The Oscars Film 2018


The Oscars

Host Clara Amfo is joined by critics Ellen E Jones and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to consider the Academy's top picks. Plus best director nominee Greta Gerwig chats about Lady Bird.


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Hello there, and

welcome to Film 2018.

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I'm Clara Amfo - long time no see.

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You are looking good!

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Tonight we're back with

the glitz and glamour,

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bells and whistles of the Oscars.

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See look...

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No trainers tonight, I've made an

effort and I'm feeling good about

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that!

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We're live, so why not tweet us

with your pick for Best Picture?

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Are you a Lady Bird fan?

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Or do you prefer your entertainment

wet and watery - sounds wrong -

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with Guillermo Del Toro's

"The Shape of Water"?

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Let us know - details

on the screen now.

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Right, let's kick things off.

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Coming up tonight...

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Winners, losers, tantrums and

tiaras. Brace yourself... We are

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going headlong into the Oscars

2018...

Victory at all costs!

Going

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for gold with Greta Gerwig. Could

she be the second woman to win Best

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Director for her debut film Lady

Bebb?

Saying it out loud seems like

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bad luck.

Who are you wearing?

Hollywood calls time on business as

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usual after Weinstein.

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Well if it's intelligence,

glamour and a slight whiff

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of nerdiness you're after look no

further - Hollywood has nothing

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on these two excellent specimens

gracing the Film Show sofa tonight.

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Say hello to critic

Larushka Ivan Zadeh and new film

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show regular the brilliant Ellen E

Jones.

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Hello...

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Are you getting at the bookies on

Oscars night? What are you doing?

I

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tend to stay up but my ritual is you

go to bed and you wake up the next

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morning, it is like Christmas! You

look at your phone and it's the best

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night of the year.

A late night but

an early catch up!

I usually don't

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stay up, I try and catch at the next

day but this year I am so excited,

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it will be so good that I might try

and pull an all nighter!

Are we

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secretly hoping for a La La Land and

moonlight mishap? Not so is said --

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not so secretly!

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On Sunday the Oscars

celebrate their 90th year.

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That's 90 years of tearful speeches

and oh so sincere smiles

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from bitter and twisted losers.

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2018 promises to be quite

the birthday for this golden

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nonagenarian so it's time

to get prepped.

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Here's your whistle-stop Oscar night

cheat sheet and it includes

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some strong language.

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Uncle Oscar may be getting old but

he still knows how to surprise us...

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I keep saying to myself that there

is an outside chance... The winner

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is Robert De Niro!

You like me!

Is

the first time I've had one of these

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in my name. Brace yourself... It is

the 90th Academy Awards.

In three,

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two, one...

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two, one...

Jimbo, hit the lights!

This year, the best picture race is

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wide open...

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wide open...

Guillermo Del Toro's

romance The Shape of Water steams

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ahead with 13 nominations... Hot on

its slippery heels is Dunkirk with

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H...

There is no hiding from this.

The BAFTA favourite, Three

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Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,

has seven. Including a nod for the

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hotly tipped Frances McDormand,

aiming for her second statuette for

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Best Actress... But this year it is

out with the old and in with the

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new...

Sink into the floor... Sink.

Fresh talent dominates the major

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categories. First-time director

Jordan Peele owning an Oscar nod for

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his horror film, yet out. As does

its British star, Daniel Kaluuya.

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22-year-old Timothy shall make and

his first acting not for the

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bittersweet -- Timothee Chalamet has

been nominated for his film. The

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movie Lady Bird earns young veteran

Saoirse Ronan her third nomination.

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Watch out for the new kids. Some of

favourites can miss out. Sorry, you

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get nothing for thriller All the

Money in the World.

Nobody has been

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richer than you are at the moment.

Steven Spielberg is up -- misses out

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for The Post but have no fear, some

things never change.

We cannot hold

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them accountable if we do not have

the newspaper.

Oscar Queen Meryl

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Streep, other actresses are

available, earns a 21st nomination

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and a departing Oscar King, Daniel

Day Lewis, could pick up his fourth

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Best Actor award for Phantom Thread.

There is nothing the Academy love

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more than transformation. Enter

Churchill biopic, the Darkest Hour.

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Hot favourite for Best Actor, Gary

Oldman.

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Oldman. With all of this year 's

Hollywood controversy, will the

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Academy play it safe?

