Oscars So White, More Like Oscars So Hype
by Brady Brown
On February 26th, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 89th Academy Awards. La La Land is leading the nominations, with 14. Moonlight and Arrival sit in second place with 8. For best director, it seems as Mel Gibson is back, as he is nominated for Hacksaw Ridge, however, Damien Chazelle will likely win for La La Land. As a rule of thumb, if the nominations include La La Land or Moonlight, either of those will win. The Lobster has been nominated for best original screenplay, which is unique as the film came out in 2015. O.J.: Made in America has beaten the 1966 adaptation of War and Peace as the longest film to be nominated for an Oscar, being 467 minutes. Suicide Squad, a film hated by critics, made a controversial appearance amongst the roster, being nominated for best makeup. Notable snubs this year include The Handmaiden for best foreign language film, Tower for best documentary, and Amy Adams for either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals. As for my personal picks, I hope Arrival wins best picture and The Lobster wins best original screenplay. All in all, this is looking to be a great ceremony. A report of winners to come.