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Our top picks

The Favourite

Front runner for:  Best Film, Leading Actress and Supporting Actresses.

Vice

Front runner for:  Best Film, Leading Actor and Best Director.

Green Book

Front runner for:  Best Film, Leading Actor and Supporting Actor.


If Beale Street Could Talk

Front runner for:  Best Film, Best Screenplay and Supporting Actress.

Mary Queen of Scots

Front runner for:  Best Film, Leading Actress, Costume and Makeup.

Stan & Ollie

Front runner for:  Best Film, Leading Actor and Supporting Actor.

Awards Guide

THE FAVOURITE

Release date: 1 January

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Summary of plot: In the early 18th century, Queen Anne is too frail to rule and her friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead, until a new servant arrives and causes a right royal stir.

Reason it’s a must-see: It’s unusual for all three central turns to risk stealing the movie, but The Favourite features true big-screen royalty with some of the strongest female performances you’ll see this year.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Production Design. 

10 OSCARS Nominations including Best Film, Actress in a Leading Role and Supporting Actresses.

7 BAFTAs winner including Outstanding British Film, Leading Actress and Supporting Actress.

Golden Globe winner Best Leading Actress (Olivia Colman)


VICE

Release date: 25 January

Director: Adam McKay

Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell

Summary of plot: Nobody pays much attention to the Vice-President – unless it’s Dick Cheney. As the power behind the throne during George W. Bush’s divisive reign, Cheney has been dubbed one of the most ambitious (and least popular) politicians in US history, and director Adam McKay doesn’t flinch from the VP’s controversial stance on the Iraq invasion and terrorist interrogation.

Reason it’s a must-see: The Big Short proved McKay’s deft touch for making heavy topics zing, and with Vice reuniting cast-members Bale (Cheney) and Steve Carell (Donald Rumsfeld), plus Amy Adams (Lynne Cheney) and Sam Rockwell (Bush), this is politics made popcorn-friendly.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay.

8 OSCARS Nominations including Best Leading Actor, Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay.

1 BAFTA winner Best Editing.

Golden Globe winner

Best Leading Actor - Christian Bale


GREEN BOOK

Release date: 30 January

Director: Peter Farrelly

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Summary of plot: Set in America in 1962, Green Book tells the incredible true story of Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley, a renowned African-American classical pianist. The unlikely pair embark on a two-month tour of concert venues in the racially charged Deep South.

Reason it’s a must-see: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make the perfect odd couple, with Ali the smooth to Viggo’s bit of rough. You’ll love watching them become friends.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay.

5 OSCARS Nominations incuding Best Film, Best Leading Actor and Supporting Actor.

1 BAFTA winner  Best Supporting Actor.

Golden Globes winner  Best Film (Comedy), Best Supporting Actor.


MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Release date: 18 January

Director: Josie Rourke

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant

Summary of plot: Welcome to the 16th century, where cat-fighting cousins Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart compete for the English throne in the mother of all family feuds. Acclaimed theatre director Josie Rourke pressure-cooks the tension in a true story full of mind games, dirty tricks, imprisonment and assassination 

Reason it’s a must-see: Even the stuffiest historians are itching to see Hollywood starlet Margot Robbie’s transformation into a wooden-toothed, powder-faced Elizabeth I.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design.

2 OSCARS nominations for Makeup & Hairstyling and Costume Design.

3 BAFTA nominations including Best Supporting Actress and Production Design.


STAN & OLLIE 

Release date: 11 January

Director: Jon S. Baird

Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson

Summary of plot: Officially becoming a team in 1927, comedy double act Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy had audiences holding their sides for the best part of 30 years. This fantastic biopic documents the twilight years of their career, in particular a gruelling tour of Britain that testing their partnership – and friendship – to the very limits.

Reason it’s a must-see: To quote the critics, Reilly and Coogan are “absolute perfection” as Laurel and Hardy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, then you’ll laugh some more.

In the running for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design.

3 BAFTA nominations including Outstanding British Film and Leading Actor.

Golden Globe nomination for Best Leading Actor (John C. Reilly).


BEAUTIFUL BOY

Release date: 18 January

Director: Felix Van Groeningen

Stars: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

Summary of plot: Adapted from the bestselling memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy tells the heartbreaking true story of a teenage crystal meth addict and the struggles of his long-suffering father.    

Reason it’s a must-see: Still sizzling-hot property after 2017’s Call Me By Your Name, Chalamet is the beating heart of Beautiful Boy, with Rolling Stone declaring that “the withdrawal scene alone should put him back in the awards race”.  

In the running for: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay.

BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor

Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Release date: 8 February

Director: Barry Jenkins

Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Summary of plot: Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) are a young black couple whose blissful courtship in ’70s Harlem is shattered when Fonny is falsely accused of rape. With Tish counting down the days until the birth of their child, everything depends on clearing his name.

Reason it’s a must-see: Barry Jenkins’ 2017 Oscar win for Moonlight hasn’t blunted his talent for finding the momentous in everyday human relationships. He’s struck emotional gold again with Beale Street, trumpeted by The Guardian as “an almost overwhelming experience”.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography.

3 OSCARS nominations including Best Supporting Actress and Adapted Screenplay.

2 BAFTA nominations for Best Screenplay and Original Music.

Golden Globe winner 

Best Supporting Actress - Regina King


CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Release date: 1 February

Director: Marielle Heller

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant

Summary of plot: Celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) is down on her luck in this comedy-drama based on the late author’s memoirs. Alongside fellow barfly Jack Hock (Richard E. Grant), Israel hatches a money-spinning plan to forge and sell celebrity letters – but there’s trouble ahead.

Reason it’s a must-see: Grant hasn’t been this mischievous since Withnail and I, but it’s McCarthy who’ll floor you, flipping from trademark madcap energy to bristling desperation. 

In the running for: Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay.

3 OSCARS nominations including Best Leading Actress and Supporting Actor.

3 BAFTA nominations including Leading Actress and Supporting Actor

2 Golden Globes nominations for Best Leading Actress and Supporting Actor.


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Release date: Out now

Director: Bryan Singer

Stars: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Lucy Boynton

Summary of plot: Starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of Queen and their music. It chronicles the band’s formation in the 1970s through to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid fundraising concert (considered by those in the know to be one of the greatest musical performances of all time).

Reason it’s a must-see: The note-perfect recreation of Queen’s 1985 Live Aid performance will send happy shivers down your spine.

In the running for: Best Picture, Best Actor.

5 OSCARS nominations including Best Picture, Best Leading Actor and Editing.

2 BAFTAs winner Best Leading Actor and Sound.

Golden Globes winner

Best Film (Drama), Best Leading Actor - Rami Malek