‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ brings home the bacon for Best Sound Editing in the 91st Oscars; people couldn’t be more proud of it. The film became an icon after it was released. People all around have been praising it nonstop – especially when you take in the fact that the movie tells the story of legendary musician Freddie Mercury and his band Queen. This isn’t the first win for the film in this year’s Oscars.
Black Panther (Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker)
‘Black Panther’ has always been a charming Marvel film and it goes without saying. Molded to be different than the rest of the superheroes we’ve seen so far, the film pays rich attention to heritage and diversity. For the first time in a very long time, we finally get to see an all-black cast in a superhero movie and people couldn’t be any prouder and happier. I remember how everyone was so excited when it was first released and the excitement is beyond justified. ‘Black Panther’ is a movie about Prince T’Challa, the rightful heir to the throne in Wakanda, who had no choice but to assume it earlier after his father’s untimely death. He must also mettle as Black Panther, a superhero hellbent on protecting his home, its people, and Wakanda’s rich resources and complicated technology.
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2. Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone)
A movie about the epic band Queen? Well, count me in. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ stars Rami Malek as the one and only Freddie Mercury. The movie also has a myriad of other great actors that make up the movie. The film mainly focuses on Freddie Mercury’s journey as he becomes a part of the now-legendary band Queen. It features how he rose from being a frustrated art student with an affinity for music to being a part of something glorious. Rebelling from his family’s teachings and pursuing his dream of being a renowned musician, Freddie and his band fought hard battles to become the iconic band.
3. First Man (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
A lot of us are familiar with Neil Armstrong and his achievement. Sure, he was the first man who ever landed on the Moon. That’s a huge thing that people will never forget; but not many of us know his story before all that. ‘First Man’ is a Neil Armstrong biopic that features the amazing journey of Neil. It highlights his humble beginnings of being a test pilot and an engineer, up to the time where he conquered the dangers and pressure of becoming the World’s first ever man to step foot on the Moon.
4. A Quiet Place (Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by alien-like monsters that use their abilities of advanced hearing to locate prey, a family’s life is controlled by silence the entire time. The Abbott family follow the unforgiving rules of survival as their father continues to find ways to defeat the monsters. Unfortunately, their pregnant mother is set to give birth anytime soon. Directed by John Krasinski, this horror-inducing film also stars Emily Blunt and Krasinski himself. The movie garnered amazing reviews and still remains one of the best bone-chilling films out there.
5. Roma (Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay)
Where political upheaval runs rampant and people are challenged by everyday mishaps and tasks, Cleo fights off the negativity in her day to day life by working as a maid in 1970 for a middle-class doctor who is battling his own demons, and his family that consists of his wife and his four young children. As politics became more dangerous during the time, the family is also rocked by personal problems. It is up to Cleo to take care of the four youngsters who don’t have the slightest idea of what’s going on. This film is an amazing movie about hope and forgiveness. ‘Roma’ is a foreign film that has garnered plenty of nominations in this year’s Oscars.