‘Ford v Ferrari’ Nominated for Best Picture Oscar
Arguably the best racing movie to hit the silver screen in the last decade or two, Ford V Ferrari has just been nominated for a number of awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including the prestigious best picture Oscar. In addition to the best picture nomination, Ford v Ferrari was nominated in three other categories, including film editing, sound editing, and sound mixing. You can see the full list of nominees over at the AMPAS 2020 Oscars website.
In the Best Picture category the film is up against the likes of The Irishman, JoJo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite. A Ford v Ferrari win against this lineup may be unlikely, but the nomination itself is a nice bit of praise for what is not only an excellent movie about the creation of the Ford GT, but is an entertaining, first-rate film even if you don’t like cars.
The nominations for sound editing and sound mixing are noteworthy, as one of the best parts of the Ford v Ferrari film is hearing the mellifluous roar of 1960’s-era race cars. In the film, the first time legendary racing driver Ken Miles (played superbly by Christian Bale) slides behind the wheel of a prototype Ford GT and jams the accelerator to the floor is pure ear candy, and is indicative of just how good the sound editing and mixing is throughout. So: Well-deserved nominations all around for the Ford v Ferrari sound editing and mixing teams.
You might still be able to catch Ford V Ferrari in some theaters, but the film will also be available for digital purchase on January 28th and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on February 11th.