Mar 8, 2024 - News

Axios Tampa Bay's Oscars favorites

The Oscars

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It's Oscars weekend!

State of play: Catch the movie industry's biggest awards show at 7pm Sunday on your local ABC station or via streaming services like Hulu and YouTubeTV.

  • And if you've got some catching up to do, Axios' Max Millington has this guide for where to watch the nominees.

In the meantime, here are our picks:

πŸ’­ Kathryn's thought bubble: I've only seen Barbie and Oppenheimer (and yes, I did it back to back, Barbenheimer style). Of that very limited sample, I'm rooting for Barbie, which I loved. Hot take: Oppenheimer was boring!

  • I did read "Killers of the Flower Moon" though and would highly recommend it. It's a stunning work of journalism by The New Yorker staff writer David Grann.

πŸ’­ Yacob's thought bubble: I've watched all but four of the movies nominated for Best Picture. I'm split between Barbie and Poor Things as a favorite but I'm rooting for neither.

  • American Fiction, a more grounded and admittedly less entertaining film, had the most lasting impact on me, and I'm hoping it receives the recognition it deserves.

πŸ’­ Selene's thought bubble: I'm also rooting for Barbie and Poor Things. Ryan Gosling still deserves the win even though Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig were snubbed.

  • She's glad Saltburn wasn't nominated. Go lick a tub if you're mad about it.

πŸ’­ Editor Jeff's thought bubble: Every year, I make it my mission to watch every movie nominated for Best Picture. And every year, I fail. (Sorry to this year's omission, Killers of the Flower Moon. I couldn't find the 3.5 hours.)

  • My favorite of this year's (very strong) field was Past Lives, a perfectly understated but gripping story with a fantastic performance (Greta Lee) at its heart. Bonus: It's over in less than two hours.
  • My runners-up: The Zone of Interest and The Holdovers.

Be like Jeff: Where to watch Oscar-nominated movies


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