THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
It seems like we're seeing a pattern here with one huge film being released at the end of the month. Last month we saw Avengers: Infinity War as the lone film in wide release on April 27th. This month it's Solo: A Star Wars Story and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will follow in another four weeks near the end of June.
I will clue you in right now that I am a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise and have been for several decades. The recent additions to the franchise (The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi) have performed extremely well at the box office, but not so well with the Academy. Each of those have garnered a few nominations, but no wins when it comes to the awards ceremony.
Just like I wrote about Infinity War last month, I see this latest addition to the Star Wars universe with only a few nomination options. There will probably be some sound and visual effects nominations, but don't look for anything in the big categories here.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?