Now that the Oscars are over, you might be more intrigued to watch some of the films that won big on Sunday night.
We've got you covered, as many of the night's winning films are either still playing at one of our theatres, or available to buy or rent at the Cineplex Store. No matter how you choose to watch, you can catch up with what the Academy has crowned the best films of last year.
Still in theatres:
Won 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Original Score
This year's Best Picture winner is an imaginative fairy-tale from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro. We're very happy with this win for The Shape of Water, as it's not often movies like this are made...let alone winning the top prize a film could possibly win. The story of a mute woman who falls in love with a majestic, magical amphibian-man that's being held in captivity, The Shape of Water is both familiar and refreshing. It takes a premise similar to something like Beauty and the Beast and gives it a mature, nostalgic and visually breathtaking spin. It's awesome to see Del Toro take home the prize for directing, as well as the film being awarded for its gorgeous production and score.
Won 2 Oscars: Best Actress- Frances McDormand, Best Supporting Actor -Sam Rockwell
The cast of Three Billboards was the kind we could only dream of, and so it's no surprise that two actors from the film won at the Oscars. Frances McDormand is incredible in everything she does, but people will likely remember and revere her performance here just as much as they do for her other big Oscar winning turn in Fargo. Sam Rockwell has been a stellar character actor for his whole career, so seeing him finally win such a prestigious award warms our heart, even though his character in this film definitely has a questionable arc.
Won 2 Oscars: Best Actor, Best Makeup & Hairstyling
It's funny that Darkest Hour won these two particular prizes, as we're sure that the hair and makeup work is what truly helped Gary Oldman transform into Winston Churchill. Regardless, he does give a fantastic performance as the British politician, and he sure does look like him too.
Won 1 Oscar: Best Foreign Language Film
The Oscars made history with this win, which is Chile's first Oscar ever, as well as being the first film ever to win an Oscar that has a transgender story line, with an openly transgender actress (Daniela Vega) in the leading role. Director Sebastian Lelio has been making great films that are too under-seen, but with this Oscar win, more people will know about and should watch A Fantastic Woman.
Won 1 Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay
In an ideal world, Call Me By Your Name would've won many more Oscars, but we'll take this prize and our ability to call the film an Oscar winner. One of the best films of last year, and a history-maker, as screenwriter James Ivory is now the oldest person to win an Oscar. Following a 17-year-old named Elio who falls for his dad's summer student, Oliver (Armie Hammer), watching Elio go on this journey of self-discovery was one of the best cinematic experiences of 2017.
Won 1 Oscar: Best Supporting Actress- Allison Janney
We love Allison Janney. She's been doing amazing work for decades, and so it's awesome to see her become an Oscar winner. We may not have been as enthusiastic about her performance as the real-life, abusive mother of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding (which is played for laughs, as the film identifies itself as comedy), but nonetheless, it's a compelling film and a performance that clearly worked with Oscar voters. Watch for yourself and decide!
At the Cineplex Store:
Won 3 Oscars: Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing
Earlier this year we would've guessed Dunkirk could've taken the Picture and Director prizes as well, but if there was any guarantee, it's a film that is a technical achievement. The sound in this movie was incredible, and it very much deserved those awards. The editing, however, was on a whole other level. Telling three separate timelines of one event, Christopher Nolan found many ways to originally tell a war story, and the editing of Dunkirk is its biggest achievement.
Won 2 Oscars: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects
Probably the most exciting win in the Best Cinematography category ever, the legend Roger Deakins who had been nominated 14 times, finally wins an Oscar. What a film to win for, as Blade Runner 2049 was hands down the most beautiful imagery we saw on screen all year. Add to that a visual effects win, and you can see that this movie was pure eye candy, on top of being a thoughtful, cerebral, and investing sequel to a sci-fi classic.
Won 2 Oscars: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Song "Remember Me"
Coco might just be our new favourite Disney and Pixar film, so we're obviously ecstatic that the film took the prize (though there was never really any doubt about which film would win). Pixar goes high-concept yet again with this film that follows a young boy named Miguel who ventures into the Land of the Dead on the Day of the Dead in order to find his musician great-grandfather. The film also won for its original song, making songwriter Robert Lopez the first person to ever win two Emmys, two Grammys, two Tonys and now, two Oscars - a double EGOT!
Won 1 Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
The Original Screenplay category was a tight race, but we were super ecstatic to see the prize go to Jordan Peele, whose innovative horror/thriller/satire Get Out was in many people's opinion, THE movie of the year. There simply had never been another film like it, and the ways in which it so boldly confronted racism in an unexpected way caught audiences off guard, and had people talking about the film all year. This win made for the first horror film to ever win in this category, and Peele is the first black person to ever win for an original screenplay as well.
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