These five films are the biggest favorites for the Oscars

An exciting film awards season awaits us.

The Dune space fairy tale, the 70s-flavored teen chronicle Licorice Pizza and the new version of Steven Spielberg-directed musical West Side Story have become favorites for the Hollywood Awards to be presented in the coming months after being nominated. in various choices from the guild in the film industry.

All three films have earned nominations from directors’, producers’ and screenwriters’ associations, making them promising nominees for the most prestigious Oscar award.

The awarding of the golden statuettes this year will be at a much later date, after it was postponed to March 27, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominations on February 8.

In addition to the aforementioned films, among the biggest favorites for the Oscars are two other films that have earned several guild nominations, namely “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog”.

Experts believe that the American Directors Guild is a very reliable indicator of the Oscars, as the winners of their selection have won a golden statuette 16 times in the last 18 years.

The same five films were nominated by both directors and producers

This year’s nominees for the American Directors Guild Award are Kenneth Branagh for Belfast, Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog, Denis Villeneuve for Dune, Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza and Steven Spielberg for West Side. Story “.

The same five films were nominated yesterday for the Producers Association Award. This award was established in 1990, and since then only one Oscar winner for best film has been left without a nomination in that selection. It was Braveheart, which won an Oscar in 1996.

Of the films often cited as potential Oscar nominees, “Macbeth” directed by Joel Cohen and “House of Gucci” directed by Ridley Scott did not appear on the list of nominees.

“Dune”, “Licorice Pizza” and “West Side Story” will compete for the awards of the Association of Screenwriters from the mentioned films, while “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog” could not be nominated.

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