The worst thing the Academy Awards ever did was give Ben Affleck the impression that he was an artist. As a director, Affleck manages to create some feeling of suspense in this true story of CIA brokers making an attempt to smuggle American diplomats out of Tehran by posing as a sci-fi movie crew.
Todd Phillips’ audacious comic-e-book-villain movie, the only not-Certified Fresh movie among the 9 Best Picture nominees, was nominated for 11 awards, including Best Picture, Directing, Actor In a Leading Role, and Adapted Screenplay. After Joker, fellow Best Picture contendersThe Irishman, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and1917landed 10 nominations every, while Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, and Bong Joon-ho’s Parasiteearned six nominations every. Nolan picked up his first Oscar nom for Best Director with his final effort, “Dunkirk,” which scored eight nominations and gained tech Oscars for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best … Read More