On this second episode of this year’s breakdown of the Best Picture nominated films Dakota Arsenault and Rachel Gordon talks about Moonlight, Fences and Hell or High Water. On last week’s episode of Contra Zoom he discussed Hidden Figures and La La Land.

These are the nominations for Moonlight

  • Best Picture 
  • Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali 
  • Best Supporting Actress- Naomie Harris 
  • Best Directing- Barry Jenkins 
  • Best Cinematography- James Laxton 
  • Best Film Editing- Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders 
  • Best Original Score- Nicholas Britell 
  • Best Adapted Screenplay- Barry Jenkins (screenplay) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (story)

These are the nominations for Fences

  • Best Picture 
  • Best Actor- Denzel Washington 
  • Best Supporting Actress- Viola Davis 
  • Best Adapted Screenplay- August Wilson

These are the nominations for Hell or High Water

  • Best Picture 
  • Best Supporting Actor- Jeff Bridges 
  • Best Original Screenplay- Taylor Sheridan 
  • Best Film Editing- Jake Roberts

Make sure you check out this week’s Oscar Primer where Dakota goes over Rogue One: A star Wars Story, Captain Fantastic, Hail, Caesar! and Suicide Squad. These Primers will be posted once a week on Tuesdays. 

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