Perhaps it isn’t stunning that, in a 12 months marked by hardship for so many people, a slew of in style movies succeeded by telling actual-life people’ tales of ache and triumph.
Heading into the 2021 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25, lots of the movies in the hunt for Oscars inform biographical narratives about public figures and lesser-identified of us alike.
Earning the most nominations of any film this 12 months with 10, Mank focuses on screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, the title character performed by Gary Oldman, who’s below stress to finish his script for Orson Welles‘ Citizen Kane.
It is smart that Hollywood continues searching for true tales to propel its movies. After all, current years have seen Oscar wins for performers together with Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy (2019), Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) and Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley in Green Book (2018).