Moonlight has the second-most nominations in this year's Oscars.
The 89th Academy Awards
, which will be broadcast by ABC on February 26, is not as white as the 88th edition. That is for sure. Three of the five big films (Fences
, and Moonlight
) are not directed by white people, and the documentary on 20th century black literary giant James Baldwin, I’m Not Your Negro
, is nominated for best documentary. Nevertheless, the film that dominates this year’s Oscars is definitely La La Land
, which has a record-tying 14 nominations and is a pretty white film. The only other thing worth mentioning is that Seattle has a little action in these here Oscars. It’s by way of Viggo Mortensen’s nomination for best actor in the movie Captain Fantastic
, which was shot in Seattle because of an incentive program offered by Washington Filmworks. Sadly, this program was killed late last year
by the GOP-dominated state senate. Yes, these Trumpian times are dark indeed.
Here are our reviews of the prominent films in this year's Oscars.
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