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Oscars of 2019 be a “battle of the blockbusters”

With blockbuster hits like ‘Black Panther’, ‘A Star Is Born”, “A Quiet Place” and “Mary Poppins Returns” on the list of most important nominees, threaten smaller production in 2019, barely a chance for an Oscar. That writes The Hollywood Reporter.

“The battle for the Oscars would have been this year to have a ‘battle of the blockbusters “may be”, writes the renowned magazine about the next issue of the world’s most coveted film award.

The Academy Awards (the official designation for the Oscars, and red.) may be, year after year, all the biggest names in Hollywood on the leg, they are usually not only the playground of those ‘big boys’. Last year it was still ‘The Shape of Water’, a decidedly art-house film from director Guillermo del Toro, who is the grand prize wegkaapte. In 2010 ‘The Hurt Locker’ hit by ‘Avatar’ to beat in the category of best film. Comparison: ‘Avatar’ by James Cameron brought the world a staggering 2.8 billion dollars (2,46 billion euros) and is still the most grossing movie ever. ‘The Hurt Locker’ had to the other hand, with a modest 49 million dollars, converted 43,13 million euro.

That story of David versus Goliath seems to be for the next edition to run. According to The Hollywood Reporter there is little chance that the “alternative” production in 2019 is a major Oscar to their name can write. The nomination list is overflowing from the big hollywood films. Probably no coincidence, this is: 2018 is heading off on an absolute record as regards filmopbrengsten and was a pronounced blockbusterjaar. At the end of november was the totaalopbrengst to the bioscoopkassa’s already with 10.2 percent compared with a year earlier, 8,54 billion in 2017 to 9,42 billion this year. The number of moviegoers increased by 7.3 percent.

In Hollywood, meanwhile, whispered that behind the many nominations for blockbusters a rather commercial than artistic logic in disguise. The tv broadcast of the Oscarceremonie is less and less viewed. The edition of 2017 was even one of the least watched edition in the history of the Oscars. According to the critics, it had everything to do with the high number of nominations for films outside the mainstream. Or the high blockbustergehalte of the next edition changed this can bring, yet to be discovered. The award ceremony takes in 2019 held on 24 February.

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