Slumdog Millionaire has won eight awards at the 81st Academy Awards or commonly known as Oscar and many official international nominations for awards. It rightly bagged the awards because of its perfect shooting location, Dharavi, which is considered to be the largest slum in India, the unbreakable friendship, indefinable love and the struggle to live.
The film won eight Oscars out of eleven nominations in the 55th Academy Awards including the best picture. Along with that, the film won BAFTA awards, Golden Globe awards and many other honourable international nominations and awards. The real life of Mahatma Gandhi, better known as Bapu to the people, is portrayed. His ways to achieve freedom; non-violence, his patience and his determination to get freedom and an equal status for coloured people are very well picturised. Even Jinnah's commitment to Pakistan is shown very well.
12 Years A Slave’
12 Years A Slave is the first film written by an African-American writer, John Ridley and directed by a black filmmaker,
Steve McQueen, to receive best motion picture of the year award at the 86th Academy Awards along with three other Oscars. Solomon Northup's real-life story is portrayed in this film, an African-American and a citizen of
New York, who is kidnapped and later sold as a slave. All the other characters in the film are all real.
Birdman got four Oscars at the 87th Academy Awards. This is a comedy film where Riggan Thomson is an actor of the comic film, Birdman, but he is recognized more as Birdman than as an actor. So he struggles to establish his own identity as a writer and screenplay director.
Life Of Pi’
Life Of Pi is a film, taken from Yann Martel's novel which won the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The film got four Oscars at the 85th Academy Awards. The movie is all about an epic journey of Pi who survives a shipwreck disaster and his journey of 227 days along with a Bengal tiger in a boat after surviving the disaster amidst the Pacific Ocean.
The Theory Of Everything’
The Theory Of Everything received one Oscar for the best actor in the lead role, done by
Eddie Redmayne. The British actor won his first Oscar as Professor Stephen Hawking. It is a story of a most brilliant physicist who is also given the title of the successor of Einstein and his wife, Jane. It will not be wrong to add a tagline to this film that no one can stop your success if one has the willingness and the determination of everything.
The Professor was suffering from a disease because of which his life expectancy was two years, but his success did not accept failure, instead he became more renowned for his strong will power and his wife's love and effort.
James Cameron directed movie; Titanic is an all-time highest grossing film. The film was a big success when it was released in 1997. It is one of the best Oscar movies that can be selected. It badged ten Oscars out of 12 nominations at the 70th Academy Awards. Where on one side, the epic romance of
Leonardo DiCaprio and
Kate Winslet is highlighted, on the other side, the disaster of the sinking ship is depicted as an ill-fated maiden voyage.
Another one of James Cameron's epic blockbuster, Avatar is a science fiction receiving three Oscars. The story is all about Jake, taking an avatar as the "Na'vi" people in a distant world of Pandora as a communicator between the two worlds. The visual effects and the setting deserve to be amongst the best top ten Oscar winning movies of all time.
9. ‘Finding Nemo’
Andrew Stanton directed film; Finding Nemo is a computer-animated comedy-drama film that won the 75th Academy Award for the best original screenplay. The film is all about a clownfish who is in search of his lost son, Nemo, all the way to the Sydney Harbor. On the journey, he learns to face risks and tells his son to take his own care. The film became very popular at the time of its release.
10. ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King’
Peter Jackson directed adventure film, The Lord Of The Kings: The Return Of The Ring, won ten Oscars at the 76th Academy Awards. It became one of the greatest box-office successes at the time of its release. This is the third movie in the series of The Lord Of Rings trilogy. The story is all about a final face-off between the good and the evil forces to control the future of the middle earth. It is one of the most epic movies ever made.