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Legends are minted and careers defined by the Academy Award, a tiny golden statue of incomparable significance.

From Kurosawa and Coppola to Hitchcock and Haneke, this collection gathers winners and nominees of previous decades; the best of cinema’s past and the bright lights of its future.

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WINNERS & NOMINEES 2017

Moonlight
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Moonlight

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture (eventually!), Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a gay black boy through 80s Miami.

20th Century Women
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20th Century Women

Drama2016118 minsDirector: Mike Mills

Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Ellie Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.

Elle
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Elle

Drama2015131 minsDirector: Paul Verhoeven

Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.

La La Land
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La La Land

Musical2016128 minsDirector: Damien Chazelle

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).

Jackie
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Jackie

Biopic2016100 minsDirector: Pablo Larraín

Natalie Portman is exceptional as the iconic First Lady who has to quickly adjust to the world-shaking trauma of her husband’s assassination.

Toni Erdmann
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Toni Erdmann

Comedy2016162 minsDirector: Maren Ade

A lonely prankster upends the life of his high-powered daughter in a riotous comedy, deep and sharp.

Manchester by the Sea
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Manchester by the Sea

Drama2016137 minsDirector: Kenneth Lonergan

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

Hacksaw Ridge
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Hacksaw Ridge

War2016139 mins

Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson’s visceral war film, telling the extraordinary story of the soldier who saved 75 lives in one of WWII’s bloodiest battles.

Silence
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Silence

Drama2016161 mins

Scorsese’s epic meditation on spiritual strength, with Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as missionaries on the search for their missing mentor.

Hell or High Water
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Hell or High Water

Crime2016102 minsDirector: David Mackenzie

Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine star in David Mackenzie’s acclaimed crime drama about two brothers who rob the banks that seized their ranch, and the sheriff on their heels.

Arrival
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Arrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

The Lobster
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The Lobster

Science Fiction2015118 minsDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos

Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).

Captain Fantastic
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Captain Fantastic

Drama2016119 minsDirector: Matt Ross

Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

Biopic2016110 mins

Meryl Streep plays the wealthy socialite determined to make it as an opera singer despite being tone deaf, in a delightful comedy from Stephen Frears.

Deepwater Horizon
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Deepwater Horizon

Action and Adventure2016107 minsDirector: Peter Berg

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich bring to life the devastating oil-rig disaster in this intelligent and incendiary eco-thriller.

Life, Animated
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Life, Animated

Documentary201692 minsDirector: Roger Ross Williams

A fascinating and moving documentary about how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.

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Oscars - Best Picture
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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.

Oscars - Best Director
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Oscars - Best Director

John Ford claimed, "Most of the good things in pictures happen by accident." Luck is probably one factor, but judgment, vision, discipline and genius play their part too.

Oscars - Best Foreign Language Film
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Oscars - Best Foreign Language Film

Acute beauty and deep meaning are often wrung from films not in the English language, where cultural norms and perceptions can be at odds with ours.

Oscars - Best Original Screenplay
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Oscars - Best Original Screenplay

Conceived for cinema; tales of the wild, the wicked and the what-if.

Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay
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Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay

Stories reshaped from other sources, adding nuance, colour, vitality.

Oscars - Best Cinematography
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Oscars - Best Cinematography

"There are a lot of cameramen but not so many photographers… They look, but they don't see." - Gordon Willis

Oscars - Best Leading Role
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Oscars - Best Leading Role

Leading names matter. Names like Streep, Stanwyck, Mirren, Rampling and Moore, just part of this formidable roll call.

Oscars - Best Supporting Role
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Oscars - Best Supporting Role

"I've always been in the outer concentric circles," says Geoffrey Rush, "which is a good place to be."

Oscars - Technical Awards
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Oscars - Technical Awards

The technical awards honour excellence and innovation in motion pictures.