Cupid's Pulse Article: Top 5 Academy Award Nominations if the Oscars Were Based on Love StoriesCupid's Pulse Article: Top 5 Academy Award Nominations if the Oscars Were Based on Love Stories

By Katie Gray

Oscar weekend is behind us! The annual Academy Awards are always a huge deal. Buzz swarmed around nominated films such as: La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Lion. Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington, were the top picks for actors in leading roles. All eyes were on Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, and Ruth Negga for actresses in a leading role. Natalie Portman garnered a lot of attention (as well as an Oscar nomination) for her starring role in, Jackie. The film also scored a nom for costume design, which played a huge role, as Jackie O’s style is iconic. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the movie Trolls is sure to be the music everyone will jam to all weekend – it got a nomination for Music Original Song. It’s an exciting time, and all of the celebrity couples came out and shine on the red carpet together. Despite the ‘Best Picture’ flub that occurred this year,it was still the biggest night for film. If the Oscars were based on romantic movies, there are some that would have stood out at the awards ceremony.

Cupid has compiled the Top 10 Academy Award Nominations if the Oscars Were Based on Love Stories:

1. Me Before You: This love story deserves an Oscar! (Both the book and the film.) The novel was written by Jojo Moyes. The story follows a girl who takes a job, taking car of a man who was in a terrible accident and can’t walk or move very much. The film stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in the lead roles. The story entwines the two characters in a divine way, and you find yourself entwined in the tale of these two. Disclaimer: When you watch it, make sure you have tissues at hand!

2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: The first film of the same name, won at the Academy Awards. Nia Vardalos has outdone herself again. (She wrote them both, in addition to starring in each.) The sequel that followed up in 2016, picks up where it left off with the Greek family we all love. This time, though, Toula and her husband Ian, are married and have a daughter. It packs the punch, with a bunch of laughs and love. Two things are for certain in life, family and love.

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3. The Spectacular Now: These 2013 feel-good film makes the list, because it was beautifully made and brilliantly written. It has love and humor. The film stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, who deliver superb performances. The story is based on the novel of the same name. It revolves around high school students in their senior year, as they navigate the coming-of-age stage of their lives. It is incredibly moving, raw and real.

4. Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Patt rule the screen, in Passengers. This film is one for the books for sci-fi romantic-drama fans. There is a spacecraft travelling to a planet when issues arrive and a malfunction occurs in one of its sleep chambers. Hollywood heartthrob, Chris Pratt, has his character woken up – 60 years early. He then ends up waking up JLaw’s character, and a love story blooms. A match made in science!

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5. Paper Towns: This film, based on the bestselling novel by John Green, stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff. The story is a coming-of-age tale about neighbors, love, youth and adventure. Quentin, is a smart student with his whole future ahead of him. He’s always love his neighbor, Margo, who is an enigma. As the movie says, “She loved mysteries so much, she became one.”

What are your film nomination choices? Comment below.