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What an awards season 2018 has brought us!

It is with much excitement and thrill that we have watched the Golden Globes, the BAFTAS and the Academy Awards. As the glittering dust of the Oscars is still settling, let us champion the outstanding and powerful movies that have garnered awards and nominations at the three iconic events, all available from Filmbankmedia.

The Shape of Water (coming soon to the website)

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

Directed by: Guillermo de Torro
Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Oscar Winner - Best Picture, BAFTA Nominee - Best Film, Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture (Drama)


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

The story of Mildred Hayes, a woman in her early 50s, who goes to war against her local police force, believing them to be too inept to solve the murder of her daughter.

Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, BAFTA Winner - Best Film, Golden Globes Winner - Best Motion Picture (Drama)


Call Me by Your Name 

It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart.

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, BAFTA Nominee - Best Film, Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture (Drama)


Get Out

When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture - (Musical or Comedy)


Darkest Hour

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Directed by: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, BAFTA Nominee - Best Film



Christopher Nolan's wartime epic action thriller, starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy, opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops find themselves surrounded by German forces. Trapped on the beach, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, BAFTA Nominee - Best Film, Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture (Drama)


The Post

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation's major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four Presidents.

Directed by

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture (Drama)


Lady Bird (coming soon to the website)

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laurie Metcalf

Oscar Nominee - Best Picture, Golden Globes Winner - Best Motion Picture - (Musical or Comedy)


I, Tonya (coming soon to the website)

Tonya Harding dominated the ice with unrivalled athleticism. She dominated the headlines for something else entirely. “I, Tonya” is an at times absurd, tragic and hilarious look at the woman at the centre of the biggest scandal in sports history.

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney

Golden Globes Nominee - Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)