Journey back in time to mid-Century America in both Ford v Ferrari and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. The first is the true story of Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon), Ken Miles (Christian Bale), and the grueling 1966 Le Mans in which the American motor company showed up the Italian reigning champs. The second is Quentin Tarantino's alt-history of 1969 Los Angeles, which rewrites the Manson Murders. So we've got chocolate cars, candy cigarettes, and even some margarita flavored goodies (thanks, Jelly Belly, for the jelly beans!). Rick Dalton would be seen drinking nothing else.
Considering the Ford v Ferrari lead actors, director James Mangold, and the screenwriters were all passed over for nominees we’re a little surprised this got a nod for best picture. But who knows, this so-called dad flick could come up from behind. On the other hand, Hollywood loves a story about itself, so how can it resist Tarantino’s critical and box office success, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood?
All right, that was fun. We did only four of the nine nominees, so we hope you’re inspired to create your own insane, over-the-top, this-time-I-went-too-far candyscapes for the others. Play with it. Go wild. It’s candy. You literally cannot make mistakes with candy.