St. Joe Students Talk About Their Favorite Oscar Picks


Angela Weiss

A picture of an Academy Award

Kate Bittle , Staff Writer

The Academy Awards show is set to happen on March 27 this year. The Oscars are an annual movie awards show that features a variety of categories, and each film that came out that year is up for a trophy. With The Oscars coming up it’s the perfect time to look back on some of the most memorable past winners and see what this year’s Oscars have in store. 

The Academy, a group of film producers and artists, creates a list of nominees for every category and those nominees are up to win the Oscar. The most renowned category is the Best Picture award. The Academy looks at all the live-action movies that came out that year and nominate between 5 to 10 of the best films. Some of the most famous best picture winners are Titanic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Forrest Gump and The Sound of Music.

The Academy also goes through all the animated movies that are released that year and picks nominees to win the Best Animated Feature Award. Disney and Pixar dominate this category, the only films in the past 15 years not being Disney are Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse and Rango.  A poll was sent out to students and some of the results for St. Joe’s favorite Best Animated Feature winners are Ratatouille, Coco, The Incredibles and Spider-man Into The Spider-Verse.

Students also voted about their favorite Oscar-winning movie. Sophomore Lucy Broun really likes the movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

 “It’s really cool to see the story of Queen on screen! They chose great actors to play the parts and it was a really entertaining story throughout the whole movie,” she said.

Live-action movies aren’t the only fan favorites; many St. Joe students love the best-animated feature films. Sophomore Kaylie Giljum particularly likes Pixar’s 2007 winner Ratatouille.

“I think it’s a super cute movie with a great story. It made me want to learn how to cook when I was younger,” she said.

Ratatouille won the prize for St. Joe’s favorite Oscar-winning movie, but Titanic was only 1 point behind. Many students chose Titanic for their love of Leonardo DiCaprio; Leo won the St. Joe favorite Oscar-Winning Actor category by a landslide. Some other actors who got some points are Tom Holland, Emma Stone, and the rat from Ratatouille. 

This year’s Oscar nominations were announced on February 8 so the Academy will proceed to vote.   Best picture nominations are: Belfast, Coda, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story. Some other  nominees include Tick Tick Boom’s Andrew Garfield for Best Actor, Encanto for Best Animated Feature, Dune for best costume design and King Richard for Original Screenplay. We can’t be sure who’s going to win, but a lot of fantastic movies have come out this year.