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Every 2018 Oscar-Nominated Movie

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Every January, like clockwork, Hollywood is abuzz with the first hints of possible Oscar winners. This year’s nominations span countless genres, from race-centred horror with Jordan Peele’s Get Out to the emotional turmoil of young adult drama with Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

As the saying goes, much like a child, it takes the work of a small village of people to craft a movie, so each of the twenty four Academy Awards is well-deserved by each nominee. Here are the nominations, organised by the number of nominations, rather than the weight of the nomination, which makes for some surprising revelations:

 

Feature Films

The Shape of Water (13)

Nominations: Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Original Score, Costume Design

This year’s most nominated film by far, Guillermo del Toro’s signature dark fairytale-esque style is in full force in The Shape of Water. A provoking love story, with Lead Actress-nominee Sally Hawkins falling in love with a amphibious humanoid creature, the film was received with great praise by both filmgoers and critics – up until today, it’s received 50 awards and over 230 nominations, with del Toro and Hawkins’ receiving the most of the positive reception.

 

Dunkirk (8)

Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Original Score

Christopher Nolan’s brilliance as a director flourishes in Dunkirk, a stark portrayal of the Dunkirk evacuation of WWII. With sparse dialogue, the suspense is created largely through a breathtaking score by award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, and the fantastic cinematography of Hoyte van Hoytema. Receiving great praise for its cinematic brilliance, the film was largely considered one of the greatest war films ever created, and garnered a first-time nomination for Nolan.

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (7)

Nominations: Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor (twice), Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Original Score

A topical film in a year which saw Hollywood determined to expose sexual assault, Three Billboards explores the lack of attention given to sexual assault cases by commencing a mother purchasing three billboards in her town, each successive one stating a single message criticising the local police for their lack of attention to her daughter’s murder. A controversial and potentially difficult watch, Three Billboards is nonetheless a significant part of the year’s cinema offerings.

 

Darkest Hour (6)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hair, Best Costume Design

Following on from the success of Netflix’s The Crown, Darkest Hour tackles the story of another prominent figure in Britain’s history – Winston Churchill. With the enigmatic Gary Oldman bringing wit and humour to the screen and Joe Wright’s phenomenal directing, Darkest Hour breathes new life into a world on the brink of war.

 

Phantom Thread (6)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design

Reportedly Daniel Day-Lewis’ last role, Phantom Thread weaves a tale of love and fashion quite unlike any other., and was chosen by US’ National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017 for its fantastic production.  The costume design nomination is also well-deserved, with elaborate and stunning dresses that took 6 to 8 yards of fabric, with the most brilliant dress incorporating a piece of real 17th century Flemish lace in its design.

 

Lady Bird (5)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

Any mother and daughter who struggle to reconcile their differences will find their home in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird – a touching tale of what it means to grow up, and what it means to parent someone who’s going through their last year of high school. Named after the main character, who decides to rename herself, the film is A24’s highest grossing film domestically, ahead of 2017’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight, with filmgoers delighted by the refreshing take on adolescence.

 

Blade Runner 2049 (5)

Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects

Following on from the success of the cult classic predecessor, Blade Runner 2049 was notable for both its length and its beyond stunning visuals. With famed cinematographer Roger Deakins at the helm, the film was bound to be a spectacle of light and colour, with the music and sound team adding to the fantastical atmosphere of the film in a remarkably effective way.

 

Call Me By Your Name (4)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song

Adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name, Call Me By Your Name calls on actor Timothée Chalamet’s considerable acting talent for the story of Elio, a 17-year old who falls in love with his father’s male graduate student intern, the backbone of a story about first love and nostalgia set against the background of a stunning Italian summer. The brilliant soundtrack also features several numbers by Sufjan Stevens, one of which (Mystery of Love) was nominated for Best Original Song.

 

Get Out (4)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

When Get Out first came out, filmgoers were shocked and fascinated in equal measure. Director Jordan Peele’s brazen exploration of racism, couched in an innovative reprise of the horror genre, received praise from every direction, and it remains one of the ten films to earn a 99% or 100% with 100 or more reviews on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

 

Mudbound (4)

Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song

A brave look into the story of two WWII veterans, one white man and one African-American man, returning to deal with the realities of post-war life – which involve grappling with both racism and post-traumatic stress disorder. The most notable of its nominations belongs to Rachel Morrison, the first woman to receive a nomination for Best Cinematography, while the film’s original song, Mighty River, was given a nod for Best Original Song.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (4)

Nominations: Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects

The Star Wars franchise has always distinguished itself with its determination to stretch the boundaries of filmmaking, and its most recent offering was no different, making it more than viable as a candidate for the visual and sound nominations it received. And filmgoers were dazzled by the new Star Wars material – the film was the highest-grossing of 2017, and is the 9th-highest-grossing film of all time.

