What was the Oscar for best film last year? Did James Cameron get other statuettes in addition to the eleven received for “Titanic”? To answer these questions, the channels are offering a cinephile marathon by distilling Oscar-winning films to (re) see before the 2021 edition. Countdown in the form of a list one week before D-Day… Top time!
In a week’s time, the 93rd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and the French will be able to watch it live on the night of Sunday, April 25 to Monday, April 26 on Canal +. Among the 2021 nominees, and to get in the mood, we can already see on Netflix: Mank, by David Fincher (10 nominations), The Chicago Seven, Aaron Sorkin (6 nominations), Pieces of a Woman, by Kornél Mundruczó (1 nomination), The White Tiger, by Ramin Bahrani (nominated for the best adapted screenplay) or even Ode to Latasha (for the Oscar for best short documentary).
But to arrive as a cinephile at the sleepless night that is coming – if you want to watch the ceremony live from 2 a.m. -, here is enough to revise your classics with, in the form of a countdown, an agenda of Oscar-winning films see or watch again on TV.
D-7: Sunday April 18
First Man, the first man on the moon, by Damien Chazelle (2018)
Oscar for Best Visual Effects (Was Ryan Gosling one of them?)
France 2, 9:05 p.m.
Bonnie & Clyde, by Arthur Penn (1967)
Eight nominations, of which the most important… and only two statuettes at the end, one for the photograph, very beautiful, of Burnett Guffey and one for Estelle Parsons in a supporting role, which “steals” the show from Faye Dunaway.
Arte, 8:55 p.m.
D-6: Monday April 19
Jurassic Park, by Steven Spielberg (1994)
Three technical Oscars and nothing, therefore, for the Raptor who had given everything.
TMC, 9:15 p.m.
D-5: Tuesday April 20
Terminator 2: The Last Judgment, by James Cameron (1992)
Four (technical) Oscars won out of six (technical) nominations, it did not come back for nothing, T-800.
France 2, 11:10 p.m.
D-4: Wednesday April 21
Traffic, by Steven Soderbergh (2001)
And Benicio Del Toro wins the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role (while Michael Douglas is not even named). Watch the video of his statuette presentation to remember how striking his resemblance to our national Benjamin Biolay was…
Arte, 8:55 p.m.
D-3: Thursday April 22
Black panther, by Ryan Coogler (2018)
Seven nominations and three technical statues won. That year, the Oscar for best film went to the wisest Green Book, on the roads of the South by Peter Farrelly. A black superhero versus a white savior, was the fight unequal?
TMC, 9:15 p.m.
D-2: Friday April 23
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, by Quentin Tarantino (2019)
Ten nominations, two awards. The day Brad walked past Leonardo …
Canal +, 9:05 p.m.
D-1: Saturday April 24
The paths of the upper town, by Jack Clayton (1959)
And cocorico for Simone Signoret, the French Oscar winner best actress !
TCM Cinema, 3h15
Joker, by Tod Phillips (2019)
The Oscar for best actor last year logically awarded to Joaquin Phoenix for his role… to Oscar.
Cine + Premier, 10:35 p.m.
Judy, by Rupert Goold (2019)
The Oscar for best actress in 2020 crowned Renée Zellweger in the role of Judy Garland, who in 1940 received a statuette made especially for her, that of “best young actress” for her role as a kid in The Wizard of Oz… Even though she was already 18 years old.
Canal + Cinema, 12:20 p.m.
D-Day: Sunday April 25
Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho (2019)
And here is the big winner of last year! He has indeed won the most prestigious statuettes: those for best film, best director, best original screenplay and best international film (thus passing in front of Wretched, by Ladj Ly, while frankly, we would not have hesitated …).
Available in VOD on FilmoTV, CanalVOD…
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On D-7, review your Oscars on TV before the ceremony