On Sunday 4 March, the most prestigious award ceremony in Hollywood is taking place. The 90th Academy Award ceremony is shaping up to be truly exciting and here at The Roses we are screening some of the most talked about frontrunners from this year’s nominations.
The Shape of Water (15-22 March) is leading the way this year with 13 nominations. This includes the highly sought after Best Picture category along with Best Actress for the incredible performance from Sally Hawkins and best director for Guillermo del Toro. The Best Actress award is expectedly going to be a difficult decision as not only does Golden Globe winner Frances McDormand have a chance at winning for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, first time Oscar nominated Margot Robbie also has a nod for her depiction of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in the biopic I, Tonya (16-23 March). Meryl Streep receives her 21st Oscar nomination this time for Best Actress for The Post (26 Jan- Feb) by teaming up with the incredible Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to tell the true story of the investigation that happened before, during and after the publication of The Pentagon Papers in the Washington Post newspaper.
A shoo-in to do well this year is Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (23-29 March) in a highly anticipated coming-of-age story also with an extremely strong performance from Saoirse Ronan also a best actress contender. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread (2-8 February) which nominates Daniel Day Lewis for what could potentially be his fourth Academy Award win before his retirement from acting.
From next week (2-7 February) The Roses has to come one of the most anticipated films of the year that soared through the Golden Globes and is expected to do well at the BAFTA awards. That is the gritty story of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which has the scope to collect Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and also potentially picking up the award for best screenplay, editing and original score.
Throughout February there are many chances to come and see these fantastic pictures at The Roses, which demonstrates the talents of many familiar and unfamiliar names, which hopefully the Oscar ceremony will recognise.