With 8 days to go until Hollywood's High Holy Night let's compare our two pictures with 8 nominations each this year, Denis Villeneuve's thinky sci-fi drama and Barry Jenkins' ravishing memory/identity drama. While both films might come up empty handed on Oscar night they each have a reasonable shot at one or two statues -- Moonlight could theoretically win Supporting Actor and/or Adapted Screenplay and Arrival's best Oscar shot is probably in one or both of the Sound categories unless it surprises with Adapted Screenplay itself in what could arguably be a five way race if Moonlight is not as strong as pundits suspect there.
Their 8 Nominations
|Adapted Screenplay||Adapted Screenplay|
|Film Editing||Film Editing|
In the categories where they're competing which film do you prefer?
For extra fun, though, let's find out if the either of these films have any exact Oscar doppelgangers from the past shall we?