These days

have to be over.

Or will they shake

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things up and throw in some surprise

twists? If there is one thing 90

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years of Oscar ceremonies have

taught us...

The Academy award...

Is

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that anything is possible.

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STUDIO: I still shudder at that but

I secretly live for it! That was the

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Oscars last year. What about 2018,

has it been the best year for movies

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yet?

I think it has been the best

year for the Oscars. A couple of

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years ago we thought that we were

moving into irrelevance. There was

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the hashtag for "Oscar so white".

Now, they have pulled something out

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of the bag. They have fresh voices

and fresh talent and they are

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relevant again.

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relevant again.

This year we will

find out whether it was a really

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embarrassing night for Warren Beatty

or something that will go down in

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movie history, when Hollywood

changed forever. Was Moonlight a

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fluke or does the Academy recognise

movies that are more representative

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of where we are in society now.

It

feels like a shift is happening.

And

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you can see it in the nominees for

best picture. You have the old

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school movies like Darkest Hour,

with Gary Oldman in his make-up, and

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you have writers being noble in The

Post, Hollywood loves that. You have

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Lady Bird and between there is Three

Billboards And The Shape of Water.

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It is all there.

Whether any

pictures that you felt should have

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been nominated, what about surprise

snobs?

We are a bit disappointed

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that Mudbound didn't get more

nominations, it was

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nominations, it was directed by an

outstanding director. And Mary J

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Blige.

Would have liked to have seen

more love for the Florida product.

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The lead actress was great, so

funny.

What stood out for you?

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Christopher Plummer for getting Best

Supporting Actor, not just because

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he is Captain Von Trapp in the Sound

of music, but All the Money in the

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World, the thriller with Ridley

Scott, the Kevin Spacey scandal hit

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weeks before it was to be released.

So Ridley Scott cut him out

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completely and replaced him with

Christopher Plummer. It was a sign

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of people going, we do not tolerate

this, we will clamp down on this

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kind of sexual abuse. It set an

interesting president about what

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will happen with other movies

similarly afflicted with other

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actors accused of this, that and the

other.

Christopher Plummer is almost

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as old

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as the Oscars at 89, and the Oscars

in its 19th year.

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So clearly in any other year we'd

all be sat here talking

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about Guillermo Del Toro's

'The Shape Of Water'

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with its 13 nominations.

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But this year all bets are off

as there's really is only one topic

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of awkward conversation.

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Seems post Weinstein,

Hollywood and the Oscars

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are struggling with

business as usual.

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Several allegations of sexual

harassment against movie producer

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Harvey Weinstein...

The list of

women accusing him is growing.

His

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employment was terminated...

Three

allegations of rape...

Being

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investigated by police in London and

New York.

Was it an open secret?

It

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was the week that changed Hollywood.

It started with several brave women

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talking to the New York Times.

My

sister-in-law, Laura, was one of the

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first four women who outed him in

the New York Times. She was very

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brave, she was his assistant 20

years ago. She never mentioned

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anything. I knew nothing about it

even though I'm very close to her.

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Harvey Weinstein was probably the

most influential producer working in

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Hollywood for the last three

decades. It aspires to him that

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people like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck,

Gwyneth Paltrow, Quentin Tarantino,

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that they are as famous they are

today.

When I came into the film

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industry, he was the person to know.

Of course, we had all heard rumours

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about him but nothing on the scale

that has come to light.

This is the

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biggest Hollywood scandal since the

Blacklist when Hollywood

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screenwriters and actors were outed

as communists. The reason this will

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be so big is because it involved so

many people. When Paltrow, Angelina

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Jolie, all of them stood up to say

that they had been harassed or

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assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. These

are not women who can be dismissed.

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It didn't just stop with Harvey

Weinstein...

Fairly soon after

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Harvey Weinstein, we heard Kevin

Spacey had been alleged with sexual

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misconduct. And Dustin Hoffman...

At

the moment there have been 122

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high-profile men accused of

harassment or assault.

The link

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between these men is obviously

power, wealth and influence. Nobody

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could stop these men. They were

simply too powerful to stand up

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against anti-big to fail until it

turned out that they were not...

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Soon, the hashtag #MeToo became a

rallying cry against sexual assault

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and harassment.

