The ceremony was held on January 8 and seven movies came out with an award. Here’s what they won and what they were about:
Let’s start with the clear favourite. During the Second World War, Lieutenant-General Leslie Groves Jr. appointed physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the ultra-secret Manhattan Project. Their work came to fruition on 16 July 1945, when they witnessed the world’s first nuclear explosion, the first use of an atomic bomb, changing the course of history forever.
- Best Motion Picture – Drama
- Best Director: Christopher Nolan
- Best Original Score: Ludwig Göransson
- Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Cillian Murphy
- Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Robert Downey Jr.
1970, in the remotest part of New England. A crazy history teacher at an all-boys prep school is forced to stay on campus during Christmas time to supervise some kids who have nowhere else to go. He soon forms an unlikely trio with Angus, an intelligent but damaged troublemaker, Mary Lamb, the school’s head cook, in mourning for her son who died in the Vietnam War.
- Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Da’Vine Joy Randolph
- Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti
Anatomy of a fall
Sandra, Samuel and their 11-year-old visually-impaired son Daniel live away from it all, in the middle of the Alps. One day, Samuel is found dead just outside their house. A murder investigation is launched. The main suspect: Sandra. This French thriller has sent shivers down many spines.
- Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language
- Best Screenplay
Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, lives in the pink and matriarchal Barbie World. She soon discovers that she isn’t as perfect as she thought, so she goes on to discover the real and flawed world of humans. Her boyfriend Ken, played by Ryan Gosling, tags along.
- Best Original Song – Motion Picture: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
- Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
Killers of the Flower Moon
In the 1920s, members of the Osage tribe were mysteriously murdered. Coincidentally, their lands were teeming with a coveted treasure: oil. FBI agents, including young Ernest Burkhart, played by Leonardo di Caprio, start to investigate. It was directed by Martin Scorsese.
- Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture -Drama : Lily Gladstone
The Boy and the Heron
After his mother dies in a fire, Mahito, an 11-year-old boy, must leave Tokyo to live in the countryside, in the village where she grew up. When a talking heron informs Mahito that his mother is still alive, he enters an abandoned tower in search of her an enters into another world.
- Best Motion Picture – Animated
CREDITS: by Malena Cortizo A.