PC Oscar opinions miss the mark

by Zoey Nelson/zoenels20@pceagles.org

While 77% of students planned on watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, only 37% intended to watch the Oscars this past Sunday. The students had a variety of opinions about best actress, actor, and motion picture.

For best actress, 47.8% of students shared that they hoped to see Scarlett Johansson take the award. However, the other half of students weren’t sure who they would’ve liked to win. The winner for best actress at the Oscars was Renee Zellweger for her role as Judy Garland.

 

 

 

 

 

The nominees among best actors were Jonathan Pryce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix, Adam Driver, and Antonio Banderas. About one-third of students thought Leonardo DiCaprio should have won his second Oscar. Joaquin Phoenix came in a close second with about one-fifth of the votes from students. On Sunday Joaquin Phoenix took home the Oscar for his role as the Joker.    

 

The nominees for best motion picture are that of popular taste. Five of the nominees included Marriage Story, Little Women, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Joker, and 1917. The competition seemed difficult, but Joker managed to win by a large margin among the voters with 45.7%. The movie 1917 came in second with 21.7%, and 13% of students weren’t sure which movie they wanted to win. Although it was not included in this poll, Parasite won best picture at the Oscars, one of four awards it won that night, and made history for being the first non-English and the first South Korean film to win best picture. 

 

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