Award Season: the round-up

The nominations are in! With Award Season in full flow, the big question is: who will snatch the most prestigious prizes for 2018? In anticipation of this year’s rapidly approaching BAFTAs and Academy Awards, we take a look at some of the films that are already tipped for trophy triumph…

 

The Shape of Water – to be released on 16th February 2018

Realised by Mexican film director, Guillermo Del Toro, this modern-day fairy tale features an unlikely love story between a lonely maid and an amphibious man… With 12 BAFTA nominations and 13 Oscar nominations, the critically-acclaimed, dark fantasy drama is high on our radar.

 

Darkest Hour – released 12th January 2018

Already one to watch at this year’s Oscars with Best Actor, Best Picture and Best Director all in play, this World War II drama chronicles Winston Churchill’s refusal to surrender as Britain fights it’s ‘darkest hour’. Joe Wright directs Gary Oldman as Churchill in this epic biopic, which already has nine BAFTA nominations and six Oscar nominations to its name…

 

Paddington 2 – released 10th November 2017

A lighter addition to the list, Paddington 2 is packed with witticisms, mischief and a whirlwind of mayhem. In this eagerly anticipated sequel, the nation’s favourite bear hatches a plan to catch a dastardly thief in order to secure the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday… Directed by Paul King, this heart-warming family comedy already has three BAFTA nominations, including Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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