9 PR lessons from 2018’s Best Picture Oscar nominees

Before the academy announces their favorite story from a year in film, PR pros can analyze these critical darlings for takeaways on storytelling, branding and more.

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Movies can tell us where our society is, and where it is trying to go.

The films nominated this year for Best Picture at the Academy Awards tell a wide range of stories: young adults coming of age, commentary on race and power, a retelling of historical events and even a love story between a mute woman and a fish-man.

Here are some lessons that PR pros (and professional storytellers) can incorporate into their work.

***Disclaimer: Some spoilers ahead.***

1. “Call Me by Your Name”


IMDB summary: “In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.”

The takeaway: Universal experiences can resonate across diverse audiences.

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