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.

UNLIKELY

“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.

Anthony McCarten

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

Jonathan Pryce

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.

UNLIKELY

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.

Jonathan Pryce

NONE

Anthony Hopkins

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.

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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.

Anthony Hopkins

1991 (64th)Best Actor in a Leading Role“The Silence Of The Lambs”WON
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

RELEASE DATE
November 27, 2019

DIRECTOR
Fernando Meirelles

SCREENPLAY
Anthony McCarten

BASED ON
“The Pope”
by Anthony McCarten

STUDIO
Netflix

PG-13
(for thematic content and some disturbing violent images)

BIOGRAPHY
COMEDY
DRAMA

125 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on January 22, 2020
Streamed on Netflix from MacBook Pro

FILMS LEFT

30

DAYS LEFT

19

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