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You’re invited to the awards season at Vue

Film critic Stefan Pape takes us through the films you need to see on the big screen this awards season.

Here are the films that have either already picked up awards at the Golden Globes and the Baftas or are likely to win big at this year's Oscars. Films that excite, compel and move us; films that demand to be experienced on Vue’s 4k screens and in immersive Dolby Sound.
You're invited to the awards season at Vue

Silence (out now)

Set in 17th century Japan, Silence follows two Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) vying to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson), who is said to have abandoned his faith. As with everything by Martin Scorsese, this is a striking production. A gruelling, but truly rewarding experience.

Awards

Oscars, nominee: Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto)

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La La Land (out now)

This romantic story of a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) who falls in love with an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) marks an astonishing return for Whiplash helmer Damien Chazelle. Here's a musical that pays homage to Old Hollywood without feeling like a pastiche. It's already picked up a record-breaking seven Golden Globes, and it's a worthy anticipated winner of Best Picture at the Oscars.

Awards

Golden Globes, winner: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling), Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), Best Director – Motion Picture (Damien Chapelle), Best Screenplay (Damien Chapelle), Best Original Song – Motion Picture (“City Of Stars”), Best Original Score – Motion Picture (Justin Hurwitz)

Baftas, winner: Best Film, Director (Damien Chapelle), Original Screenplay (Damien Chapelle), Leading Actress (Emma Stone), Original Music (Justin Hurwitz), Cinematography (Linus Sandgren)

Oscars, nominee: Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Song ("Audition"), Best Song ("City of Stars"), Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director (Damien Chapelle), Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Linus Sandgren), Best Original Screenplay (Damien Chazelle)

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Manchester by the Sea (out now)

Every so often there comes a performance so spellbinding, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that it’ll win big at the various award ceremonies. This year that honour goes to Casey Affleck. His turn as Lee Chandler, who returns home to care for his dead brother's teenage son, is incredibly nuanced and heartbreaking.

Awards

Golden Globes, winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Casey Affleck)

Baftas, winner: Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan), Leading Actor (Casey Affleck)

Oscars, nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan), Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan)

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Jackie (out now)

Pablo Larrain's biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy, which follows the First Lady’s life after her husband's assassination, is best experienced up close to properly appreciate the nuances of Natalie Portman’s career-topping performance.

Awards

Golden globes, nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Natalie Portman)

Baftas, nominee: Leading Actress (Natalie Portman), Original Music (Mica Levi)

Oscars, nominee: Best Actress (Natalie Portman)

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Lion (out now)

Not many first-time filmmakers can boast garnering quite as much buzz as Garth Davis has managed with Lion, but this profound tale of a young Indian boy adopted by an Australian couple, who then seeks out his real family 25 years later, is wholly deserving of such acclaim.

Awards

Baftas, winner: Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies), Supporting Actor (Dev Patel)

Oscars, nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser), Best Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies)

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge (out now)

Mel Gibson’s latest film tells the story of a WW2 soldier (Andrew Garfield) who refuses to kill. The battle sequences are electrifying; Gibson puts the viewer in the trenches with his characters – which is a lot more fulfilling than it sounds.

Awards

Oscars, nominee: Best Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson), Best Picture

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Loving

Loving (out now)

During a politically tumultuous time, Jeff Nichols' Loving is an important film that preaches the message that love conquers all. Based on a true story of an interracial couple arrested for falling in love, Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton shine as the leading duo in gloriously understated performances.

Awards

Oscars, nominee: Best Actress (Ruth Negga)

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20th Century Women (out now)

A charming coming-of-age drama from Mike Mills – and Annette Bening’s turn as single mother Dorothea has quite rightly earned her a Golden Globe nomination. On any other year you’d expect Bening to pick up a host of awards for the role, but the wealth of breathtaking performances this year means she might have to settle for nominations instead.

Awards

Oscars, nominee: Best Original Screenplay (Mike Mills)

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Fences (out now)

In 2008, Viola Davis was robbed of an Oscar for her turn in Doubt, but she might now get her hands on one for her performance as the beleaguered wife of Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) in Fences. It’s a powerful character drama based on a play that feels ineffably cinematic.

Awards

Golden Globes, winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Viola Davis)

Baftas, winner: Supporting Actress (Viola Davis)

Oscars, nominee: Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davies), Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (August Wilson)

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (out 17th February)

Telling the true story of African American women who provided NASA with essential mathematical data, Hidden Figures has a narrative that is poignant and electric, with performances to do it justice. If that doesn't excite you enough, Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Hans Zimmer to do the score.

Awards

Oscars, nominee: Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer), Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi)

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Moonlight (out 17th February)

The winner of the Golden Globes Best Drama award, Moonlight is a three-act story of a young man coming to terms with his own identity. This moving feature is here to remind us why we love cinema so much. Pre-book for this one as soon as you can, just so you know you have something to look forward to.

Awards

Golden Globes, winner: Best Motion Picture – Drama

Oscars, nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Picture, Best Cinematography (James Laxton), Best Adapted Screenplay (Barry Jenkins)

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