Oscars predictions with The Times and The Sunday Times film critics

Online Event

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Join us on Thursday April 15 to hear what film critics from The Times and The Sunday Times think about the results of the BAFTA's and the nominations for this year’s Oscars. The panel will share their predictions on which films, directors and actors they feel deserve to be recognised at the 93rd Academy Awards which take place on Sunday, April 25.

The BAFTA nominations are out and is a highly diverse list. Nomadland and Rocks are looking in a good place for the 2021 ceremony with seven nominations apiece.  Four women are nominated in the best director category, including Chloe Zhao for Nomadland, the award she also picked up at this years Golden Globes. The awards will take place on Sunday, April 11.
In terms of the Oscars, Mank leads the pack with ten nominations. The film also garnered the most Golden Globes nominations last month, but left that ceremony empty-handed. Netflix, which distributed the film, has a total of 35 nominations, the most of any distributor this year.  Best picture nominees include: Mank, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Our panel will share their perspectives on the world of film over the last year and answer your questions. Hosted by Ed Potton, commissioning arts editor from The Times the panel will include:
  • Helen Hawkins, editor The Sunday Times Culture
  • Kevin Maher, chief film critic The Times
  • Tom Shone, film critic The Sunday Times

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