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Front runner for: Best Film, Leading Actress and Supporting Actresses.
Front runner for: Best Film, Leading Actor and Best Director.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Front runner for: Best Film, Best Screenplay and Supporting Actress.
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.
12 BAFTA nominations including Best Film, Leading Actress and Supporting Actresses.
Golden Globe winner Best Leading Actress (Olivia Colman)
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).
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.
6 BAFTA nominations including Leading Actor and Supporting Actress.
Golden Globe winner
Best Leading Actor - Christian Bale
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.
3 BAFTA nominations including Best Supporting Actress and Production Design.
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.
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.
4 Nominations incuding Best Film, Best Leading Actor and Supporting Actor.
Golden Globes winner
Best Film (Comedy), Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali
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.
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 BAFTA nominations including Leading Actress and Supporting Actor
2 Golden Globes nominations for Best Leading Actress and Supporting Actor.
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.
7 BAFTA nominations including Outstanding British Film and Leading Actor
Golden Globes winner
Best Film (Drama), Best Leading Actor - Rami Malek
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Release date: 21 December 2018
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw
Summary of plot: Decades after her first visit to the Banks family, the original super-nanny drops back in to help out the next generation.
Reason it’s a must-see: Besides Blunt, Miranda and Whishaw, there’s Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, Emily Mortimer and even original star Dick Van Dyke!
In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects.
3 BAFTA nominations including Original Music and Costume Design.
4 Golden Globes nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress.
A STAR IS BORN
Release date: 3 October 2018
Director: Bradley Cooper
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott
Summary of plot: The story of Jackson Maine, a seasoned musician who discovers – and quickly falls in love with – a struggling singer called Ally.
Reason it’s a must-see: In his directorial debut, Bradley Cooper (who also stars) has knocked it out of the park. This is a musical romance for the ages. And yes, Gaga is as good as you’ve heard.
In the running for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Song.
7 BAFTA nominations including Best Film, Best Leading Actor and Best Leading Actress.
5 Golden Globes nominations inlcluding Best Film, Leading Actress and Actor, Best Original Song.