Obviously this film awards season year has been as strange as the rest of 2020 and 2021, therefore without our cinemas in the UK it has been an even tougher task to catch the award seasons films. So I have decided to try and help out by listing the ways you can watch the Oscar nominated films in the UK and possible dates if they are not currently available.
Another Round – 25th June (Cinema?) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Amazon Prime Video Da 5 Bloods – Netflix The Father – 11th June (Cinema?) Hillbilly Elegy – Netflix Judas and the Black Messiah – VOD rental Mank – Netflix Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Netflix Minari – VOD rental (from 2nd April) Mulan – Disney+ News of the World – Netflix Nomadland – Disney+ (from 30th April) One Night in Miami – Amazon Prime Video Onward – Disney+ Pieces of a Woman – Netflix Promising Young Woman – Sky Cinema (from 16th April) Soul – Disney+ Sound of Metal – Amazon Prime Video (from 16th April) Tenet – Available to buy on all formats The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix The United States vs Billie Holiday – Sky Cinema Wolfwalkers – Apple TV+
Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.
BEST FILM 15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
One Night In Miami…
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The White Tiger
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM 20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.
Considering the way 2020 went with the cinema closed for most of the year, even when they reopened the new films being offered were few and far between. Although I cannot really complain too much with getting to see all three Lord of the Rings extended editions twice something I had wanted to do for many years. So this year I have had to combine the small number of cinema films which include some 2019 films but due to UK release dates qualify for my top 10 best films of 2020 list! Then combined with films then added to streaming sites and catching up with some before the end of the year. At one point I was unsure if I could even pick a top 10, so it could be my most interesting yet!
My Cinema 2020 list – here 2020 Films overall – here