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Oscars - Best Picture

The Best Picture award is the most revered and desired trophy in cinema. It is for the elite, for work that grips and never lets go.

This collection gathers Billy Wilder, Steve McQueen, Michael Haneke, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, among others, in a celebration of storytelling at its sharpest.

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Oscars - Best Picture

BEST PICTURE WINNERS

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12 Years a Slave 2013 15

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender star in Steve McQueen’s fearless, Oscar-winning story of a free man who’s sold into slavery.

134 mins USA Director. Steve McQueen

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Spotlight 2015 15

The Best Picture winner at the 2016 Oscars is a searing account of Boston Globe journalists' uncovering of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.

129 mins USA Director. Thomas McCarthy

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Slumdog Millionaire 2008 15

Danny Boyle’s crowdpleaser, based around the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, won the Oscar for best picture.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Danny Boyle

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The King's Speech 2010 12

Oscar-winning tale of the relationship between King George VI (Colin Firth) and the Australian speech therapist who treated his stammer.

118 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Hooper

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The Lost Weekend 1945 PG

Billy Wilder’s still searing film about alcoholism remains one of only two films to have won the Best Picture Oscar and the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.

101 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder

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Shakespeare in Love 1998 15

A creatively stymied bard finds love and inspiration in the form of one of his players, a cross-dressing actress, in the impeccably crafted, Oscar-winning period romance.

123 mins USA Director. John Madden

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The Hurt Locker 2008 15

Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director Academy Award in 2010 for this visceral, thrilling story of an American maverick bomb disarmer in Iraq.

131 mins USA Director. Kathryn Bigelow

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All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 PG

Lewis Milestone's pioneering, Oscar®-winning film is one of the most powerful films about the consequences of war

136 mins USA Director. Lewis Milestone

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

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Room 2015 15

Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance is the beating heart of Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinarily moving drama.

118 mins Ireland Director. Lenny Abrahamson

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The Imitation Game 2014 12

Benedict Cumberbatch’s roundly acclaimed performance anchors the incredible, Oscar-winning story of code-breaker Alan Turing.

114 mins USA Director. Morten Tyldum

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Amour 2012 12

Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winner, about an octogenarian couple trying to cope when a stroke leaves the wife partly paralysed and speechless.

127 mins France Director. Michael Haneke

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Brooklyn 2015 12

Saoirse Ronan shines as a woman who journeys from post-war small-town Ireland to New York, in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel.

112 mins United Kingdom Director. John Crowley

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Ray 2004 15

Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his extraordinary performance as Ray Charles, in a film that revived the potency of the musical biopic.

178 mins USA Director. Taylor Hackford

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Pulp Fiction 1994 18

Quentin Tarantino’s crackling crime classic still retains its swagger as one of the great American films of recent decades.

154 mins USA Director. Quentin Tarantino

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The Queen 2006 12

Helen Mirren won as Oscar for her performance as the enduring monarch who comes under scrutiny following the death of Princess Diana.

103 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears

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Double Indemnity 1944 PG

Barbara Stanwyck is the housewife who dupes an insurance salesman into a devious murder plot, in this giant of American cinema - the archetypal Film Noir.

107 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder

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Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012 12

Set in a Deep South delta, Zeitlin’s feature debut takes a child’s eye view of poverty, adult apathy and ecological crisis. Hallucinatory fare

93 mins USA Director. Benh Zeitlin

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Room at the Top 1958 12

Jack Clayton directs this romantic, love-triangle drama featuring Simone Signoret in an Oscar-winning performance.

117 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Clayton

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE NOMINEES

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Shaun the Sheep Movie 2014 U

Aardman returns with another delightful animation for young and old, telling the story of Shaun’s adventures in the big city after Farmer is led astray.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Starzak, Mark Burton

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Song of the Sea 2014 PG

Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation follows the magical journey of Ben and his sister Saoirse, the last Seal-child.

93 mins Ireland Director. Tomm Moore

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Shaun the Sheep Movie director and producer Q&A 2015

Find out how the popular Aardman Animations TV character made his way to the big screen with writer-director Mark Burton and producer Paul Kewley.

17 mins United Kingdom

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NOMINEES

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Five Broken Cameras 2011 15

The personal meets the political as a Palestinian farmer with a home video camera shoots a local protest against the building of an Israeli 'security fence' in his village, and finds himself the official documentarian of five years worth of footage of the struggle.

94 mins France

BEST LIVE ACTION/DOCUMENTARY SHORT WINNERS & NOMINEES

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Giuseppina 1959

Short film by James Hill about a girl who works in her father's rural Italian petrol station and her longing to escape.

32 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill

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On the Twelfth Day... 1955

Playful, charming, Oscar-nominated take on the Christmas song directed by queen of the dance Wendy Toye and designed by the great Ronald Searle.

23 mins United Kingdom

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The Home-made Car

The Home-made Car 1963

In this charming short film directed by James Hill, a man restores his dilapidated Bullnose Morris under the watchful eye of a curious young neighbour.

27 mins United Kingdom

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London Can Take It! 1940 U

Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt’s famous GPO film is an enduring example of British self-mythology; a hymn to London’s resilience that helped persuade America to join the war.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. Harry Watt, Humphrey Jennings

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