As awards season comes to a close, this year’s Oscars ceremony promises to deliver a fitting tribute to the best movies that came out in the past year and also Bohemian Rhapsody.
This year’s Oscars comes after one of the most prolific years for the film industry ever. “It was definitely stiff competition this year,” said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voter Marina Aparicio. “So many worthy movies, yet only nine nominees. In the end, the movies we agreed upon are truly the cream of the crop when it comes to film and Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Bohemian Rhapsody, which sits at an okay 61% on Rotten Tomatoes, is reportedly the favorite to win the best picture race among those who have only seen that movie, as well as those who have seen only that movie and Green Book.
“We at the Academy are proud of representing nearly every genre, topic, and point of view from the previous year of cinema,” said Academy president John Bailey. “That’s why we honor movies ranging everywhere from Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s beautiful meditation on family and motherhood, to Bohemian Rhapsody, alleged sexual predator Bryan Singer’s rush job of a biopic about that band whose songs you sing when you get drunk sometimes.”
Critics have also been quick to laude the recent batch of nominees as “unforgettable,” “masterpieces,” and “includes Bohemian Rhapsody too.”
Things were also reportedly heating up in the best directors and Adam McKay race.