This Sunday, Hollywood’s most famous actors and filmmakers will don their finest attire, pose for the paparazzi, and collect gift bags with worth tens of thousands of dollars at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. The list of best picture nominees includes some films where food is prominently featured in key scenes. Here are Eater’s picks for the best culinary moments from the Oscars frontrunners.
Get Out isn’t a food movie, but the scene where Allison Williams, as love interest Rose Armitage,eats Froot Loops sure is terrifying.
When people talk about Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous coming-of-age story Call Me By Your Name, the first point of conversation is almost certainly the peach scene. Without getting into some lovingly erotic detail, the scene features Timothée Chalamet as Elio pushing the pit from a full, ripe peach (carefully cultivated by the family gardener) and using it to pleasure himself. Shortly after, houseguest/lover Oliver (played by Armie Hammer) finds him out, and jokes about eating the peach. It’s a little odd and a little sexy.
The Shape of Water, this Oscars season’s most-nominated film (with 13 nominations total, including for best picture, best director, and best actress) is a visually stunning fairy tale with a familiar-by-now plot: A mute woman named Elisa (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a man-fish creature (Doug Jones) in Cold War-era Baltimore. In director Guillermo del Toro’s hands, the result is a complete and complex world, lush in green tones that sometimes echo the sterility associated with the era, and at other times add a shade of romance.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread has been hailed, by many publications, including this one, as one of the best food movies in ages — and it is, particularly thanks to the scenes in the kitchen. Not only does this space serve as a place of pleasure but it’s also a place of war. From the moment the viewer meets renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (played by the great Daniel Day-Lewis), it becomes clear that he is in control, but it’s in the kitchen where his lover Alma (Vicky Krieps) gains the upper hand.
An early scene in Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age drama involves the main character Christine (AKA Ladybird, played by Saoirse Ronan) and her BFF Julie (Beanie Feldstein) munching on communion wafers as they lie on their backs and talk about pleasuring themselves. The scene ends when a classmate discovers them in the room and complains about their snack choice, to which Lady Bird responds, “They’re not consecrated.”
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