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Oscars - Best Original Screenplay

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

Cassavetes and Fellini reside here, with Sturges, Leigh, Gondry and others. Together, they explore the small moments and big decisions that chime and can determine the future.

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WINNERS

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.

Spotlight
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Spotlight

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.

The Hurt Locker
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The 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.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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Eternal 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.

The King's Speech
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The 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.

Shakespeare in Love
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Shakespeare in Love

Comedy1998124 minsDirector: John Madden

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.

Pulp Fiction
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Pulp 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.

The Crying Game
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The 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?

NOMINEES

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).

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).

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.

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.

Foxcatcher
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Foxcatcher

Drama2014135 minsDirector: Bennett Miller

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum deliver stunning performance in the story of the strange relationship between two Olympic wrestlers and their millionaire benefactor.

Nightcrawler
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Nightcrawler

Crime2014118 minsDirector: Dan Gilroy

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a crime journalist scouring the streets of after-dark LA in a stylish thriller that examines the morals of mass media.

Another Year
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Another Year

Drama2010124 minsDirector: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's drama about contented couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) who play host to various friends, each struggling to find happiness.

Vera Drake
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Vera 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.

The Battle of Algiers
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The Battle of Algiers

Drama1966121 minsDirector: Gillo Pontecorvo

Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, seen from the perspective of both the revolutionaries and the French authorities.

Topsy-Turvy
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Topsy-Turvy

Drama1999152 minsDirector: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh forays into period drama for this story of Gilbert and Sullivan and their risky production of The Mikado.

The Queen
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The 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.

Amour
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Amour

2012127 mins

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

I Vitelloni
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I Vitelloni

Drama1953102 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s influential drama follows five young Italian men and their different attempts to disrupt the drudgery of provincial life.

The Lady Eve
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The Lady Eve

Comedy194194 minsDirector: Preston Sturges

A female con artist falls in love with her target in Preston Sturges’s comedy, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.

8½
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Drama1963138 minsDirector: Federico Fellini

Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of a bad case of creative block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing creative block.

A Hard Day's Night
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A Hard Day's Night

Musical196488 mins

The Beatles’ freewheeling film debut remains the pinnacle of rock-n-roll cinema; still deliriously entertaining 50 years on.