 

I, Tonya (3)

Nominations: Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Film Editing

Margot Robbie shines as the slightly maniacal fictional version of Tonya Harding, a real life figure skater who was enrobed in controversy surrounding a 1994 attack on fellow figure skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Allison Janney also stars as Harding’s overbearing mother, making it a powerful exploration of intrigue and sports rivalry, supported by a clever film editing team.

 

Baby Driver (3)

Nominations: Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

Zany director Edgar Wright’s screenwriting debut may have been edged out of possible Academy accolades for its story or actors, but it was indisputably a marvel with its stunningly curated soundtrack and the clever relationship between the music and the editing, making it the perfect candidate for the three Oscars it was nominated for.

 

The Post (2)

Nominations: Best Picture, Best Lead Actress

A star-studded cast and crew, with Steven Spielburg directing Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, this historical drama documents the struggle of The Washington Post as they fight to publish papers that would divulge governmental secrets regarding involvement in the Vietnam War. It’s a tale fraught with complication and fear, undercut with the burning desire for justice and truth, and marks another milestone in American media history through its nominations – Meryl Streep’s just broken her own record with her 21st nomination for an Academy Award.

 

Coco (2)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song

Pixar’s newest animated offering has dazzled audiences all over the world recently, with its spectacular animation and sweet portrayal of family relationships, set against the background of the afterlife during the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. The film’s original song, Remember Me, is a chameleon plot element, rearranged in various different ways to form the backbone of the story of Miguel, a young aspiring musician.

 

Beauty and the Beast (2)

Nominations: Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

2017’s Beauty and the Beast, a live action adaptation of Disney’s animation, starred the stunning Emma Watson as Belle and featured well-loved songs, while introducing a few new melodies. However, it was in the visual design of the movie that committees found accolade-worthy material, with dazzling sets and brilliant costumes – the crowning highlight being Belle’s iconic yellow dress.

 

Victoria and Abdul (2)

Nominations: Best Makeup and Hair, Best Costume Design

Victoria and Abdul explores an unusual story – that of Queen Victoria and Abdul, the Indian man she befriended in her old age. As is befitting a film portraying the Victorian era and Indian culture, the styling is impeccable, and the hardworking stylists are well-worth their nominations.

 

Roman J. Israel, Esq (1)

Nominations: Best Lead Actor

Denzel Washington’s nomination for the anticipated Lead Actor Academy Award is the only nomination for this legal drama, following a lawyer who heads from a small-firm to a larger one after his partner suffers a heart attack. Although the film was receiving with mixed opinions, Washington’s performance was worthy of several notable nominations.

 

The Florida Project (1)

Nominations: Best Supporting Actor

Another star garnering a single nomination for their movie, William Dafoe’s performance as motel manager Bobby Hicks was enough to pivot him to the list of Supporting Actor nominees. The Florida Project chronicles life as a six-year old and her mother try to survive in Greater Orlando on limited resources, with Dafoe as the harried manager of the motel they live in.

 

All the Money in the World (1)

Nominations: Best Supporting Actor

A movie that gained a bit of attention after hurrying to recast Kevin Spacey after his sexual assault allegations, Christopher Plummer took on the role with remarkable grace and efficiency despite the quickness of his casting. Starring as the irate oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, All the Money in the World centres around the tycoon’s refusal to pay the ransom for his grandson’s kidnapping.

 

Molly’s Game (1)

Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay

Aaron Sorkin brings his fast-paced wit to the big screen in Molly’s Game, based off a memoir by Molly Bloom, who ran an underground poker empire for celebrities, athletes, prominent businessmen and the Russian mob. Supported by Jessica Chastain’s electrifying performance, Sorkin’s characteristic verbal flair found its home on the big screen.

 

The Big Sick (1)

Nominations: Best Original Screenplay

A bittersweet love story based on the screenwriters’ own story, The Big Sick tackles the cultural differences that an interracial couple inevitably faces with gentleness and humour. Although it took $5 million to create, the film eventually grossed over $55 million internationally, catapulting it to the list of highest-grossing independent films of 2017.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (1)

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

The first Guardians of the Galaxy received a nomination for Best Visual Effects, but ultimately lost to Interstellar. With phenomenal CGI, constructing a world that fits perfectly into Marvel’s intricate and detailed universe, and managing to make baby Groot even cuter than previously, it’s a coin’s toss as to whether 2018 will finally be Guardians’ year.