#MeToo was a

powerful moment for women. A lot of

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the men in my life who were

extremely liberal and would call

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themselves feminists said that they

did not know. They did not know that

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it happened to every woman.

The

hashtag absolutely represents a

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collective of voices coming together

and saying no more.

Meanwhile, the

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women of Hollywood were setting up

the Time's Up camping and using

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their

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their fame to get it noticed --

campaign.

Definitely before the

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Golden Globes, I got e-mails from

different girlfriends in the

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business talking about everyone

wearing black. To the Golden Globes

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as a visual sign of solidarity for

all of the women coming forward with

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their stories and being very brave.

We wanted to show our support.

Men

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wearing their little badges, it is

beautiful but it would be more

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beautiful if these men stood up and

acknowledged how much they have

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benefited from a system of patriarch

year and sexism in the industry.

One

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of the things that men can do is

listen. Just listen to when women

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are talking. Right now, women are

talking. We really need to shut up

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and listen for once.

However, it was

big or systemic problems like equal

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pay and lack of representation that

soon came to dominate the

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conversation.

Last year only 8% of

the top 100 grossing films in

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Hollywood were directed by women,

even though some of the most

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successful films last year were

directed by women, like Wonder

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Woman.

I think what is really

important now is that we see more

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women being decision-makers. In the

industry. And being employed on the

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crews onset.

On a selfish level, it

makes for great films. Lady Bird is

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proof of that, it's a woman telling

her own story and because we are not

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used to seeing that, it feels very

fresh.

My name is Lady Bird.

It's

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weird, you shake hands.

Yes.

The

more women we see as barristers and

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journalists on screen, that will be

reflected back in the culture.

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Audiences are hungry, they are

hungry for female stories. I feel

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there is real appetite for change

from the audience and when that

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happens and they vote with their

money at the box office, they vote

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with their ratings on the

television. That is when change

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happens.

It is ground shifting. We

are in the middle of an earthquake

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and things are changing and I think

it is about time.

Come on!

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Right on, Allison Janney! Is there a

cultural shift or is it just a

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hashtag?

It is a gender quake! I

feel it's an exciting time as a

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female movie lover as much as a

commentator on film. The ground is

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shifting, things are moving so fast

at the moment. I don't believe it is

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just the Harvey Weinstein

allegations in October and since

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then there has been such a shift.

Every single award ceremony has

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acknowledged this in some way,

whether it is the black dress on the

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carpet or

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carpet or speeches on the night,

everything acknowledging that.

I

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want to be the voice urging some

caution. All of these stories have

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in common the fundamental power

imbalance which is gendered. We see

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it outside of Hollywood. #MeToo

started outside of Hollywood. We

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know things are really change when

we see more women in positions of

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power behind and in front of the

camera. It hasn't happened yet.

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Octavia Spencer tells a good story

about how her and Jessica Chastain

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work together to get a pay rise. It

is a good example of how talking the

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talk leads to walking the walk.

Of

course,

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Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain

are a good example of the

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intersexual issue in Hollywood and

between race and gender. Audience

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change narrative of what they choose

to go and see at the cinema. With

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their money. We saw it with Wonder

Woman and Black Panther. With how

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much value there is in being

represented when you are not a white

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male, essentially.

Yes, it isn't

just representation on screen but

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behind the screen. We had

controversy surrounding Buffy, but

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standing back and saying, not the

one to tell this story... And you

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go, wouldn't it be great if Batgirl

was directed and told by a woman

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like Wonder Woman.

And the films

being nominated, that nomination

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increases the box office, in blunt

terms. With Lady Bird, more men will

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be going to see that film because it

is nominated and it's a big deal.

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The Oscars can help in

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that way as well.

The speeches will

be pretty charged this year.

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Everyone will be talking about that.

And the red carpet will relate to

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that. The Academy is changing. They

are trying to change their

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membership up. At the last count

they got a membership of 8247.

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That's just my count, I could be

wrong(!) They've really tried in the

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last couple of years to get more

mixed members, and we address the

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gender and ethnic balance but if you

look at the percentage of Oscar

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voters, at 73% male and 83% white,

it is slowly changing and moving in

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the right direction.

We are getting

there. It is happening! The

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earthquake is happening, you can

feel it.

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So it's clear if Hollywood really

wants to really embrace change,

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it'll have to start offering

the keys to the kingdom to newer,

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more diverse talent.

