Dubai: Film fans in the UAE can still catch a few Oscar-winning movies at the cinema, including Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. The film also won Best Supporting Actress for Kenyan actress Lupita Nyoug’o. Frozen, which won the Best Original Song for writer Robert Lopez with the song Let it Go and Best Animated Feature, is also on its dream run. Two multi-nominated films, American Hustle (10 nominations) and the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Wolf of Wall Street (five nominations), are also still showing. The two films failed to win any Oscars on Sunday night.
One of the night’s biggest winners, Gravity, is having its golden run at IMAX in Ibn Battuta.
American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street and Gravity were brought back to UAE cinemas, despite having complete their run, during the run-up to the Academy Awards. Other nominated films that have come and gone include Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips, Judi Dench starrer Philomena, the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep film August: Osage County and Best Original Song nominees Despicable Me 2 and The Book Thief.
One of Oscar night’s biggest winners, Dallas Buyers Club, which won Best Actor for Matthew McConaughey and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto, is yet to be passed by the censors.
The musical Inside Llewyn Davis, directed by the Coen brothers and nominated for Best Cinematography, is scheduled for an April release in the UAE, subject to censor approval.
Distributors were unable to confirm when Jaoquin Phoenix’s film Her and Nebraska, both Best Picture nominees, would be released. Blue Jasmine, the Woody Allen film which gave Cate Blanchett her second Oscar award, is not on the schedule either.