 

Kong: Skull Island (1)

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

Since the first 1933 film starring King Kong, special effects have come a long way. And nowhere is that more evident than in Kong: Skull Island, where prominent actors like Tim Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson star as characters whose lives are threatened by the guardian of an island in the South Pacific. The titular ape is ferocious and entirely terrifying to witness, the product of hard work from the visual effects team.

 

War for the Planet of the Apes (1)

Nominations: Best Visual Effects

The second nomination for a movie with apes in starring roles, the animators of War for the Planet of the Apes had their work cut out for them. Making audiences empathise with apes in the same way they would human beings is a difficult task for any filmmakers, but the visual effects team working on War managed it with stunning results, designing characters with animalistic features and human feelings.

 

The Disaster Artist (1)

Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay

In the days leading up to the nominations, it seemed like The Disaster Artist would collect at least a nomination for James Franco’s dedicated performance of the eclectic Tommy Wiseau. However, sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco began close to the end of the voting period, with people speculating that may be the reason for a ‘Best Leading Actor’ nomination snub. Regardless, the screenplay chronicled the mystery and madness behind Wiseau’s directorial debut of The Room, reportedly the worst movie ever made, with remarkable panache.

 

Logan (1)

Nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay

An intriguing nomination for Adapted Screenplay, but a deserved one nonetheless. Although the screenplay is arguably one of the most overlooked elements of superhero movies, with the visual aspects and actors stealing the show, Logan’s screenplay is characterised by great attention to detail and care, showcasing the story of Hugh Jackman’s star character in a way that allowed it to become the first superhero movie to receive a nomination for the category.

 

The Boss Baby (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

The premise of Boss Baby seems ludicrous at first, with one of the main characters being a baby working as an undercover agent for Baby Corp., where all employees are babies with adult-like intelligence. Given its unusual storyline, the nomination stirred up arguments amongst folks on the internet, but nevertheless – the film remains in the nominations list. Netflix even apologised for their earlier dismissal of the movie in the way of the Academy Awards announcement.

 

The Breadwinner (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

The Breadwinner director Nora Twomey confessed to crying during the making of the film, and once watched, it’s easy to see why – protagonist Parvana dresses up like a boy to work and support her mother and sister after her father is forcibly arrested, attempting to escape the very real danger of a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Produced by Angelina Jolie, the film uses both stunning visuals and a stellar script to bring tears to anyone touched by Parvana’s tenacity and care for her family.

 

Ferdinand (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

Ferdinand is a story about the bullfighting culture of several European countries, with a twist – it’s from the perspective of the bull, and he doesn’t want to take part. The journey the movie takes features a host of great characters, headed by the absolutely loveable Ferdinand, the pacifist bull who’d rather smell flowers than charge at bullfighters. As animated films often do, Ferdinand offers hope to anyone who wants to change their destiny, while preaching a message of love and gentleness.

 

Loving Vincent (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Feature

Loving Vincent is not only a beautiful look at the life of Vincent van Gogh, but a revolution in the animation industry: it’s the first fully painted animated feature film. Every one of the 65, 000 frames in the movie was painted with oils on canvas by 125 painters, in the same way as van Gogh himself, distinguishing it from every other movie in the 2018 Academy Awards.

 

A Fantastic Woman (Chile) (1)

Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film

In director Sebastián Lelio’s 2017 film, a grief-stricken girlfriend finds her mourning complicated by suspicion from her departed lover’s family, doctors and acquaintances, for one reason: she’s a transgender woman. Starring Daniela Vega, a transgender actress, the Chilean film is notable for its delicate exploration of both the loss of a loved one and its portrayal of transgender individuals.

 

The Insult (Lebanon) (1)

Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film

A simple disagreement between neighbours goes completely off the rails in The Insult, directed by Ziad Doueiri, who tackles conflict between religious groups through the lens of civilian disputes. After being screened in the main competition of the Venice International Film Festival, which also saw actor Kamel El Basha win the Volpi Cup for Best Actor, the film was chosen to be Lebanon’s entry into the Academy Awards.

 

Loveless (Russia) (1)

Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film

An honest look into the lives of separated parents who have long lost affection for each other and are brought together solely by their young son’s disappearance, director Andrey Zvyagintsev has crafted a timeless reflection of the way loveless former spouses interact with each other, and how they handle possibly losing the only thing tying them together.

