“Poor Things” Arrives on Hulu: A Fantastical Tale with Oscar Nominations

“Poor Things,” the critically acclaimed film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and featuring an ensemble cast led by Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe, is now available for streaming on Hulu, just in time for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Described as a modern take on the classic Frankenstein tale, “Poor Things” follows the story of Bella Baxter (played by Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (portrayed by Willem Dafoe). Under Dr. Baxter’s guidance and protection, Bella embarks on a journey of self-discovery and adventure, joined by Duncan Wedderburn, a charismatic lawyer played by Mark Ruffalo. Together, they navigate a world filled with intrigue and danger, challenging societal norms and advocating for equality and liberation.

The film has garnered significant recognition from the Academy, receiving 11 Oscar nominations, including nods for best picture, lead actress (Emma Stone), supporting actor (Mark Ruffalo), and director (Yorgos Lanthimos). Additionally, writer Tony McNamara is nominated for adapted screenplay, showcasing the film’s captivating storytelling and compelling characters.

In addition to its impressive acting and writing, “Poor Things” is also recognized for its technical achievements, with nominations for original score, production design, cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, costume design, and film editing.

Emma Stone’s performance has been particularly praised by critics and audiences alike, with many considering her a frontrunner for the best lead actress award. However, she faces tough competition from fellow nominee Lily Gladstone, adding suspense to one of the closest races at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for March 10.

Prior to its arrival on Hulu, “Poor Things” received accolades at the Golden Globe Awards, winning the prestigious title of best motion picture – musical or comedy, while Emma Stone took home the award for best actress in a musical or comedy.

For viewers eager to experience this captivating tale of resurrection and empowerment, “Poor Things” is now available for streaming on Hulu starting March 7. Don’t miss the chance to delve into this fantastical world brought to life by a stellar cast and visionary director.