Oscar Movies: JoJo Rabbit–6 Nominations, 1 Oscar

Taika Waititi won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, which was nominated for six awards, including Best Picture.

Loosely based on Christine Leunens’ 2008 novel “Caging Skies,” Jojo Rabbit tells the story of Johannes Betzler, a sensitive 10-year-old boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in late-World War II Germany. Though he has conjured Adolf Hitler (Waititi) as an imaginary friend, his Nazi aspirations do not match his true character.

In fact, he gets his nickname when older Hitler Youth kids pressure him to strangle a bunny, and he can’t.

Jojo’s fascistic fervor is tested when he discovers that his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson), has been hiding a Jewish girl, Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie), in a crawl space in their house.

Rosie believes in her son, and tells him “love is the strongest thing in the world.” As it turns out, she’s right.