If you fancy yourself a film buff, this could be your favorite time of year, Awards Season. The Golden Globes get the season started, followed by the SAGS, the Spirit Awards, and then, the most coveted of all, The Oscars. If you are like me and try to watch the Oscar nominated films before the big day, which is February 9th, then come and visit A.K. Smiley Public Library and check out some of the Oscar nominated films on DVD.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” written, directed, and produced by Quentin Tarantino, has a total of ten Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a throwback film to the golden age of Hollywood. With an all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, this film has a definite Quentin Tarantino feel to it that has made him famous.
Another big Oscar contender is the film “Joker” with a total of eleven Oscar nominations, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. “Joker” is the origin story of the DC comic book villain the Joker. This film is a darker take on the character, which people are not as accustomed to seeing. Joaquin Phoenix has already won the Golden Globe and the SAG for Best Leading Actor in this role, but judge for yourself and come and check out this dark interpretation of “Joker.”
“Judy,” a biographical drama about the legendary Judy Garland, did not receive a nomination for Best Picture, but Renee Zellweger, who plays Garland, is nominated for Best Lead Actress in a motion picture. Like Phoenix, Renee Zellweger has already won both the Golden Globe and SAG awards.
So, get your favorite movie watching snacks and make your way to A.K. Smiley Public Library to check out these and other Oscar nominated titles available here for your viewing pleasure.