2021 Oscar Predictions

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The Oscars are less than a week away! It’s been a long year and a long awards season. I actually haven’t reviewed most of these nominees. Apologies about that – it’s hard balancing writing reviews and having a full time job. But we have a pretty good line up this year.

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Black Panther (2018)

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Black Panther centers around the new king T’Calla (Chadwick Bosman) as he ascends the throne after the death of his father in the African country of Wakanda. But when Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) challenges T’Calla for the throne, T’Calla must fight with the help of his family and friends in order to prevent Wakanda’s secrets from being exposed.

First off what an amazing cast who all gave stellar performances. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis all star in this film. Boseman of course has inhibited the role of Black Panther exceptionally, he was my favorite part of Captain America: Civil War, and here we get to see him struggle about hiding Wakanda’s advanced technology if it could save those who are underprivileged and in need of help. Michael B Jordan really shines as Killmonger and he is no doubt one of Marvel’s best villains to date. He is someone who you can understand his point of view – he was wronged by his country so he wants to help those who are wronged by theirs and don’t have the resources to do so. But perhaps the standouts here are the women of Wakanda, both Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira were total badasses and Letitia Wright as T’Calla’s sister stole most of the scenes in the film for me.

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