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With five nominations

for her first film "Lady Bird" -

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Greta Gerwig is one such voice

and if she wins Best Director

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on Sunday night, she'll only be

the second woman ever to do so.

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No pressure, eh?

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There is some strong

language coming up.

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Lady Bird, is that you're given

name?

Yes. I gave it to myself. It

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is given to me, by me.

Lady Bird is

about a 17-year-old in her last year

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at high school.

You were given a

role, you never turned up to claim

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it. What role?

The Tempest. Her name

is Christine, but she makes

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everybody call her Lady Bird.

Lady

Bird lives on the wrong side of the

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train tracks. I thought it was a

metaphor, but there are actually

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train tracks.

It is about before she

goes off to college, and her

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relationship with her mum.

The eggs

are not done.

Make your own eggs.

I

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wanted to.

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wanted to.

Wildly, crazy really

talented. I knew they were equally

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matched.

I want to go work culture

is, New York, or at least

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Connecticut and New Hampshire.

You

will never get into those schools

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anyway.

They punched the same weight

class.

You'll go back to city

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College, then to jail and then back

to city College. Then you will pull

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yourself up.

Watching the two of

them going through these intricate

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scenes, these moments of connection

and then the moments of fracture and

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where the trigger moment is for an

argument and Harry gets resolved,

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these moments we don't generally get

to see. There aren't as many movies

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about mothers and daughters because

there aren't as many women making

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films. Studios are in the business

of making a profit and this past

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year has proved how much we are

hungry for stories from different

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storytellers and different

perspectives and we are willing to

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put down our money to go and see it.

I wanted you to be the very best

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version of yourself, you can be.

What if this is the best version?

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Cuts.

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I already want to watch it again.

Are we going to get into an argument

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as to who loves Lady Bird the most.

Exciting thing is, it is directed by

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a woman and Kathryn Bigelow Paul

Hart locker, that was a war film.

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This is a tiny coming of age film

reflecting our experience and you

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never saw that as an Oscar film

before. Such a modest film.

It is an

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achievement and it shows us

directing incomes in shapes and

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sizes and doesn't have to be big and

bon Baskett to be Oscar worthy. I am

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a great fan of Greta. She has been

around for a while and being an

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actor for a while and has written

lots of things. You can tell that

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experience, she got some lovely

performances out of the actors.

How

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refreshing to see a coming of age

movie which is in centres about a

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happy ending with a guy, it is her

and her mother.

You have the Hoops,

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losing her virginity and going to

prom. It is about her relationship

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with her mother and not been defined

by a boy. Dirty dancing, she ended

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up in his arms. This is more

interesting.

Can we talk about how

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hard it is to watch a period film

set in 2000.

I wasn't expecting

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that. It was my era, it works for

me, totally.

I remember it well. Is

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she going to win, is she going to be

named Best Director?

She is in a

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strong category this year, it is

great for her to be nominated. Great

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to see Christopher Nolan, his first

nomination for Best Director. It is

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astonishing in the history of the

Academy, Alfred Hitchcock didn't get

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nominated for decades. Stephen

Spielberg has been nudged aside in

0:21:190:21:23

favour of other people.

Martin

McDonald wasn't nominated in that

0:21:230:21:28

category around Three Billboards

which I like, but does have some

0:21:280:21:34

problems.

0:21:340:21:40

problems.

So Greta, all eyes are on

you. Before that we'll be looking at

0:21:400:21:44

who is up for best actor.

0:21:440:21:48

She is more beautiful.

I saw her

naked once, great body.

Trying to

0:21:480:21:57

get me to like her?

Where would be

the harm in that.

You cannot reason

0:21:570:22:03

with a tiger when your head is in

its mouth.

Why are you not married?

0:22:030:22:11

I make dresses. I was certain I was

never meant to marry. I am a

0:22:110:22:17

confirmed bachelor.

Sorry, I see two

sister standing. Why can't they

0:22:170:22:22

stunning and the brother is sitting?

We want to sit.

You ladies have got

0:22:220:22:28

to speak up for yourselves.

This is

in 40 years ago.

There is no statute

0:22:280:22:37

of limitations on chivalry.

Can you

feel that? I can't move.

You are

0:22:370:22:51

paralysed now, sinking to the floor.

