Oscars 2018: Predictions, Snubs, and Surprises

The biggest award show in Hollywood has finally released their nominations and like every year, there are some major oversights, along with some pleasant surprises that many could not have seen coming. Before diving into the major categories, I want to shed some light on great films that I didn’t expect to pick up smaller nominations.

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Oscars Preview

The first Oscars award ceremony took place in 1928, in Los Angeles California. A few awards that were won that night were, Best Actor went to Emil Jannings for the movie The Last Command. Best director went to Lewis Milestone for the movie Two Arabian Knights. This year in 2018 will mark the 90th anniversary, which is taking place in Los Angeles California; Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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I, Tonya: A Crazy True Story, Told in an Perfectly Unconventional Way

I, Tonya tells the life story of Tonya Harding, player by Margot Robbie, Olympic figure skater and first female American in history to land a triple axel. The film gives plenty of background to Harding’s early life, having to live with an overbearing and abusive mother, Lavona Harding, played by Allison Janney.

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Hats Allowed at Centennial

Congratulations Centennial Students, we can finally wear hats in school. During last semester Mr. Riegler decided to talk to the teachers about what they think about allowing hats in school. He also talked to some students to see how they would feel about hats being allowed. Most of the teachers and students decided that they wouldn’t mind hats in classes. Mr. Riegler decided the new semester would be a great time to start this new rule. No hoods allowed but now your ears can be nice and toasty in class and you can hide your bad hair day with a nice hat. 

The Best Christmas Movies

What do you think the best Christmas movie is? Everyone has a different opinion on what the best Christmas movie is. The only movies that should be considered the best are, Elf ( 2003 ), A Christmas Story ( 1983 ), Home Alone 1 & 2 ( 1990 & 1992 ), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation ( 1989 ), A Charlie Brown Christmas ( 1965 ), The Polar Express ( 2004 ), The Grinch ( 2000 ), The Santa Clause ( 1994 ), A Christmas Carol ( 2009 ). Out of those 10 movies, Rotten Tomatoes rated, A Charlie Brown Christmas at 92%.

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Illinois Men’s Basketball is Slowly Improving

With a new head coach Illini men’s basketball is starting their season off 7-4 which is giving their fans hope that they can have a winning season. I feel like Illini can have a great season this year if they can just finish strong at the end of their games because their three losses they have ended up within a seven point difference. But if they can finish the preseason strong and have a good conference record they will make it to the NCAA tournament.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: By Far The Best Film I’ve Seen In Years

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the first film of 2017 that I can call amazing. With so many big releases this year ranging from average to disappointing, it feels great to walk out of a theater nearly 100% satisfied. Three Billboards centers around Mildred Hayes, played by Frances McDormand, who’s daughter was raped and murdered nearly a year ago. After seven months of silence from the local police Mildred, still obviously recovering from the loss of her daughter, takes it upon herself to put the case back in the public eye. Mildred buys up three run down billboards and plasterers the messages, “raped while dying.” “and still no arrests.” and “How come, Chief Willoughby?” This obvious sparks outrage in the quiet town of Ebbing, Missouri from not only the local police, but also everyday citizens. That is all I want to give away.

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