 

On Body and Soul (Hungary) (1)

Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film

If you’re looking for an unconventional love story to immerse yourself in, Hungary’s got the solution. The film follows slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária, who discover that they both dream about meeting as deer in a forest and falling in love. Balancing both the dream world and the banality of the characters’ daily lives is something that director Ildikó Enyedi approaches with great skill, crafting a wholly unique film-going experience.

 

The Square (Sweden) (1)

Nominations: Best Foreign Language Film

Partly inspired by an installation created by director Ruben Östlund and producer Kalle Boman, this satirical Swedish drama tells a story centred on the publicity surrounding an art installation. It met with positive reviews at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and ultimately exceeded expectations by winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

 

Marshall (1)

Nominations: Best Original Song

A biographical legal drama chronicling the real life story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, seems like an unlikely place to find a song, but Andra Day and Common’s collaboration, Stand Up for Something, fits right in. With Day’s breathtaking vocals and Common’s thoughtful rhymes, the song works perfectly with the film’s message of determination and hope.

 

The Greatest Showman (1)

Nominations: Best Original Song

Ask anyone who’s gone to see this biopic of P.T.Barnum and they’ll mention two things: the exceptional cinematography and the brilliant soundtrack. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, creators of the movie’s celebratory anthem, This Is Me, took home the award last year for La La Land’s…, a short time after/before winning the Tony for 2017’s greatest award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen.

 

Wonder (1)

Nominations: Best Makeup and Hair

A tender tale of friendship, acceptance and love based on R. J. Palacio’s book of the same name, Wonder more than deserves its nomination for the way it skilfully transformed Jacob Tremblay’s face into that of August Pullman, a fifth-grader with a medical condition similar to that of Treacher Collins syndrome.

 

Documentaries and Shorts

Dear Basketball (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Short

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant chose to announce his retirement in a decidedly unorthodox way – by writing a poem, and subsequently making an animated short based around it. Dear Basketball was constructed with the help of Disney’s Glen Keane (Beauty and the Beast), and music from Oscar-winner John Williams (Star Wars), for the perfect farewell to a basketball career.

 

Garden Party (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Short

What better way to celebrate graduating from animation school, than with an Oscar nomination? Garden Party is the magical final project of 6 students from French animation school MoPA, who chose to release their film under the name Illogic Collective. At a mere 37 seconds, this tale of amphibians playfully exploring a deserted house was enough to get a flurry of nominations from festivals all over the world.

 

Lou (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Short

Lou, the Pixar animation made to accompany Cars 3, accomplished what the main movie couldn’t: an Oscar nomination. This seemingly simple animation tackles the complex issue of bullying and sharing by making a Lost and Found box come to life, to great effect.

 

Negative Space (1)

Nominations: Best Animated Short

After winning an astonishing twenty five prizes at various film festivals, Negative Space is headed for the Oscars – the second adaption of poetry in the category, the film centres around a father-son relationship that’s revealed and changed through the packing of a suitcase, to the words of a poem by Ron Koertge.

 

Revolting Rhymes (1)  

Nominations: Best Animated Short

An adaption of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake’s book of fairytales, Revolting Rhymes was the mastermind of Magic Light Pictures, which combined animation talent from their Berlin studio and South African company Triggerfish Animation. The animations, like the original source material, reimagine fairytales in unexpected ways, to great effect.

 

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Based on the principle of ‘small enough to jail’ versus ‘too big to fail’, the documentary follows the tale of Abacus Federal Savings Bank, the sole financial institution charged with criminal offenses following US’ 2007-2010 subprime mortgage crisis. With its focus on the Chinese family owners of the bank, the film explores a story not often told in American media, and is available for free online streaming.

 

Faces Places (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Faces Places is unusual for many reasons, but chief of them being the subject matter: the characters within the film are the directors of it, documenting themselves as they roam around the French countryside, creating enormous portraits of people they happen upon. The documentary met great critical success, winning the L’Œil d’or award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, for its fascinating and unique outlook on humanity and mortality.

 

Icarus (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Named a ‘crackling documentary’ (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com), the film starts off exploring doping in amateur cycling, and subsequently tailspins into a widescale documentation of professional doping in Russia’s sporting elite after one of the documentary’s subject, Grigory Rodchenkov, is accused of aiding with Russia’s state-sponsored doping program at the 2014 Olympics.

 

Last Men in Aleppo (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Last Men in Aleppo tackles serious issues with its look into the actions of the White Helmets, a civilian organisation who rush to the sites of military strikes and attacks in a bid to save lives. Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad balances both terror and beauty in his brazen look at the lives of Khaled, Subhi and Mahmoud, the three founders of the White Helments, as they wrestle with the ethics of their mission.