Wait...

0:22:510:23:03

We have had Nicole Kidman and the

nose, Charlies thereon and the face

0:23:070:23:11

and the hare. Gary Oldman, great

make-up or great acting?

I think it

0:23:110:23:17

is both. You are thinking, where is

Gary Oldman underneath that.

0:23:170:23:26

Gary Oldman underneath that.

This is

the category to watch if you want to

0:23:270:23:29

know if Hollywood is changing. We

have Gary Oldman where it is all

0:23:290:23:35

about the prosthetics and then

Daniel Day Lewis, favourite of the

0:23:350:23:39

Academy, he has won many times. Then

the new generation, Timothee

0:23:390:23:47

Chalamet. He is very good. Denzel

Washington. Nominated for the second

0:23:470:23:56

year running. Cannot have a year

without him.

0:23:560:24:04

without him.

We have Daniel

Killingworth for Get Out. Daniel Day

0:24:060:24:11

Lewis, who claims it is his last

movie.

Do we believe him? I don't

0:24:110:24:17

think anybody believes in. It

doesn't feel like his last role. He

0:24:170:24:21

puts him through hell and either

kills an animal needs it alive or

0:24:210:24:26

does something crazy. This time, he

was learning to sew. Really, is that

0:24:260:24:31

enough?

He is having too much fun.

He is enjoying this character and I

0:24:310:24:38

think in about five or ten years,

there will be another great

0:24:380:24:42

character for him and he will be

back.

I don't think we have seen the

0:24:420:24:46

last of him. Timothee Chalamet, dark

horse?

He is in Lady Bird as well.

0:24:460:24:54

People looked at him and think he

has years ahead of him and we will

0:24:540:24:58

see him a lot in this category in

the future, but I don't think this

0:24:580:25:01

is his year.

0:25:010:25:07

Who will win, who should win? Let's

take a look at the best actress

0:25:070:25:17

race.

You know what, if you can come

up with $5,000 for a costume for me,

0:25:170:25:26

I won't have to make one. Until

then, just stay out of my face.

My

0:25:260:25:35

name is Lady Bird.

That is weird, do

you shake hands?

Yes.

0:25:350:25:50

My feelings about that, you cannot

be part of this decision to publish

0:25:520:25:59

or not. I am here asking your

advice, Bob.

Not your permission.

0:25:590:26:06

Hello there.

0:26:060:26:11

Hello there. Do you know who threw

that can.

What can?

How about you,

0:26:130:26:21

sleeker, do you know who threw that

can?

Frances McDormand, let's talk

0:26:210:26:29

about her.

I thought The Shape of

Water, it would be Sally Hawkins who

0:26:290:26:36

plays this new to cleaning woman who

falls in love. I suppose the Oscar

0:26:360:26:41

idea she is playing a mute woman,

she has to that but this is the year

0:26:410:26:47

we want women out there and and not

giving a toss. Frances McDormand is

0:26:470:27:00

out avenging best horrible rape and

murder against her daughter.

I think

0:27:000:27:06

all of the criticisms of it are

valid, it ignores race and it is

0:27:060:27:12

oblivious to certain issues. That

all makes sense, but the

0:27:120:27:16

performances are so powerful, the

script is so witty in places and

0:27:160:27:20

entertaining, it earns the place on

the nominee's list. And Frances

0:27:200:27:25

McDormand deserves to win.

You never

know, this

0:27:250:27:39

know, this could be Saoirse Ronan,

she is only 23. We have had some

0:27:390:27:47

amazing performances, Octavia

Spencer in The Shape of Water.

I am

0:27:470:27:53

not a massive fan of that

performance. I tell you who I would

0:27:530:27:57

love to be nominated in this

category, Tiffani had each.

0:27:570:28:09

category, Tiffani had each.

And also

the trans-actress coming up and that

0:28:090:28:11

is the next barrier to break.

Everyone is like, is this going to

0:28:110:28:19

be the year where there is the first

nomination.

Still work to do and all

0:28:190:28:24

will be revealed on Sunday. The top

prize of the night is best picture.

0:28:240:28:32

Let's take a look at the 1910 is --

nine contenders.

0:28:320:28:44

nine contenders.

Ten hours until the

deadline, so we dig in.

0:28:440:28:53

deadline, so we dig in.

Call me by

your name and I'll call you by mine.

