The Academy Award nominations are in, and they’re not very surprising to be honest with the films we all expected to be nominated all being in the mix to win big at the Oscars, and that included Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
The movie stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie and is Tarantino’s retelling of the Sharon Tate tragedy.
This isn’t the first time Tarantino’s made a movie with real-life characters and changed their outcome. He did the same thing with Inglorious Basterds, in which Brad Pitt’s Lieutenant Aldo Raine ended up killing Hitler.
In this movie, rather than being murdered by members of the ‘Manson family’ something very different happened for Sharon Tate, and I won’t go into specifics here just in case you haven’t seen the movie yet.
I will saw that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was one of my favourite movies of 2019. I did put it in our best movies of 2019 list. It was in at number ten.
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is the film to beat at the 2020 Oscars
I loved Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio and Margot Robbie’s performances, and I thought it was a real love letter to what many people believe to be the ‘Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema’.
In many ways, this movie really is, and it’s no wonder it’s getting so much attention this awards season.
It’s already the favourite to win the Best Picture award, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it did.
SportsBettingDime.com for instance, have Once Upon A Time In Hollywood as the clear favourite to win the Best Picture award as the 2020 Oscars, which are going to take place in February.
They have the movie with +125 odds to win Best Picture, and the film is closely followed by Sam Mendes’ 1917 with odds of +300.
Parasite is in third position at +400, and then we have Joker at +700, The Irishman at +1200, Jojo Rabbit with odds of +2800, Marriage Story at +3300 and coming in last place, we have Ford vs Ferrari (Le Mans 66 in the UK) with odds of +10000.
Now, my favourite movie of the year, Knives Out, wasn’t even nominated for a Best Picture award, and I was rather surprised not to see Greta Gerwig’s Little Women be in the mix.
1917 could end up beating Tarantino’s movie at this year’s Oscars
I genuinely believed they would nominate ten movies as have Little Women be one of them, but they opted to nominate just nine movies, which is a shame because Gerwig’s film is wonderful.
My money would be on 1917 because it already won the Golden Globe for Best Picture and I think it’s the kind of film voters would like.
It’s a war movie and is shot in a very unique way. It’s also beautifully shot by Roger Deakins and has a great score.
However, the betting markets seem to think Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in the one to beat this awards season.
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