It’s that time of year again: Awards season.
What used to be a pinnacle of film culture and treated with great respect has morphed more into a cause célèbre. Nevertheless, it's still here and still the coveted Best Picture award is the big headline grabber.
Could this year be the first for a streaming platform original to win?
In the build up to the eventual ceremonies I’ll detail some highlights available for streaming, and those to save to see at the Electric Palace:
The Hand Of God
Directed By Paolo Sorrentino.
Pictured top, check out Netflix’s Oscar and Bafta Nominee The Hand of God in this 1980s Naples-set autobiographical drama, which is being compared to 2018’s Roma.
Then revisit one of the best Italian films of the 2000s - see one of Sorrentino's earlier works, The Consequences of Love, at the Electric Palace on Sunday 3 April. It's highly recommended by rock band Elbow's lead singer, Guy Garvey, as his favourite film!
The Lost Daughter
Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Also on Netflix, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directorial debut is a unflinching character study drama starring Olivia Colman (pictured, right) and Jessie Buckley, who each received acting nominations for playing the same character in the same film.
This record was previously held by Titanic and Iris, both of which feature Oscar nominations for Kate Winslet playing the younger versions in these films.
The Long Goodbye
Directed by Aneil Karia.
Co-written and starring Riz Ahmed (pictured, above) this short performance-art, spoken-word piece touches on racism and Islamophobia in the UK. Currently at the front of the odds to take the award for Best Live Action Short check out the 12-minute buzz in the often neglected short category.
What are the Oscar nominees for the 2022 Academy Awards?
Best Animated Short
- BOX Ballet
- The Windshield Wiper
- Affairs Of The Art
- Beast - Available to rent on Vimeo
- Robin Robin - Available on Netflix
Best Live Action Short
- The Long Goodbye
- Please Hold - Currently in festival showings
- On My Mind
- Take And Run - Currently in festival showings
- The Dress - Currently in festival showings
Best Documentary Short
- The Queen of Basketball: When the N.B.A. Officially Drafted a Woman
- Three Songs For Benazir, Lead Me Home, Audible - all available on Netflix
- When We Were Bullies - Currently in festival showings
- Belfast - Still In Cinema Run/Premium rent on Amazon.
- Coda - Available On Apple TV+
- Don’t Look Up - available on Netflix
- Drive My Car - available to rent now from Electric Palace as a virtual screening, with ticket proceeds going to the cinema
- Dune - available to rent from various outlets
- King Richard - available to rent from various outlets
- Licorice Pizza - still in cinema run (see this at the Electric Palace very soon - dates TBA!)
- Nightmare Alley - available On Disney+ March 16th
- The Power Of The Dog - available on Netflix
- West Side Story - available on Disney+ March 2
Other nominees' highlights available on streaming services:
- Netflix - The Lost Daughter, Tick Tick Boom, The Hand Of God (directed by The Consequences Of Love director Paolo Sorrentino), The Mitchells Vs The Machines
- Amazon - Coming 2 America, Being The Ricardos
- Disney+ - Cruella, Encanto, The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (coming March 23rd), Free Guy, Luca, Raya And The Last Dragon, Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Summer Of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).
- Apple TV+ - The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Nominees for the BAFTAs 2022
Where can you see some of the films nominated in this year's BAFTA Awards?
- Amazon - Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
- Netflix - The Harder They Fall, Passing, Boiling Point (coming to Netflix 23rd March)
- Disney+ - Becoming Cousteau, The French Dispatch, The Rescue
- Apple TV+ - Swan Song
- MUBI - Petite Maman
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