0:28:530:28:58

You are very fond of her, are you?

Don't pick a fight by me, you won't

0:28:580:29:03

come out alive.

0:29:030:29:08

come out alive.

Documents dealing

with the Vietnam War.

Let me see

0:29:090:29:13

your true qualities, your courage,

lack of vanity, your sense of

0:29:130:29:17

humour.

You know your mum's they are

totally fake.

She made one bad

0:29:170:29:26

decision at 19.

Rose...

0:29:260:29:39

decision at 19.

Rose...

Where is the

bloody airborne?

0:29:390:29:45

He didn't drill a little hole in the

dentist today, did you?

Of course

0:29:560:30:00

not.

Got to say it again, my kind of

woman. Nine nominations for Best

0:30:000:30:07

picture. Will we have a shock this

year?

I don't know, it seems like a

0:30:070:30:14

3-way race between billboards, shape

of water and Lady Bird. I think you

0:30:140:30:18

know who has got my vote.

I love

Lady Bird as well but those two

0:30:180:30:24

winning all the Best Film prizes at

the moment I live shape of water.

It

0:30:240:30:29

is polarising the sofa.

I don't hate

it by any means, but it is a tough

0:30:290:30:37

competition this year. It feels

0:30:370:30:43

competition this year. It feels a

bit twee. Maybe I have got in for

0:30:430:30:46

Sally Hall Kim since Happy-go-lucky.

Wonderful to look at and I think

0:30:460:30:59

perhaps it will swing the Best

Director category but also, the

0:30:590:31:06

other Oscar contender, it was

another similar, gorgeous to look at

0:31:060:31:10

fantasy. Very rooted in society and

historical context. That was the

0:31:100:31:15

civil war, this is the Cold War. It

isn't some little fantasy bubble.

0:31:150:31:22

People are getting excited about the

fact fantasies will win. It has

0:31:220:31:28

before, unless you count Lord of

rings. But there are so many more

0:31:280:31:34

exciting, ground-breaking films and

that isn't as impressive. It is not

0:31:340:31:37

working for me on that level. If you

want to fill that challenges, the

0:31:370:31:45

body snatching horror, Get Out.

I

remember watching in the cinema,

0:31:450:31:52

anything like it. Could this be the

film but could it be this year's

0:31:520:31:59

Moonlight?

Looking across all the

nominations, it has changed the idea

0:31:590:32:04

of what an Oscar film is. Partly to

do with the Harvey Weinstein thing.

0:32:040:32:08

He was known as the king of the

Oscars and he would push all these

0:32:080:32:12

prestige pictures. The King's

speech, you know where you are. You

0:32:120:32:21

have the post, Stephen Spielberg,

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep. When I was

0:32:210:32:25

picking my nominations, I was

thinking, that is going to win. I

0:32:250:32:29

don't think it is now.

I was the

same, I thought it was sure, but now

0:32:290:32:36

we're not even talking about it.

Dunkirk, are we over the war movies?

0:32:360:32:43

It was fantastic, spectacular and

Hughes should I got everybody into

0:32:430:32:48

the cinema. It was bigger than

batsman in the UK. It plunges you

0:32:480:32:55

into the horrors of war, the

spectacle of war.

It is funny how

0:32:550:33:04

British actors are doing exciting

things in these operas, but British

0:33:040:33:07

film seems to be stuck in the past.

The church a movie with Gary Oldman,

0:33:070:33:13

has the Yanks love the Crown, it has

the Downton and the Crown vote

0:33:130:33:17

coming out for it in the economy.

The upper lips are stiff.

Should win

0:33:170:33:23

or is definitely going to win, best

picture?

Three billboards, best

0:33:230:33:30

picture.

I think it will go to The

Shape of Water.

0:33:300:33:43

We have about 100 hours to go before

the decisions on Monday morning. We

0:33:430:33:49

are going to play out

0:33:490:33:57

are going to play out with The

Greatest Showman. It was slated by

0:33:580:34:04

the critics, but it shows the

critics don't know everything.

0:34:040:34:17

The new series looks ahead to the Oscars. Host Clara Amfo is joined by critics Ellen E Jones and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to consider the Academy's top picks. Plus best director nominee Greta Gerwig chats about her acclaimed new film Lady Bird, and her hopes for Oscars night.


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