Prep For Awards Season – What To Watch

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Prep For Awards Season


Like Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek, our favorite season is: Awards Season. Typically Awards Season runs from November to late February/early March but due to the shitshow that was 2020 (and 2021 may also be) the season’s culmination with the Academy Awards has been moved back to April 25. The good news is, that gives us all more time to catch up on the movies we might have missed. Official nominations have yet to be released but entertainment sources and movie blogs are abuzz with predictions until the announcements on February 3rd. 

We’re all spending a ton more time inside our apartments in Hollywood so it’s a perfect time for a movie marathon. Put on your fanciest sweatpants, pop some popcorn, and make your way through this list of probable nominees available for streaming! It’s Award Season, baby! 


1.The Trial of the Chicago 7 -Streaming on Netflix

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong

Synopsis: This movie tells the story of seven people on trial fighting various charges against them after the uprising at the1968  Demoncratic National Convention in Chicago. It’s poignant and eerily similar to what is still going on in our country today. 


2. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Streaming on Netflix

Director: George C. Wolfe

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Dusan Brown, Jonny Coyne, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Glynn Turman

Synopsis: Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play, this movie takes place over the course of a recording session in Chicago in 1927 with the “Mother of Blues”. Tensions are high between band members as well as the management team and Ma Rainey. 


3. Sound of Metal – Steaming on Amazon Prime Video

Director: Darius Marder

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci

Synopsis: Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing and learns that his condition will continue to worsen. He finds a sense of community at a rehab for the deaf then has to choose between his new life and his old ways. 


4. Soul – Streaming on Disney+

Director: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett, Quest Love, Tina Fey, Graham Norton

Synopsis: Middle school band teacher Joe gets the chance of a lifetime to play at a legendary jazz club but one misstep lands him instead in The Great Before where he helps a new soul find a passion of their own. 


5. Da 5 Bloods – Streaming on Netflix

Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Isiah Witlock, Jr., Norm Lewis

Synopsis: Four American veterans return to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen squad leader as well as the gold that he helped them to conceal.


Once you’ve checked these films off your list, let us know what your favorite was by commenting on our latest picture of an affordable Hollywood apartment for rent on our Instagram! We’d love to hear from you. 


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