Which heroic biopic should win Best Picture: 'Hidden Figures' or 'Hacksaw Ridge'? | The Tylt
"Hidden Figures" and "Hacksaw Ridge" were the most inspirational biopics about American heroes that came out in 2016. Both films are nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. "Hidden Figures" won the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and the film a box office smash! Meanwhile, religious war drama "Hacksaw Ridge" has been bringing in awards and could be an Oscar underdog. So, which heroic biopic should actually win Best Picture? 🎥🏆
Which heroic biopic should win Best Picture: 'Hidden Figures' or 'Hacksaw Ridge'?
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?
Take a look at the rest of our bracket:
The Academy loves films "based on true stories," and civil rights and wartime dramas are just the kind of movies that tickle Oscar voters. Which film should win the gold?
"Hidden Figures" tells the true story of three Black female mathematicians who worked at NASA and aided in America's first successful space mission. While they broke down barriers during the civil rights era, they remained unsung heroes—until now! Moviegoers fell in love with this inspiring story. Hence, it would be a nice upset for Best Picture.
"Hacksaw Ridge" tells the true story of Desmond T. Doss, who objected to killing people in the war. Instead—he aided in a different way; Doss saved fellow soldiers' lives on the battlefield. End result? Doss became the first man to win the Medal of Honor without actually fighting.
While many might not be feeling Mel Gibson—it's still a comeback movie for the fallen actor-director. And war dramas are no strangers to the Oscars; add a true story and award-winning filmmaker into the mix, and we might have our next big Oscar winner!
"Hidden Figures" is the biggest smash hit out of all the Best Picture nominees. The film has the critical acclaim, and audiences obviously love it.
Controversy after controversy might have led to Mel Gibson's downfall, but now he's back. The actor-director's "Braveheart" won Best Director and Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1996. Can he replicate that success with another Best Picture win? Hmm...
Following the SAG Awards, moviegoers believe "Hidden Figures" can win the top honor.
"Hacksaw Ridge" has also inspired audiences.