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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 2019

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Green BookGreen Book

Drama2018130 minsDirector: Peter Farrelly

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the triple Oscar®-winning comic roadmovie, about the unlikely friendship between an acclaimed pianist and his bouncer.

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If Beale Street Could TalkIf Beale Street Could Talk

Drama2018119 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in America.

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ViceVice

Biopic2018133 minsDirector: Adam McKay

Christian Bale is the infamous Dick Cheney, in Adam ‘The Big Short’ McKay’s exuberant and acrid satire.

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First ManFirst Man

Drama2018141 minsDirector: Damien Chazelle

Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong in this powerful and sometimes petrifying biopic from the director of La La Land.

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The WifeThe Wife

Drama2017100 minsDirector: Björn Runge

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce are the spouses with a secret in a tight, taut drama of ego and legacy.

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BlacKkKlansmanBlacKkKlansman

Drama2018135 minsDirector: Spike Lee

Spike Lee's stunning crime drama tells the stranger-than-fiction true story of an African-American police officer who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s.

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Minding the GapMinding the Gap

Documentary201894 minsDirector: Bing Liu

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

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RBGRBG

Documentary201899 minsDirector: Julie Cohen

Revelatory documentary on an unexpected hero - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Of Fathers and SonsOf Fathers and Sons

Documentary201799 minsDirector: Talal Derki

Syrian-born filmmaker Talal Derki travels to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. 2019 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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MoonlightMoonlight

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.

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Slumdog MillionaireSlumdog Millionaire

Drama2008120 minsDirector: Danny Boyle

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

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There Will Be BloodThere Will Be Blood

Drama2007158 minsDirector: Paul Thomas Anderson

Daniel Day-Lewis' Oscar-winning performance as a ruthless oil baron bestrides Paul Thomas Anderson's towering 21st-century classic.

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La La LandLa 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).

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The Hurt LockerThe Hurt Locker

War2008131 minsDirector: Kathryn Bigelow

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

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SpotlightSpotlight

Drama2015129 minsDirector: Thomas McCarthy

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

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The QueenThe Queen

Drama2006103 minsDirector: Stephen Frears

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

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The King's SpeechThe King's Speech

Historical drama2010113 minsDirector: Tom Hooper

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

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Vera DrakeVera Drake

Drama2004120 minsDirector: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh’s acclaimed story of a selfless woman who performs unlawful abortions in 1950s Britain; both an affecting drama and vital social history.

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AmourAmour

2012127 minsDirector: Michael Haneke

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

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The Great BeautyThe Great Beauty

Drama2013141 minsDirector: Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.

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The Lives of OthersThe Lives of Others

Drama2006138 minsDirector: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards is a rich and intriguing political mystery.

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Pulp FictionPulp Fiction

Crime1994154 minsDirector: Quentin Tarantino

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

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Drama2004103 minsDirector: Michel Gondry

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play the couple who fall in love so quickly it seems they must have known each other in a past life ... only to discover they did.

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The Crying GameThe Crying Game

Drama1992112 minsDirector: Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan's acclaimed 1992 drama-mystery tells the story of Fergus (Stephen Rea), who looks after the lover (Jaye Davidson) of a British soldier he once knew. But what is Dil hiding?

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Tom JonesTom Jones

Comedy1963121 minsDirector: Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson's raucous and innovative adaptation of Henry Fielding’s classic novel was the winner of four Academy Awards.

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Apocalypse NowApocalypse Now

War1979141 minsDirector: Francis Ford Coppola

Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.

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All Quiet on the Western FrontAll Quiet on the Western Front

War1930133 minsDirector: Lewis Milestone

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

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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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"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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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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"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.