Seven of our Oscar experts are predicting that Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post” will win Best Picture. Academy members just got DVD screeners of this acclaimed docudrama, which chronicles the fight by the Washington Post to publish papers related to the Vietnam War. It reaped Golden Globe nominations for Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks who portray publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee respectively.
Graham, who took over the paper after her husband committee suicide, has her mettle tested when Bradlee pushes her to print the Pentagon Papers in 1971. These were classified documents that had been leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg. Collectively, they exposed the secret machinations of the White House and the lies that had been told to the American people about the controversial conflict.
This film couldn’t be more timely with the Donald Trump administration at odds with the news media. He even called the press “the enemy of the American people.” When you consider that along with the film’s pedigree and subject matter, you couldn’t ask for a more Oscar-friendly project.
To date, the following screeners of films have been delivered to members of the motion picture academy who vote on the Oscar nominations. Below, a list of these titles with the most recent first.
Dec. 14: “The Post”
Dec. 13: “The Mountain Between Us”
Dec. 13: “Murder on the Orient Express”
Dec. 12: “Call Me By Your Name”
Dec. 12: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”
Dec. 12: “Loveless”
Dec. 11: “All I See Is You”
Dec. 11: “Marshall”
Dec. 11: “The Promise”