100 movies you need to see before the Oscars in April
Who knows what Hollywood’s biggest night will exactly look and feel like on April 25, but one thing’s for sure about the upcoming Oscars: There are still enough high-end movies you'll want to watch in preparation.
That in itself is a minor miracle, with studios delaying so many of their big projects in the wake of COVID-19 and movie theaters temporarily closing their doors. But the Academy came through with some bold but good choices with its nominations this year, like Thomas Vinterberg breaking into best director for his under-the-radar Mads Mikkelsen raucous drama "Another Round" and feel-good Argentinian film "The Mole Agent" getting into best documentary.
Theater closures, festival cancellations, and endless release delays throughout 2020 made the state of the 2021 Oscar race unusual, but now here we are with less than two weeks to go before nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards are revealed. The Golden Globes have already crowned “Nomadland” the best dramatic feature of the year, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards have bestowed multiple nominations on the likes of “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” So which movies will score big on Oscar nominations morning? While the industry awaits that answer, now is the time to catch up on the films most deserving of Oscar buzz from the last over-12 months of eligibility. At the very least, playing catch up on the best films eligible for oscars will leave you excited when “Nomadland” earns multiple nominations and rightfully outraged when films like “Swallow” and “Babyteeth” are left out.