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.
WINNERS & NOMINEES 2022
Drama2021179 minsDirector: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi takes us on an unpredictable and self-revelatory journey in this serene yet riveting Oscar-winning drama.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202183 minsDirector: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival, Flee is a testament to friendship, family and acceptance.
Drama2021117 minsDirector: Pablo Larraín
Pablo Larraín's sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.
Drama2021123 minsDirector: Pedro Almodóvar
Almodóvar at his very best, presenting a riveting drama about two mothers from very different backgrounds whose lives become intertwined.
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.
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.
Drama2013141 minsDirector: Paolo Sorrentino
Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.
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.
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?
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.
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 Streep, Stanwyck, Mirren, Rampling and Moore, just part of this formidable roll call.
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
The technical awards honour excellence and innovation in motion pictures.