Sunday, 22 February 2015

Award Shows: Oscars 2015 Preparations


The Big Night’s Here!

It’s the Oscars tonight, but like every year the actual day came around much too sudden and you didn’t get to watch all the movies you wanted to see? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. So you’ll know what everyone is nominated for and you’ll get all the obvious and a little more subtle references BSP provides you with a quick overview of what you need to know for tonight’s awards show.

Best Picture

American Sniper
Director Clint Eastwood teams up with Bradley Cooper to show the struggles of a war hero away from war.

An actor past his time attempts a critically acclaimed theater comeback, while fighting his inner demons in form of his biggest role "Birdman."

Patience seldom is a virtue in Hollywood, but for this movie shot in real time it pays off. Watch the stars of the film age in the same way the characters do.

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Follow the adventures of Gustave H., concierge, and his protegée and lobby boy Zero Mustafa at the Grand Budapest Hotel between the world wars.

Experience episodes in the life of math genius, war hero, and convicted homosexual Alan Turing in this bio-pic.
USA, 1965: Amidst racial inequality and violence Martin Luther King attempts a non-violent approach. Selma, Alabama is the next stop in the campaign for equality.

The Theory of Everything
This bio-pic looks behind the scientific theories of Stephen Hawking at the man himself, his relationship with his wife and the personal strength in battling his illness.

Andrew, a talented drummer, enrolls in a music conservatory and joins the Jazz band. To realize his potential and to achieve the greatness his instructor expects of him, Andrew has to make some sacrifices.

Best Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6
Based on the Marvel comic book series Big Hero 6 Disney brings you an animated super hero adventure.

The Boxtrolls
Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow this movie sees one orphaned human grow up with genius, yet thought to be evil "boxtrolls."

How to Train Your Dragon 2
In the follow-up to the big success How to Train Your Dragon vikings and dragons seem to have finally found a happy way of living together. But things don't stay that relaxed for long.

Song of the Sea 
This is a the journey of Saoirse, a young Irish girl, to free all fairy creatures in this world. She is the last of the "Selkies", women of Irish and Scottish folklore that can transform from seals into humans.

Kaguyahime No Monogatari
Mystery revolves around Princess Kaguya, a young girl found inside a bamboo stalk.

Best Foreign Language Film

Ida (Poland)
This black and white movie, set in 1960 Poland, shows nun-to-be Anna, who is about to take her vows when she discovers a shocking secret about her past. A journey in search of her family's identity begins.
Leviafan (Russia)
A story of corruption is told in this Russian costal town, when Kolya takes on the mayor of the place to prevent his house from being torn down.

Mandariinid (Estonia)
War breaks out in 1990s Georgia and an Estonian, who stayed in the country to finish harvesting his tangerines, gets caught between the lines, when he takes in a Chechen and a Georgian trying to kill each other.
Relatos Salvajes (Argentina)
Caught between love and disaster, everyone seems to be losing control and moving towards the abyss in this picture of Damián Szifrón.

Timbuktu (Mauritania)

In this visually breathtaking and moving tale the quiet life of a family of kettle herders in the dunes of Timbuktu is drastically interrupted.

Best Documentary Feature

This is the story of "Whistleblower" Edward Snowden.

Finding Vivian Maier 
After years and years the series of photos, a nanny secretly took, revolutionize street photography and reveal a creative genius.
Last Days in Vietnam 
As the Vietnam War draws to an end, Saigon is the final place of battle. American soldiers try to save South-Vietnamese civilians. They have to make the horrifying decision of who gets to leave and who gets left behind.
The Salt of the Earth 
An homage to photographer Sebastiao Salgado, who captured the depth of humanity in his pictures.

In Congo a group of people risk everything to protect the only remaining mountain gorillas in the world, when struggles break out over natural resources in their habitat, Virunga National Park.

In case you forgot who else is nominated and for what, here is where you can look it up.

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