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The Oscars are nigh! To celebrate, let's revisit the movies who scored the coveted golden statuettes over the years. Every Saturday, 8:30pm on SBS.
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4 Feb 2016 - 10:55 AM  UPDATED 4 Feb 2016 - 10:55 AM

Chariots of Fire

Saturday 6 February, 8:30pm

PG
UK, 1981
Director: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell
What's it about?
The story, told in flashback, of two very different young British sprinters competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. Eric, a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The 1981 film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture and Best Original Score for its unforgettable theme song by Vangelis.

Joseph Fiennes a front runner for 'Chariots of Fire' sort-of sequel

 

The Hours

Saturday 13 February, 8:30pm

M
USA, 2002
Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore
What's it about?
Based on the Pulitzer-prize winning novel by Michael Cunningham, The Hours employs Virginia Woolf's classic novel and central character, Mrs. Dalloway, as its foundation and inspiration. Spanning three different eras, during one day, the film focuses on the parallel lives of three women joined in their depression, alienation, and search for love. Nicole Kidman gives here one of her best performances portraying Virginia Woolf, and subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Watch The Movie Show original ★★★★★ review
Watch interview with Stephen Daldry and Nicole Kidman

 

Little Miss Sunshine

Saturday 20 February, 8:30pm

M
USA, 2006
Director: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Starring: Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin
What's it about?
This funny and touching comedy won over the hearts of millions of viewers and critics alike, thanks to his strong ensemble cast and clever script. Young Abigail Breslin plays pudgy, bespectacled, seven-year-old Olive, who aspires to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant. Her dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realising her dreams. Winner of two Academy Awards in 2007, including Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin) and Best Original Screenplay.

 

Juno

Saturday 20 February, 8:30pm

M
USA, 2007
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Ellen Page, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner
What's it about?
This quirky indie won the Oscar for Best Screenplay, which was penned by former stripper turned journalist and screenwriter Diablo Cody. Ellen Page plays Juno, a smart and sarcastic 16-year-old who falls pregnant after an unplanned encounter with her best friend Bleeker (Michael Cera). After considering an abortion, she decides instead to embark on a search to find the "perfect couple" to take on parenting responsibilities only to find life isn't quite so simple.  

Watch The Movie Show original ★ ★ ★ ★ review

 

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