Make Oscar-winning film scenes your next destination
Wang Yutong

The 91st Academy Awards Ceremony was held in Hollywood last week. As a feast for the global film industry, the Oscar-winning works are not only about wonderful stories and amazing visual effects but also provide us inspiration for travel destinations with their filming sites having been thoughtfully selected. Follow CGTN travel and check in the sceneries from Oscar-winning films.

ROMA

Award: Directing, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film

Roma, as a big winner of this year, was also the first Mexican film to win an Oscar Foreign Language Film.

"Thank you, Mexico," the director of the film Alfonso Cuaron said in his winning speech. The film was infused by Alfonso's memory and nostalgia since Roma is where Alfonso spent his childhood. 

Roma District, Mexico City, Mexico. /VCG Photo

Roma District, Mexico City, Mexico. /VCG Photo

Roma was a rich neighborhood in Mexico City back in the 1970s, where many middle classes family lived. There are still many well-kept villas, which were neatly sited in the tranquil neighborhood. The story happened at No.21 Tepeji Street, in the Southern District of Roma. Because the exterior wall of the house was rebuilt, the twin house No. 22 Tepeji is the shooting site of the film.

No. 22 Tepeji in the film Roma. /VCG Photo

No. 22 Tepeji in the film Roma. /VCG Photo

Nowadays, Roma has become one of the most artistic neighborhoods in Mexico City and an excellent place to experience local culture. The streets are filled with colorful colonial style buildings, as well as boutique shops renovated from old villas. There are exquisite cafes, art galleries and beautiful gardens everywhere, showcasing the enthusiasm of Mexico City.

THE FAVORITE: 

Award: Actress in a leading role 

Olivia Colman won the award for her excellent performance in The Favorite. She portrays Queen Anne, the temperamental ruler of Great Britain whose devious courtiers joust for her favor and political power during the early 1700s.

Hartfield Village Hall in Hertfordshire, England. /VCG Photo

Hartfield Village Hall in Hertfordshire, England. /VCG Photo

The film scenes displayed the royal style of the 18th-century European court, which was mostly taken at Hartfield Village Hall in Hertfordshire, England. This palace is situated close to the Ashdown forest, with elegant buildings, delicate fountains, quiet avenues and ancient statues in the garden. In addition, like other European gardens, Hartfield Manor also has a small but difficult maze of tree walls, which adds some highlights to the manor. 

A maze of tree walls in Hartfield Village Hall. /VCG Photo

A maze of tree walls in Hartfield Village Hall. /VCG Photo

BLACK PANTHER

Award: Costume Design, Music (Original Score), Production Design

Black Panther, the first Marvel movie with an African American in its leading role, attracted a lot of praise once it was released. In addition to its brilliant visual effects, the film also brought the mysterious and magnificent African scenery to the audience, such as the Victoria Falls, East African Rift Valley and some of the primitive tribes.

Victoria Falls from Zimbabwe is one of the important scenes in the movie. Together with Iguazu Falls and Niagara Falls, it is known as one of the three largest waterfalls in the world. Not only does it offer the best views of the iconic falls, but it also has a world-class adventure-tourism scene and wildlife safaris.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. /VCG Photo

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. /VCG Photo

A huge canyon cliff cut off the river and flowed down more than 100 meters, forming a magnificent water curtain. There is also a magical spot named Devil's pool for the reason that as turbulent as the water may seem, it's always been a safe spot for tourists. 

The other spectacular scene from the movie is modeled on the famous Cape Town scenic spot, Table Mountain, which is one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions. Mount Table is so spacious that it was called "God's Table" by the local people.

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. /VCG Photo

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. /VCG Photo

Whether wondering on the romantic streets of Roma, exploring the classical royal gardens, or visiting "Wakanda" in the real world, it will be a distinctive destination on your travel logs.