Pre-empting The Oscar Nominations

The Oscar season is almost upon us. And as an avid cinema-goer, it’s one of my favourite times of the year.

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However, this year poses an extra challenge to my desire to watch every film from the nominations list before the awards ceremony on Feb 26th – the majority of the films that’ll be nominated will have finished their cinema run in the UK by the time nominations are announced on January 24th.

Already, I’ve seen Assassin’s Creed in cinemas on January 1st, but let’s be completely honest here; it’ll never be nominated.

The rest of this week (Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th January) will be spent seeing the following films, Live By NightA Monster CallsSilence and ending the week with a preview screening of La La Land. These four films are classic ‘Oscar bait’, which is of course, no bad thing.

Judging by the trailers of these four films, they’ll see nominations in the Best Director (all four films), Best Actress (A Monster Calls, La La Land), Best Actor (Live By Night, Silence, La La Land) and Music (A Monster Calls, La La Land) categories. I’d also not be surprised to see A Monster Calls and La La Land in the Best Cinematography category.

Due to release dates, cost and generally time restrictions, much like last year, I’ll be restricting my “Let’s see every Oscar nominated film” challenge to the following categories:

– Best Picture
– Actor In A Leading Role
– Actress In A Leading Role
– Actor In A Supporting Role
– Actress In A Supporting Role
– Cinematography
– Editing

Let the countdown to the Oscars begin!

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