It’s time. Oscar weekend is here at last. After months of speculation, there are just hours to go before the world finds out whether The Favourite will live up to its name and if Actress in a Leading Role proves to be as Close as expected.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, a new a-lister will have joined the – already hugely impressive – cast of Dune, the new film by Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve. That’s how it seems anyway.
It’s the final countdown. The one we’ve all been waiting. The ninety-first Academy Awards are just days away and the final pieces are falling into place.
With the ninety-first Academy Awards zooming ever closer into vision, we’ve asked some of #FilmTwitter‘s top bloggers to explain why their favourite Best Picture nominee should come out on top.
Our run through continues concludes today with Nathan – of Perks of Being Nath – on Vice. You can follow Ruth on Twitter @__Nathan but not before you check out what he has to say here!
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It’s the biggest night in the British film calendar and – this year – comes served with a dash of controversy, thanks to the exorcism of Bryan Singer’s name from the Bohemian Rhapsody nominations.
An all male directorial line up makes for a disheartening read but there’s relief in seeing recognition for Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. Significant snubs this year, meanwhile, include Debora Granik’s Leave No Trace and Steve McQueen’s Widows.
As previously announced, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award and Raging Bull editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship.
As for the winners, only time – and Joanna Lumley – will tell. But that’s not stopped us guessing.