THE TWO POPES
Written by Anthony McCarten
In 2012, the introspective Pope Benedict and his harshest critic, Cardinal Bergoglio, engage in a deep, revelatory discussion about the state of the Catholic Church and their future as its leaders.
“The Two Popes” has no chance of winning Best Adapted Screenplay. “Jojo Rabbit” has been winning all the major awards, making it the current front-runner, while “Little Women” and “The Irishman” both have better claims to a win.
|2014 (87th)||Best Picture||“The Theory Of Everything”||NOMINEE|
|2014 (87th)||Best Adapted Screenplay||“The Theory Of Everything”||NOMINEE|
|2017 (90th)||Best Picture||“Darkest Hour”||NOMINEE|
Struggling with a crisis of faith, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio visits Pope Benedict XVI in an effort to retire from the church, only to have his convictions tested with the Pope’s revelations.
Everyone else in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category seem to have a better chance of winning than Jonathan Pryce, with Joaquin Pheonix looking like the odds-on favorite to win.
Following the allegations aimed at the church for misconduct by its priests and a potential cover up, Pope Benedict XVI comes face to face with one of his biggest critics, Cardinal Bergoglio, who gets him to see another side to his beliefs.
Hopkins, too, is the last choice of the experts to win the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. Brad Pitt is the current front-runner.
|1991 (64th)||Best Actor in a Leading Role||“The Silence Of The Lambs”|
|1993 (66th)||Best Actor in a Leading Role||“The Remains Of The Day”||NOMINEE|
|1995 (68th)||Best Actor in a Leading Role||“Nixon”||NOMINEE|
|1997 (70th)||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||“Amistad”||NOMINEE|
November 27, 2019
by Anthony McCarten
(for thematic content and some disturbing violent images)
Viewed on January 22, 2020
Streamed on Netflix from MacBook Pro