4 underrated 2017 movies that deserve Oscar love
All right now. The Academy Awards nominations are announced today! It’s the moment that every Oscar weirdo (like me) is waiting for, and I could not be happier cause I’m finally going to see Gary Oldman getting his second nomination and hopefully first Oscar win.
He is the favorite for a win the best actor lead category, while Frances McDormand is the favorite in the best leading actress category. But let’s not talk about the favorites right no. In any category. Actor, actress, director or best movie. I want to remind you of the awesome and severely underrated movies of 2017 that are good but most likely won’t get any nomination.
Maybe it’s because of bad timing, bad marketing campaign or the saturation with the audience and academy members with the specific genre, I’d love to see these movies get an Oscar nod, but likely they won’t.
Who are they?
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen…
It’s more a modern western than a superhero movie to be honest. It’s also the best movie in the Wolverine franchise and not to mention that Hugh Jackman gives one hell of a performance in his probably last Wolverine movie.
Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas…
Yes it’s long. Yes it’s confusing and tense at times. But at the same time Blade Runner 2049 it’s the most stylish, beautifully done movie that unfairly was ignored at the Golden Globes this month. Let’s not let the ignorance to be repeated with the Oscars too people. Villeneuve deserves a nod in the best director department and Roger Deakins in the best cinematography category.
A Ghost Story
Director: David Lowery
Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
Let’s face it… You haven’t seen anything quite like Ghost Story. It’s bizarre, it’s compelling and sad all at the same time, and it deserves so much more. Lowery needs to get a best original screenplay nod, immediately and when I come to think about it… the whole move deserved more love throughout 2017.
The Big Sick
Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Speaking of awesome stories, here is one awesome and true story. Boy meets a girl. Boy falls in love with the girl. Girl gets sick and falls in a coma. Boy meets her parents and falls in love with her anyway. Girl wakes up from that coma and they live happily ever after. How does that sounds? Good enough for an Academy award nomination for best original screenplay?