“Spotlight” is one of the most spectacular movies of 2015, which failed to remain in talks for a long time but is now being considered as an “ace” in the run for Oscars. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams, the film revolves around the true story of investigative journalism.
“Spotlight” is a perfect depiction of how any investigation is carried out and that too, in a world renowned publication known as The Boston Globe. The film’s story-line is much compelling and the movie has been critically acclaimed, together with receiving positive views. The film has been nominated under three categories including Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director, and Best Screenplay, which can indeed put it as one of the strongest contenders for the Oscars next year. Variety has made some more predictions for Best Supporting Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel McAdams.
Under all the major categories, Spotlight might have to face a clear-cut-competition with many big names this year. With none of the actors in the film appearing in lead acting roles, most of the screenplay has been a combined effort by the star-cast itself, the actors might not get Oscars for major acting categories then.
Considering Mark Ruffalo’s nomination, following his Golden Globe Nominations, for “Spotlight”, he might be considered for a much different role. “Hateful Eight” by “Quentin Tarantino” is expected to be its biggest competitor so far. It will be quite interesting to see as to how the movie appears in the race for Oscars, while it has done quite well at many places. Most of the journalism fraternity would surely come out backing its expected nominations for the Oscars.
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