Here we are again – headed for the end of Awards Season with the nominees for the 91 Academy Awards released this morning.
As usual, the Academy gets more right than wrong, but some of the picks and noms are really wild – like the disappointing Vice getting eight noms and Bohemian Rhapsody actually getting a Best Picture nom (where Rami Malek single-handedly lifted an average musical bio pic with a truly great performance).
So, without further ado, here the nominations – with a bit of commentary in select spots.
Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón is responsible for wonderful films ranging from the small and intimate (Y Mama Tambien) to the gritty (Children of Men) and wistful science fiction (Gravity).
Loosely based on events from his own life, ROMA is a love letter to the women who raised him.
ROMA will have an exclusive theatrical release in Los Angeles, New York and Mexico, then expanding to several American cities, Toronto and London before premiering on Netflix on December 14th.
Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men), inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world.
Roma will have its Canadian Premiere at TIFF 2018 and on Netflix later this year.