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Whitney Deubler, Staff Writer

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The Oscars are right around the corner, Movies will be scrutinized for direction, acting, and overall superiority.

The nine nominated films are, “Ford vs. Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “The Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “1917,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and lastly “Parasite.” The candidates favored to win are, “The Joker,” “1917,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” All of them are wildly different and unique in their own ways.

“The Joker” follows the untold backstory of the infamous Joker from DC comics. How failed comedian Arthur Fleck went from a normal guy to one of the most feared villains in the DC universe.

“The Joker” takes a character that seemed only suitable for the world of pretend and brings him into the world we all live in. Some of the problems that Arthur faces are problems that people in the theaters can relate to, making his descent into madness much scarier, because it has become relatable since many people know what it’s like to reach a breaking point.

Like “The Joker,” “1917” takes a simple task that many people in the audience can understand, delivering a message to a loved one, and it escalates it to a level that becomes heroic and dangerous. 

Corporal Blake is told to deliver a message that could save hundreds of men, including Blake’s own brother. Blake will do anything and everything that it takes to save his brother’s life. Which much of the audience could understand the idea of, risking it all for a loved one.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is not as action packed as “1917,” but it has its own ups and downs. By telling a story that some people might be familiar with but many are not. Rick Dalton, is a washed up actor struggling to find work in a place where he doesn’t feel like he belongs anymore. Suddenly, Dalton’s life is forever changed by members of the Manson family.

“I want ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ to win, because it’s a magnificent movie. But Tarinto (director) has always come close to an Oscar but never won, so you never know” says Maddy Gomez ‘20. 

These films are only a third of the things that the Oscars have in store, but they are the favorites to win among Rosary. On Februrary 9th at 5:00pm the winners are announced and the world can see who wins.

Favorites

  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • The Joker

Other Nominees

  • Marriage Story
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Little Women
  • Ford vs. Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Parasite