In the seventies, we saw films about gangsters and mobsters who question morality and bend the rules on normative ethics winning Best Picture.
The 90th Academy Awards are officially underway, and host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time tackling some of the controversial issues facing Hollywood this year. The Oscars will be broadcast live exclusively on Sky Cinema in the UK.
7 - British-made film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is up for seven, and the odds are on Frances McDormand to take best actress, however Brit filmmaker Martin McDonagh missed out on a director nod.
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The burger chain will engage fans on Twitter, and it states that while anyone/any content from the past year is eligible, they give a helpful hint to put up something fresh leading to Sunday's award show.
Over the past decades, the Oscars have awarded different films for different reasons. It will be interesting to see how the Academy has eventually voted. As a consistent victor during awards season, it seems like the safe bet. Lady Bird also really seemed to really hit a nerve with some critics so perhaps this could also be the case for the voters too?
Who will win: There's no doubt about it, this year is tough to predict.
1963 - Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win an Oscar for acting, for "Lilies of the Field". In the same way, the "Best Actor" award would in all likelihood go to Gary Oldman for his mesmerising portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, but the baggage of the past where Oldman has never won despite being hailed as one of our best would play a great role. It's been one of the best received films of 2017 and the screenplay had a lot to do with that. Handing in a breathtaking leading turn, he should take the gold.
No one is yakking in my ear about how Oldman's time has come at last ("Gary who?").
Should Win: Lesley Manville upstaged Daniel Day-Lewis (in a good way) as the steadfast Cyril, who can be sometimes terrifying and often amusing and without whom "Phantom Thread" would have come crashing to the ground.
McDormand's performance is certainly compelling as she plays a mother attempting to find her deceased daughter's murderer.
Who should win: Frances McDormand is the outright victor in her category. When I think back on Oscar memories that's the one that sticks with me. His role as a racist, alcoholic sheriff in Three Billboards was absorbing.
It has regained its status as the narrow frontrunner at odds of 13/10 against 2/1 for "The Shape of Water", according to awards prediction website Gold Derby. Willem Dafoe would also be a very worthy victor for The Florida Project.
Should Win: I'd cast my non-existent vote for Metcalf, in her first film in nearly a decade.
Others have tried the stunt as well, with an artist named Sabo putting up three billboards against sexual misconduct in Hollywood with sings that read: "And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to..." and "We all knew and still no arrests" and "Name names on stage or shut the hell up!" Remember that in a typical year, I get around 17 of these right.
There is enough chatter that Jordan Peele could walk away with the "Best Picture" award for his breakthrough Get Out and if that were to happen, it would be a near flawless combination. It would also be fantastic to see such an indie-gem get the limelight.
"Mystery of Love" from Call Me by Your Name - Sufjan Stevens. The screenplay had all of the hallmarks of a classic Aaron Sorkin project. Exclusive red carpet coverage begins Sunday, March 4th at 6:30e|3:30p, immediately followed by the awards ceremony at 8e|5p.