Oscar's File

Celebrating the best of acting voice for the 2024 Academy Awards


In shadow's heart glows,
A split atom's silent roar;
Murphy's dance with fate.

Cillian Murphy/J Robert Oppenheimer
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Mari 250224

"Oppenheimer," directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, delves into the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist behind the atomic bomb. Set against World War II's backdrop, the film captures Oppenheimer's leadership of the Manhattan Project, emphasizing the race to develop a weapon of unprecedented power while exploring the ethical dilemmas it engenders. Murphy's nuanced portrayal highlights Oppenheimer's brilliance and the burden of his conscience, especially following the Trinity test's success and the subsequent bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The narrative navigates Oppenheimer's transition from a celebrated figure to one mired in controversy during the Cold War, showcasing his advocacy for nuclear disarmament and the government's ensuing distrust. See less

Between waves and will,
Benning, Foster cross the sea--
Endless blue, heart's quest.

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Annette Benning/Diana Nyad
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Nyad is a 2023 American biographical sports drama film about swimmer Diana Nyad's multiple attempts in the early 2010s to swim the Straits of Florida, with flashbacks to her early life. It is directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (in their feature narrative film directorial debut) and written by Julia Cox, based on Nyad's 2015 memoir Find a Way. It stars Annette Bening as Nyad, with Jodie Foster and Rhys Ifans in supporting roles.

Actor: Annette Benning
Film: Nyad


Whispers of change stir,
Rustin's quiet strength echoes--
Dreams woven in march.

Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin

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Feb 23 Mari

Directed by George C. Wolfe, the historical biopic film follows activist Bayard Rustin , who has a way of convincing people and a charm not everyone understands. He is a gay black man living in America at a time when racial segregation is accepted, and homosexuality is a criminal offense

Colman Domingo as Baynard Rustin,
in 'Rustin,' 2024

In autumn's embrace,
Giamatti's tale unfolds--
Oscar whispers call.

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti as Paul Hunham
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"The Holdovers" is a film that revolves around the story of Paul Hunham, played by Paul Giamatti, a curmudgeonly teacher at a New England prep school in 1970. The plot unfolds over the Christmas break, a time when Hunham is tasked with supervising a group of students who, for various reasons, cannot go home for the holidays. Among these students is Angus, a particularly challenging and rebellious teenager. "The Holdovers" is a narrative that celebrates the impact of unlikely friendships and the importance of finding one's place in the world. See less

Actor: Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti
as Paul Hunham


In shadows, he crafts,
Strings of silence weave the night,
Maestro's notes take flight.

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Mari Feb.2024

Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein:

Plot: Maestro tells the complex love story of Leonard and Felicia, a story that spans over 30 years-from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.

Actor: Bradley Cooper
Film: Maestro

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In moonlit scenes cast,
Emma's journey, vast and vast,
Oscar hopes amassed.

Emma Stone as Bella Baxter
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Poor Things, is adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, which won the Costa Book Award and Guardian Fiction Prize, tells the story of a woman with ambiguous identity and memories, caught up in a tale of gothic romance, prevalent in the Victorian era, with ties to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The project also reunites Emma Stone and Lanthimos, as she plays the lead once again in this twisted period piece after starring alongside Colman in The Favourite. For all of you who are excited to see what Lanthimos has in store for us this time around, here is everything we know so far about Poor Things.

Moonlight veils the crime,
Flowers wither, secrets bloom;
Silence hides the doom.

Lily Gladstone/Molly Burkhart

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Mari 220224
Killers of the Flower Moon is a nonfiction book by David Grann that tells the story of the Osage murders, a series of killings of wealthy Native Americans in Oklahoma in the 1920s.The book reveals how the Osage became rich after finding oil on their land, and how they became targets of a ruthless conspiracy that involved local and federal authorities.The book also follows the investigation of the FBI, which tried to uncover the truth behind the Reign of Terror

Actor: Lily Gladstone
Film: Killers of the Flower Moon

Jeffrey's artistry,
Through American tales spun,
Oscar nods in grace.

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Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious "Monk" Ellison
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Thelonious "Monk" Ellison is a highly intelligent African-American upper-class writer and professor in Los Angeles. His novels receive academic praise, but sell poorly, and publishers reject his latest manuscript for not being "Black enough". His university places him on temporary leave due to his brashness with students over racial issues and suggests he attend a literary seminar and spend time with family in his hometown, Boston. At the seminar, his panel is poorly attended, yet there is a packed room for an interview with Sintara Golden, whose bestselling novel We's Lives in Da Ghetto panders to Black stereotypes. ... and so it goes ...

Actor: Jeffrey Wright
Film: American Fiction, 2024

In the spotlight's glow,
Carey's grace, a Maestro's song,
Oscars dream in spring.

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Mari Feb.2024

Carey Mulligan as Felica Bernstein:

Plot: Maestro tells the complex love story of Leonard and Felicia, a story that spans over 30 years-from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.

Actor: Carey Mulligan
Film: Maestro

Anatomy of a Fall

In shadows she danced,
Gravity's embrace, a fall;
Sandra's light, unmasked.

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Sandra Hueller as Sandra Voyter
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After Daniel takes their Border Collie, Snoop, out for a walk in the freezing snow, he returns home to find that his father has fallen from the roof. No other witnesses were present, and Daniel couldn’t see what actually happened, which leaves Sandra initially picked up as a suspect. As she recounts the details of the case to her hardworking lawyer, Vincent (Swann Arlaud), she must prove that the fall was itself an accident, and that there was no foul play on her part. This becomes increasingly challenging when details about her issues with Samuel become public knowledge throughout the court case.

Actor: Sandra Hueller
Film: Anatomy of a Fall

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