1. Best Motion Picture Drama
“Call Me by Your Name”
For all the desk tops, late nights of research and story filing – moments often fueled by many a publisher and reporter – a look at The Post, a Steven Spielberg film based upon a true story.
“Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.” IMDB
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
2. Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Could a cup of tea and an accompanying spoon be more powerful than the agent of hypnosis in Peele’s Get Out, a psychological drama with a sarcastic bent on the history of black Americans and the more than messy modern day social interactions. Bruh to the rescue.
“The Disaster Artist”
“The Greatest Showman”
From writer/director Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan as Ladybird, a daughter of two parents, an unemployed father her mother – a nurse, ult-thrifter whose unapologetically opinionated. As they each navigate their own lives and their daughter growing into her own lady, until she flies from the nest. A clip from her working a high school job at the coffee shop.
THE BOSS BABY is a hilariously universal story about how an [unusual] baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family,” DreamWorks TV
Best Television Series, Drama
“The Crown,” Netflix
The Netflix original ‘The Crown’ returns to the streaming platform with a second season that is the last for Claire Foy who plays the Queen.
The Queens daily activities and the duties of leading a country find herself and all that accompany her often across tables of coffee, and tea discussing matters as profound as peace and intimate as her own union.
“Game of Thrones,” HBO
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“This Is Us,” NBC
The love for the Pearson family continues through season Two of the family drama This Is Us. There isn’t an episode where a scene in the kitchen discussing foster child Deja, parenting the trio of kids through three life ages around a kitchen table or managing real life where coffee is a consistent prop doesn’t include coffee.
For its communal nature, coffee is always a character to watch in this series.