Although the Steven Spielberg masterpiece did win David Day-Lewis the award for the Best Actor, it is a disappointment that it narrowly missed the crown of the best movie. The film is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and talks about the final four months of Lincoln’s life. Magnificent and memorable, Lincoln belongs to the league of some of the best historical movies of the world.
Quentin Tarantino’s fearless classic follows a freed slave who treks across the United States with a bounty hunter on a mission to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. The movie takes up a sensitive issue like slavery and handles it in style, delivering a creative and exciting western film. The Academy often tends to overlook entertaining movies, while it recognizes those that are a compilation of facts and history.
Going by IMDB’s rating, Wreck It Ralph is a whopping 7.9/10, while the winner ‘Brave’ was rated only a 7.2. Mirroring the world’s obsession with videogames, the movie qualifies as this generation’s Toy Story. The movie includes appearances from Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser from the Super Mario franchise, and other popular video game icons. While video game lovers vouch for this movie, it needs to be noted that no movie that is based out of a video game has ever won an Oscar.
The Denzel Washington-starrer was nominated for the Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay at the 85th Academy Awards. The live action movie tells the tale of a pilot who saves a plane from crashing, but later finds out something troubling. Washington’s magnificent performance in the movie kept the audience at the edge of their seats and disappointed the fans by not getting the clearly deserved recognition.
Zero Dark Thirty
The story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man, the film is a dramatization of the United States operation that found and killed Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda. One of the three most politically charged movies that were nominated, Zero Dark Thirty was expected to grab the gold. It is said that the movie was eliminated by the Academy, as they felt that it supported violence.