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A list of Oscar-nominated films currently playing in Australian cinemas

We are currently in the thick of ‘Oscars season’, with this year’s ceremony on February 24 fast approaching. While film nerds hoop ‘n holler about who should’ve and should’n’t’ve gotten nominated, the rest of us just want to know if we’re able to watch these films in our local cinema.

Bada bing: we’ve got that list right here. 


The Favourite

Limited sessions

Nominated for Best Picture, Directing, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Lead Actress (Olivia Colman) and Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz & Emma Stone)

Two cousins (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) jockey for influence and power during the reign of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) in this political comedy-drama from the Oscar-nominated director of The Lobster.

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Green Book

In cinemas nationwide

Nominated for Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Lead Actor (Viggo Mortensen) and Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)

Road comedy-drama with Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive a world-class concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour across the 1960s American South.

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Vice

Limited sessions

Nominated for Best Picture, Directing, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Lead Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Makeup & Hairstyling

Christian Bale is Dick Cheney in Oscar-winning The Big Short filmmaker Adam McKay’s star-studded biopic on the former US Vice President.

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A Star is Born

Very limited sessions

Nominated for Best Picture, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Lead Actress (Lady Gaga), Lead Actor (Bradley Cooper), Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott), Sound Mixing and Original Song (“Shallows”)

Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with this award-winning remake of the classic 1937 musical, starring alongside Lady Gaga.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Limited sessions + sing-along screenings

Nominated for Best Picture, Film Editing, Lead Actor (Rami Malek), Sound Editing and Sound Mixing

Rami Malek delivers a Golden Globe-winning performance as Freddie Mercury in this biopic of Queen.

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Cold War

Very limited sessions

Best Foreign Language Film, Directing and Cinematography

The director of Oscar-winning Ida follows the passionate decade-long romance between two mismatched people, set in 1950s Cold War Poland.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In cinemas nationwide

Nominated for Best Animated Feature

Sony Animation Studios team up with the writers-directors of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for this animated, multiverse Spider-Man film.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

In cinemas nationwide

Nominated for Best Animated Feature

John C. Reilly returns to voice to the sequel to Disney’s 2012 3D animated adventure, along with Sarah Silverman and an all-star voice cast.

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Mary Queen of Scots

In cinemas nationwide

Nominated for Best Costume Design and Makeup & Hairstyling

Oscar veterans Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) lead this battle-for-the-throne historical drama helmed by Josie Rourke (director of the Donmar Warehouse).

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Mary Poppins Returns

In cinemas nationwide

Nominated for Best Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score and Original Song (“The Place Where Lost Things Go”)

Emily Blunt is the titular magical nanny in this sequel that follows the events of the 1964 original.

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Free Solo

Very limited sessions + IMAX screenings

Nominated for Best Documentary

The filmmakers of Meru follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3000-foot-high El Capitan Wall.

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Capernaum

In cinemas Feb 7

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

A rebellious kid wishes to sue his parents for having him in this Cannes Jury Prize-winning drama.

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Border

In cinemas Feb 14

Nominated for Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Supernatural elements and border security collide in this Swedish Cannes winner about an oddly talented officer attracted to a recent suspect.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

In cinemas February 14

Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Regina King) and Original Score

A Harlem woman scrambles to prove her fiancé’s innocence while carrying their first child in this drama from Oscar-winning Moonlight writer-director Barry Jenkins.

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