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Predictions for the best films of 2017

Monday, 23 January, 2017

The award season has already started and this Tuesday we’ll know the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony that will take place on February 26th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. We’ve selected several films that, according to the critics, will compete for the most-anticipated Oscar of the night: Best Picture.

La La Land
The big winner of the 74th Golden Globe Awards – where it broke the record for most awards taken by a single movie –, “La La Land” swept the night, taking home all seven awards in the seven categories it was nominated for. “La La Land” is a romantic musical that tells the story of jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), who falls in love with aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone). Mixing singing and dancing, Mia and Sebastian must face an assortment of troubles that threaten to shatter their dreams and relationship.

One of the most talked-about moments from the Golden Globes was when 26-year old Dev Patel and 8-year-old Sunny Pawar presented the movie “Lion.” Sunny and Dev both portray – at different ages – Saroo Brierley, a young Indian boy who gets separated from his family on a train and ends up lost in the streets of Calcutta. After surviving a host of difficult situations, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple. Some 25 years later, he embarks on a journey in search of his lost family, where his only resources are his determination, memories and Google Earth. “Lion” is based on the true story of Brierley, who wrote his memoirs in the book A Long Way Home.

Manchester by the Sea
Casey Affleck, who plays the film’s main character, took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an actor in the drama category. In “Manchester by the Sea”, Lee Chandler is an uncle who is forced to return home to take care of his nephew after the Lee’s older brother dies. Not knowing that he will become the child’s guardian, Chandler struggles with decisions and responsibility, bringing back memories of the reasons he left his past and Manchester behind.

Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie” is the portrait of one of the most tragic and enduring moments in the history of the United States, as lived through the eyes of the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, as portrayed by Natalie Portman. Days after the assassination of President John Kennedy, Jackie must face the pain of losing her husband and overcome the obstacles of carrying on his legacy and keep her family standing.

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