand the number of nominees. This means that there are that many more good movies, which means that no matter what, we as the moviegoing public are in for a treat anytime we walk into our local theater.
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