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Oscars 2016: Who’s Going to Win?

The most anticipated award of the evening, we're itching to know who's going to win the Oscar for Best Picture!

It's a tough one to predict, so we've compiled the 8 nominations (trailers included) to help you determine which film is in with the chance of going home with a little golden man in hand...


Room


Starring recent Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, Room takes an intensely powerful look at the life of a mother and son held captive in a single room for 5 years. Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is a wonderfully life-affirming film from acclaimed director, Lenny Abrahamson. 


Spotlight


Nominated for 6 awards, Thomas McCarthy's gripping crime drama follows a star studded team of journalists from The Boston Globe who investigate allegations of child abuse in the Catholic Church that have gone under the radar for decades.


Bridge of Spies


Steven Spielberg's Cold war drama depicts Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan; a New York lawyer given the arduous task of defended a Soviet Spy. British treasure Mark Rylance gives an outstanding performance as the accused soft-spoken Russian in the captivating historical thriller. 


The Martian


Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian is an epic science fiction film with a sense of humour (accompanied by a great soundtrack). Set in outer space, Matt Damon portrays a botanist abandoned on Mars in the light-hearted story of survival.


Mad Max: Fury Road


Set in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, Mad Max returns to our screens for the fourth nail-biting instalment of the George Miller franchise. Released 30 years after Mel Gibson's last rendition, Tom Hardy takes over as the lone drifter along side Charlize Theron as rebel solider Furiosa.


The Big Short


Based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis and starring Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale (to name a few), The Big Short takes a satirical look at the 2008 financial crisis and the Wall Street outsiders who managed to profit from the collapsing housing market. 


The Revenant


With no more than a dozen Oscar nominations, The Revenant is this year’s biggest contender. Leonardo DiCaprio’s dedicated performance as a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition, combined with breathtaking cinematography of uncharted wildness, makes this gritty survival story a must-see. 


Brooklyn


A coming-of-age tale set in 1950s New York, Nick Hornby brings Colm Tóibín’s nostalgic novel to life through BAFTA winner Saoirse Ronan in this understated adaptation. Ronan stars as an Irish woman forced to uproot her life and move across the Atlantic to Brooklyn. 
 

Tags: films
Posted on 25th February 2016 by Hush

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