Which lauded drama should win Best Picture: 'Moonlight' or 'Manchester by the Sea'? | The Tylt

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Which lauded drama should win Best Picture: 'Moonlight' or 'Manchester by the Sea'?
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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:

Which adapted story should win Best Picture: 'Fences' or 'Lion'?

Which heroic biopic should win Best Picture: 'Hidden Figures' or 'Hacksaw Ridge'?

Which blockbuster should win Best Picture: 'La La Land' or 'Arrival'?

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"La La Land" is a musical and those rarely win, so either one of these lauded dramas—"Moonlight" or "Manchester by the Sea"—could easily upset at the Oscars. 

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"Moonlight" is the coming-of-age story of a young Black man growing up and struggling with his sexuality in a harsh environment. "Moonlight" took home the Golden Globe for Best Picture — Drama. Hence, it can definitely take home the Oscar for Best Picture. "Manchester by the Sea" has a lot of love too, but "Moonlight" has the momentum.

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But like "Moonlight," "Manchester by the Sea" has been winning many awards. The film tells the story of man who returns home to attend his brother's funeral, but he's tasked with taking care of his nephew. And it could definitely pull an upset for Best Picture. 

Audiences and critics like the film, but the Oscars love to upset with smaller dramas over bigger hits like "La La Land" all the time. And who says "La La Land" and "Moonlight" can't split votes, opening a clear path for "Manchester by the Sea" to win.

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"Manchester by the Sea" can win, just like how "Spotlight" won last year.

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The critics aren't the only ones who love "Manchester by the Sea." 

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But fans REALLY love "Moonlight."

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Which lauded drama should win Best Picture: 'Moonlight' or 'Manchester by the Sea'?
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