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Award-winning movies on Rakuten TV: The best of the best from the BAFTAs to the Academy Awards

With all eyes on the year’s awards season, leading video-on-demand platform Rakuten TV are offering film fans the best award winners from the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards® this February and March.

Catch up on previous award-winning films and 2019 nominees from the BAFTAs on 4th – 10th February and the Academy Awards® on 25th February – 10th March. Starting from only £2.99 to own, celebrate the most prestigious films that have come from the United Kingdom and around the world with Rakuten TV.

Haven’t caught up with some of this year’s nominees? Step back in time with Rami Malek as he portrays Fredi Mercury, one of the world’s greatest singers in Bohemian Rhapsody, join forces with Chadwick Boseman and defend the kingdom of Wakanda in Black Panther, witness Lady Gaga transform from a nightclub singer-songwriter to one of the world’s greatest stars in A Star Is Born and take one giant leap for mankind with Ryan Gosling in First Man.

From past award winners, help Brie Larson escape captivity and let her 5-year-old son experience the outside world for the first time in Room, dance and sing with Emma Stone in La La Land as she works her way through the cut-throat world of Hollywood, witness 2017’s most talked about epic love story with Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name and sit on the edge of your seat as you watch Leonardo DiCaprio try to survive in The Revenant.

BAFTA WINNING FILMS (4th February – 10th February from £2.99):

BIRDMAN (Comedy, Drama)

BIRDMAN is a dramedy that tells the story of an actor – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Cinematography’
OSCAR® Awards: 4 including ‘Best Motion Picture of the Year’ and Best Achievement in Directing’

BROOKLYN (Drama, Romance)

BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work and for a future – and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony. When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma – a heart-breaking choice between two men and two countries.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best British Film’

THE HANDMAIDEN (Drama, Romance, Thriller)

With help from an orphaned pickpocket who is hired as a handmaiden, a Korean con man devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman out of her inheritance.

Starring: Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Film Not in the English Language’

Chan-wook Park's 'The Handmaiden' (Photo credit: Moho Film/Yong Film)
Chan-wook Park’s ‘The Handmaiden’ (Photo credit: Moho Film/Yong Film)

THE REVENANT (Action, Drama, Adventure) (also available in 4K HDR)

Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald. With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in a relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Based on a true story, The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
BAFTA Awards: 5 including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Leading Actor’
OSCAR® Awards: 3 including ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role’ and ‘Best Achievement in Directing’

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Drama)

Casey Affleck (Interstellar, Gone Baby Gone) stars as Lee, a man whose spare existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler, Carol, The Wolf of Wall Street) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams) and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son (Lucas Hedges), Lee is forced to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.

Starring: Casey Afflek, Michelle Williams
BAFTA Awards: 2 including ‘Best Leading Actor’
OSCAR® Awards: 2 including ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’

BAFTA 2019 NOMINATED FILMS (4th February – 10th February):

BLACKKKLANSMAN (Crime, Drama) (also available in 4K HDR) (Released 4th February)

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal.

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver
BAFTA 2019 Award Nominations: 5 including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor’
OSCAR® 2019 Nominations: 6 including ‘Best Motion Picture of the Year’ and ‘Best Achievement in Directing’

A STAR IS BORN (Drama, Music, Romance) (also available in 4K HDR)

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
BAFTA Award 2019 Nominations: 7 including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Leading Actress’
OSCAR® 2019 Nominations: 8 including ‘Best Motion Picture of the Year’ and ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in 'A Star is Born' (Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/MGM)
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born’ (Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/MGM)

FIRST MAN (Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure) (also available in 4K HDR) (Released 4th February)

Based on the book by James R. Hansen, First Man follows the life of Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that saw him become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy
BAFTA Award 2019 Nominations: 7 including ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and ‘Best Screenplay (Adapted)’
OSCAR® 2019 Nominations: 4 including ‘Best Achievement in Visual Effects’

OSCAR® WINNING FILMS (25th February – 10th March from £2.99):

LA LA LAND (Comedy, Drama) (also available in 4K HDR)

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
OSCAR® Awards: 6 including ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’ and ‘Best Achievement in Directing’
BAFTA Awards: 4 including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Leading Actress’

ROOM (Drama, Thriller)

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, ROOM follows a woman and her young son who are held captive in an an enclosed space. Gaining their freedom, the young boy discovers the wonders of the outside world for the very first time.

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
OSCAR® Awards: 1 for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Leading Actress’

TITANIC (Drama, Romance)

In 1997, James Cameron’s TITANIC set sail in theatres – and one of the world’s most breathtaking and timeless love stories was born. The film’s journey follows Rose Dewitt Bukater, a seventeen-year-old aristocrat as she falls in love with Jack Dawson, a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
OSCAR® Awards: 11 including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director’

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Drama, Romance)

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio (Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver (Hammer), a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer
OSCAR® Awards: 1 for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Screenplay’

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in 'Call Me By Your Name' (Photo credit: Memento Films/Sony Pictures)
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (Photo credit: Memento Films/Sony Pictures)

ERIN BROCKOVICH (Drama)

Erin Brockovich is in a tight spot following a car accident, though not her fault, her attorney, Ed Masry, fails to land her a settlement. With no money, no job and no prospects, Erin pleads with Ed to hire her at his law firm. There she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water that’s causing devastating illnesses in a local community. By dogged determination and the ability to speak their language, Erin ultimately earns the trust of the locals and signs up more than 600 plaintiffs. Erin and Ed go on to win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney
OSCAR® Awards: 1 for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’

BLACK SWAN (Drama, Thriller)

BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina, a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
OSCAR® Awards: 1 for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role’
BAFTA Awards: 1 for ‘Best Leading Actress’

OSCAR® 2019 NOMINATED FILMS (25th February – 10th March):

BLACK PANTHER (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi) (also available in 4K HDR)

After tragedy forces young Prince T’Challa to assume Wakanda’s throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
OSCAR® 2019 Nominations: 7 including ‘Best Motion Picture of the Year’
BAFTA 2019 Award Nominations: 1 for ‘Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects’

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Biography, Drama, Music) (also available in 4K HDR) (Released 16th February)

Inspired by the story of one of the world’s most iconic rock bands and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody will demand your attention then force the legendary songs to be stuck in your head all year.

Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton

OSCAR® 2019 Nominations: 5 including ‘Best Motion Picture of the Year’ and ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role’
BAFTA 2019 Award Nominations: 6 including ‘Outstanding British Film of the Year’ and ‘Best Leading Actor’

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