Oscar Winning Films

Saturday 29 December 2012 - Sunday 24 February 2013

And the winner is…

Wintertime is effectively Oscar Season for cinephiles with studios piling on all the titles they hope to get nominated within the narrow band between November and December. From then until the awards ceremony, the film world is abuzz with nothing but Oscar predictions. This year, with the announcement that the nominations will be made two weeks earlier than in previous years, the entire season is now officially booked solid. We thought we’d take this opportunity to take a look at some past award winners to see how this year’s crop stacks up!

Schedule

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

  • 10:30am: Sunrise

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

  • 10:30am: Sunrise

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

  • 10:30am: On the Waterfront

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

  • 10:30am: On the Waterfront

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

  • 10:30am: A Place in the Sun

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

  • 10:30am: All About Eve

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

  • 10:30am: All About Eve

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

  • 10:30am: It Happened One Night

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

  • 10:30am: It Happened One Night

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

  • 10:30am: Network

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

  • 10:30am: Network

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

  • 10:30am: Casablanca

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

  • 10:30am: Gigi

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

  • 10:30am: Gigi

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

  • 10:30am: Midnight Cowboy

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

  • 10:30am: Midnight Cowboy

Films


  • Sat 29 Dec 2012, 11:30am
  • Sun 30 Dec 2012, 11:30am

Sunrise (1927)

directed by F. W. Murnau starring George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor and Margaret Livingston Silent

One of the most beloved silent films, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise was his first film in the US. George O’Brien is a married farmer tempted away from his wife, Janet Gaynor, by a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. When the farmer’s wife escapes her murderous husband, he has a change of heart and must find his wife in the big city to which she’s fled and bring her home. Featuring the most adorable drunk pig you’ll ever see on film!

  • Sat 5 Jan 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 6 Jan 2013, 11:30am

On the Waterfront (1954)

directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb in English

Winner of eight Academy Awards, sweeping all the majors, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Marlon Brando’s searing performance as an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggling to stand up to his corrupt union bosses earned him great acclaim, and rightfully so. Karl Malden is the crusading Catholic priest who serves as moral inspiration for Brando’s dockworker.

  • Sun 13 Jan 2013, 11:30am

A Place in the Sun (1951)

directed by George Stevens starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters in English

George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) is the poor nephew of a rich industrialist who takes a job in his uncle’s factory. While working there, George begins dating fellow factory worker Alice “Al” Tripp (Shelley Winters) but when George meets society girl Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor) and experiences all of the unattainable wealth and status she represents, George must choose between two very different worlds, with dire consequences.

  • Sat 19 Jan 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 20 Jan 2013, 11:30am

All About Eve (1950)

directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders in English

The young and ambitious Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) has managed to befriend the great but temperamental stage actress Margo Channing (Bette Davis) but the cynical theatre critic Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) can see right through Eve’s sweet facade to her true, manipulative intentions! Joseph L. Mankiewicz walked away with an Oscar for Best Director and Screenplay, though in an odd twist mirroring the film, both lead actresses lost out to upstart Judy Holliday.

  • Sat 26 Jan 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 27 Jan 2013, 11:30am

It Happened One Night (1934)

directed by Frank Capra starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly in English

A classic of the screwball comedy genre and an excellent mockery of the confines of the newly-enforced Production Code! Ellie (Claudette Colbert) is a spoiled heiress who decides to run away from her family. Aiding her in her journey is Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a reporter with a good eye for a juicy story. In exchange for an exclusive, Peter agrees to escort Ellie to her snobbish aviator beau. But a lot can happen on a cross-country bus trip!

  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 11:30am

Network (1976)

directed by Sidney Lumet starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch in English

This film is absolutely everything Aaron Sorkin’s middling The Newsroom aspires to be. A struggling television network gives notice to longtime news anchor Howard Beale (Peter Finch) and, in retaliation, Beale sensationally announces on live television his intention to commit suicide on air. In doing so, Beale becomes a major TV icon and one of the most valuable assets to the network, being effectively rebranded “the mad prophet of the airwaves.”

  • Sun 10 Feb 2013, 11:30am

Casablanca (1942)

directed by Michael Curtiz

The most beloved film romance of all time! Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) meets a former lover (Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications.

  • Sat 16 Feb 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 17 Feb 2013, 11:30am

Gigi (1958)

directed by Vincente Minnelli starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan in English

Winner of all nine Academy Awards it was nominated for, this charming musical is set in Fin de siecle Paris, a time of boredom and cynicism for the wealthy bourgeois. Against this backdrop is Maurice Chevalier, a rich playboy weary of the conventions of Parisian society. He strikes up a platonic friendship with courtesan-in-training Gigi (Leslie Caron), but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story.

  • Sat 23 Feb 2013, 11:30am
  • Sun 24 Feb 2013, 11:30am

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

directed by John Schlesinger starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight and Sylvia Miles in English

Jon Voight moves to New York City with the naive intention of becoming a gigolo and getting rich. Down on his luck, he meets sickly Ratso (Dustin Hoffman) and the two become steadfast anchors for each other as they attempt to survive on the streets of the Big Apple. The only X-rated film to win an Oscar!

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