Why La La Land Will Win Best Picture At The Oscars
Before we get into it, these are the movies vying for the Best Picture award for the 2017 Academy Awards.
- Hidden Figures
- La La Land
- Manchester by the Sea
- Hacksaw Ridge
- Hell or High Water
From that list, we can narrow it down to three movies that should be in contention. That’s Moonlight, La La Land, and Manchester by the Sea. Now, of those three, here’s why La La Land will win Best Picture on February 26th.
Past performance should be a good indicator leading up to the Oscars, right? If so, La La Land has quite the track record. In terms of ‘best picture’ wins, it already took home the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award at the 2017 Golden Globes, the Best Film award at the 2017 BAFTA Awards, Best Film at the 2017 AACTA International Awards, and Movie of the Year honors at the 2017 AFI Awards.
It’s The Safe Choice
Many around the circuit will say that Moonlight is the right choice, but it’s not a safe choice. It’s a great film and it shows real struggle and humanity, but it unfortunately is going up against a juggernaut in La La Land. From the get-go, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has captured the world’s attention, and at this point, it’s gotten a full head of steam and won’t be stopped any time soon. While the Oscars are full of surprises and upsets can be the talk of the town, this year isn’t one of those years.
It’s A Film About The Industry – And They’ll Love It
This movie encapsulates everything that is Hollywood. Yes, it’s a musical, it pays homage to the past and it’s the music that brings the story together seamlessly. From the opening scene to the epic finale, the story is about two individuals who have to learn about sacrifice in order to achieve their dreams. It’s funny, it’s upbeat, it’s moving, and most of all, it’s relatable. Whether you choose to see it from a relationship point of view, or the one where you have to chase your dreams, this movie makes you reflect on your own life and how you chose to live it. No matter how things turn out for us, we’ll always be fools who dream, and if we want, we can make it in our own La La Land.
It’s not surprising that a musical has, well, great music. But, you can judge for yourself: