Which adapted story should win Best Picture: 'Fences' or 'Lion'? | The Tylt
Which adapted story should win Best Picture: 'Fences' or 'Lion'?
We're almost at the end of movie awards season, and 2016 was one hell of a year for motion pictures. But before the season passes us by—the Tylt is facing off eight of the nine praised films nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars! (Sorry, but western-crime-drama "Hell or High Water" isn't part of the bracket.) But which film should the Academy honor as Best Picture on Sunday night, Feb. 26?
"Fences" and "Lion" are well-acted and well-nominated at the Oscars. But if either film could win the top honor—which film would it be?
"Fences" tells the story of African-American father in the 1950s bitter about his past, and opportunities he lost because of his skin color and age. The stage play isn't any stranger to award shows, and Denzel Washington's movie adaptation has become a big winner too. While he and Viola are frontrunners to win in major acting categories, some moviegoers believe it would nice to see this adaptation also pull off an upset for Best Picture.
"A Long Walk Home" is Saroo Brierley's memoir about his life as a lost Indian boy who sets out to find his birth mother in India many years after being adopted by an Australian family. It's a true story that has been adapted into one tearjerker of a film. And who doesn't love a well-crafted tearjerker—which is based on a real-life story with praised performances? That's Oscar gold!
"Fences" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play as well. What better way to honor a lauded piece of work than with Hollywood's top honor?
"Lion" is a truly an inspiring story about a young man who finds his birth mother. You can't watch this movie with a dry eye. And the film has journeyed all the way to the Oscars. This could be one inspiring Oscar win!