 

Strong Island (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Feature

Investigating the mystery of a young victim of a murder is a harrowing task for any filmmaker, but Strong Island was especially so for filmmaker Yance Ford, striving to uncover the details of the 1992 murder of 24 year-old William Ford Jr. – the filmmaker’s own brother. The transgender director is the first in Oscars history to receive a directorial nomination, and the struggle to unearth the personal truth beneath the racially-influenced legislative action makes it all the more significant.

 

Edith + Eddie (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Short Subject

Production company Kartemquin’s summary of Edith + Eddie gets right to the point: ‘At ages 96 and 95 respectively, Edith and Eddie are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds.’ The love shared between the two elders is complicated by a family feud, which threatens the stability of their relationship, and makes for an intriguing documentary from director, producer, and editor Laura Checkoway.

 

Heaven is a traffic jam on the 405 (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Short Subject

A compelling portrait of a female artist significantly affected by grave mental illness, Heaven lives up to the unusual nature of its title by exploring the story of Mindy Alper. A talented and well-respected artist in her fifties, Alper has gone through everything from electroshock therapy to a 10-year period of being mute, emerging to continue crafting phenomenal works of art. The full documentary is available on Youtube, and it’s well worth a watch.

 

Heroin(e) (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Short Subject

Despite the grittiness of the subject matter – illicit drug overdoses – the Netflix original holds onto hope. The Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon looks into the West Virginian town of Huntington, which has an overdose rate that’s 10 times the national average, and all the troubles that come along with it. However, Sheldon chooses to document the stories of three women trying to change that, offering a message of positivity for the future.

 

Knife Skills (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Short Subject

Few people would equate world-class French restaurants with recently released former convicts, but Knife Skills is one place where the two converge. Director, producer and DP Thomas Lennon tells the tale of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, documenting the difficulties of re-entering society and fantastic cuisine in equal measure.

 

Traffic Stop (1)

Nominations: Best Documentary Short Subject

HBO has never shied away from difficult issues, and Traffic Stop fits perfectly into its slew of complicated media. With footage from a dashcam, the documentary chronicles the story of Breaion King, a 26 year-old whose simple traffic violation turned ugly with the intrusion of a white police officer’s brute force. The documentary, directed by Kate Davis and produced by David Heilbroner, aimed to create social change and start a conversation, a goal only bolstered by its Oscar nomination.

 

DeKalb Elementary

Nominations: Best Live Action Short Film

Reed Van Dyk’s short film DeKalb Elementary was inspired by a real 911 call placed during an Atlanta school shooting, and fictionalises the story of a bookkeeper who managed to talk down a gunman. A quiet, intimate look at a reality frequently plaguing schools around America, the film’s nomination comes on the day of a school shooting in Kentucky – making the film all the more relevant.

 

The Eleven O’Clock

Nominations: Best Live Action Short Film

All you need to know to be intrigued by director Derin Seale’s Oscar-nominated short comes from the summary: ‘The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist.’ What follows is an interaction spiralling out of control, with both characters trying to treat each other.

 

My Nephew Emmett

Nominations: Best Live Action Short Film

Based on the true story of Emmett Louis Till, a young black boy murdered in 1955, My Nephew Emmett views the story from the perspective of his uncle, 64-year old preacher Moses Wright, as he tries to protect his young teenage nephew from two determined, racist killers. An exploration of black lives in the South in the fifties, characterised by tumultuous race relations, My Nephew Emmett is a tale of injustice and suspense.

 

The Silent Child

Nominations: Best Live Action Short Film

Many of us take our senses for granted – The Silent Child seeks to challenge that by presenting the story of Libby, a profoundly deaf 4-year old who lacks the ability to communicate until a social worker helps her find a new way to do so. Watching this short film, written by Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton, ultimately leaves the audience with a newfound understanding of what it means to talk.

 

Watu Wote/All of Us

Nominations: Best Live Action Short Film

It’s the age old question: do what’s easy, or do what’s right? Watu Wote: All of Us heavily favours the latter, postulating that even though it’s difficult to do the right thing, it’s always worth it in the end. The story centres around the events of December 21st 2015, when Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a bus full of Kenyan Muslin and Christian passengers, a tension-filled and ultimately hopeful tale made more exceptional due to the fact that it was made by students at Hamburg Media School.

 

(Feature image via Hun Education)
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