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Oscars at Borderlines Film Festival & The Courtyard!

Borderlines Film Festival is at the perfect time to appreciate some of this year’s fantastic Oscars selection. A amazing thirteen films from our lineup are nominated for one or more (Sometimes many more!) Oscars. SO here’s a breakdown of what we’ve got, and what they’re up for!


The Shape of Water – with an astounding 13 nominations! Including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, Best Supporting Actress & Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design

With incredible line up it’s hard to imagine The Shape of Water going home empty handed, and with its shocking concept, auteuristic delivery from director Guillermo del Toro and fantastic performance from Sally Hawkins it’s certainly worth seeing.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Another Oscar favourite, nominated for; Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (x2!), Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Another stellar performance in this very dark comedy, Frances McDormand playing a tough and sharp tongued mother, alongside two Officers Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, both of which are nominated for Best Supporting Actor. This has been one of the biggest films of the season, and with a nomination lineup like this it’s easy to see why. It’s been so popular in fact that we’re bring it back to The Courtyard at the end of March for all who’ve yet been able to nab a ticket! Click here to book now.

Phantom Thread is the third of the Oscar biggies this year. Nominated for; Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.

Directed by the incredibly well respected Paul Thomas Anderson, accompanied by legendary Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (giving an end of career performance of which he has been nominated for Best Actor) and scored by the ever brilliant Johnny Greenwood. You might recognise this trio of names, as they all contributed the same roles to the cinema epic There Will Be Blood. Needless to say that the Phantom Thread will be a gripping watch, and being about the fashion world itself, the nomination for Best Costume Design is clearly not mis-placed. Be sure to catch this essential Oscar pick!

Lady Bird – You’ll recognise this one from the front cover of our Borderlines guide! Lady Bird is nominated for; Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director (and a directional debut at that!) and Best Original Screenplay. Lady Bird is a fantastic and truly realistic coming of age film, Saoirse Ronan delivers a career performance, and writer/director Greta Gerwig provides an aspirational directorial debut. This is no doubt an interesting, engaging and very balanced look at the coming of age when being caught between external expectations and internal desires.

Darkest Hour – Another nomination magnet! Darkest Hour looks at Winston Churchill’s incredible first few days as Prime Minister of Great Britain, nominated for; Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Makeup.

If you want a thrilling, and inspiring story from the eve of World War II – that is also a spectacular character study stunningly delivered by Gary Oldman this is definitely a watch for you. If you didn’t catch it first time round don’t miss out as this is another of our returning films towards the end of March. Click here to book now.

Call Me By Your Name – another standout film amidst the excellent selection this year, Call Me By Your Name is something so different from other romances, and it no doubt deserves it’s nomination for Best Writing, as well as being nominated for Best picture & Best Actor. With great performances and a moving story Call Me By Your Name is a more tender watch this awards season, and certainly isn’t to be missed.

The Post was screened at The Courtyard a little while ago, and due to outstanding attendance we’ve decided to bring it back for a brief run in the middle of March, it’s clear that this was no fluke as it has secured nominations for Best Picture & Best Actress (for the ever exceptional Meryl Streep). Click here to book now.


Nominations include:

Lady Bird – Best Picture, actress in a leading roll, actress in a supporting role, directing, original screenplay

Darkest Hour – Best Picture, Actor in a leading roll, cinematography, makeup and hair, Production design

Phantom Thread – Best Picture, Actor in a leading roll, Actress in a supporting roll, directing. Music (MY VOTE)

The Post – Best Picture , Actress in a leading roll

The Shape of Water – Best Picture, Actress in a leading roll, Actor in a supporting roll, actress in a supporting role. Cinematography, directing, editing, Music, Production design, Sound editing, sound mixing, original screenplay

Three Billboards – Best Picture, actress in a leading roll, Actor in a supporting roll 9×2!), editing, Music, original screenplay

Call me by your name – Best Picture, Actor in a leading roll, Music (Original song) writing

Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Actor in a leading roll

I, Tonya – actress in a leading roll, actress in a supporting role, editing

The Breadwinner – Animated feature

Loving Vincent – Animated Feature

Loveless – Foreign language

The Square – Foreign language


For The Courtyard full film guide please click here.

For Borderlines Film Festival programme please click here.