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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

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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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Manchester by the SeaManchester 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.

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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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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 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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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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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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Get OutGet Out

Horror2017104 minsDirector: Jordan Peele

Satirical horror and astute social commentary combine in Jordan Peele’s seat-gripping suspense thriller, starring Daniel Kaaluuya.

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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?

NOMINEES

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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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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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Hell or High WaterHell 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.

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The Big SickThe Big Sick

Comedy2017120 minsDirector: Michael Showalter

The hilarious, breakout indie comedy about a Pakistan-born comedian and his culture-clash relationship with an American grad student.

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The LobsterThe Lobster

Science Fiction2015118 minsDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos

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

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FoxcatcherFoxcatcher

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.

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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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Another YearAnother 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.

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Topsy-TurvyTopsy-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.

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20th Century Women20th Century Women

Drama2016118 minsDirector: Mike Mills

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

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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 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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NightcrawlerNightcrawler

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.

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The Lady EveThe 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.

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I VitelloniI 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.