If there’s one thing that the Academy Award nominees this year have in common, it’s that they share a common theme of chasing dreams and over-coming challenging obstacles. That’s what film fan Tomas Medero wanted to capture in this fan-made Oscar promo that fuses a wide variety of clips from films nominated this year in various categories.
From a young drummer with big dreams being pushed over the edge in “Whiplash,” to Jake Gyllenhaal’s obsessive Lou Bloom doing whatever it takes to get the perfect footage in “Nightcrawler,” to a washed-up Hollywood actor trying to make it on Broadway in “Birdman,” this year’s group of nominees focus on characters with big goals and bigger expectations. Those goals often cloud their judgement, such as in “Foxcatcher,” where a delusional multimillionaire wants to lead a wrestling team to Olympic gold. Or those dreams can be bigger than themselves, as in “Interstellar” where a team ventures to the unknown to save mankind.
Watch the impressive montage below for more: