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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.

This collection gathers Billy Wilder, Steve McQueen, Michael Haneke, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, among others, in a celebration of storytelling at its sharpest.

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BEST PICTURE WINNERS

Moonlight
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Moonlight

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.

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.

12 Years a Slave
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12 Years a Slave

Biopic2013134 minsDirector: Steve McQueen

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender star in Steve McQueen’s fearless, Oscar-winning story of a free man who’s sold into slavery.

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.

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.

All Quiet on the Western Front
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All 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

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.

Slumdog Millionaire
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Slumdog 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.

The Lost Weekend
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The Lost Weekend

Drama1945101 minsDirector: Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder’s still searing film about alcoholism remains one of only two films to have won the Best Picture Oscar and the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

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).

There Will Be Blood
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There 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.

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.

Hacksaw Ridge
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Hacksaw Ridge

War2016139 minsDirector: Mel Gibson

Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson’s visceral war film, telling the extraordinary story of the soldier who saved 75 lives in one of WWII’s bloodiest battles.

Room
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Room

Thriller2015118 minsDirector: Lenny Abrahamson

Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance is the beating heart of Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinarily moving drama.

Selma
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Selma

Biopic2014128 minsDirector: Ava DuVernay

David Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Martin Luther King Jr. adorns this gripping account of the campaign that changed the course of American civil rights.

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.

Arrival
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Arrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Romance2015112 minsDirector: John Crowley

Saoirse Ronan shines as a woman who journeys from post-war small-town Ireland to New York, in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel.

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.

The Imitation Game
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The Imitation Game

Biopic2014115 minsDirector: Morten Tyldum

Benedict Cumberbatch’s roundly acclaimed performance anchors the incredible, Oscar-winning story of code-breaker Alan Turing.

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?

Beasts of the Southern Wild
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Drama201293 minsDirector: Benh Zeitlin

Set in a Deep South delta, Zeitlin’s feature debut takes a child’s eye view of poverty, adult apathy and ecological crisis. Hallucinatory fare

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.

Ray
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Ray

Biopic2004152 minsDirector: Taylor Hackford

Jamie Foxx won an Oscar for his extraordinary performance as Ray Charles, in a film that revived the potency of the musical biopic.

Amour
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Amour

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.

Room at the Top
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Room at the Top

Drama1958117 minsDirector: Jack Clayton

Jack Clayton directs this romantic, love-triangle drama featuring Simone Signoret in an Oscar-winning performance.

Double Indemnity
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Double Indemnity

Crime1944108 minsDirector: Billy Wilder

Barbara Stanwyck is the housewife who dupes an insurance salesman into a devious murder plot, in this giant of American cinema - the archetypal Film Noir.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE NOMINEES

Loving Vincent
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Loving Vincent

Biopic201795 minsDirector: Hugh Welchman

The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent van Gogh.

Shaun the Sheep Movie
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Shaun the Sheep Movie

Animation & Artists Moving Image201485 minsDirector: Richard Starzak

Aardman returns with another delightful animation for young and old, telling the story of Shaun’s adventures in the big city after Farmer is led astray.

Song of the Sea
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Song of the Sea

Animation & Artists Moving Image201493 minsDirector: Tomm Moore

Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation follows the magical journey of Ben and his sister Saoirse, the last Seal-child.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE WINNERS AND NOMINEES

20 Feet from Stardom
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20 Feet from Stardom

Documentary201387 minsDirector: Morgan Neville

This moving documentary shines a spotlight on the backing singers behind some of the great musical hits of the 21st century.

Searching for Sugar Man
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Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary201286 minsDirector: Malik Bendjelloul

The BAFTA and Oscar-winning documentary sensation uncovers the mystery behind Sixto Rodriguez, a forgotten musical hero of apartheid-era South Africa.

I Am Not Your Negro
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I Am Not Your Negro

Documentary201694 minsDirector: Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck’s penetrating and acclaimed documentary reconstructs an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, chronicler of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

Life, Animated
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Life, Animated

Documentary201692 minsDirector: Roger Ross Williams

A fascinating and moving documentary about how an autistic boy learned to communicate through Disney films.

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT WINNER & NOMINEE

The Bespoke Overcoat
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The Bespoke Overcoat

Fantasy195538 minsDirector: Jack Clayton

A clerk in a cold warehouse wants one of the warm sheepskin coats stacked around him.

On the Twelfth Day...
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On the Twelfth Day...

Romance1955 minsDirector: Wendy Toye

Playful, charming, Oscar-nominated take on the Christmas song directed by queen of the dance Wendy Toye and designed by the great Ronald Searle.

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