Awards Season is upon us! This is the time where we look back at all the amazing, awe-inspiring and thought-provoking titles that have graced the silver screen over the past twelve months.
The 87th Academy Awards closes 'Awards Season' on Sunday the 22nd February 2015. As the official nominees for each award are not to be announced until mid January, we decided to put together our own list of titles that we believe are in with a chance of winning the prestigious Best Picture award.
- Birdman follows a washed-up actor who must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
- The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain's most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
- Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke, illustrates the joys and pitfalls of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane). The film, filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years, captures family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. Available through Filmbank now.
- A Most Violent Year (in cinemas 23rd January) follows an ambitious immigrant in New York City 1981, as he fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
- Selma (in cinemas 6th Febuary) follows the story of Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, that changed America forever.
Boyhood is current available to book through Filmbank whilst Birdman, The Imitation Game, A Most Violent Year and Selma will all be available through Filmbank in 2015 subject to availability.