The Academy Awards 2017. List of my preferred winners for this year’s Oscars

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List by film critic Jason Day of the nominees in the top five categories at the 2017 Academy Awards, my preferred winners.

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Oscar 2016 predictions

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A list of the possible outcomes (and my own preferred winners) for the Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) 2016, due to be announced on 28 February 2016.

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Spotlight (2015)

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Film review of the drama about a newspaper uncovering the sexual abuse of children at the hands of Catholic priests in Boston. Starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.

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Director: Tom McCarthy. (129 mins). Anonymous Credit/First Look/Participant/Rocklin Faust. (15)

Drama

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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Room (2015)

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Film review of the drama about a young woman and her son who are held captive by a man and how she enriches and informs his otherwise insular, fantasy-led understanding of the world outside. Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. 

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Director: Lenny Abrahamson. (118 mins). A24/Element Pictures/No Trace Camping. (15)

Drama

3stars Good worth watching

 

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The Revenant (2015)

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Film review of the frontier/survival drama directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

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Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. New Regency/Anonymous Content/Appian Way/20th Century Fox et al. (15)

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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The Danish Girl (2015). Read our film review for why this is a winning biopic of a trans pioneer.

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Film review by Jason Day of the drama directed by Tom Hooper about Lili Elbe, the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

Drama

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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45 Years (2015)

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Film review of the drama starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay about the secrets that are revealed as a couple approach their 45th wedding anniversary.

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Director: Andrew Haigh. The Bureau/Artificial Eye et al (15)

Drama

4 Stars Very Good/Lots to enjoy

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