Travel to the most iconic places from the Oscars 2020 movies!
While there’s no Oscar statuette for location scouting, this year’s crop of nominees transported viewers all over the world from Los Angeles in the late 1960s, to the very richest (and poorest) neighbourhoods of Seoul, South Korea. Some, like the New York stairs where Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker performed his memorable dance, became immediate tourist destinations.
From Spanish cave dwellings to Boston arboretums, there’s something for every film lover’s bucketlist here.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Instead of using CGI to transform modern-day Los Angeles into Los Angeles of 1969 for his highly anticipated ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino collaborated with city planners, business owners, set decorators, and construction crews for months, and even shut down Hollywood Boulevard for three days.
You can still eat at many of the old-school dining establishments depicted in the movie, including Musso & Frank Grill, Casa Vega, and El Coyote, or see a movie at the Bruin Theater like Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate does. The real Spahn Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, where Charles Manson and his followers infamously called home for most of 1968 and 1969, has since been completely bulldozed over so those scenes were shot at the nearby Corriganville Movie Ranch (today a public park).