Actor Dan Aykroyd is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and meaning he will get to vote for what he thinks are the very best films of a given yr. Now, the Ghostbusters author and star has revealed which film he plans to appoint for Best Picture this yr.
Appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience, Aykroyd mentioned he plans to vote for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood for general Best Picture, not less than primarily based on what he is seen to date.
“This is going to win Best Picture. I’m a member of the Academy. I can tell you right now, and I’m going to get in trouble for this; that’s my vote for Best Picture right now. How great are those two guys in that film? How great was that cast? Just superb filmmaking.”
Speaking in regards to the two leads, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, Aykroyd mentioned they’re “masters.”
“I love to watch them work,” he mentioned.
The Oscar nominations for 2019 shall be introduced in January 2020 earlier than the awards broadcast takes place in February.
If Once Upon A Time In Hollywood wins the Best Picture Oscar, will probably be Tarantino’s third Academy Award. He beforehand gained writing awards for Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction. None of his films have ever gained Best Picture.
Pitt told Entertainment Weekly that he would not plan to marketing campaign himself for an performing Oscar this yr, regardless of handing over a few of his most acclaimed performances ever with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Ad Astra. “Oh, man. I’m gonna abstain,” he mentioned. “I mean, you never know, and it’s really nice when your number comes up. But the goal is for the film to land, to speak to someone whether it’s now or a decade from now. I find chasing it actually a disservice to the purity of your telling a story, and a shackling thing to focus on.”