The Oscar Best Picture race this year has come down to the wire. Gold Derby’s group of leading experts from around the web are saying “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” will prevail with 11/8 odds. However, our in house editorial team are saying “The Shape of Water” is in the lead with 4/5 odds. In light of “Three Billboards'” Oscar nominations my latest parody involves me investigating some billboards that the producers of the film might want to put outside Los Angeles, California. Watch my Oscars comedy spoof above.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” tells the story of Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand), who buys ads to shame the police chief for not solving the murder and rape of her daughter. The film’s title reveals the number, type and location of the ads. It causes tension within this small town as many in the police department and community turn against Mildred.
The biggest hurdle facing “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is that Martin McDonagh missed out on a Best Director nomination for the film. Only four times in Oscar history has a film won Best Picture without a directing nomination: “Argo” (2012), “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989), “Grand Hotel” (1932) and “Wings” (1928, first Oscars).
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