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A Look At The Main Contenders This Award Season

After the 75th Golden Globes last Sunday, awards season is well and truly underway. Here are some of the main films up for awards this year.

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this dramatisation of the evacuation of allied troops in Dunkirk during World War II. Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy lead the cast while Ireland’s Barry Keoghan, has been hotly tipped for best-supporting actor awards.

See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7O7BtBnsG4

The Post

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in this screenplay written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer about political scandal, the governments that tried to cover it up, and the United States’ first female newspaper publisher determined to uncover the truth. Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) also star.

See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrXlY6gzTTM

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Martin McDonagh directs Frances McDormand (Fargo) in this drama which sees the lengths a mother will go through to challenge the local authorities to find her daughter’s killer. Woody Harrelson (The Glass Castle), Sam Rockwell (Conviction), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=780V4RIIZIU

Get Out

One of the surprise hits of 2017 is this racially charged suspense-filled thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele (of Key and Peele fame). Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams (Girls) as a couple who visit her parents, played by Bradley Whitford, (The Post) and Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips)

See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfpyUB60YY

Lady Bird

 Greta Gerwig writes and directs this coming of age tale of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, (Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn) as she balances romance and family life under the watchful eye of her mother Marion, (Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory). Saorise Ronan received her first Golden Globe last night for her performance in this role.

See the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbhdyOKcYC0