And the Winner Is…

Below please find the nominees for Best Picture. Who’s going to win?

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

On a related note, the oldest film festival in Mississippi, the Magnolia Film Festival, takes place in Starkville February 28-March 2. You should GO! Student tickets are only $5 per session.

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4 Responses to And the Winner Is…

  1. Khytavia Fleming says:

    Out of all these movies, I have only watched Black Panther. However, Black Panther broke records, and it was a fantastic movie as well. The first time watching this movie, my eyes could not leave the screen. I tried not to blink afraid of missing something. Out of all the super hero movies I have watched, Black Panther was the best. It brought out the little kid in me. I went around for at least two weeks saying, “Wakanda forever” and getting the same response in return was hilarious. I can tell that alot of time, effort, sweat, and dedication was put into making this movie. If Wakanda doesn’t win Best Picture, I will be shocked because it is a movie for all races, genders, and ages.

  2. Ezra McWilliams says:

    I have not watched most of these movies; however, I do love the Black Panther and hoped it received the best picture award. Overall, it was a great movie because I really enjoyed how it delved deep into the people and culture, specifically black people. It was very culturally uplifting, and I hope I get a chance to see more movies like this one.

  3. X says:

    I have not seen any of these movies, and I have only heard of two- Black Panther and A Star Is Born. I think that A Star Is Born would win the award for Best Pictures. The interaction between the main couple, on top of the amazing soundtrack (sample:, creates visionary scenes that represent the intense, thrilling storyline in the best way possible. The actors, Bradley Cooper, and Lady Gaga were amazing, accurately depicting the relationship between the characters in the 1937 version of the film. Overall, this movie empowers those that struggle in creating a career for themselves and encourages people to never give up.

  4. Geneva Hamilton says:

    Black Panther is definitely going to win! Lets begin with the story line. Its a tale of two sons: one the rightful king, T’challa and one with the courageousness to take over the thrown, Killmonger. Their homeland is Wakanda, the richest place on earth with purple herbs that can make you a superhuman. It is hidden by a camouflaging force field. Both men have their own definition of justice. T’challa is stuck in the ways of tradition and struggles at first to adapt. That burden caused him to temporarily loose his thrown to a cousin, Killmonger with a dream of conquering the world. Killmonger saw no reason to hide the greatness of his couture or people. In his eyes, it was time for payback, by any means necessary. Luckily, good won the fight for change. T’challa gained back his thrown and learned that change is necessary for growth. In the end, Wakanda went global, peacfully.
    Culturally, Black Panther appealed to the Black community. The story reinforces the value of unity within the community. It gifted us with representation. Also, the infusion of black culture before and after slavery is a beautiful aesthetic the film offers. The film also featured unforgettable scenes like when Killmonger was dying and Tchalla said, “We can still heal you.” Then Killmonger replied, “Why so you can lock me up? Nah. Just Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better that bondage.” These were powerful words from such a powerful character.
    The Cast was in a class of its own! Lupita Nyongo, Angela Bassett, and Michael B Jordan are people I love to see individually, but together it was gold. The movie also made lesser known actors household names. Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman are actors I need more of! They absolutely established themselves in this movie. Overall, the graphics were beautiful, the actors were amazing, and the writing is top notch.

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