February 14, 2019 - Issue 7A - Awards Playbook - Best Picture & Foreign Language Film
Black Panther - With an all-star black cast and a massive box office, the Marvel hit becomes the first superhero movie to nab a best picture nom.
BlacKkKlansman - "He knows exactly what he wants, and he's not waiting around," says producer Ray Mansfield of working with director Spike Lee.
Bohemian Rhapsody - The top-grossing music biopic of all time triumphed over development struggles and the firing of its director during the shoot.
The Favourite - It took 20 years to make, but Yorgos Lanthimos' absurdist royal drama, with its knock-out performances by a trio of actresses, met its moment with critics and the Academy.
Green Book - The journey of the film starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali began with a tear-filled pitch meeting.
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron's childhood memories were brought to life in meticulous detail.
A Star Is Born - The fourth reimagining of the classic story made a movie star out of Lady Gaga and a director out of Bradley Cooper.
Vice - Adam McKay crafted an ambitious, strikingly unconventional biopic about the "enigma" that is Dick Cheney.
Item: HRI-02/14/2019 Issue Date: 02/14/2019