5x Oscar nominees: these films are not to be missed

Well-known Hollywood will once again turn out on March 10 for the crown jewel of the American film industry: the Oscars. A total of 23 gold statues will be awarded, but of course all eyes are on the Big Five. The five categories that are considered among the most prestigious. MASTERS shines the spotlight on the contenders for 'Best Picture'.

Barbie

Everything seems to be running smoothly in Barbieland, where Barbies and Kens stroll side by side in perfect harmony. But one day Barbie – played by Margot Robbie – is banished from this pastel-colored paradise due to alleged 'imperfections'. Forced to leave her artificial habitat, Barbie embarks on a journey into the real world. There she discovers that perfection may not be everything and that true beauty comes from within... Despite favorable reviews, the film also received criticism from conservative corners. But this did not seem to affect the yield. In just three weeks, the film managed to make more money than any other Warner Bros film ever. With eight nominations, including one for Best Picture, the film did more than well last year.

For those who haven't seen Barbie yet or just want to admire it again, there is HBO Max the place to be.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Based on David Grann's acclaimed bestseller, the film takes you on a dizzying journey through the story of a series of murders of members of the oil-rich Osage Nation. A true story that unfolded in the turbulent 1920s, after oil deposits were discovered on tribal lands. The case landed in the lap of a brand new law enforcement agency, now known as the FBI. This new agency had to wade through a jungle of corruption to unravel the mystery. Greats such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are both part of the cast. In addition to the nomination in the category Best Picture director Martin Scorsese can also boast a nomination in the category this year Directing. Not his first, because he already has ten on the counter, but only managed to grab the gold trophy once for The Departed in 2007.

Curious about this blood-curdling history? The film can be viewed at Pathé Home.

Oppenheimer

This compelling biographical film takes an in-depth look at the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, better known as 'the father of the atomic bomb'. The story begins during his student years in 13s England, where he is introduced to Bohr and the principles of quantum mechanics. The film takes the viewer through the secret interrogations in the XNUMXs, when the respected scientist was accused of communist sympathies. While all aspects of Oppenheimer's life are highlighted, the main focus is on the process of developing, building and detonating the atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico... With no fewer than XNUMX nominations to its name, the film receives the most nominations this year. on hold. Think of categories like Best Picture, Directing Actor in a Leading Role en editing. And let's not forget to celebrate the piece of Dutch craftsmanship, because Dutch cameraman Hoyte van Hoytema was nominated for the title cinematography for his work on Oppenheimer.

Curious about this explosive history? Oppenheimer can be seen at Pathé Home en Prime Video.

Teacher

This Netflix gem takes a perceptive look at the complicated relationship between American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre. Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper star in the leading roles, with Cooper not only using his acting skills, but also directing. An emotional and heartbreaking story that revolves around family, love and art... The film competes for the coveted gold Oscar statuette for Best Picture. Bradley Cooper also received a nomination in the category Actor in a Leading Role for his role.

Grab the popcorn: Maestro can be seen at Netflix.

poor things

Poor Things reveals the story of Bella Baxter, played by Emma Stone, who is brought to life by the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Bella leads a fairly sheltered life under Baxter's wing, but her curiosity knows no bounds. She craves knowledge about the world outside her bubble and decides to start her adventure with the rather cunning lawyer Duncan Wedderburn, played by Mark Ruffalo. Poor Things has no fewer than 11 Oscar nominations to its name this year, including for Best Picture, Directing and Actress in a Leading Role.

Poor Things can currently be admired in various Dutch cinemas.