The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has always appreciated musical movies. Ever since the Oscars began 89 years ago, The Academy Awards has evolved not only as an entity but also become one of the most awaited awards ceremony of the year by fans to celebrities alike. With only a few days left for the big day, celebrities choose which films they think will be awarded the Golden statuette.
Bollywood ’s leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez known for popular tracks such as ‘Lat lag gayi’ and ‘Chittiyaan kalaiyaan’ shared her favourite pick for the Oscars. The actress gave her prediction saying.” I think La La Land be winning Best Picture at the Oscars this year”
The film directed by Damien Chazelle has already become an award show pick with already grabbing a number of accolades along the way. The film has been nominated a whopping 14 nomination for the Oscars which is held in Dolby Theatre and airing on 27th Feb live at 5:30am in India with a repeat at 8:30pm
As fans all over the world await to see if indeed Jacqueline is right with her prediction, the movie has joined a long line of musicals that have been a part of the Oscars race and become a key part of history.
Some of the Oscar winning musical movies that have shined at the Academy Awards collecting multiple Golden Statues are:
o An American in Paris, a movie which in many ways, was the ultimate mixture of art and Hollywood musical. The film features memorable music and earned a notable six Academy Awards in 1952
o West Side Story an award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”. Not only did it win Best Picture at the 34th Academy Awards, but it’s recognized as having the most Academy wins of any movie musical, earning 10 of the 11 awards it was nominated for.
o My Fair Lady – Directed by George Cukor, My Fair Lady had won 8 Oscars Awards in the year 1965. This film was inspired from George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion” and stars the evergreen Hollywood star Katherine Hepburn.
o The Sound of Music – An American musical drama film, The Sound of Music is about a young Austrian woman studying to become a nun in Salzburg in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing love and music into the lives of the family through kindness and patience, she marries the officer and together with thechildren they find a way to survive the loss of their homeland through courage and faith. Starring Julie Andrews , the film has salon won 5 Oscars Awards in the year 1966.