Monday, May 20, 2024

Oscars: Now We Know the Top 5 Movies Based on Best Picture, Best Director Nominations


With this morning’s announcement, we now know the top 5 movies of the 10 nominated.

They would be the 5 that overlapped in Best Picture and Best Director.

They are:

“West Side Story” and Steven Spielberg

“Belfast” and Kenneth Branagh

“Licorice Pizza” with Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Power of the Dog” with Jane Campion

“Drive My Car” with Ryusuke Hamaguchi

The other five movies are very good, but without director nominations they fall to the second pack, so to speak.

Of the top 5, “Power of the Dog” has four acting nominations. That would put it in the lead.

“Being the Ricardos” has three nominations but nothing else.

“Pizza” has no acting. “Belfast” has two strong nominees. “West Side Story” has 1.

Let the games begin!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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