It’s another win for the ever-so-iconic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Queen biopic has been nominated in five different categories and won four of them, including this certain category. For the most part, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ not winning Best Picture was a great disappointment to most but with the film snagging four wins out of five nominations, it’s a really good deal. Aside from this particular division, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has won Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Rami Malek won Best Actor.
Black Panther (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, and Peter Devlin)
‘Black Panther’ is the ninth highest grossing film of all time and with that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the film will have plenty of nominations under its belt. Although it did not particularly win in this category, it still deserves the nomination. ‘Black Panther’ is a diverse Marvel film that surprised and excited plenty of people. It mostly follows the adventure of Prince T’Challa and his claiming of the throne in the African nation of Wakanda, right after his father’s untimely death. He must also wrestle with his roles as king and as the Black Panther so he can protect his people, as well as the rich resources and high-end technology Wakanda has, from people who threaten it.
Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali)
And the winner is… ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’! I have to say that I saw that one coming from far away but I’m sure many of us did. With Queen’s amazing music and the people behind the movie working hard to make it stand out even more, it’s no wonder that the film bagged the win for this category. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is a film that celebrates the band ‘Queen’ and their extraordinary music that set the mood for many people during their time. The film also brought to life Queen’s glorious leader, Freddie Mercury, as it portrays his many hardships and his persistence before the band was formed, up to the time where they practically ruled the music world.
First Man (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montano, Ai-Ling Lee, and Mary H. Ellis)
Another wonderful biopic that hits close to home. We’re all very familiar of Neil Armstrong and his team being the first to land on the Moon. However, just in case our history class does it no justice, a movie had to be made. The film doesn’t only focus on that Apollo 11 mission but it also shines a light on Neil Armstrong before the NASA pizzaz. The film details how Armstrong started out as a mere test pilot and engineer and was later on hired by NASA, who in that time was in charge of a mission to land an American on the Moon. Armstrong embraced the opportunity even with all the pressure and the danger that comes with the job.
Roma (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, and Jose Antonio Garcia)
‘Roma’ is a foreign film that portrays the misfortunes of a politically torn Mexico back in 1970. The movie focuses on Cleo, a middle-aged woman who works as a maid for a doctor and his family. Although the film brings a spotlight over the political division that Mexico faced during that time, it still managed to tell a story about a family divided by betrayal and a woman who selflessly devoted herself to taking care of the children in the household despite rising tension.
A Star is Born (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder, and Steve Morrow)
‘A Star is Born’ is an amazing film starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. The two had immensely great chemistry in the movie. It’s hard to deny that once you’ve gotten to watch it. Bradley plays Jackson Maine, a famous rockstar on the move. He was the one who discovers the very talented Ally, played by Lady Gaga, an aspiring singer and songwriter who just doesn’t have the right inspiration. Jackson helps Ally overcome her struggles. Eventually, she makes it to the top, and the two end up in a sensational relationship. Things go awry when Jackson feels slightly jealous of Ally’s success. Moreover, his alcoholism goes to new heights, leaving the couple in disarray.