Every Oscar Best Picture Nominee RANKED (by how much screentime they give character actor Tracy Letts)
The Oscars are one of the biggest nights on Hollywood’s calendar every year, and this year is no exception.
With a slew of fantastic nominees and tight races in lots of categories, it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.
But sometimes, people don’t get to see every film and start to wonder, “which of these are actually good?”
Well, we’ve made it easy for you by ranking every single Best Picture nominee by the amount of screentime that they give to 54-year-old character actor Tracy Letts.
9-3: 1917, Joker, Jojo Rabbit, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Marriage Story, Parasite The Irishman
Sometimes you look at the nominees and just think, “how the hell did that get nominated???” Well, this year these seven films all fill that category.
None of these films include a single frame of acclaimed writer/actor Tracy Letts. NOT ONE!
The outrage is palpable and the academy should surely ignore these shameful attempts at trying to milk an award season win without even giving a call to Tracy Letts, darling of stage and screen.
2. Little Women
THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!
Unlike the previous “films” on this list, Little Women actually goes the extra mile and includes Letts in its cast. Its no surprise, given that Letts was involved with Gerwig’s previous film, Lady Bird, as well.
Letts plays Mr Dashwood, the man who Jo tries to sell stories to throughout the film. Letts is great, playing his most famous archetypal role – “man who loves capitalism”. If you ask us, all of the Little Women should be ditched and Dashwood should CLEARLY be the lead character.
A good start, but we can do better.
1. Ford vs Ferrari
Standing head and shoulders above the pack is James Mangold’s Ford vs Ferrari, which includes Letts in a key role in the story.
Letts plays Henry Ford the Second, and, as one of the biggest capitalists in modern history, it’s a role that Letts was born to play.
It’s exciting to see Letts reunite with Christian Bale. The pair previously worked together in The Big Short, in which Letts played a man who loves capitalism.
Letts gets to really stretch his acting muscles in this one, and its a joy to behold. His racing scene with Matt Damon where the speed of the car makes him break down in a mix of fear, joy, and awe is one of the greatest moments of the year.
So, for peak Letts content, there’s only one option for best picture: Ford vs Ferrari.