Oscar nominated films at Gulbenkian

24 Jan 2018

The Oscars 2018 have been announced and there are lots of exciting films up for the awards this year.

Make sure you don’t miss out and get these dates in your diary to watch the Oscar nominated films at Gulbenkian!


Wonder – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Fri 26 Jan
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences.

The Greatest Showman – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Fri 26 – Tue 30 Jan & Thu 1 Feb
A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business

Call Me By Your Name – Nominated for 4 Oscars – Fri 2 Feb
Screened as part of LGBT History Month, screening followed by Q&A discussion with University of Kent LGBT Staff Network, Kent Union Trans Officer and LGBTQ+ Society.

Ferdinand – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Sun 4 Feb
Set in Spain, ‘Ferdinand’ proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover in this animated adventure.

Molly’s Game– Nominated for 1 Oscar – Sat 3-Mon 5 & Thu 8 Feb
Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an injured Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game.

Beauty and the Beast  –  Nominated for 2 Oscars – Sun 18 Feb
Watch this live-action remake in a special sing-a-long screening!

Dunkirk – Nominated for 8 Oscars – Sat 10 Feb
Revisit this film with a special post screening talk by Dr Edward Smalley, University of Kent

Darkest Hour – Nominated for 7 Oscars – Fri 9 – Mon 12 & Thu 11 Feb
Captivating performance by Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill – a must-see!

Get Out – Nominated for 4 Oscars – Tue 13 Feb
Released to wild acclaim, US comedian Jordan Peele’s solo directorial debut is a superb achievement.Part horror comedy, part brutal social satire, we offer a second chance to see this incredible film followed by a discussion hosted by University of Kent’s School of English.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Nominated for 7 Oscars – Fri 16 – Tue 20 feb
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.  A stunning performance from Frances McDormand (Nominated for Best Leading Actress) with excellent support from Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson who have both been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

All the Money in the World – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Fri 16, Sun 18 & Wed 21 Feb
Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a teenage boy named Paul (Charlie Plummer). His grandfather, J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly.

The Post – Nominated for 2 Oscars – Fri 23 – Mon 26 Feb & Thu 1 Mar
The Post’s period setting belies its bitingly timely themes, brought compellingly to life by director Steven Spielberg and an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Phantom Thread – Nominated for 6 Oscars – Fri 2 – Mon 5 Mar
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion.  Look out for the introduction from Lawrence Jackson, University of Kent Film Studies on Monday 5 March’s screening.

I, Tonya – Nominated for 3 Oscars – Fri 16 & Sun 18 Mar
Based on the unbelievable but true events, ‘I, Tonya’ is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding.

Loveless – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar
Loveless uses its riveting portrait of a family in crisis to offer thought-provoking commentary on modern life in Russia – and the world beyond its borders.

The Shape Of Water – Nominated for 12 Oscars – Fri 23 – Mon 26 & Wed 28 – Thu 29 Mar
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes ‘The Shape Of Water’ – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.

Lady Bird – Nominated for 5 Oscars – Fri 23 – Sun 25 Mar
“Lady Bird” McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job.

Coco – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Sat 24 Feb, Tue 27 Feb, Sun 25 Feb & Sun 4 Mar
The highly anticipated new release from Pixar is a vibrant, feel-good family adventure with catchy songs.

Roman J Israel, Esq – Nominated for 1 Oscar – Fri 9 Mar
A dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell