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.
Comedy2022148 minsDirector: Ruben Östlund
Riotously funny with a barbed wire-sharp wit, Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated Triangle of Sadness garnered Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure) his second Cannes Palme d’Or award.
Drama2020102 minsDirector: Oliver Hermanus
Based on Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru, Academy Award-nominated Bill Nighy stars as a man determined to wake from his slumber and make a mark on the world.
Documentary202294 minsDirector: Shaunak Sen
Two brothers struggle to run their homegrown hospital for birds in Delhi as the challenges of extreme pollution and social unrest loom, in Shaunak Sen’s visually captivating documentary.
Drama2021179 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting Oscar-winning drama.
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.
Drama202097 minsDirector: Florian Zeller
Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Academy Award® for his powerful portrayal of a man dealing with the onset of dementia.
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.
Drama1965123 minsDirector: John Schlesinger
Julie Christie stars in the quintessential swinging sixties film, as a young woman flitting nonchalantly through London's nightlife.
Drama2013141 minsDirector: Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.
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
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 International Feature 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
Conceived for cinema; tales of the wild, the wicked and the what-if.
Oscars - Best Adapted Screenplay
Stories reshaped from other sources, adding nuance, colour, vitality.
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
Leading names matter. Names like Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Julianne Moore, just part of this formidable roll call.
Oscars - Best Supporting Role
"You want to be the fabric of the story, you want to be woven into it. You don't want to show off. You don't want to stick out", said Willem Dafoe following his Oscar-nominated turn in The Florida Project.
Oscars - Technical Awards
The technical awards honour excellence and innovation in motion pictures.