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The Qwil Movie Guide: Oscars 2021 Edition

Sadly, most of this year’s Oscar nominees never got a chance to shine on the big screen, instead, we got to enjoy them from the comfort of our home and if you are lucky, you can watch them all from the Qwil luxury apartment screening room. The good news is, you now have time to catch-up on all the front runners before the award show airing on April 25th. 

Get your popcorn ready and head down to Qwil apartment’s personal cinema, we have picked our top 5 films nominated for an Oscar this year and you do not want to miss them. 

Top 5 Films Nominated for an Oscar this Year:

“The Trail of the Chicago 7”

A star-studded cast including Eddie Redmayne, Frank Langella, Yahya Abdul- Mateen II and Sacha Baron Cohen, Aaron Sorkin delivers his take on the real-life trial that shook the U.S. in 1969. The Netflix film is based on the trial of eight anti-Vietnam War protestors who were charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting the riots that erupted at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Fun fact, “The Trail of Chicago 7” will make Oscar history with at least four best-supporting actor nominations. 

“Borat Subsequent Movie Film” 

The joy of this film is that no ivory tower is too tall for Borat. He targets Christians, jews, feminists, frat boys, and everyone in between. If we can not laugh together we sure can live together. Could Borat Subsequent Moviefilm snag multiple Oscar Wins? Previous Oscar nominee, Baron-Cohen, could find himself with up to five nominations across multiple categories on Oscar morning as well as Maria Bakalova. A film you have to say you watched.

“The Father”

A touching film, where a man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tried to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind, and even the fabric of his reality. The Sony Pictures Classic is up for a competitive nomination and our bet is Anthony Hopkins will win for best actor. 

“One Night in Miami”

This is a very good film, full of memorable performances and thought-provoking speeches and arguments. In 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When the underdog soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, defeats heavy-weight champion, Sonny Liston. That night in Miami, Muhammed Ali memorialized the event with three of his friends, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. All sharing conversations about their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval; of the 60s. If you have not yet watched “One Night in Miami”, Turn on Amazon Prime Video and start it! 

“The White Tiger”

A film based on the bestselling novel. The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur.  He is the “white tiger” of the film’s title, a creature that gets born only once a generation. Directed by Ramin Bahrani is nominated for adapted screenplay and lead actor. Actor Priyanka Chopra, a leading actress in the film, will also be announcing the Academy Award with her husband Nick Jonas on Oscar Monday.