Oscar 2019 – Original Screenplay

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actress

Best    Actor

Sup. Actress

Sup.    Actor

Animated Feature

Foreign Language


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Original screenplay nominees:

THE FAVOURITE – Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

FIRST REFORMED – Written by Paul Schrader

GREEN BOOK – Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

ROMA – Written by Alfonso Cuarón

VICE – Written by Adam McKay

Our Winner:

  • First Reformed (Paul Schrader) – Taking on two of the taboo subjects (religion and domestic terrorism) with such sympathy is a real achievement in a criminally under appreciated film.

The Academy Award Winner

  • Green Book

MovieViews Reviews:

First Reformed 2017 The despair of a parish priest told in an intelligent and thought provoking way as h tries to council a couple away from radicalisation. Gordon 8
Green Book 2018 if you take it as a biopic of the driver and not of Don Shirley or an exploration of the Green Book itself, then it is a great film. Viggo was brilliant in his lead role and the chemistry with Ali worked well. Gordon 8
Roma 2018 The deliberately mundane story of a house maid. I was struggling to see what the critics had seen in the film until a scene that singularly blew me away (waves). It was so wonderfully shot and acted that I fully welled up at the beauty and horror of it. Gordon 7
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018 As with most anthology films, some of the tales were hit and miss, but some were excellent (such as Buster and also the wagon train story). It was so wonderfully shot I am surprised it got no awards nominations for cinematography. Gordon 8
The Favourite 2018 A quirky period tale of two cousins fighting for the attentions of the Queen. Coleman and Stone are superb and the direction inventive, but the story sags quite heavily before a polarising end. Gordon 8
Vice 2018 Initially Vice appears to be just an excuse to re-do the Big Short formula and for Bale to dust off his Batman voice, but in fact it is another fascinating docu-dramedy from the master of this new genre, Adam McKay. Gordon 8

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